Think you know your way around New Haven? See how many of the riddles you solved correctly and add up your points to see if you're ready for Cluefest 06.
1. It's not a restaurant, but you can get almost anything you want here, excepting Alice.
Group W Bench,1171 Chapel St. (1 point)
2. New Haven's coolest combination public art gallery/bus stop. To get this one right, you'll have to know a lot about the latest in New Haven.
The Lot bus stop, near the corner of Orange and Chapel, (1 point)
3. Formerly the Clean Team's main headquarters, this is the cornucopia for souvenirs, memorabilia, and info on New Haven.
Info New Haven at the corner of College & Chapel, next to Claire's (1 point)
4. It's the oldest clip joint in the state.
Phil's Hair Styles, 82 Wall St. (1 point)
5. The maddest hatter in New England.
Del Monico Hatters, 47 Elm St. (1 point)
6. It is my statue, not my fort.
I am famous for my retort.
My regret was that I could not give two.
If you love the colonies you'll know what to do.
I stand outside the oldest hall.
Come and join our state's call.
Nathan Hale Statue (3 points)
7. Beneath one Q and above another.
When they pass I'm torn asunder.
In the shadow of a grander span
I'll get you there, oh yes, I can.
When construction comes I'll reign first in the ranks.
You'll come to love my neighbors the tanks.
Dinos out. Fossil in.
Look out for signs and turn right in.
Tomlinson Bridge (3 points)
8. Deep within the pizza square
The art that hangs has no compare.
Number 61, come 'round the rear.
There is a mane on this street here.
Off the street that you can eat,
The rum you'll get will be a treat.
61 Lyon Street - Private Residence (3 points)
9. The newest addition to the Gebreyesus crew.
Choose your path and it'll lead you through.
Cathedral of sweat. Downing your cups.
Buying a book. Or down on your luck.
We'll catch you like our favorite Met.
Hurry to the party, don't be out of step.
La Piazza (3 points)
10. Come on up and get your piece.
This eden: supported by Chez Panisse.
Reach down into the dirt and get your munchies.
This place is not just for the crunchy.
The students here work without fee,
And they don't use DDT.
Compost, peas, and sweet bok choi
Here is where we grow your joy.
Between God and science middle ground,
Where organic yummies can be found.
Yale Sustainable Food Project Garden (3 points)
11. Whalley, Goffe and Dixwell
Didn't think that George was swell.
Up the summit they all fled
To avoid the behead.
Three Judges Cave (3 points)
12. They got burgers, hotdogs, grinders.
At this Plutocrat-named diner.
Cross the bridge to your goal.
One pancake stack for all.
Bring the check to the next location
Or else you'll experience deep fried frustration.
Forbes Diner (3 points)
13. Owned by a company with its very own font.
This home belonged to James Pierpont.
Go find the monkey in the back,
of this New Haven's oldest shack.
Yale Visitor Center, 149 Elm Street (3 points)
14. Beyond the strippers, sculpted wood;
Point your nose to the Latino hood.
Hippies, homies, yuppies, and your boys
Buy your tchotchkes, Eames chairs and toys.
This clue is not meant to daunt.
Go to where Soho meets Vermont.
Fair Haven Woodworks, 72 Blatchley Avenue @ River Street (3 points)
15. After the Governors toke their fill,
they trip right over to the Mighty Mill.
Cottonmouth seeks my rusty pipe.
I live in weeds, so what's your gripe?
A weepy cold spring wells from the deep.
At the base of the Rock do I seep.
College Woods/Cold Spring, Orange Street @ Cold Spring Street (3 points)
16. Got the tricks and got mad skillz?
Only Hawk good nuff to pay the billz.
Freestyle biking, ride the rail.
B-boy here or skate off your tail.
Illegal outside, now chill with Park & Rec.
Love Jackass and know what to expect.
Skate Park @ Edgewood Park, Edgewood Avenue at Fitch Street (3 points)
17. My size does matter, you silly one.
It's short, so please do not make fun.
Pressed up on neighbors, I cannot grow.
If I were bigger, I'd make some dough.
Cough and sputter, but please don't choke.
It's true my two clients are really quite broke.
Regional now, I been worse.
Scottish wool has been my curse.
Stodgy is the name of mine.
Take a pic in front of my sign.
Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, 155 Burr Street (3 points)
18. If delicious food is your goal.
Pick a place that has some soul.
With some sweet tea to quench your thirst,
this downtown fave started here first.
Sandra's Place (original location), 636 Congress Avenue (3 points)
How did you do?
Welcome to New Haven. Lived here long?
Not too shabby. Maybe you can be in charge of navigation for your team.
Third degree Cluemaster. You are ready.
You just might know New Haven too well to play this game. Please report to one of the Cluefest organizers to help plan next year's event!
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