Wednesday, February 22, 2012


2/22 Update: This week's tickets have been claimed, at Dusty Strings in Fremont! We figured an instrument shop would be the perfect place to hide Orphée et Eurydice tickets--but where will we hide next week's pair? That's top secret, but come back on Monday for another round of clues!

Originally posted on Monday, February 21, 2012, at 10 a.m.

Our first "Orpheus Odyssey" hunt lasted only a day, thanks to winner Nick G., a diehard fan of The Simpsons who quickly figured out our first clue, a reference to a Krusty the Clown quote that pointed to That's Amore! Italian Cafe in Mt. Baker. But now we start fresh, and there's another free pair of Orphée et Eurydice tickets stashed somewhere in Seattle, just waiting for you. If you need a refresher on how these treasure hunts work, check out this post. If you're ready to travel on, here are clues for Week 2's Orphic mystery:

CLUE #1 (posted 2/20)
There’s something a bit bovine about this sunbeam and litigator.

CLUE #2 (posted 2/21)
Gateway to dulcet melody of the mountains

CLUE #3 (posted 2/22)
Ashes to Ashes, This on These Subatomic Particles

"Luck (forgot the umlaut!)"

Know which business this is referring to? If so, a pair of tickets to the March 10 performance of Orphée et Eurydice await, available for claiming this week from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. this Monday through Saturday, or 12-5 p.m. on Sunday.

If you're stumped, fear not...Orpheus and other Greek heroes found many entrances to the Underworld. Just come back to this blog every morning this week (or check out our Facebook or Twitter pages) for a NEW CLUE, until the tickets have been won. A new hunt begins next Monday.

Good luck...

Art Credit: "Orpheus" by Franz Stuck


  1. Could you explain those clues, now that the answer has been revealed?

  2. Sure, the tickets were being held at Dusty Strings, a music store in Fremont. Today's clue puns a bit on the name of the store ('strings' are a kind of subatomic particle); yesterday's clue refers to Dusty Strings' reputation as a great place to get your dulcimer (origin of word: from Latin "dulces" plus Greek "melos") repaired, plus the fact that when you enter the store, when it opens the door strums an mountain (or Appalachian) dulcimer that's overhead; and the trickier clue from Monday punned on the names of the couple who founded the business, whom you can meet at

    If the tickets hadn't been found today, we'd have gone tomorrow with our planned Clue #4, "Orpheus Descending here for lyre repairs"!