2The thief looked down at the large box of glistening jewels sitting on the table and felt the smooth hard surfaces of the gems.
3It was a mere two weeks since they had been removed from the safe of Sparkly Gems the Jeweller.
4It was a shame the night watchman had stumbled on the crime and had to be shot.
5Sparkly Gems had just received a valuable delivery of diamonds, rubies and sapphires from Holland.
6It was obvious to the police and the owner that this was an inside job and they had narrowed it down to 32 employees who knew which safe the diamonds were in.
7The investigation was led by Inspector Pymworthy who as yet had no leads to follow. Forensic tests had not produced any fingerprints or DNA and the gun was nowhere to be found. The trail was going cold.
8The thief stared at the airline ticket – a single flight to Cambodia leaving in two days – the start of a new life.
9Inspector Pymworthy (or should it be Dimworthy. ) had no chance Inspector Pymworthy (or should it be Dimworthy?) had no chance. He wouldn’t recognise a thief with a bag of swag on his back.
10Being supremely confident and a touch arrogant, the thief decided to send the Inspector some clues. The next day the Inspector received 5 s from someone at Sparkly Gems claiming they had clues about the theft.
11The s did not appear to make sense and the Inspector was mystified. He didn’t realise that he had only two days before the thief and the booty would fly away to start a new life overseas.
12Can you help the Inspector to nail the thief in time? Will the thief get away?Or will justice be done?For clues 2, 3 & 5: 1 = a, b = 2 etc
14Clue 2 – The dating game 2 days before Good Friday 3rd Monday in AugustThe new moon in March2 weeks after 18th MayChristmas Day3 weeks before 30th April2 weeks before the July full moon2nd Tuesday in September4th Saturday in April3 weeks before Boxing day4 weeks before the August Bank HolidayThe full moon in April2nd Sunday in October2nd Monday in March6 days before the August full moon2 weeks before 26th August2nd Saturday in April4 days after the full moon in September3rd Sunday in June3rd Tuesday in September2nd Friday in SeptemberThe new moon in February2 weeks before Easter Monday
15Clue 3 – 100% proof. 5o% of 26 13 2. 10% of 250 25 3. 30% of 20 6 22% of 7515% of 8421% of 12018% of 459o% of 5020% of 1005% of 10% of 90% of 70% of 12% of 2000% of 328% of 5% of 9519% of 50% of 7014½% of 40% of 380% of 10% of 250½% of 324
21Clue 3 5o% of 26 13 M 2. 10% of 250 25 Y 3. 30% of 20 6 F 4. 5% of 20 A% of 8822V% of 7515O% of 8421U% of 12018R% of 459Io% of 5020T% of 1005E% of 10% of 90% of 70% of 12% of 2000% of 328H% of 5% of 9519S% of 50% of 7014N½% of 40% of 380% of 10% of 250½% of 324D