The prize egg from the 2011 Great Easter Egg Hunt was hidden under a bush near a drainage ditch at the Martin redevelopment site.
So, the 2011 Great Easter Egg Hunt is over, and once again, you missed out on the grabbing the grand prize. At least you can now find out what each of this year’s clues meant, and see how close you were to snagging the grand prize. I am making my home this spring, in a place created by Mason Montgomery Fleming. This clue simply means the egg was hidden in Floyd County. Floyd County was formed in 1800 from portions of Mason, Montgomery and Fleming counties.
Where I’m at, it can be said, is sometimes dry, sometimes wet. This is merely an indication that the egg was hidden outdoors.
If you want to find where I’ve been set, find all the numbers of the alphabet. We heard lots of theories about the meaning of this clue, some more inventive than others, but we never heard of anyone interpreting it correctly. There are no numbers in the alphabet, only letters. This was a reference to the egg being hidden along a road without a route number (in other words, a city street or county road). This year, the egg was hidden near the road at the Martin redevelopment site.
Be careful looking after it rains, since I sit near where it drains. The egg was hidden next to a drainage ditch along the side of the Martin redevelopment site.
Hiding from everyone is tough on the feet. I wish I could rest, but there is no seat. There was no seat, because the egg was not in the county seat of Prestonsburg.
What am I going to do with myself, having gotten trapped upon this shelf. The Martin redevelopment site itself resembles a giant shelf carved into the side of the mountain.
If you’re hoping to solve the riddle, forget the ends and start in the middle. This was merely an indication that the egg was hidden in the center of the county.
You can save yourself a lot of time, by looking in the only even prime. We caught a lot of flack for this clue toward the end, because people thought we got it wrong. The only even prime number is 2, which led many to think the clue meant the egg was hidden in Magisterial District 2. Martin, where the egg was finally located, is in Magisterial District 3. However, this clue was not a reference to the magisterial district. When is the only time most people deal with prime numbers? In school. And Martin is located in school board District 2.
It was the most unkindest of all, that resulted in Caesar’s fall. There is a one-word answer to this question — “cut.” The clue is a reference to a famous quote in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: “For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar’s angel. Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar lov’d him! This was the most unkindest cut of all; For when the noble Caesar saw him stab, Ingratitude, more strong than traitors’ arms, Quite vanquish’d him: then burst his mighty heart.” (act 3, scene 2, 181-186) The “cut” in this case is a reference to how the Martin redevelopment site has been “cut” into the hillside.
I’m not tired, I’m not ill, but a little loopy is how I feel. Another reference to the road at the Martin redevelopment site, which forms a loop around the flagpole.
My lair will easily be reckoned, if you only go to the first Second. If you figured out this clue, you knew exactly where to look. This was a reference to the annual Second Sunday event. The first such event — the “first Second,” if you will — was held at the Martin redevelopment site.
In order to find the Easter prize, go to where the new city will rise. Of course, plans call for the city of Martin to be raised out of the floodplain and rebuilt at the redevelopment site.
At the end of the fence near the flagpole, cross over the ditch to reach your goal. Even though many people figured out the egg was hidden at the Martin redevelopment site, it still remained unfound by the end of the contest. We wrote this final clue to give directions directly to the hiding spot. If you were to begin at the end of the fence nearest the flagpole and cross over the drainage ditch, you would find the egg hidden no more than 10 feet away, under a bush and covered in leaves and grass.