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Mystery Postal #418 is open
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Jan 1, 2019 7:37pm
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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
Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
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Reply to: #969897 by IrishRef
Jan 3, 2019 3:47am
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Clue 2 = Fruit loops
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Reply to: #969941 by IrishRef
Jan 3, 2019 2:06pm
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Reply to: #969960 by Knotty Lady
Jan 3, 2019 2:38pm
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Yummy !!!
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Reply to: #969960 by Knotty Lady
Jan 3, 2019 7:17pm
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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.
Re: Mystery Postal #418 Clue 3
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Reply to: #969897 by IrishRef
Jan 3, 2019 7:59pm
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Clue 3 = MTV
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Reply to: #969963 by IrishRef
Jan 4, 2019 6:00pm
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Do you ever share any of the funny wrong answers once it's over?
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Reply to: #969897 by IrishRef
Jan 5, 2019 2:47pm
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Clue 4 = Reluctant
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Reply to: #970008 by photopam
Jan 5, 2019 2:49pm
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Not typically. Do have a couple good guesses that fit the clues. May shate a gew later.
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Reply to: #970063 by IrishRef
Jan 5, 2019 4:28pm
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Do have a couple good guesses that fit the clues.

As usual, you have me stumped.
Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open clue 5
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Reply to: #969897 by IrishRef
Jan 6, 2019 6:32am
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Clue 5 = Elegy
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Reply to: #969897 by IrishRef
Jan 6, 2019 11:18pm
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Still dont have any correct answers. All the clues do fit. Bonus clue - The answer is not anything in Utah.

Clue 6 = Capricorn
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Reply to: #969897 by IrishRef
Jan 7, 2019 8:35pm
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There still aren't any correct answers.

Clue 7 = 1969
Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open Clue 8
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Reply to: #969897 by IrishRef
Jan 8, 2019 8:13pm
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We finally have two winners.

Clue 8 = Houston..........
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Reply to: #969897 by IrishRef
Jan 8, 2019 9:28pm
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Is it the Loch Ness Monster!?

🤪
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Reply to: #970152 by ALF
Jan 8, 2019 9:57pm
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Is it the Loch Ness Monster!?

No! It is Bigfoot!
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Reply to: #969897 by IrishRef
Jan 10, 2019 8:15am
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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.
Re: Mystery Postal #418 is now closed
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Reply to: #969897 by IrishRef
Jan 11, 2019 8:36am
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Mystery 418 is closed. Succesful tracker members will be notified this evening. An explanation of the clues will be posted soon.
Re: Mystery Postal #418 Answer and explanation of clues
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Reply to: #969897 by IrishRef
Jan 11, 2019 9:05pm
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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.
Re: Mystery 418 Missing clue
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Reply to: #970229 by IrishRef
Jan 12, 2019 7:06am
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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.
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Reply to: #970229 by IrishRef
Jan 12, 2019 1:28pm
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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!
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Reply to: #970242 by Trishee
Jan 12, 2019 1:53pm
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I thought it had something to do with the Virgin River in UT, too. Because - well, it's a pretty unusual name. 8~P
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Reply to: #970229 by IrishRef
Jan 12, 2019 7:11pm
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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!
New Puzzle Postal Tracker
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Jan 13, 2019 5:01pm
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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
A few spots open
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Jan 14, 2019 11:08am
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10057

All about that face... carve a face, any face. Starts Mid Feb.
Re: New coloring Puzzle Postal Tracker is now closed
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Reply to: #970284 by IrishRef
Jan 14, 2019 1:38pm
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This coloring puzzle is now full.
video of tapping a padded envelope?
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Jan 27, 2019 10:29pm
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I went on youtube to look for a video showing how we tape an envelope for a postal. I couldn't find one. Does anyone know of one and have a link. I tried to explain it over the phone and a friend wasn't understanding.

Thanks,

~Aurora
still searching
Re: video of tapping a padded envelope?
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Reply to: #970729 by The hicks from the sticks
Jan 28, 2019 6:21am
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It seems like I remember seeing a picture at one point, but that was almost 5 years ago.

This is how the help section has it worded:
https://www.atlasquest.com/about/wiki/question.php?wikiId=110

I know, I'm not much help. I take a picture of my envelopes later and uploaded it if you'd like. I have had a bunch come in for the swap I'm hosting.
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Reply to: #970737 by photopam
Jan 29, 2019 5:35pm
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Thanks I did see that in wiki.
I need to be able to share it with an online Book club.
I offered to do a round Robin book exchange and they are insisting on using flat rate boxes. I was trying to explain how to tape a bubble mailer for re-use, I thought a video would help. I did get an AQ main with a step by step with photos. I will share that link.

~Aurora
Mystery Postal #OK2019A
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Jan 31, 2019 9:10pm
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I have enjoyed the mystery postals by IrishRef. IrishRef said that I could do mystery postals too. Here is my first. I hope that IrishRef is also okay with me copying the rules.

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 Oberon_Kenobi 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 OK 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 12-15 members correctly guessing will be notified by AQMail. The variable number is because if I get some correct ones on the same day where it fills up I would like to be able to include those. 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.

I will attempt to be as opaque and obscure as IrishRef. IrishRef has no idea about the topic of this mystery postal so is allowed to guess as well. Good luck to you all on my first mystery postal.

Clues:
1. 50