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Here are the next two clues, hidden as part of the MOO Egg Hunt. Yesterday was the first day - and what a day! We've had lots of entries, and much scratching of heads as you all started to figure stuff out.

We did have a small problem with the elusive Clue Number Five, which got eaten temporarily by the internets. We're really sorry about that, but pleased to report it's back now. Some people found Clue Four tricky, so we've added a hint for this and Clue five, to help you find them before the 24 hours are up.

A few people have asked if these Eggs are online or in the Great Outdoors. The Great Outdoors Hunt doesn't start until 12.01am on Saturday morning, so all these clues will lead you to online locations - on MOO, or even on other sites. (Make sure you use the 'online' dropdown when you enter your egg location).

Other people have asked if they can enter more than five times. The answer to this is yes you can - if you find an Egg for every clue you are more than welcome to enter - but we will only be able to award a maximum of five prizes. Don't forget to check out the FAQs and T&Cs, if you need further info.

The first clues for today are:

Clue for Egg Six
There once was a bunny from Burgundy
Who felt right at home on Moo, you see.
If you just type his name,
The egg becomes plain.
And you can take home the prize most cheekily!


Clue for Egg Seven
Eggstra crafty co-op
Teams make compelling
Storefronts simple. They even give
You resources so promotion can be easy.


We'd also like to offer you some top tips, from Corvus, our very own clue-writer extraordinare. He says:

Heyo folks, here are nine tips and tricks I use to help me solve even the most pernicious of riddles!

1) Relax and drink a nice soothing cup of tea.
2) Let your mind wander a bit.
3) Read the poem.
4) Go do something else for half an hour.
5) Have a Thesaurus handy (there are plenty of online ones you can use).
6) Reread the poem.
7) Free associate--let your mind make parallels between the clues and sites you know of on the internet.
8) Take overly flowery descriptive phrases like "wintry coat" and figure out what they might mean.
9) Then use the Thesaurus look up every word that jumps out at you as odd or out of context.

...and a bonus tip!

10) If you're starting to over-think things take a short break and focus on something else. Your brains are remarkable tools for linking seemingly disparate pieces of information... particularly when you don't try to force them!


And last, but certainly not least, yesterday's winners! We've also given you all the hints we have as to how to find the egg, and the place where it was found.

The first two Egg Cracking Heroes are:

Egg One: Fran Tapia, at 11:19am
Hint #1: Do you know how to play this game?
Hint #2: Where did you learn about it?
Hint #3: Be sure to read the contest FAQ!
Still stuck? The Egg was right here!

Egg Two: Elly Parker, at 11.20am
Hint #1: Which if these words is not like the others?
Hint #2: Verb emphasis is so important.
Hint #3: Google is your friend!
Still stuck? The Egg was right here!

So a huge congratulations to both Fran and Elly, and we'll be in touch soon to tell you how to claim your prize. We'll also be choosing 9 other winners for each egg found, and you'll also be contacted in the next few days.

To everyone else - Happy hunting!


4th Mar, 2008 13:24 (UTC)
aww - seriously, you did great getting the first ones. 3-5 are still active if you want to search... we'll maybe put hints up for the others if everyone is really stuck.

Check out the other blog though - people are in the same position - also teaming up!


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