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Guest Post: General Conference Charade — An Original Keepa Puzzle

By: Coffinberry - October 03, 2010

Same rules as earlier charades: Solve the clues, and transfer the numbered letters from those clues into the same numbered places in the answer. As you fill in parts of the answer, that may give you hints to solve the rest of the clues. Please announce only one or two solved letters in your comment, and leave the rest for others who may want to play.

The answer has twenty six letters, but it is not the alphabet. It is what all the world is invited to do this weekend.

Answer:

1 – ___
2 – ___
3 – ___
4 – ___
5 – ___
6 – ___
7 – ___
8 – ___
9 – ___
10-___
11-___
12-___
13-___
14-___
15-___
16-___
17-___
18-___
19-___
20-___
21-___
22-___
23-___
24-___
25-___
26-___

Clues:

1. A lucky few will get to do it in 14–19–15–21–12–10, but many others will do it at 18–23–3–19 and over the 24–10–20–9–15–10–26–8.

2. Of course, we will first hear from the 1–18–2–6–15.

3. Many will go out for 6–25–4 1–15–19–13–3 after Priesthood Session.

4. You can be sure that 20–18–16–3–13–21 7. 3–23–10–21–12–10 will address us. We 26–22–9–15 pray for him.

5. We’ll also hear from the 13–17–23–7–8–5–9–21.

6. When it is over, the 7–14–24–15–6–11 will linger in our hearts and tell us that what we heard was true.



38 Comments »

  1. Is #1 “C”?

    Comment by kew — October 2, 2010 @ 10:56 am

  2. Sure is, kew. Aw-right, we’re off and running!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 2, 2010 @ 11:34 am

  3. I’m going for vowels. Is #19 an E and #13 an A?

    Comment by Chad Too — October 2, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

  4. I think #15 is an R.

    Comment by Paul — October 2, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

  5. 2 would be “O”?

    Comment by Researcher — October 2, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

  6. Two more solutions bring us to:

    C-O-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-R-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 2, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

  7. You got caught in the spam filter for some unknown reason, Chad. Yup — and you bring us to:

    C-O-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-A-14-R-16-17-18-E-20-21-22-23-24-25-26

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 2, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

  8. 18 H

    Comment by Ariel — October 2, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

  9. Sure ‘nuf, Ariel.

    C-O-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-A-14-R-16-17-H-E-20-21-22-23-24-25-26

    Clues:

    1. 14–E–R–21–12–10, H–23–3–E, 24–10–20–9–R–10–26–8

    2. C–H–O–6–R

    3. 6–25–4 C–R–E–A–3

    4. 20–H–16–3–A–21 7. 3–23–10–21–12–10, 26–22–9–R

    5. A–17–23–7–8–5–9–21

    6. 7–14–24–R–6–11

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 2, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

  10. Thanks y’all for playing. When we had no audio for the first fifteen minutes of conference, it I couldn’t help thinking of this puzzle, and how much I wanted to do exactly what the solution to the puzzle says!
    When I finally did hear of what was said, I found myself in tears . . . The town I had been born in and lived most of my childhood would get a temple!

    Comment by Coffinberry — October 2, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

  11. 6 and 24 are I.

    Comment by Clarissa — October 2, 2010 @ 5:16 pm

  12. That’s right, Clarissa — does that count as one solution, or two?

    C-O-3-4-5-I-7-8-9-10-11-12-A-14-R-16-17-H-E-20-21-22-23-I-25-26

    Clues:

    1. 14–E–R–21–12–10, H–23–3–E, I–10–20–9–R–10–26–8

    2. C–H–O–I–R

    3. I–25–4 C–R–E–A–3

    4. 20–H–16–3–A–21 7. 3–23–10–21–12–10, 26–22–9–R

    5. A–17–23–7–8–5–9–21

    6. 7–14–I–R–I–11

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 2, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

  13. 3-M- Sorry I haven’t been able to participate.

    Comment by Matt W. — October 2, 2010 @ 5:52 pm

  14. We saved lots for you, Matt. 3=M

    C-O-M-4-5-I-7-8-9-10-11-12-A-14-R-16-17-H-E-20-21-22-23-I-25-26

    Clues:

    1. 14–E–R–21–12–10, H–23–M–E, I–10–20–9–R–10–26–8

    2. CHOIR

    3. I–25–4 CREAM

    4. 20–H–16–3–A–21 7. M–23–10–21–12–10, 26–22–9–R

    5. A–17–23–7–8–5–9–21

    6. 7–14–I–R–I–11

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 2, 2010 @ 6:13 pm

  15. 20=T

    Comment by Paul — October 3, 2010 @ 7:08 am

  16. Ok, finally got to really think about in. Ever threw me off. Fun!

    Comment by Matt W. — October 3, 2010 @ 7:24 am

  17. Paul’s right on 20. And Matt, Coffinberry can be wicked clever!

    C-O-M-4-5-I-7-8-9-10-11-12-A-14-R-16-17-H-E-T-21-22-23-I-25-26

    Clues:

    1. 14–E–R–21–12–10, H–23–M–E, I–10–T–9–R–10–26–8

    2. CHOIR

    3. I–25–4 CREAM

    4. T–H–16–3–A–21 7. M–23–10–21–12–10, 26–22–9–R

    5. A–17–23–7–8–5–9–21

    6. 7–14–I–R–I–11

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 3, 2010 @ 7:55 am

  18. I guess conference is about over. I’ll buy a vowel, I think. Is 12 (as well as 2)
    an “O?”

    Comment by Paul — October 3, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

  19. Yes, it is, Paul. Thanks!

    C-O-M-4-5-I-7-8-9-10-11-O-A-14-R-16-17-H-E-T-21-22-23-I-25-26

    Clues:

    1. 14–E–R–21–O–10, H–23–M–E, I–10–T–9–R–10–26–8

    2. CHOIR

    3. I–25–4 CREAM

    4. T–H–16–3–A–21 7. M–23–10–21–O–10, 26–22–9–R

    5. A–17–23–7–8–5–9–21

    6. 7–14–I–R–I–11

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 3, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

  20. I was just doing a quick post-conference read through of a few blogs and spent a few sidetracked minutes reading some of the interesting postings at Mormon.org and then came over here and see that there are a few clues remaining. Can I solve two more?

    25 is C

    4 is E

    But since we live on the East Coast, my husband and son go out for ice cream before the Priesthood session rather than afterwards… : )

    Comment by Researcher — October 3, 2010 @ 6:28 pm

  21. Are 14 and 17 “P”?

    Comment by Mark B. — October 3, 2010 @ 6:28 pm

  22. Hey, we’re rolling again!

    C-O-M-E-5-I-7-8-9-10-11-O-A-P-R-16-P-H-E-T-21-22-23-I-C-26

    Clues:

    1. P–E–R–21–O–10, H–23–M–E, I–10–T–9–R–10–26–8

    2. CHOIR

    3. ICE CREAM

    4. T–H–16–3–A–21 7. M–23–10–21–O–10, 26–22–9–R

    5. A–P–23–7–8–5–9–21

    6. 7–P–I–R–I–11

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 3, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

  23. are 16 and 23 “O”?

    Comment by ellen — October 3, 2010 @ 6:52 pm

  24. I still can’t figure out whether this counts as two solutions, or one — either way, you’re right.

    COME 5-I-7-8-9-10-11-O A P-R-O-P-H-E-T-21-22-O-I-C-26

    Clues:

    1. P–E–R–21–O–10, HOME, I–10–T–9–R–10–26–8

    2. CHOIR

    3. ICE CREAM

    4. T–H–O–3–A–21 7. M–O–10–21–O–10, 26–22–9–R

    5. A–P–O–7–8–5–9–21

    6. 7–P–I–R–I–11

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 3, 2010 @ 6:55 pm

  25. I GOT IT I GOT IT I GOT IT! (Can I do the whole thing?)

    Comment by ellen — October 3, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

  26. Clue 6 = S P I R I T

    so, 7=S 11=T

    P.S. Yay for Indianapolis! (And Lisbon, Hartford, Tijuana, and Urdaneta Philippines.)

    We have 3 stakes in Indianapolis, plus 3 contiguous neighboring stakes. I hope that’s enough to support a temple. But, that means we’re “stealing” 6 stakes or more from the surrounding temples, and none of those temples are anywhere near capacity.

    Sooooo…. I hope this means that the Midwest, or at least the surrounding temple districts (Loiusville, Columbus, Detroit, Chicago, Nauvoo, St. Louis, Nashville) are poised for a lot of growth.

    Comment by Bookslinger — October 3, 2010 @ 7:00 pm

  27. The little girl in the second row — yes, you — the one waving her hand –

    Why don’t you solve everything in clue 4? That’ll take care of the lion’s share while still leaving a couple of blanks as a consolation prize to somebody who only checks in at work tomorrow.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 3, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

  28. I tried to fit “barbecued ribs, cole slaw, couscous salad, baked beans and cake” in clue 3 (also before, since 10:00 is too late to eat that much!), but it wouldn’t.

    Comment by Mark B. — October 3, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

  29. We’d have to include a seventh clue for P-E-P-T-O-B-I-S-M-O-L if you’d been able to squeeze it in, Mark!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 3, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

  30. *sigh*

    T-H-O-M-A-S S. M-O-N-S-O-N. E-V-E-R

    Comment by ellen — October 3, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

  31. I just got online hoping that I didn’t miss out. I have it all figured out also, but will claim 14 – P and 9 – E.

    Comment by Maurine — October 3, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

  32. Glad we saved some for you, Maurine — you’re right, of course.

    COME 5-I-7-8-E-10-11-O A P-R-O-P-H-E-T-21-22-O-I-C-26

    Clues:

    1. P–E–R–21–O–10, HOME, I–10–T–E–R–10–26–8

    2. CHOIR

    3. ICE CREAM

    4. T–H–O–3–A–21 7. M–O–10–21–O–10, 26–22–E–R

    5. A–P–O–7–8–5–E–21

    6. 7–P–I–R–I–11

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 3, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

  33. ellen and Bookslinger, I just found your comments in the spam filter, probably because of the odd formatting with the hyphens. Sorry for the delay in posting them. (And Bookslinger, I thought of you first thing when the temples were announced — said something on BCCs thread. Hurray!)

    COME 5-I-S-8-E-N TO A PROPHET’S VOICE

    Clues:

    1. PERSON, HOME, I–N–T–E–R–N–E–8

    2. CHOIR

    3. ICE CREAM

    4. THOMAS S. MONSON, EVER

    5. A–P–O–S–8–5–E–S

    6. SPIRIT

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 3, 2010 @ 8:16 pm

  34. #26 Bookslinger, we in the Pittsburgh area have just been switched from the Washington DC temple district to the Columbus, OH district, swapping a 3-hour drive for a 4 1/2-hour drive. Yay!

    Comment by ellen — October 3, 2010 @ 9:06 pm

  35. Ellen,

    I live about 2.5 hours South of Pittsburgh, and we’re about midway between DC and Columbus…5 hours either way. Every time a new temple is announced I’m hoping it’s for Pittsburgh!

    Comment by Tom O. — October 3, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

  36. With sad regret that I didn’t stop by yesterday……I’ll take any easy one (OK, they are all easy now) 8=T

    Comment by Bruce Crow — October 4, 2010 @ 7:38 am

  37. Thanks, Bruce. Now we’re down to a single letter. If nobody else has any idea what it could possibly be, I’ll work on it and get back to you.

    COME 5-I-S-T-E-N TO A PROPHET’S VOICE

    Clues:

    1. PERSON, HOME, INTERNET

    2. CHOIR

    3. ICE CREAM

    4. THOMAS S. MONSON, EVER

    5. A–P–O–S–T–5–E–S

    6. SPIRIT

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 4, 2010 @ 8:23 am

  38. Nice work, Ardis, thanks! In Michigan, we also tend to eat ice cream before PH (though my son would happily eat it after, too!), but when I’m in SLC, it’s a milkshake from Crown Burger…

    Comment by Paul — October 4, 2010 @ 11:22 am

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