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Vegas Eye: Sleuthing this could be tricky….

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Last week, I bet you looked at more articles on this site than you’ve seen before, if you correctly answered all of the questions in the 150th running of this puzzle feature. Today, you’ll need to dust off your gumshoes and hit the trail if you want to find today’s VE location!

Why did I think this might be a tricky puzzle to solve?
Photo by Diane Taylor

1. Where is this?
2. How long has this property been here?
3. What is the alliterative restaurant name near this spot?
4. How many different movies could you go and see within three miles of this location?

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!

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8 Responses to “Vegas Eye: Sleuthing this could be tricky….”
  1. Martin Veneroso says:

    I’ve really got nothing for this, as I don’t spend much time in women’s bathrooms.

    It’s just killing me to see this puzzle sitting fallow though, so I’ll take a stab:

    California (the Cal, downtown)?

    For the alliterative restaurant: Pasta Pirate?

    For the number of movies: a really, really big number if you include Amazon Prime, Netflix, iTunes, and Google Play?

  2. Dave P. says:

    I’ll take a stab at #1 anyway. I’m thinking it’s further south, at the M Resort. The hint of blue in the ceiling points me in that direction.

    #3 in that case would be Burgers & Brew.

  3. Martin Veneroso says:

    Interesting, but that decor doesn’t scream “M” to me. Being on the way-south LV Blvd. works with the movie theater clue, though.

    How about South Point, and Steak ‘n Shake?

  4. Vegas Eye says:

    Martin and Dave, yep you’re on the right track…. it will be tougher to solve since men’s access to women’s restrooms is somewhat curtailed in most places….

    Martin is closer, but you still need to move north and west a bit….

  5. Martin Veneroso says:

    Well, if we’re going to do this step-by-step, my next guess is the Silverton, but I can’t think of any restaurants with alliterative names there or nearby.

  6. Vegas Eye says:

    OK, time for a grandiose gesture on my part…. Think about the Palms Casino (not saying it is the Palms, but very, very close).

    VE

  7. Martin Veneroso says:

    At least you can be assured that Dave and I aren’t creeping around the ladies rooms!

    On the basis of your latest clue/giveaway, and my fondness for the food at Ping Pang Pong, I’m going to posit that this “necessary”in the fabulous Gold Coast Hotel and Casino (Boyd is too modest to append the appellation “Resort” to the title).

  8. Vegas Eye says:

    Ping Pang Pong…. yep!

    I like the Gold Coast too — nice property. Good rooms. Friendly staff.

    Nice work Martin!

    VE

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