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Three entrants correctly identified last week’s puzzle spot so the winner’s name was drawn from among them — Dallas Browning. Since no winner came forth last week, Browning won four tickets to the Rustic Theatre.

This week you are again challenged to identify the particular spot depicted in this Hill photograph. It might be the exterior of a building or surrounding grounds of a commercial, governmental or nonprofit premises or public place in Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Fern Valley or Mountain Center. The prize is two tickets to the Rustic Theatre, your picture in the Town Crier and life membership in the No. 1 Hillbilly Detective Agency.

Open to all ages. It doesn’t matter how you submit your entry, as long as it’s in writing, delivered on time to the Town Crier, attn: Jack, and you convince the judge you found the exact spot. Just saying something like, “The wall at _______” is not enough. You must describe the actual spot by pacing off or some other specific description. Taking your own photograph of the spot would be ideal, but is not necessary to win as long as you persuade the judge you have found the exact spot depicted in the contest photo. The decision of the judge is final. If there is no winner, clues will be given and the weekly prizes will accumulate. This is not a race. If there is more than one person with a correct answer, a drawing will determine the winner. So keep your answer to yourself. Check out this week’s new photo below.


Dallas Browning of Idyllwild was the first winner of the Town Crier’s “So you think you know the Hill?” contest. Here he stands at the location in the Village Center Complex.
Photo by Jack Clark