|Anthony & Anastasia Nab Phil!|
Beat No F'in Name by One Second!
Anthony Rubbo and Anastasia Wyce (see below) avenged their second place (by seconds) finish last year by grabbing Phil (see left) literally one second before second place team No F'in Name (Tara Dwyer, Sunny Bavaro, Jordan Pascucci and Abny Santicola) could snag him. Wow! The event drew over forty hunters competing on 13 teams, ranging in sizes from one to five team members.
An excellent weather new moon evening greeted the hunters as they set off from the Food Court to visit Ed, who was holding court at McGlinchey's, then Bob and Barbara's Lounge, before finally settling in at Dirty Franks... all the while Phil laid very, very quietly in Ed's bag.
The teams looked for 10 clues before getting to McGlinchey's. There they had to try their hand, er, finger, at Crocodile Dentist for extra points. After that it was 10 more clues with a break at Bob and Barbaras (to play Whack-a-Mole for more points) before ending up at Dirty Franks. Puzzles for the evening included Phil's Suduko (or was it?), the ever popular Groundhog Day Quiz, Tattoed Phil, the Hershey Bar puzzle, Dealer's Choice, Phil's Big Game Puzzle, and the elusive hunt for the Black Widow. Bonus events, both won by Anthony and Anastasia, included getting the Employment Guide puzzle first and identifying the secret middle letter on Ed's shirt. All of this added up to just seven letters. The successful teams used the KEY to swap one letter, then unscrambled it to read "under Ed." And, on command, Phil popped out (well, I pulled him out).
Thanks to Joe for creating the Tattoed Phil at the last minute for me! Thanks to Polly for letting us use her windows! Thanks to Sheila for everything! And, thanks to everyone for participating!!! Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, January 27, 2007, for the 5th annual Groundhog Day Night Hunt!