AWAA #63

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Puzzle Solved by: Brad
Elapsed Time: 23 days 19 hr 49 min
Location: between the Ob River and Omsk, Russia

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11 Responses to “AWAA #63”

  1. A hint here would be rushing things.


  2. O Be patient!


  3. Don’t be too critical of this one, dissidents will be banned …


  4. Obviously obtuse, this obsessive observer objects!!

  5. Take that famous express-train out of here!


  6. The clues all point to one place - I just can’t find it. Apparently, I’m better at clues than searching.

  7. Russia - That was the easy part. Near Omsk. N, E

    If you zoom in on the curve, there is a vehicle on the road.

  8. Actually 406 miles north of Omsk.

  9. In those regions, that is near Omsk.


  10. Almost forgot the clue-clarification:

    - the first one I borrowed from Brad, it’s the same he used for #28-e : rushing points towards Russia.
    - the second one “O Be patient” was ment to lead you to the river Ob. Alan did a subtle repeat of this hint a few days later.
    - the one about dissidents being banned was a reference to Siberia, as was teh last one: Trans Siberia Express.


  11. The rushing thing sent me to Russia right away, but as we all know, it’s a bit big.

    Dissidents said Siberia, and Alan’s “O” clue got me searching for cities in Siberia that start with “O”.

    Then I just had to find some hi-res area - I just didn’t expect it to be that far away. But then, the clue had nothing to do with Omsk.

    (Omsk is closer to Dushanbe, Tajikistan - 3 countries away - than it is to Moscow.)


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