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usuallycountingbats
11-22-2013, 12:52 PM
So National Book Tokens are running a competition at the moment to win a year's supply of books by guessing the titles from the picture. I would assume this is UK only, but the game is fun anyway!

I got 12/20 straight away, and now I'm pondering the remaining 8.

http://caboodle.nationalbooktokens.com/hiddenbooks/default.aspx?competition=1#

(Sorry if someone has already posted this somewhere - feel free to delete it if they have. I did do a search and nothing showed up, but that doesn't mean much sometimes!)

Caitlin Black
11-22-2013, 11:36 PM
I think I figured out maybe 3 of them... I'm not good with picture clue stuff.

usuallycountingbats
11-23-2013, 12:55 AM
I managed to get them all, though some caused a good deal of head scratching!

thebird
11-23-2013, 01:31 AM
Wow, I was horrible at this! I got, um, erm.....ONE. Yep, one measly answer correct.

Ramshackle
11-23-2013, 01:36 AM
I managed to get them all, though some caused a good deal of head scratching!

There are four I'm struggling with.

If I can't get them before bedtime, be warned - I'm PMing you for answers. I'm never going to sleep if not! ;)

Vito
11-23-2013, 01:42 AM
9/20!

Maggie Maxwell
11-23-2013, 01:47 AM
I've managed 10, but one was a straight up "I don't know a book by this title, but I'm going to try it" guess.

Edit: Just got 11.

Ramshackle
11-23-2013, 01:55 AM
Just got another - three left.

My head may explode first.

usuallycountingbats
11-23-2013, 01:55 AM
There are four I'm struggling with.

If I can't get them before bedtime, be warned - I'm PMing you for answers. I'm never going to sleep if not! ;)

I will happily give hints if required!

usuallycountingbats
11-23-2013, 01:56 AM
Just got another - three left.

My head may explode first.

Let me guess, one is the bottle?!

Ramshackle
11-23-2013, 02:02 AM
Let me guess, one is the bottle?!

I have all but the bottle, the donkey and the ticket.

I suspect the ticket is obvious, and I'm just not getting it. The donkey is proving difficult because whilst brainstorming the phrase 'red hot ass' somehow lodged itself in my mind, and is now repeating like a song in my head.

:Headbang:

usuallycountingbats
11-23-2013, 02:06 AM
The donkey is say what you see! The colour isn't relevant. The ticket is the one you think it is ;)

Maggie Maxwell
11-23-2013, 04:34 AM
The donkey is say what you see! The colour isn't relevant. The ticket is the one you think it is ;)

My friend figured out the donkey first thing, and I felt soooo stupid for not getting it. I'd had a "I should know this one" feeling from it. Turns out it was right.

usuallycountingbats
12-05-2013, 08:26 PM
http://caboodle.nationalbooktokens.com/hiddenbooks/default.aspx?competition=2#

So I got 16 of these straight off, and now have the remaining 4 to ponder over...

ETA: Ok, that one was much easier than the first one, I managed to get them all pretty quickly!

Elorenalory
12-06-2013, 11:53 PM
I got 9 so far. Not doing so hot.

Just got another one, so 10/20

Nekko
12-07-2013, 12:24 AM
Well for competition #1 I got 8/20.

usuallycountingbats
12-07-2013, 02:28 AM
I'm happy to give clues if anyone wants them!

Manuel Royal
12-07-2013, 02:49 AM
So far I've got 7/20 on the first one, and 9/20 on the second. This is harder than I thought! I expect some clues I'll never get just because of not being familiar with the title. The donkey continues to elude me.

ETA: For at least one of the clues, it helps to think of British, rather than American, terms.

usuallycountingbats
12-07-2013, 02:57 AM
You should have heard of the donkey one! There's nothing more to it than saying what you see - donkey...and what's written on it ;)

Manuel Royal
12-07-2013, 07:37 AM
Finally caught up with that donkey. Now I'm 10/20 on both puzzles.

ETA: 11/20 on one. A tip: don't try to be too clever in looking for symbolism. And you've got to be exact -- don't leave off "The" or "A" in the title.