Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Friday, July 27th, 2012

  • To solve the Mystery Spot 46 puzzle you had to figure out what named place in which of America’s 397 national parks can be identified by interpreting the following clues:

    One thousand orange trees on a three-acre mini-farm.

    The most attractive girl at the prom.

    The great scent of great grandmother’s chest.

    The bird that was early got a worm, but the general that was early did

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

  • Mystery Spot 46 is a named feature in one of America’s 397 national parks. See if you can identify it using the clues provided below.

Friday, July 20th, 2012

  • To get credit for solving National Park Jumbles 2, you needed to unscramble letters in a dozen nonsense words so as to create words found in national park names.

    Here are the solutions:

    MOLDEC = McLeod
    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

    AILNCUP = Capulin
    Capulin Volcano National Monument

    MEULOGEC = Ocmulgee
    Ocmulgee N

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

  • Each of the 12 jumbles listed below can be unscrambled, using exactly the same letters -- no more, no less -- to reveal a word that is in the name of at least one American national park.

    We won’t make you provide the full name of each National Park System unit. Just unscramble the 12 jumbles before midnight today (12:00 p.m.

Monday, July 16th, 2012

  • In Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone, author George Black pulls on three main threads to tell the backstory of the creation of Yellowstone National Park.

    Foremost is America's 19th Century lust for exploring its new lands, a hunger to reach out into every nook and cranny of the frontier and claim the area for the year-old United States.

    This hunger, of course, fo

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