Today's a travel day, following the Dodgers' impressive 6-0 homestand to open the season with a bang. The boys in blue are off to Houston for a three-game series that starts tomorrow. So what better way to herald SoSG's Off-Day Puzzle #2, talking about travel?
As long-time SoSG readers know, one of our continuing features is The Adventures of Dodger Duck. Dodger Duck is one well-traveled little fuzzy animal. In fact, some have surmised that he must have cockpit access, or at least a lot of frequent flier miles!
However, it's come to my attention (from seeing the dearth of comments on Dodger Duck posts) that SoSG readers may not be very interested in Dodger Duck's world travels. That changes today, my friends, as Dodger Duck's continuing adventures herald PCS Season II Off-Day Puzzle #2. This time, you'll have to pay attention, people!
Dodger Duck just finished a marathon seven-city journey that had him bouncing all over the world. But his destination choices weren't trivial; rather, he had this trip scheduled deliberately right down to the amount of time he spent in each city. In his mind, he was not only seeing the world (and amassing just under 30K miles in the process)--he was also paying tribute to a Dodger friend of his.
Witness his itinerary:
#1 Dodger Duck spent three days in this city:
#2 Before spending three days in this city (which shares the name of the school; he took a quick refresher course here):
#3 Followed by another three days in this city:
#4 Dodger Duck spent a relaxing six days in this city:
#5 Followed by six days in this city:
#6 Before finally spending four days in this city:
#7 And ending his journey with one day in this city, his final stop:
Whew! That's a lot of jet-setting! So what Dodger friend was the focus of Dodger Duck's traveling tribute?
HINT #1 (10:12a): As mentioned in the comment thread, one does not need to correctly identify all seven cities in order to derive the answer.
HINT #2 (12:40p): For those of you stuck staring at a handful of cities, make sure you're using all the information available.
HINT #3 (5:00p): Three of the cities are in the US.
Puzzle Rules: Comment freely in the thread, but if you have the solution, please don't give it away to everyone in the comments section. Instead, do the following:
- Email us with the name of the Dodger who is the answer, as well as your methodology for how you obtained said name. Participation points may be awarded, but since this puzzle utilizes less "lateral thinking," you'll likely know it if you've got it. And please make sure to include your screen name somewhere in the email! Then,
- Post a comment in this thread stating you have emailed your solution attempt. And finally,
- Wait for confirmation of your successful answer. I may not be able to reply to your original email promptly, so please be patient and check back often at the comment thread for the latest news and for confirmation.
You have until midnight PT tonight to submit your answer. Good luck!