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Vegas Eye: Hmmm, is this a new theme?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

In a possible theme tie-in from last week, did I mention that it’s hot in town? Last week, I was dreaming (with you) of a cool, jungle-like misty backyard and this week I’m feeling a little hungry for a midnight treat. When was the last time you indulged here? Maybe after you solve this 149th puzzle you should meet me here?

Relief for hot summer nights
Photo by Steve Fey

1. Where is this?
2. Are they giving this stuff away? Why is the line so long?
3. How long has this attraction been here?
4. What notable business is located just to the north of this spot?

More about the Vegas Eye mystery photo game:

1) Anyone can play! If you think you know the location of the place or landmark pictured in the mystery photo(s) and can answer the accompanying questions, please post your responses as a comment below. Locations and landmarks are all located within a 35-mile radius of Las Vegas City Hall.

2) We invite you to contribute mystery photos to Vegas Eye and pose your own puzzle questions. If you’d like to contribute, please keep in mind that a good subject for a mystery photo should be unique in some way. There should be subtle but identifiable visual clues in the photo to help players solve the puzzle. Please send photos and puzzle questions to Vegas Eye at this address. (Please submit high resolution photos. Full-size images straight from your camera are best.)

3) If the players and contributors of this Vegas Eye game are unable to completely solve the questions posed by Vegas Eye, than Vegas Eye will be compelled to provide and post answers within a 30-day period of the original post. Participants in this Vegas Eye game will be awarded some level of bonus points for solving these puzzles within the thirty-day period. The calibration of the relative value of these bonus points is still be determined. However there have been two special honorees as the reigning super VE-Geo-Sleuths: October, 2012 Dave P, is the most active of the current puzzle sleuths and deserves special recognition for using geometry to triangulate the position of the photographer in this tricky VE puzzle. In October 2010, Tom Herbertson was able to deduce and otherwise figure out all of the mystery locations shown here and in 2011 Martin Veneroso has posted a number of detailed responses, like this one for the Las Vegas Strip pink elephant and this one which is seen by hundreds of people every day!

4) We invite you to subscribe to the Vegas Eye Mystery Photo feature so you’ll have the first shot at solving each week’s puzzle.

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3 Responses to “Vegas Eye: Hmmm, is this a new theme?”
  1. Oops, this was supposed to publish this morning… but operator error caused a delay…. OK, now, its’ ready for all of you geo-sleuths!

    Mark

  2. Martin Veneroso says:

    Ah, Luv-It Custard, beloved by all, even hipsters. Location: Naked City, just south of the OG (not original gangster, but Olympic Gardens).

    You knew this one would be right in my wheelhouse, right?

    And no, they aren’t giving it away, for any interpretation of “they” or “it.” :-)

    As far as how long it has been there, I have no idea; when I’m there I’m usually too focused on getting my delicious custard and getting out of there as quickly as possible. I don’t hang around asking questions.

  3. Vegas Eye says:

    Martin, you are a funny guy…. And, of course, I thought of you when I wrote those questions!

    Yes, of course, this is Luv-it Custard

    The photos are even more appealing than the custard — I know that will get me flamed!

    It was founded in 1973 and just about any style of automobile can be found here — from limos to jeeps to $300+K sportscars as the would-be car occupants patiently stand in line….

    VE

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