GeekDad Puzzle Of The Week: Remove Thirst Solution

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Image: Jones SodaImage: Jones Soda

Image: Jones Soda

Sort of appropriately enough, the winner of this week’s puzzle is some guy (or gal) named Link, who battled off his thirst and answered wisely enough to win a $50 gift certificate from ThinkGeek. Congratulations, Link, and thanks to everyone who entered!


The slave traders and pirates who drank at the bar in Skullport weren’t picky about the rotgut they drank, but the party in the corner was. Behind the bar were four flavors of Jones soda reserved for their consumption only. The bottles were set in a row from left to right, numbered one through four with bottle #1 being on the left. Can you identify the flavor of each bottle, the person who it was for and his or her class?

1. The bottle of Potion of Healing was placed immediately to the right of the one reserved for Otiorin Spelloyal the Farmer, who was not the Paladin.

2. The bottle of Sneak Attack was kept for Lady Carkain Destinaxe Hero Rising, who had recently arrived in Skullport from Daggerford.

3. Bottle 4 was filled with Eldritch Blast

4. The bottle reserved for Victamorel Foechuckle the Swordsmith, the Barbarian, who had an inexplicable fear of beholders, was in an even-numbered position.

5.The bottle for the Ranger was somewhere left of the Illithid Brain Juice.

Flavors: Sneak Attack, Potion of Healing, Eldritch Blast, Illithid Brain Juice

Names: Davamros Beestinger the Dungsweeper, Otiorin Spelloyal the Farmer, Lady Carkain Destinaxe Hero Rising, Victamorel Foechuckle the Swordsmith

Classes: Paladin, Ranger, Barbarian, Rogue

Note: This is not an advertisement for Jones Soda, nor is Jones Soda affiliated with GeekDad in any way. We simply love their soda … and their geekiness!


OK, this was a pretty easy one, judging by the number of correct answers. By applying the clues, we arrive at a solution of:

Bottle 1
Soda Flavor: Sneak Attack
Name: Lady Carkain Destinaxe Hero Rising
Class: Ranger

Bottle 2
Soda Flavor: Illithid Brain Juice
Name: Otiorin Spelloyal the Farmer
Class: Rogue

Bottle 3
Soda Flavor: Potion of Healing
Name: Davamros Beestinger the Dungsweeper
Class: Paladin

Bottle 4
Soda Flavor: Eldritch Blast
Name: Victamorel Foechuckle the Swordsmith
Class: Barbarian

Be sure to check in on Monday when my puzzlemaster doppelganger, Dave Giancaspro, will shock your left temporoparietal junction into a puzzling out-of-body experience.

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