Saturday, August 15, 2015

Incredibly Perplexing Pairing Put Plain

In the last installment I reviewed the "Crypsis" puzzle box by Kel Snake, which was an entrant in the Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition at this year's International Puzzle Party.  I paired it with the "Sierra Madre Sunrise" cocktail, but I didn't explain the connection.  As promised, here is the explanation:

This puzzle might give you butterflies ...

One of the most prominent features of the Crypsis puzzle box by Kel Snake is the lovely monarch butterfly which adorns the top.  It speaks to the name of the box, “Crypsis”, which refers to the natural ability of some organisms to avoid detection, such as the way certain butterflies can blend into their environment.  It also refers to a key element of the puzzle box itself!  Taking the butterfly theme a step further, I linked the natural migratory pattern of the monarch butterfly, which takes an annual journey in the fall from Eastern North America down to the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico, to the cocktail.  Full credit for that convoluted concept goes to my own pairing, my wife! Cheers!

Get ready to curl up with a good book, coming tomorrow ...

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