[PW] Literary Question

Lawrence Currie currielw at gmail.com
Fri May 22 19:16:03 PDT 2020


Hi Sally,

Actually the former capital city that spans to the author's name turns out
to be Lagos, Nigeria.

Larry

On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 7:13 PM Sally Waters <WATERS at law.stetson.edu> wrote:

> This makes perfect sense to me - and I'm so glad you solved it! I've been
> mulling it over all day.
> One question: would you please explain the Alma Ata answer? Not sure what
> that means in regard to the last clue.
>
> Sally G. Waters
> Reference & Faculty Services Librarian
> Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library
> Stetson University College of Law
> Gulfport, FL 33707
> waters at law.stetson.edu<mailto:waters at law.stetson.edu> ; 727-562-7828
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> Most of the credit goes to my wife. She loves puzzles like this, so I
> handed it off to her.
>
> A Running Duck by Paula Gosling
> The game is Duck, Duck, Goose
> The book won the John Creasey Award, so Grease.
> Gosling is a baby goose
> Alma Ata
>
> I suggested Gosling (she had been looking at Ganders)
> I identified Alma Ata
> She found all the rest.
>
> Is that right?
>
> Jeffrey Pike
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> I am looking for a novel with three words in its title.  The third word of
> the novel's title is the same as the first two words of a game.  The novel
> won an award, and if you replace the first letter of the award with a
> different letter,  the name of the award would begin with the name of a
> musical such as the musicals Cabaret, Grease, or Carrie.  There is also
> something distinctive about the author's last name, in that it relates in
> some way to the third word of the abovementioned game.  And the last clue I
> have is that the author's name spans to the name of a former capital city.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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