Mystillery Newsletter #18 - February 2022

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Maybe The Mystillery should get in on the word game craze. What do you think of Murdle? Let's see, STOUT, NGAIO, MARSH, QUEEN... I think the New York Times would cough up over a few million for it.

Your host was rather startled to find this blatantly-targeted ad (below) popping up while using Fantastic Fiction. Coincidence or Conspiracy?

Not to be outdone, Paperback Swap got in on the act too:

SEARCH ENGINE UPDATED: The search engine had its monthly update this morning (Feb 1), so your submissions through Jan 31 are indexed and can now be found by it. This is available from the Medical Examiner and Six Shooter challenge pages.


Medical Examiner news

HAPPENINGS IN JANUARY:

We welcome a number of brand new examiners for 2022!

We have five examiners who have had the privilege of wearing the Lavender Lab Coat for tying 100 toe tags: Bev "Quincy" Hankins, Sanacrow, Colleen, OutsmartYourShelf, and Tina Hilbert!

Morgue Statistics
 2019202020212022*
Medical Examiners8 14 37 25
Total toe tags issued1444271910822 1330
Total books read441806 1883 282
Average toe tags per book3.27 3.37 5.74 4.71
Average toe tags per examiner180194 292 53
Average books read per examiner5557 51 11

* as of February 1

Six Shooter news

We welcome a number of brand new gunslingers for 2022! NEW NOTCHES (completed targets) CARVED IN JANUARY:

NEW BOOKSNIPERS (score 2.000+) IN JANUARY:

NEW SHARPSHOOTERS (score 1.000+) IN JANUARY:

Shooting Gallery Statistics
 2019202020212022*
Gunslingers81821 20
Total shots taken (books read)1926191065 153
Total notches carved (sets of 6)2764 108 10
Average shots (books) per gunslinger2434 50 7
Average notches (sets of 6) per gunslinger3.373.55 5.14 0.5

* as of February 1

Beachcomber news

Now all four categories in this challenge use the find-the-letter system, with some cool strategies: BEACH BAGS FILLED IN JANUARY:


Century Club news


Waiter, be sure Sir Reginald gets the tuna salad which has been out warming in the sun all day.

We have eight members now, which makes the bridge tables quite efficient to manage. Of course, additional members are always welcome.

NEW MEMBERS ("Centurions") IN JANUARY:

NEW WANNABEES ("Social Climbers") IN JANUARY:


Ten Pins news


Abra Cadavers news

Abra Cadavers has closed for the season.

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