The Lowell Riddler: Riddle #9 Solved!

The Lowell Riddler is hiding medallions in 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!

The Lowell Riddler didn’t expect the 9th riddle to be so difficult. They were sure the second clue would have the medallion found by Saturday morning, but when Sunday came and went, they told us in an email, “Maybe these two clues are harder than I thought.”

However, Ed and Lisa Stormzand finally cracked the code on Monday morning and found the medallion hidden on a fire hydrant near the ball diamond on Bowes Road. Here’s what they told the Riddler when claiming their prize:

We were out this weekend with many others at the fairgrounds. Lots of people looking!  We went out at 11 pm Sun night to check out a few fire hydrants, but no luck. My husband had an epiphany at 1 am Monday morning. The stirrups and hose was not horse barns and fire department but BASEBALL! On “Bows” road. Narrowed it right down. So fun!

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



Ed and Lisa Stormzand from Lowell!

They won a prize pack that includes Lowell Bucks from the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce
and a gift certificate from Chimera Design.

Also included is an anonymous donation of gift cards
for Big Boiler Brewery and Keiser’s Kitchen!


Here are the answers to the two clues:

Clue #1

Depending how it’s read,
I don’t want you to be misled (red not read)
I am an asset in our town,
you can find me all around (several hundred fire hydrants)
Iowa does make some sense, (Field of Dreams)
but their future is on the fence (BB Field may be closing)
Get on your walking shoes, (It’s not downtown)
this one you’ll lose if you snooze

Clue #2

‘Tis the season for stirrups and hose (Baseball socks)
Gift-wrapped up with ribbons and bows (Bowes Rd.)
Beyond the field, just past the fence (Near the street)
How it’s read helps it all make sense (Again, red not read)

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