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Msg: 969484
MamaFrog Subject: One spot left
Author: MamaFrogProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 12:51 PM
P-2F-182M-86
Oneore sport open for this micro postal :)

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10051
Msg: 969811
IrishRef Subject: Mystery Postal #418
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 31, 2018 12:04 PM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Hope all are doing well as we prepare to welcome 2019! Mystery 418 will open on Wednesday January 2, 2019.
Msg: 969817
Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418
Author: fam_tingProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 31, 2018 12:38 PM
P-270F-311M-18
Reply to: Msg 969811 by IrishRef
Can't wait to try again!
Msg: 969827
Don't Panic Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418
Author: Don't PanicProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 31, 2018 3:58 PM
P-39F-1994M-1491Premium
Reply to: Msg 969811 by IrishRef
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
Sorry that my Orange beat up on your Mountaineers!
Msg: 969897
IrishRef Subject: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2019 7:37 PM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Happy 2019!

For those who are new to mystery postals and for those who need a refresher the rules follow.

To get this postal you will have to guess the theme/name/subject of the stamp. Clues will be posted on the postal boards and on the tracker (See link below). I will try and post one per day. For each clue posted each person may make one guess prior to the next clue being posted.

Guesses should be sent to IrishRef via AQMail, not posted on the boards! Guesses will only be accepted from AQ members through AQMail.

Even if you have no clue take a guess anyway. Half the enjoyment is seeing the range of incorrect answers and how people connected clues for those guesses. You will only get a response from IR if you: A. Have the correct answer, B. Are very close or I need to clarify your guess, or C. Your guess peaks my fancy.

The first 10 members correctly guessing will be notified by AQMail. Tracker order will typically be determined by order correct answer receipt (Exception to this are international winners who will be at the end of the tracker). The correct answer with how each clue is related will be posted once the postal is full.

Clues:
1. River in Utah

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10067
Msg: 969941
IrishRef Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 3, 2019 3:47 AM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 969897 by IrishRef
Clue 2 = Fruit loops
Msg: 969960
Knotty Lady Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Author: Knotty LadyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 3, 2019 2:06 PM
P-210F-2895M-224
Reply to: Msg 969941 by IrishRef
Msg: 969961
DS Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Author: DSProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 3, 2019 2:38 PM
P-292F-2380M-284Premium
Reply to: Msg 969960 by Knotty Lady
Yummy !!!
Msg: 969963
IrishRef Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 3, 2019 7:17 PM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 969960 by Knotty Lady
This hilariously almost works. Although tongue in cheek, if sending in a guess please go through AQMail instead of the boards. But it is amazing what you can find on-line for just about any topic.
Msg: 969966
IrishRef Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 Clue 3
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 3, 2019 7:59 PM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 969897 by IrishRef
Clue 3 = MTV
Msg: 970008
photopam Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Author: photopamProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 4, 2019 6:00 PM
P-17F-730M-996
Reply to: Msg 969963 by IrishRef
Do you ever share any of the funny wrong answers once it's over?
Msg: 970062
IrishRef Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 5, 2019 2:47 PM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 969897 by IrishRef
Clue 4 = Reluctant
Msg: 970063
IrishRef Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 5, 2019 2:49 PM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 970008 by photopam
Not typically. Do have a couple good guesses that fit the clues. May shate a gew later.
Msg: 970068
Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 5, 2019 4:28 PM
P-34F-147M-5697Premium
Reply to: Msg 970063 by IrishRef
Do have a couple good guesses that fit the clues.

As usual, you have me stumped.
Msg: 970088
IrishRef Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open clue 5
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 6, 2019 6:32 AM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 969897 by IrishRef
Clue 5 = Elegy
Msg: 970119
IrishRef Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 6, 2019 11:18 PM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 969897 by IrishRef
Still dont have any correct answers. All the clues do fit. Bonus clue - The answer is not anything in Utah.

Clue 6 = Capricorn
Msg: 970131
IrishRef Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 7, 2019 8:35 PM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 969897 by IrishRef
There still aren't any correct answers.

Clue 7 = 1969
Msg: 970151
IrishRef Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open Clue 8
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 8, 2019 8:13 PM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 969897 by IrishRef
We finally have two winners.

Clue 8 = Houston..........
Msg: 970152
Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Author: ALFProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 8, 2019 9:28 PM
M-7
Reply to: Msg 969897 by IrishRef
Is it the Loch Ness Monster!?

🤪
Msg: 970153
Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Author: SnarkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 8, 2019 9:57 PM
M-8
Reply to: Msg 970152 by ALF
Is it the Loch Ness Monster!?

No! It is Bigfoot!
Msg: 970171
IrishRef Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 10, 2019 8:15 AM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 969897 by IrishRef
Clue 8 = Houston. The Eagle has landed!

Note. I am not looking for one specific event. Looking for a generic answer. Use all of the clues (you can ignore the first one which is an obscure reference, Sweeties.) This might be the last clue. If you are in the neighborhood I'll give you a final hint directly.
Msg: 970190
IrishRef Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 is now closed
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 8:36 AM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 969897 by IrishRef
Mystery 418 is closed. Succesful tracker members will be notified this evening. An explanation of the clues will be posted soon.
Msg: 970229
IrishRef Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 Answer and explanation of clues
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 9:05 PM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 969897 by IrishRef
The solution of the mystery postal was astronaut. This one proved rather difficult. Will try to do better next time. The explanation of clues follows:

1. A River in Utah. - This was a rather tricky clue based on Doctor Who. River Song in an episode is to kill the Doctor wearing a spacesuit in a lake in Utah. Lake Silencio. Ergo a river in Utah.
2. Fruit loops - This is from Big Bang Theory. Howard was an astronaut for one mission. His captain gave him the nickname Fruit Loops. Best part of this clue is the existence of a Fruit Loops trail in Utah.
3. MTV - Probably dating myself. MTV started when I was in college. One of their logo images is an astronaut planting an MTV flag on the moon.
4. Reluctant - The reluctant astronaut is a movie with Don Knotts He is a NASA janitor and is sent into space.
5. Capricorn - Involves the movie Capricorn One. Involves a faked Mars mission. Government tries to kill the astronauts to cover up the fake.
6. 1969 - Date of the first moon landing (Apollo 11)
7. Houston - The call name for Mission Control
8. The Eagle has landed. - Message sent by Apollo 11. Also considered using the message "we are all taking a space walk". This would have been about a Big Bang Episode when Howard's waste disposal system failed on a NASA mission. The astronauts decided to all take a space walk to avoid the issue.
Msg: 970234
IrishRef Subject: Re: Mystery 418 Missing clue
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 12, 2019 7:06 AM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 970229 by IrishRef
I forgot to include the explanation for Elegy. This one one of numerous Twilight Zone episodes about space. Three astronauts go to a planet like earth with only one living person. Come to find out he is the caretaker for their afterlife. That rhis was appropriate with the annual Twight Zone marathon New Year's weekend.
Msg: 970242
Trishee Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 Answer and explanation of clues
Author: TrisheeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 12, 2019 1:28 PM
P-17F-263M-285Premium
Reply to: Msg 970229 by IrishRef
This was a good one. Not a Dr Who fan so I’m still sticking with the Virgin River because of Virgin Galactic. Thanks for the fun!
Msg: 970244
Boxer Lover47 Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 Answer and explanation of clues
Author: Boxer Lover47ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 12, 2019 1:53 PM
P-152F-1590M-2946Premium
Reply to: Msg 970242 by Trishee
I thought it had something to do with the Virgin River in UT, too. Because - well, it's a pretty unusual name. 8~P
Msg: 970251
Don't Panic Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #418 Answer and explanation of clues
Author: Don't PanicProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 12, 2019 7:11 PM
P-39F-1994M-1491Premium
Reply to: Msg 970229 by IrishRef
1. A River in Utah. - This was a rather tricky clue based on Doctor Who. River Song in an episode is to kill the Doctor wearing a spacesuit in a lake in Utah. Lake Silencio. Ergo a river in Utah.

That's why I guessed Matt Smith. I went with the celebrity, when I should have gone with the prop!
Msg: 970284
IrishRef Subject: New Puzzle Postal Tracker
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 13, 2019 5:01 PM
P-450F-1597M-4509
A coloring puzzle is available as a postal. If you like puzzles, postals and coloring this is for you. Check out the tracker at:

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10082
Msg: 970310
Subject: A few spots open
Author: BaliWhoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 14, 2019 11:08 AM
P-147F-726M-901Premium
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10057

All about that face... carve a face, any face. Starts Mid Feb.
Msg: 970319
IrishRef Subject: Re: New coloring Puzzle Postal Tracker is now closed
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 14, 2019 1:38 PM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 970284 by IrishRef
This coloring puzzle is now full.
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