Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

(Click on the cartoon to see the entire image.)
(C)Copyright 2009, C. Burke. All rights reserved.

Post your answer on the blog.

Extra Clue 1: Melchior said that he would like to visit Saba someday.

Extra Clue 2: The final gift was placed next to the gold.

Extra Clue 3: Just Google it, already.


lnthomp said...

I don't know if the clues in the comic window plus the first two extra clues are enough to deduce the answer, because after only a few minutes I went with the third extra clue and came up with:

First, Melchior from Arabia gave Gold
Second, Balthazar from Saba gave Frankincense.
Third, Caspar from Tarsus gave Myrrh.

(x, why?) said...

"Second, Balthazar from Saba gave Frankincense."

Balthazar went after the king who gave Myrrh.

By the way, everyone knows it's "gold, frankincense, and myrrh", but the actual order isn't given, so that was the only fact that I could play around with.

lnthomp said...

And here I was so proud of myself figuring out the puzzle! I used to be able to do these, I guess I'm out of practice.

I better get my game on soon -- January 12, I start my first semester of a Master's degree program in Computer Science