I’ve decided to try something new here at TSF. Every Sunday I’m going to highlight puzzles from the late Slylockfox.com, in addition to my normal posts. It’s time for Sunday Brain Bogglers! Many thanks to Anon for the suggestion.
This week: Slylock Fox and the Case of the Gruesome Garbage
“Good lord, Max! This wasn’t an accident– this fish was murdered!”
“Yeah, that’s nice, Sly. Help me figure out whose garbage this is.”
How could Max dismiss such a grisly case? He tried to tell the the Chief, but it was like the words bounced off of him. He and the bull were sharing a moment.
The first suspect would have to be the carnivorous Koppy Kat. Something weighed on Slylock’s mind as he walked through that door. Oh wait, it was Max. Kid needs a diet.
“But monsieur Fox,” said the feline, “I have been at home, forging my paintings! Wait, I didn’t mean–” His accent slipped. Someone should tell him “Koppy” doesn’t even sound French.
That was a quick arrest.
“Well, of course he’s lying,” Slylock thought to himself. “That cut is far too clean to have been chopped with an axe! I really should arrest him.”
“Of course, that might be awkward, since I’m doing the same thing.”
The world swayed back and forth. The sun was bathed in bubblegum, and Slylock was haunted by fish. Reminders of the case he never solved. Was this real? Or was he drugged?
He saw two things before drifting off into oblivion: a maniacal grin on the face of his sidekick, and a fresh skeleton. No! Must stay awake
Next week: That whole fish thing is never mentioned again