Lava Java and Weekend NtV Riddle (5)

NtV Riddle (5)

Its been suggested that we vary the NtV Riddle sometimes … so this week No 5 is a bit different.

2 points for Nos 1, 2, 3 and 4 

No 1 – Admiral Snubber (Isambard Brunel) and Farah Moris (Omah Sharif) might both be thus described, but for very different reasons! SOLVED Bridgeman Island

No 2 – Organic chemical reaction resulting in a media frenzy. SOLVED Schmitt 

No 3 – Cheers as Ms Sharapova serves a double. SOLVED Tiatia

No 4 – Before public transport a quick way up was by snow mobile. SOLVED Erebus

No 5 – VolcanoSearch  1 point for each of the volcanoes hidden below. Letters have been used more than once sometimes and the normal WordSearch format applies … ie volcanoes will appear vertically, horizontally, diagonally and in either direction.

                 Y A H P A N W D H L L A W U T 
                 Z K Y C A M S S T A Y M R S B  
                 H E S G U U B H Y A L I Q A Y 
                 O W A M R L I R Q T E H U N N 
                 S P Z B Y N E P Y U R S S K E 
                 Q R L U G R O V O M O O U L M 
                 T E R M X P A M I B G G A Q I 
                 S E U J A H X K B H B K R J Z 
                 M L T L S M A D A B S I X A I 
                 I O A C B A Y A C N A B A S K 


Current Points Table:

18 – Alison

  8 – Kelda

  6 – Edward, Diana Barnes

  4 – Frances, Talla

  3 – inannamoon667, KarenZ

  2 – chryphia, dfm, grimmster

  1 – Random Joe, mdatc


81 thoughts on “Lava Java and Weekend NtV Riddle (5)

  1. In the wordsquare I have CAM YALI and USU

    I think no 2 could be schmidt.
    From amide – anagram of ‘media’
    amides are involved in the Schmidt reaction.

  2. Kizimen is also in the wordsearch (think my other answer is in the spam vaults for some reaon..?)

    Poor Stephanie laguishing for so long in the dungeons … I have given you two extra points as you found some of the missing volcannoes before the others but we could not see your answers … sigh!

  3. My mate Shiveluch is there!!!

    Specially for you!
    DING 1 point Shiveluch
    (There’s a couple more of ‘yours’!)

        • Many a long car journey in my childhood – it was either word search or ‘pub cricket’. Sadly now that everyone goes on motorways pub cricket is a game lost to history.

          Oh … [Mt] Adams (I’ll shut up now)

          DING 1 point Adams
          OMG Pub Cricket now there’s a memory … laughing as I remember my father’s competitive spirit and the near accidents as he strained to gain runs!

          • For those who are not old enough or English enough I should probably describe the ancient game of pub cricket.

            In days of yore, English families set out every August on a summer holiday. The sensible family car was loaded to the gunwales, way beyond its natural limits, and the family unit in what ever form it took set out at first light for a whole day’s driving to reach the wilds of Cornwall or the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake/Peak District for a week of B&B and scone-eating. There were no motor(free)ways, so one was forced to travel along ‘trunk’ roads that had once been the great coaching routes of Ye Olde Englande – through town and village alike. So, naturally, every few hundred yards there was a public house!

            Now, to play the ancient game of pub cricket you needed two sides – a left and a right. Those on the left-side of the car (Mum and me) played against the right side of the car (Dad and my Nan). And you looked for pub names. If you passed a pub on the left that was called, say, The Four Horseshoes, you scored four runs. If it was The Butcher’s Arms you scored two runs (for two arms), the Fox and Gynaecologist also scored two! The grandly named Marquis of Granby only scored one, because there was only one marquis. Get the idea? There were, of course, arguments. The Cricketer’s Arms was always a problem – was that one (for a cricketer) or 11 (for a team of cricketers)? Always hell if there was no apostrophe! Arguments helped pass the endless monotony of the 1960s British road network.

            But, beware the Red Lion or the King’s Arms. These are the two most common pub names in England, and if one came up on your side you were out, and you lost a wicket.

            And so it went, until the left or right side of the car had passed 10 Red Lions or King’s Arms, and all your batsmen were out. Then your innings had come to an end.

            Ahhh … life before internet/playstation/motorways/overseas holidays etc etc
            (I’m not that old, really 🙂 )

            • My goodness – I lived those days. Each August we ventured from Durham to deepest Devon in the 1960s to meet up with family. Left at the crack of pre-dawn and drove for what seemed like eternity. The nearest thing to a motorway was the A1 (we didn’t use the M1) before we peeled off across country. Brings back memories of the picnic we took, my Mum’s “Pee Palace” which could be found halfway into the journey (a particular woodland), and the thudding of the wind on the open windows! Thanks for the memory!

  4. Going out for dinner … there’s still at least 8 volcanoes to find and No 1 is not solved … could be tricky that one!
    Will DING when I get back!

  5. Hi everyone
    Just back from a dinner party … I have released poor Stephanie Alice from the dungeons and will now update all the riddle entries!
    It may take some time ….

  6. Sorry Killy…Tea in the Paaark this weekend. Soo amazing am loving it. Volcanic cocktails coming up .. good luck with riddles guys. Me happy. Xxx

    • Heyyyyyy I am so envious … enjoy and have a couple of cocktails on me!! On second thoughts make that three …

      • The thing that I really REALLY hope that they do, is to send an archeological dive crew down there to look for human settlement artifacts. If they find anything, that will whack a lot of theories in the arse. Big time. This is the time frame that Clovis would have been trotting around, and Cypress loves the bottom lands along rivers… and that’s a prime location to acquire easy to catch fish, turtles, crawdads, gators, etc… The gators are more difficult since they tend to eat you if you mess up.

    • To which I responded with a lat and lon to a bridge that over looks an area of the Choctawhatchee river that is probably (IMO) a very good surrogate for what that stand of trees may have looked like 52,000 years ago. I promised to snap a pic when I went by that. This is it.

      Choctawhatchee River at flood stage… near Ebro Florida. (St Rd 20 bridge)

      A Wikimedia image of the same river (different location) not at flood stage. (52 km North of my pic)

      What may be different. None of the Cypress in the pic appear to have a trunk 2 meters across, as some of the 52,000 year old ones reportedly do. In all liklihood, if you throw in a few critters and maybe a smileodon into the pic, you may have a good idea of the Pleistocene environment.

      What I find interesting, is that even though these trees were around during the height of glaciation, the area around here was favorable to the trees. In other words, the Gulf coast was a lot like the current Gulf coast. The deep south is still home to the Osage orange, and that “fruit” seems to have been like many other fruits, evolved to have it’s seed spread by whatever fed on it. Most likely, it was the the ground sloth.

      Things to think about… The ancient stand of trees is 60 feet below sea level. Sea critters (burrowing worms and such) are believed to be able to do away with the trees in about two years. When they went under, they had to be buried fast, likely in much shorter than two years. That would be a considerable amount of sediment coming down the Mobile river in such a short time.

        • Yes and no. The overall slope of the continental margin along this section of coast is insanely shallow. But even with that, there are coast parallel fault lines. The ground does shift… although it is laboriously slow in human terms. If a reputable dendrochronologist gathered cores from this stand, and did the requisite dataing, it could provide a window into the variability of the climate at the time.

          The problem is that some of them are so bad that even their peer group belittle them… even to their face.

          • If these trees were buried 52000 years ago then you won’t get any Clovis stuff from them – isn’t Clovis dated to the end of the last Ice Age? Roughly 15000 – 13000 years ago? Might get some artefacts though, but you would be lucky as paleolithic population density must have been minute then.

    • There is a similar phenomenon on the other side of the atlantic in Gironde not far from Bordeaux. Sometimes you can see a paleosoil, with stump of trees appearing on the shore at the foot of the large dunes.

  7. Classic….

    Remember News Bobbleheads… make sure they are authoritative sources when you try to confirm the data… that is, if you even try.

    Wait a freeking minute. She states that the NTSB confirmed the data. Gee, I wonder if they called the right number…

  8. #1 Volcano The Harra of Arhab volcanic field (also known as the Sana’a or the Sana’a-Amran volcanic field) forms a 100-250-m-thick basaltic plateau capped by a few small stratovolcanoes and about 60 scoria cones, 2 of which have erupted in historical time.
    Not on form at all this morning… sort of tried anagrams but missing some letters……
    I think too much sun addling my brain or it could just be the ~@!”% riddles 😀

    Good morning Diana … I have added big hints to the clue!

  9. Hello everyone!

    After being kidnapped (to an island with a fire heated sauna) I am now parking my butt to write the post that should have been written and posted on thursday… So, in a couple of hours 🙂

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