Pablo's Armchair Treasure Hunt

Armchair Treasure Hunt 1986

Title: Armchair Treasure Hunt 1986
Setters: Paul Coombs & Brian Jackson
Themes: Magic

Hunters' Tales

Having sprinted to 45 questions answered, one could then work out the message (even allowing for the questions I got wrong first time). Then the code! Having got trapped in the false assumption that each entry in the table would be a single letter, I had rejected chemical elements once, and, having battered the collective brains for three days we were forced to rethink everything and the chemical elements then fell into place. Much excitement! Even the little boy next door heard about it and turned up with a garden spade because he thought we were digging for real treasure!

Found Northaw all right but failed to keep a clear mind on the instruction to take 2nd right (whats a W-ROAD anyway?). Then, like zombies, we looked for a road sign indicating a school. So, 20 minutes later, having developed a warped view of South Herts, we set off from the Sun again. This time we saw the 'school' and the very off-white Coal Tax post and the rest was an uneventful slosh through mud.

Ken Kirkman