Help with a Puzzle


unclepercy
#1
I belong to a little group that works on puzzles, and no one has been able to figure this one
out. Several people have suggested that the location of the coin is in Canada. The first clue hints
at that. If that is the case, it's hopeless for me since I know so little about Canada. That's why
I am here.

Is there anyone here smart enough and knowledgeable enough about Canada to figure out the
answer to this puzzle? Many thanks. Here it is:

Physical Hunt Clues
We'll make this search easy, forget 50 states. There are 13 of these and in one the coin waits.
To find the coin sooner than later, find the shore of a stream flowing from the equator.
All big games start out small, as with this birth state of volleyball.
If you're hydrophobic, this will make you merry, to find the coin you won't need a ferry.
Each player gets three balls per frame. From a means of lighting it took its name. Its birthplace marks the western border, bringing to your search a little order.
Could a sinister spell your soul beguile? Then stay south of these famous trials.
It's cold in winter but your search will freeze if you don't keep it above 42 degrees.
In search of freedom they found this rock. From it, home toward Canada walk.
From this clue you must not stray, tighten your search around the beantown beltway.
The next hint will be easy for you, if you subtract 400 from the previous clue.
Its initials are BOS, its name means hollow, as the eastern most point, it's a clue you should follow.
Don't take for granted the monumental clue, for this is what you have to do. To face your direction you must be deft and gaze out slightly to Prescott's left.
Of fourteen total it is one of the smallest but its buildings are the tallest. So take note of its size as you search for your prize.
If you come from the north, there's something to know; you must deal with sea level above or below.
Don't waste time, don't be reckless, confine your search inside the emerald necklace.
BHCC.BU.MIT.NE.UM. It's not a question of what the letters might spell. Connect them as dots and a border they tell.
Mile after mile of a Pilgrim's hat. North of this line is where you should be at.
Even in winter salt water won't freeze, but this water is around 270 degrees.
If you're tall and prudent one thing is clear, the place you seek is northeast of here.
From city hall go back in time to find the very same place. Once you're there, you'll understand the pair, and know which way to race.
At Big Creeds Term is a mixed up place, to the south of it is where you must race.
With waters not potable, you should not stay, instead through public alleys make your way.
The waters are famous, but not for their bigness, you're close to the coin by the good ship Cygnus.

Virtual Hunt Clues
Our search begins in the land of the free, go back in time from EST.
The search is frantic, so keep coasting along, find the peaceful sea and you won't be wrong.
Though a part of the US nation, this place is left in isolation.
The climate's warm, but your search will freeze, if you don't keep it below 22 degrees.
This place was once a kingdom and a nation before its current state of formation.
The place you seek to further your fame is north and west of its own name
This place has something in common you see, with the eastern state of New Jersey. When this clue takes root, then you'll know, that south and east is the direction to go.
The surest way to win this race is to gather round this populous place.
Named for a red hibiscus bloom, head to the south and your search can resume.
11111231 is not one number, but 6 you see. And if you get this clue in sum, you'll know where to head south from.
Its twin is 900 years old, inside reflects in brilliant gold. Pilgrims come to realize the self. You should go south in search of wealth.
To keep yourself on the coin's trail, go east from a place with the feature of a whale.
Look east from many observing eyes to see the direction where the coin lies.
The coin you seek can be found on the leeward side of this windward mound.
From Hotel November Lima go south east, and your chances of finding the coin will be increased.
CaCOOO is an ingredient you must know. It's used to name this metropolitan place, from which you should southeast race.
You can cut no corners as it has none. You can keep on riding and never be done. Take this clue out for a spin, then head south for your chance to win.
If this name you want to render typographically, add an ascender. From four letters you'll make five, then toward this place you should strive.
This clue rings true if you think of going south and east of this icon of brotherly love.
Head south and east on your crusade from this place honoring sacrifices made.
Loved by many in the land, go north and west of this engagement band.
South and west you must roam, from where a spectrum of warriors call home.
Technically a wrong designation, stay south of this one to find the coin's location.

Uncle Percy
 
Dexter Sinister
#2
I'd bet the first clue refers to the 13 original states, not Canada. The "birth state of volleyball" is Massachusetts. You want to be south of Salem, where the famous witchcraft trials were held, and maybe north of the 42nd parallel of latitude. Try going north from Plymouth Rock toward Boston (beantown) until you come near the beltway... I don't know enough about the geography of that area to go any further with any certainty. Is the highway number of the Boston beltway greater than 400? Subtract 400 from it maybe. That string of initials looks like universities (e.g BU = Boston University, MIT=Mass. Institute of Technology, etc.), there appears to be a famous monument of some sort in the area, Prescott might be the name of a street or the person the monument's for, and I suspect you're looking for a small university campus with tall buildings. Is there a hot spring somewhere around there? Non-potable water at 270 degrees might suggest that.

Good luck, sounds like fun.
 
Curiosity
#3
www.scarborough.k12.me.us/wis...l_colonies.htm (external - login to view)

Good Dexter...don't stop now you are on a roll......

I had to memorize the original 13 colonies....Pilgrims are mentioned is the only reason I think that is what they are asking for.... travelling north to Canada
Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Masschusetts, New Hampshire, NewJersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia...

The numbers might have to do with topographical / geographical locations....only thing I got was Beans - Boston (Massachusetts)

BHCC.BU.MIT.NE.UM. It's not a question of what the letters might spell. Connect them as dots and a border they tell...
These look like university names.... Boston University, Masscusetts Inst. of Technology, North Eastern, University of Massachusetts, BHCC Bunker Hill Community College (Mass)
 
Curiosity
#4
 
Curiosity
#5
Re Prescott Masschusetts: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prescott,_Massachusetts (external - login to view)

Re: Brotherly Love - City of Philadephia, Pennsylvania

Sorry OldNugly - I got carried away...... I'll leave room for brighter folk
Last edited by Curiosity; Feb 14th, 2007 at 04:51 PM..
 
akagoldminer
#6
looks like all the clues point to a ship on lake ontario named the cygnus good luck
 
TenPenny
#7
It's obviously in the Boston area. 13 refers to the original states, the beantown...beltway...interstate 495 goes around boston, interstate 95 goes through the middle of boston...there's a reference to pilgrims and a rock, that's plymouth rock....
 
TenPenny
#8
Its initials are BOS, its name means hollow, as the eastern most point, it's a clue you should follow.

BOS is airport code for Boston; official name of the airport is "Logan"...logan means hollow
 
natcat75069
#9
These seem to be the Dr Pepper clues...I think the location of the Virtual Clues is Kuhio Beach Park.
Our seach begins in the land of the free, go back in time from EST. West of Eastern Standard Time.
"peaceful sea" is Pacific Ocean
isolated part of nation is Hawaii
warm climate under 22 degrees - honolulu is under 22 degrees longitude
hawaii was a kingdom and nation before a state
hawaii and new jersey have laughing gulls in common
Ouha is the "gathering place"
twin is 900 years old is the Valley of Temples Memorial Park
Hotel November Lima is the HNL or the airport
CaCOOO is an ingredient in cement which there are many makers of in Honolulu
an icon of brotherly love could be the Masonic Lodge in Honolulu
place honoring sacrifics is probably Pearl Harbor
spectrum of warriors is the University of Hawaii - there mascot I guess
north and west of the engagement band - most likely Diamond Head Road which is a circle
technically a wrong designation - Kuhio Town Center - which is going thru some zoning changes because of the wrong designation
add and ascender - The part of the tall lowercase letters, such as b, d, and h, that extends above the other lowercase letters. - so if you have beac then add an h to get beach

Hope this helps.
 
Curiosity
#10
These puzzles are fun..... any more or where can we find them ????
 
natcat75069
#11
We'll make this search easy, forget 50 states. There are 13 of these and in one the coin waits. – Virginia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

To find the coin sooner than later, find the shore of a stream flowing from the equator. Eastern Shore of US

All big games start out small, as with this birth state of volleyball. Massachusetts

If you're hydrophobic, this will make you merry, to find the coin you won't need a ferry.

Each player gets three balls per frame. From a means of lighting it took its name. Its birthplace marks the western border, bringing to your search a little order. Birthplace of Candlepin Bowling - Worcester, Ma

Could a sinister spell your soul beguile? Then stay south of these famous trials. South of Salem

It's cold in winter but your search will freeze if you don't keep it above 42 degrees. North of Monson

In search of freedom they found this rock. From it, home toward Canada walk. North of Plymouth

From this clue you must not stray, tighten your search around the beantown beltway. Boston Beltway

The next hint will be easy for you, if you subtract 400 from the previous clue. 95

Its initials are BOS, its name means hollow, as the eastern most point, it's a clue you should follow. LoganAirport

Don't take for granted the monumental clue, for this is what you have to do. To face your direction you must be deft and gaze out slightly to Prescott's left. Left/East of Bunker HillMonument

Of fourteen total it is one of the smallest but its buildings are the tallest. So take note of its size as you search for your prize. 14 counties, Berkshire, Franklin
Hampshire, Hampden, Essex, Worcester (largest), Dukes, Bristol, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Nantucket (smallest), Plymouth, Barnstable. Tallest building John Hancock Tower

If you come from the north, there's something to know; you must deal with sea level above or below.

Don't waste time, don't be reckless, confine your search inside the emerald necklace. The six parks in the Emerald Necklace—the Back Bay Fens, Riverway, Olmsted Park, Jamaica Park, Arnold Arboretum and Franklin Park—stretch five miles from the Charles River to Dorchester



BHCC.BU.MIT.NE.UM. It's not a question of what the letters might spell. Connect them as dots and a border they tell. Bunker Hill Community College, Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, North Eastern, University of Massachusetts

Mile after mile of a Pilgrim's hat. North of this line is where you should be at. Massachusetts Turnpike aka Interstate 90

Even in winter salt water won't freeze, but this water is around 270 degrees. 270 degrees is east

If you're tall and prudent one thing is clear, the place you seek is northeast of here.

From city hall go back in time to find the very same place. Once you're there, you'll understand the pair, and know which way to race. The pair of City Halls (old and new)

At Big Creeds Term is a mixed up place, to the south of it is where you must race.

With waters not potable, you should not stay, instead through public alleys make your way. Water is a street name in the area and there are Public Alleys.

The waters are famous, but not for their bigness, you're close to the coin by the good ship Cygnus. The swan boats at the PublicGarden in Boston..Cygnus olor is a swan
 
Curiosity
#12
Natcat .... way to go !!!

Sounds like you know that area around Mass......
 
natcat75069
#13
Only been there twice and in the airport. I'm a native Texan. Another clue....tall and prudent...could be Suze Prudent (female)...she would shop at the Tall Girl Shop which is just southwest of the Public Garden.
 

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