The Lowell Riddler: Riddle #8 of 2022 Solved

The Lowell Riddler is hiding medallions in and near the City of Lowell and offering area residents the chance to win a prize of local gift cards. Look for a new clue or riddle each Saturday!

Here’s what the winner said about finding the medallion:

We have been looking for this one since the first clues came out. After the first clue, we thought it had to be on a string near a bench, bleachers, chair, etc, but didn’t have any luck after looking along the Riverwalk, near Bushnell, and on the trail between Cherry Creek and the Middle School. The second set of clues didn’t help narrow it down. The third set of clues reinforced the rest/relax clue and mentioned a team. My brother told me to go look around the Middle School tennis courts, which I did on a run yesterday morning. After coming up empty again, I continued on my run north on the Meijer trail, west on Vergennes, and then south on Alden Nash. I stumbled on the scenic overlook by accident, but immediately was excited seeing the vines near the bench.  I looked all around but didn’t find it and continued my run. I kept thinking about it and circled back to do a more extensive search. It lined up too well. There were large dirt piles (“mountains”) to the east and a blue porta-john between them “enhancing the view”. I also figured out “part of the team, hear but not seen” meant a bench and “between eight and nine” had to put it between the middle school and high school (8th and 9th grade). My second search was more extensive but again came up empty so I left. It continued to bother me, so I came back a third time yesterday afternoon and searched all around not finding it yet again. My brother was in town this evening and told me he was going to go look there because it just has to be there. I ended up meeting him out there and I found it within 30 seconds of getting there. It was hanging below the decking by fishing line. We called my parents so they could join the photo.

Thank you for doing the riddles! My family really enjoys thinking about them, bouncing ideas off each other and going out to look for the medallions. It’s been a weekly activity for us this summer!

Here’s what else The Lowell Riddler sent us when announcing the winner and the answers behind the riddle:

Congratulations

Paul Mundt from Lowell!

His prize package contains Lowell Bucks sponsored by Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, a Gift Certificate sponsored by Chimera Design, Lowell Bucks sponsored by Canfield Plumbing & Heating, a Gift Card sponsored by Big Boiler Brewery, a Gift Certificate sponsored by Ice Cream Caboose, and anonymous donations of a Gift Certificates for Gary’s Country Meats and Sneakers Bar & Grill!    

Paul already qualified for the Riddler of the Year contest
– the final riddle of the year coming in mid-August!
Details on how to qualify for the Riddler of the Year contest can be viewed here.


The Clues and Answers

Clue #1

Be merry and follow the line.
Trail

Stop to rest for a time.
Bench

The iron’s too far,
Gridiron/Football Field

So’s parking your car.
School Parking Lot

Not easy to make it all rhyme.

Clue #2

In the interest of this post,
The middle has the most.
Hanging from Middle Post at Bench

Little boy blue,
Blue Port-a-Jon

Enhances the view.
There are mountains along the east coast.
Huge Piles of Dirt/Topsoil 

Clue #3

When you’re ‘tween eight and nine,
Between 8th And 9th Grade

Stop, relax, and unwind.
Bench

Part of the team,
Heard not seen.
Players On the Bench

Withering on the vine.
Medallion Hanging Behind the Vine On The Railing Post


The Riddler of the Year

Contest Prize Package Contributions
Year-to Date
(Check weekly for updates)

Riddler of the Year

Qualified Participants

Riddler of the Year

Sponsored Prizes of Lowell Bucks, Gift Cards/Certificates:

  • Melissa Nietupski

  • Eric Mundt

  • Christian Huisman

  • Paul Mundt

  • Mark Weaver

  • Sarah Jones & Melissa Springsteen

  • Peggy Brown

  • Paul Mundt

  • Peggy and Mark Brown

  • Mike and Brady DeVore

  • Who will claim the Riddler of the Year title?

  • Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Chimera Design

  • Flat River Cottage

  • Sweet Seasons

  • Canfield Plumbing & Heating

  • Keiser's Kitchen

  • Big Boiler Brewery

  • Rookie's Sports Cards Plus

  • Flat River Grill

  • Ice Cream Caboose

  • Red Barn Consignment & Antiques

  • MI Hometown Furnishings

  • Mynt Fusion Bistro

  • Anonymous Donation - Ball's Softee Creme

  • Anonymous Donation - Lowell Bucks

  • Anonymous Donation - Ada/Lowell 5

  • Anonymous Donation - Sneaker's Bar & Grill

  • Anonymous Donation - Gary's Meat Market

  • Anonymous Donation - Heidi's Farmstand

  • Anonymous Donation - Ripple

Contact The Lowell Riddler to join this list [email protected]

 

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