Pablo's Armchair Treasure Hunt

Armchair Treasure Hunt 2002

Title: Wasted
Setter: Mark Abbott
Themes: Christopher and Philip Marlowe

Download the 2002 Answers PDF document 2002 Solution document in PDF format.

Cluedo Websites

As explained in more detail in the Answers, a subsidiary puzzle in the 2002 Hunt was a game of Cluedo.

The Puzzle included 18 Cluedo cards (6 suspects, 6 weapons, 6 rooms), and would-be detectives had to visit five websites to eliminate three cards at each in order to leave one suspect, one weapon and one room, in a similar vein to the popular board game. Further clues found at each website in the form of "My first is in X and also in Y" yielded letters that spelled out the URL of a sixth site, an 'incident room', where detectives could go and submit their accusations.

Clues to the URLs (named after characters in Chandler's Philip Marlowe books) were contained in the text of Wasted, and could also be derived from the answer grids. The six Cluedo websites are preserved here for posterity (use the "Back" button to return to this page):