I have been busy writings clues for the Beverly Area Planning Association History Mystery Bike Ride. It is a local event that consists of a route, clues and a puzzle. You get to hunt through the neighborhood looking for the things in the clues. I try to construct my clues so that they are rhyming couplets. It is fun writing and I get a byline on all of the printed clue forms.
So here are a few of my clues for this year.
The flowers are pretty, the GARDEN is nice,
Signs on the window reveal the trip price
For trains headed to Joliet or downtown
Metra is the way to get around!
My numbers are so very pretty
Above the vintage word for mail
Something not often seen today
The P O S T is delivered by “snail”.
Beneath your feet you will see
The names of streets we used to be
The answer you seek this afternoon
Is the one that is a phase of the moon!
The answer is CRESENT.
Look for a wooden house trimmed in gray and red.
It came to this place packed in crates on a truck bed
It’s lasted so long you should give it three CHEERS
It was selected from a catalog from Sears!
On a corner you’ll find the next clue
Some folks say it belongs in the zoo.
Althought it not meant to give you a scare
Be Careful! It’s a CARVED bear!
Twinkle twinkle on Lothair,
What’s on the green garage is mighty rare.
But look across the street and there you’ll see
A house with a silver on just like me! I’m a STAR!
Sorry I couldn’t include pictures of the places, but my telephone camera is horrid!