The Best of Cluenatic

Cluenatic is a mindsport that lets you decode a lot about a personality by unraveling four clues: a) the lateral clue b)the name clue c) the trivia clue and d) the fame clue. I formulated this game in 2004. I ran it as a daily game on yahoo groups. I set nearly 300 puzzles. A kind soul named Chandramouli pitched in with the rest. This blog will serve as a repository for some of the better cluenatic puzzles. To see the answer, just click the comment link.

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Unzip this puzzle...

NAME CLUE: Jerk Steals Virus
TRIVIA CLUE: 68 Dollar Idea
FAME CLUE: Blue Ash Movie


Blogger anantha said...

LATERAL CLUE: Belize Ring = To ring is to call. So Belize Ring is call Belize. The ISD code of Belize is 501.
NAME CLUE: Jerk Steals Virus = Jerk is a hint that it's an anagram. And one has to shake up Steals Virus to get to the name.
TRIVIA CLUE: 68 Dollar Idea
FAME CLUE: Blue Ash Movie = Ash is Aiswarya Rai. The only Ash movie title with a blue tinge is 'Jeans'.
PERSONALITY: What connects 501, Anagram of Steals Virus, 68 Dollar Idea and Jeans? The answer is obvious. It's Levi's Strauss (an anagram of Steals Virus), the maker of the famed 501 brand of jeans. But what's the 68 dollar idea bit? Well, here's the story: Jacob Davis came up with the idea of using rivets in jeans. He didn't have the 68 dollars needed for filing the patent. So he wrote to Levi Strauss to fund the same. Levi saw the big idea and became a co-patentee and rest is history.

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