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Vegas Eye: Is this too easy?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Delirium Nocturnum, (a clue in last week’s puzzle), proved to be way too easy for the talented Geo-Sleuths that hang out here. A special shout-out to Dave P. and Martin Veneroso for their puzzle solving expertise! So, I decided to make this one a bit more challenging. Actually, it might be too easy, but I am hoping the close crop will offer at least the bare minimum of challenge for you this week.

Vegas Showgirls + An Industrial-strength Staircase = ????
Photo by Megan Edwards

1. First, of course, where and what is this?
2. What day did this attraction open? (This could be a trick question…)
3. If you were the photographer and you performed a 180-degree spin, what would you be looking at?
4. How many Vegas Eye puzzles could you walk to within 1/2 mile 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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8 Responses to “Vegas Eye: Is this too easy?”
  1. Martin Veneroso says:

    Jennifer Johnson and googie stars! Whee!

    Good luck getting an answer to #2 – better sleuths than I have tried and failed.

  2. Vegas Eye says:

    Martin, ah… I see a trick within a trick WRT answer #2. Yes, I said this might be a trick question.

    And for the mere mortals in the Geo-sleuthing world… Jennifer Johnson and Googie Stars is a form of the direct answer for question #1.

  3. Dave P. says:

    #4 Geez! You mean in the last month?!?

  4. Vegas Eye says:

    Nope, I mean all-time for Vegas Eye for #4, but if that is too daunting… How about for just the last 45 days?

    VE

  5. Vegas Eye says:

    Oh, and the answer to #2 — Is that no one seems to know when the SlotZilla is going to open. Originally it was to open in June, 2013. Latest whispers have it opening in late December. Some think they will be able to celebrate New Year’s Eve on it… But I doubt if anyone really knows at this point…

  6. Dave P. says:

    So you answered #1 there. It’s the Slotzilla zip line going down Fremont St. – decorated with two showgirls, one of which is shown above.

    #3 How about a recent puzzle solution? The El Cortez (or Neonoplis and Heart Attack Grill if you’re looking a little closer).

  7. Vegas Eye says:

    Dave, for #3 — You probably couldn’t see the El Cortez, and you definitely couldn’t see the Neonopolis or the Heart Attack Grill. (You’re not standing in the correct spot).

    How about if the question were changed to read…. What is the most noteworthy thing you see… If you were the photographer and you performed a 180-degree spin?

  8. Vegas Eye says:

    And actually, Martin identified the #1 question in his first response on this puzzle — I just made it accessible to the mere mortals who might be trying to figure this out. Check out his response — he answered in the true Super-duper Geo Sleuth style — a “coded” answer…. (where you’d have to already know the answer to understand his comment).

    Marvin wrote: “Jennifer Johnson and googie stars! Whee!” Explanation here.

    VE

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