The National Park Mystery Spot 37 puzzle required you to identify the National Park System unit indicated by the clues listed below.
"Tall is too small," the barista said,
"Starbucks recommends the medium instead. "
What Hoover hammered out of the park
Was a curveball with a generous arc.
The Venus you see through your naked eye's lense
Shines like a star that has no friends.
The answer is Big Bend National Park . Tucked within a great bend in the Rio Grande River in the Lone Star state (Texas), this 1,252 square- mile park on the Mexican border attracts nearly 400,000 visitors a year to a landscape offering a wealth of recreational choices in a diversified landscape of open desert, scenic mountains, deep canyons, and rushing river water.
Here is how the clues lead you to the answer.
A "generous arc" is a big bend. Curve is a synonym for bend. It may have helped to know that a curveball of the traditional variety (not a slider or cutter) is often called a "bender."
When the Starbucks barista serves you a coffee concoction in a medium-sized container, s/he is serving you a drink in a Grande cup. If you order a Tall you'll get the smallest-sized cup.
A "star with no friends" is a lone star.
An even dozen readers figured this one out. Congratulations to: ed-123, celbert, Beachie, Ellen, djjeffrey100, OutInTheStiks, Eric Nelson, desk-bound parky, tomp2, Eric, ILoveRoadTrips, and Joy. All are eligible for our monthly prize drawing.