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Answers to The Inquisition: The Golden Pince-Nez

Answers to The Inquisition: The Golden Pince-Nez

“… I am not sure that we could ever have reached our solution.”

The Adventure of The Golden Pince-Nez (GOLD)

He endeavoured to read through them.
He endeavoured to read through them.

It’s hard to believe but we are at the end of September and it is time for our Inquisitor, Denny Dobry, to provide us the answers to this month’s quiz – each monthly quiz is on the featured story of the month and this month was The Adventure of The Golden Pince-Nez. We now present the ANSWERS after the question in BOLD text. Page numbers, after the answers, refer to Doubleday’s Complete Sherlock Holmes.

  1. The gardener at Yoxley Old Place was a veteran of what? The Crimean War (Page 609) 
  1. Approximately how many cigarettes did Coram smoke in a day? 71 – 1000/fortnight  (Page 615) 
  1. What was distinctive about the lock on the wooden bureau in the Professor’s Study? It was a ‘CHUBB’ lock. (Page 614)
  1. Hopkins may have only been a promising detective, but what about him shined? ‘..his shining waterproof.’ (Page 608)
  1. What are the two absurd theories that the professor offer for the cause of Willoughby Smith’s death? That his death was an accident or a suicide. (Page 616)
  1. Who operated the bath chair? Mortimer, the gardener. (Page 609) 
  1. What recycled item has caught Holmes’ attention in this adventure? A palimpsest. (Page 608)
  1. By what physical trait did Susan Tarlton recognize Smith? ‘ ..his  quick, firm tread.’ (Page 609)
  1. What took the professor three tries before he succeeded? Finding a secretary that suited him. (Page 609) 
  1. It is not uncommon for a killer to use a curtain for this purpose, but Anna used what instead? A bookcase to hide behind. (Page 619)

DobryOur Inquisitor, Denny Dobry, was accepted as a Journeyman Copper Beech Smith at the April 2015 meeting of The Sons of The Copper Beeches of Philadelphia. If you are ever in the Reading, PA area, you should check out his recreation of the sitting room at 221B Baker Street. You can learn more about his sitting room by clicking here.

The Inquisition: The Golden Pince-Nez

The Inquisition: The Golden Pince-Nez

“There can be no question…“ – The Adventure of The Golden Pince-Nez (GOLD) Hopefully, by now, you have read our September story – The Adventure of The Golden Pince-Nez. Inquisitor Denny Dobry informs us there are 11 answers to 10 questions this month. Send your answers to Denny by September 25th for an opportunity to win a fabulous… Continue Reading

Answers to The Inquisition: The Dancing Men

Answers to The Inquisition: The Dancing Men

“… she wrote an answer under one of them.” – The Adventure of The Dancing Men (DANC) We are at the end of August and it is time for our Inquisitor, Denny Dobry, to provide us the answers to this month’s quiz – each monthly quiz is on the featured story of the month and this month was… Continue Reading

The Inquisition: The Dancing Men

The Inquisition: The Dancing Men

” … answer no questions of any sort …” – The Adventure of The Dancing Men (DANC) Once again, it is time for the Inquisition to begin for this month’s story – The Adventure of The Dancing Men. 1.  Where did the first three messages appear? 2.  What two things caused Holmes to be too late… Continue Reading

The Inquisition: The Speckled Band

The Inquisition: The Speckled Band

“The events in question occurred in the early days of my association with Holmes …” – The Adventure of The Speckled Band (SPEC) July is here and that means it is time for our Inquisitor, Denny Dobry’s dastardly quiz – each monthly quiz is on the featured story of the month and this month is The Adventure of… Continue Reading

The Inquisition: The Greek Interpreter

The Inquisition: The Greek Interpreter

“Only to ask a few questions of a Greek gentleman who is visiting us, and to let us have the answers.” – The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (GREE) Another month is here and that means it is time for our Inquisitor, Denny Dobry’s dastardly quiz – each monthly quiz is on the featured story of… Continue Reading

Answers To The Inquisition: A Study In Scarlet

Answers To The Inquisition: A Study In Scarlet

May was our second month that we presented our Inquisitor, Denny Dobry’s, killer quizzes – each quiz will be on the featured story of the month and this month was A Study In Scarlet. We now present the ANSWERS after the question in BOLD text. Page numbers, after the answers, refer to Doubleday’s Complete Sherlock Holmes. 1. Name three… Continue Reading

The Inquisition: A Study In Scarlet

The Inquisition: A Study In Scarlet

Our Inquisitor, Denny Dobry, is back with another of his killer quizzes – as always, each quiz will be on the featured story of the month.  This month is A Study In Scarlet. 1. Name three institutions at which Dr. Watson learned his trade. 2. Of what Scarlet-eyed creature was Drebber apparently fond? 3. Okay Numismatists… Continue Reading