The time allowed to complete the 2022 Treasure Hunt teaser has passed. And, as Musgrave told Holmes, “I have a copy of the questions and answers here, if you care to run your eye over them.”
Treasure Hunt Master Rich Krisciunas sent along the answers, as well as a reminder that this year’s hunt will commence right after midnight tomorrow night. Are you ready?
TREASURE HUNT TEASER
As a preview of the 2022 John H. Watson Society Treasure Hunt, fill in the blanks:
(1 point for each correct answer unless noted.)
IT ALL STARTED WITH OUR GOOD DOCTOR
- Dr. John H. Watson received his medical degree from ____________________________
ANSWER: THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.
- Subsequently, he trained to be a surgeon at ___________________
- In India, he was attached to the ________________________
ANSWER: 5TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS
- Upon reaching Candahar he subsequently was attached to ____________________
ANSWER: THE BERKSHIRES
- Where he served in the battle of _________________
- Before he was injured after being struck by a _______________________-
ANSWER: JEZAIL BULLET.
- He was saved and carried off the battlefield by __________________________
ANSWER: MURRAY HIS ORDERLY.
- He was transported home on the troopship _______________________
- Watson’s pension amount was __________________________
ANSWER: ELEVEN SHILLINGS AND SIX PENCE.
- The address of the woman engaged to a head waiter.
ANSWER: 11 RUE DE TRAJAN, MONTPELIER
Marie Devine, the maid, was as popular as her mistress. She was actually engaged to one of the head waiters in the hotel, and there was no difficulty in getting her address. It was 11 Rue de Trajan, Montpellier. LADY
- The address where the coffin was delivered.
ANSWER: No. 36, Poultney Square, Brixton.
Then she called a cab and got in. I was lucky enough to get another and so to follow her. She got down at last at No. 36, Poultney Square, Brixton. I was standing there, wondering what I should do next, when a covered van drove up with two men in it. They descended, took something out of the van, and carried it up the steps to the hall door. Mr. Holmes, it was a coffin.” LADY
- The address where the constable lived.
ANSWER: 46, AUDLEY COURT, KENSINGTON PARK GATE
I should like to speak to the constable who found the body. Can you give me his name and address?” Lestrade glanced at his note-book. “John Rance,” he said. “He is off duty now. You will find him at 46, Audley Court, Kennington Park Gate.”
- The address of the inspector invited to breakfast.
ANSWER: 46 LORD STREET, BRIXTON
“The other is: ‘Inspector Stanley Hopkins, 46 Lord Street, Brixton. Come breakfast to-morrow at nine-thirty.”
- The addresses of two who were both suspected.
ANSWER: 13 GREAT GEORGE STREET, 13 CAULFIELD GARDENS, KENSINGTON
There are numerous small fry, but few who would handle so big an affair. The only men worth considering are Adolph Mayer, of 13 Great George Street, Westminster; Louis La Rothiere, of Campden Mansions, Notting Hill; and Hugo Oberstein, 13 Caulfield Gardens, Kensington. BRUC
DO YOU HAVE THE TIME?
- Five who were scheduled to arrive at noon. Who and where? 6 pts
ANSWER: HOLMES AND WATSON AT ST. BARTS, COL. VALENTINE WALTER AND OBERSTEIN AT SMOKING ROOM AT CHARING CROSS HOTEL, DR. BARNICOT AT HIS SURGERY AT LOWER BRIXTON ROAD.
Holmes to Watson: “A fellow who is working at the chemical laboratory up at the hospital. He was bemoaning himself this morning because he could not get someone to go halves with him in some nice rooms which he had found, and which were too much for his purse.”
“When shall we see them?” “Call for me here at noon to-morrow, and we’ll go together and settle everything,” he answered. “All right—noon exactly,” said I, shaking his hand.” STUD
Agony column ad written by Co. Valentine Walter directed to Oberstein,
“Therefore I shall expect to meet you in the smoking-room of the Charing Cross Hotel at noon on Saturday. Remember that only English notes, or gold, will be taken. And it did! It is a matter of history—that secret history of a nation which is often so much more intimate and interesting than its public chronicles—that Oberstein, eager to complete the coup of his lifetime, came to the lure and was safely engulfed for fifteen years in a British prison.” BRUC
“There lives a well-known medical practitioner, named Dr. Barnicot, who has one of the largest practices upon the south side of the Thames. His residence and principal consulting-room is at Kennington Road, but he has a branch surgery and dispensary at Lower Brixton Road, two miles away.
Dr. Barnicot was due at his surgery at twelve o’clock, and you can imagine his amazement when, on arriving there, he found that the window had been opened in the night…” SIXN