2017 CALENDAR WINNERS AND SOLUTION
Sadly since my calendar was put together the music industry suffered another loss, that of the fabulous George Michael. I always felt particularly connected to his track 'Outside', where's he's trying to convince his cat to go outside after its enjoyed a spot of relaxing on his sofa, in his hall and on his kitchen table. I always wondered if the cat from the song decided to go outside via the front or back door; such an difficult decision I find.
While the intellectual property of the competition was all mine, I’d also like to thank @nookiedog for doing the tricky design and web page building. He is a useful member of my staff, quite unlike that layabout @dignut. If you’d like to hire @nookiedog to design something for you, create a webpage, or photograph your pet, child, or event, see here, and here.
The first to complete my puzzles were:
@superlative - 29 Dec, 18:23
@smallrabbit - 29 Dec, 18:27
@david_p_ellis - 29 Dec, 18:41
@hugeshark - 29 Dec, 21:14
@gillpea - 29 Dec, 23:44
It would be fair to say that you all found my puzzles challenging, dears.
Poor @sheppitsgal said that she had a severe handicap. I would say this was an advantage.
Well done, dears.
THANKS FATWANS FOR THE MUSIC PUZZLE SOLUTIONS
On this page I shall explain the solutions to my puzzles, dears. They were all about discovering the place I’d gone into hiding, to avoid the Celebrity Curse Of 2016. I’m a generous cat, dears, so on the very first puzzle page I left some clues. Many of you didn’t notice these straight away.
“To find where I’ve gone, you’ll need to solve a few layers of catty conundrums. You’ll meet Harry, Julius, and Dmitri along the way, and elements of some of the solved puzzles will also be codewords.”
This gave you:
…and so on.
There you met my second namecheck clue: Julius, dears, the most famous Roman I could think of, and their peculiar way of expressing numbers.
91, 74, 16, 24, 85, 6, 1, 27, 74, 83, 52
This is where a lot of you became really stuck, dears, despite there being two big clues remaining at the beginning:
“To find where I’ve gone, you’ll need to solve a few layers of catty conundrums. You’ll meet Harry, Julius, and
Dmitrialong the way, and
elementsof some of the solved puzzles will also be codewords.”
38° 18′ 0″ N 141° 25′ 0″ E
Pop these into your nearest friendly search engine and you’ll be taken to the Japanese island of Tashirojima. This is more famously known as Cat Island due to its large feline population, where they are rightly venerated.