[For the really impatient, you can just skip straight to dessert.]
I've been remiss, but work has been Crazy! A few of you already know this, but for those that don't:
Chiara and I took part in a
n event ruse last Saturday. She has already
described the event fairly completely, I just feel compelled
to point out that in presenting the puzzles as faits
acomplis, she makes them seem much easier than they were.
Much of our time was spent figuring out how to attack each clue,
and what the puzzle might ultimately be.
After collecting plastic eggs all afternoon, the final step of the final puzzle spelled out "ARE YOU READY TO PUT YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET(,) CHIARA(?)" I had knelt beside her to "read over her shoulder" while she transcribed the message as Kate read it. At least, that's what she thought. Finally, questions were popped, the enormity sunk in, and champagne flowed.
Yes, the entire event was a ruse. And everyone involved, save one (miraculously), knew that.
So, how did this incredible, over-the-top, crazy afternoon come to pass?