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Question of the Day : 30 December


To recap the instructions here: in each of the twelve daily clues you will find a string of six words. Extract three adjoining words there are four possible trios in each string and find what places each one represents, using the WhatThreeWords 'geocode' system. Zoom out from the ensuing three-metre square, until you can work out where in the world you have 'landed'. Use your skill and judgment to work out which of these four locations is most likely to have hosted a concert of interest to Procol Harum fans. Then read the four ancillary clues that follow the string of six words. You'll need to use Google to resolve some of the clues ... for Procol questions, start your search with _site:procolharum.com_ .If three of these ancillary clues confirm the concert-location you chose, make a careful note of the details so you can quickly retrieve them on 5 January when you solve the thirteenth clue! If three of these ancillary clues do not confirm the concert-location you chose, try another location and repeat the procedure. Please note that, each day, one (only) of the ancillary clues is nonsensical.


Here's this evening's six-word string, for you to turn into four locations (with help from WhatThreeWords). Which one of those four locations witnessed the concert corresponding to three of the clues below?

media.nicknames.anyway.waxing.yesterday.voices
 


Four ancillary clues, of which (only) one is nonsensical
 

1

Back in the year of the Battle of Maldon, Obadiah Ragsworth lived a few blocks from where this Procol gig was played. But he would have had to wait n-cubed weeks to hear Procol nearby (where n is a seven-digit prime number).

2

Procol Harum closed this show with Little Queenie

3

Ubangi Stomp (anagram of Moping Tubas) was heard at soundcheck, but not during the show itself

4

The drummer at this recital played his final three Procol gigs at (or near) castles; this was the first of the three.


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