Recently, Alice robbed a bank and had her accomplice, Bill, hide the money in a house on one of many streets in the city. (The police have already arrested both Alice and Bill.) The police are confident that if they find the street the house is on, they can find the house containing the money. They've asked you to find out what street the house is on.

Oh, and also one more thing, here's a note that Alice left for Bill. It was found at the scene of the crime (it doesn't seem awfully helpful but you can have it nonetheless):

1:10 AVERY

To help you in your search, the police have provided you with a list of 15 possible streets they believe the house with the money could be located on (in no particular order):

  1. Oak Boulevard
  2. Main Street
  3. 8th Cross
  4. King's Road
  5. Mueller Lane
  6. 72nd Avenue
  7. 64th Crossing
  8. Palace Street
  9. 2nd Main Street
  10. 110th Lane
  11. Maple Avenue
  12. Argon Street
  13. Rocky Boulevard
  14. 13th Street
  15. 99th Avenue

What street contains the house that the money is hidden on?

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    $\begingroup$ AVERY street, number 10, first flat. Why not?:) $\endgroup$
    – newzad
    Jun 27, 2016 at 16:10
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    $\begingroup$ Surely the police could also provide a list of streets in the city? $\endgroup$
    – f''
    Jun 27, 2016 at 20:16
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    $\begingroup$ I didn't vote to close, but those who did marked it "too broad", presumably on the grounds that they doubt you've actually given enough information to answer the question. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Jun 28, 2016 at 14:54
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    $\begingroup$ As one of the people who VTC'd this question, I will offer my reasoning for it. The actual puzzle in this question comes down to the words 1:10 AVERY, because no matter how I look at it, the story preceding it appears to be purely creative fluff, without a cue to think in a particular direction. If the story is meant to make a pop culture reference, then it does very weakly in that regard too because I can't associate it with anything specific. Just having the words 1:10 AVERY as the puzzle invites answers from all over the place, which is what we tried to avoid by VTC'ing this question. $\endgroup$
    – CodeNewbie
    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:12
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    $\begingroup$ I didn't particularly like this style of making it less broad, but it'll do. In the future, try to craftily weave hints into your story which can make it less broad. $\endgroup$
    – CodeNewbie
    Jul 1, 2016 at 7:24

4 Answers 4


OK this is wrong because it's imperfect, but what the hell.

72nd Avenue


1:10 is 70 seconds. Then there's AVE which is short for avenue.

It's imperfect because

The RY part doesn't belong.

  • $\begingroup$ That's correct! $\endgroup$
    – fi12
    Jul 2, 2016 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ What about the imperfection? $\endgroup$ Jul 2, 2016 at 19:50
  • $\begingroup$ The AVE is disguised within the name Avery. The first three letters are the only significant part. $\endgroup$
    – fi12
    Jul 2, 2016 at 20:19

1, 10th Avenue (nr. Railway St.?)

  • $\begingroup$ Incorrect. Note that you only have to provide me with the street name, not the house number. $\endgroup$
    – fi12
    Jun 27, 2016 at 16:28

KEOBI street


if you add 10 (1:10) to each letter it gives you that "name".

  • $\begingroup$ Good idea but incorrect. $\endgroup$
    – fi12
    Jun 27, 2016 at 20:50
  • $\begingroup$ @fi12 oops, put the wrong first and last letters. Probably still wrong though. $\endgroup$
    – dcfyj
    Jun 28, 2016 at 15:26
  • $\begingroup$ Still incorrect. $\endgroup$
    – fi12
    Jun 28, 2016 at 23:57

This is probably incorrect but:

Rocky Boulevard


It contains all the letters in AVERY
A bit abstract but: it also has 15 letters
the "1" in 1:10 represents the number of letters in AVERY
and the 10 represents 10, so 5 + 10 = 15


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