Perplex City Card Catalog
Home Map Grid Card Letters Playing Cards Contribute Wanted FAQ About
Misprints and Rarities


13th labour badge

Buy Cards

tl   tr

#073:Satellites of Love

Season:  2
Number:  073
Wave:  1
Color:  yellow
Suit:  crosses suit
Corner:   corner
Card's Points:  480
Card Group's Points:  0
Reverse:  special reverse
Playing Card: 
Number Marks: 
Official Statistics
Can you match the names to these orbiting adventurers?

International Space Station
Voyager 1

A. Still being built. The project's first part was the Russian Zarya module, launched on November 20, 1998.

B. The first artificial satellite sent into orbit, launched by Russia on October 4, 1957. Its name means "Fellow Traveller".

C. Launched by the USA on September 5, 1977. It is still operational, and is now officially interstellar, having left our solar system when it reached a distance of 14 billion kilometers from the sun.

D. Launched by the European Space Agency on March 13, 1986, in order to investigate the last pass of Halley's Comet.


Letter of the Week!

Dear Rinaldo,
Some time ago, I gave a girl at school a puzzle that, when solved, revealed my deep and passionate feelings for her. However, in the weeks that have passed, she hasn't solved it. This has somewhat dampened my affections for her, as I thought she was quite a bit cleverer than that. Clearly she is not the girl I thought she was! Now I worry that she will hit the solve and try to pursue a relationship I no longer desire. What should i do?
All Out Of Love

Dear All Out
This is a nasty pickle, isn't it? It's a pity for you you're not a better judge of character. Your best bet might be to have a discreet talk with one of her best friends and get the friend to wipe the puzzle from her key (and dispose of any related physical objects she may have created). Then you have to hope the girl doesn't remember enough of the puzzle to reconstruct it, which she probably won't, if she's as dull as you believe. I suppose you could just gently tell her you've withdrawn the puzzle and its message, but if you had the social wherewithal to do that, you wouldn't be sending girls puzzles they couldn't solve as love notes, would you?

54 Sentinel Sunday

bl   br

Corrections? Suggestions? Contribute directly or email
PXCCC 2.0 2009-05-02 21:06:47 PDT