How Did You Know? - {day 3}

David K. Israel

We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt!

Again, the rules: Every remaining day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge. Your job: come up with the answers and hold onto them! Why? Because on Monday, next week, you'll need them to solve a short puzzle. The first person to email in the correct answers and successfully show how you arrived at them (thus the title: How Did You Know?) wins a choice of any TWO t-shirts and book from our store. In addition to the above, we'll be awarding a t-shirt to one random winner who has all the correct answers. So even if you're not the first one with the right answers, there's still a chance to wind up a winner on HDYK?

And remember, we're also giving away a really big, sa-weeet prize to any winning contestant who can defend the title three months in a row. Katie Richie and Stacy Vallely are our current champions. You can read about them here.

As with previous How Did You Know? posts, comments have been turned off, but I definitely encourage you to work in teams like our present champions did. Write your friends, send around each daily challenge, conspire, work together, whatever it takes to make sure you're armed with the right answers going into next Monday's puzzle. (Questions? drop us an e-mail at:

If you missed Day 1's challenge, you can find that right over here. Day 2 can be found this-a-way.

Today we're playing Name That Location. In the puzzle on the next page, the names of seven U.S. locations (cities, villages, towns, etc.) are camouflaged. Each location is home to a major astronomical observatory. The letters of each answer are in order from left to right. You just have to clear away the unneeded letters in the row in order to see the correct words. Hint: Names of states do not appear in the puzzle, only cities, etc. (e.g. If the name of the location were Tuscan, Arizona, only the word Tuscan would appear in the puzzle.)

See you back for your fourth challenge tomorrow...