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A Puzzle A Day Keeps Superman At Bay (6)

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  • HarveyKent
    �����So that was it? Just a note blown on a flute?����� Riddler asked as they streaked through the sky between Gotham and Metropolis. Superman had the Riddler
    Message 1 of 8081 , Nov 1, 2000
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      �So that was it? Just a note blown on a flute?�
      Riddler asked as they streaked through the sky between
      Gotham and Metropolis. Superman had the Riddler safely
      tucked under his arm as he flew.<br>�Maybe not a flute,
      but definitely some kind of wood instrument,�
      Superman said. �And it was C-sharp, I�m sure of
      that.�<br>�Not much of a clue,� Riddler said, scowling as he
      stroked his chin. �Was there anything else? Did he say
      anything before or after the note was played?�<br>�Well,
      yes,� Superman said. �His exact words were, �Here�s an
      uncommon toot to help you find me.��<br>A broad grin
      slowly split the Riddler�s face. �Oh, he�s good, this
      one. He�s very good indeed.�<br>Superman looked at his
      charge urgently. �You�ve solved it? You know where Lois
      is?�<br>�Not exactly,� Riddler admitted. �But I have solved
      part of the clue. It�s a simple word juxtaposition.
      Take the main phrase from his clue and invert the
      words; see what you get.�<br>Superman thought a moment.
      �The main phrase would be �uncommon toot��reversed it
      would be �toot uncommon��Tutankhamen?� The Man of Steel
      spoke the last word with sudden revelation.<br>�Right,�
      Riddler confirmed. �Something to do with Egypt. Where the
      note comes in, I�m not sure.�<br>�Wait a minute,�
      Superman said, remembering a story Jimmy Olsen had written
      for the Daily Planet. �There�s a special exhibition
      of Egyptian artifacts at the Metropolis Museum of
      Natural History, on loan from the collection of Clement
      Sharpe!�<br>�There�s your C. Sharpe,� Riddler smiled. �I may have been
      wrong about this Puzzler. He�s nearly as clever as I!�
    • Doc Quantum
      BTW, if we ever do a Secret Origin story for the Supergirl of the future, it is worth noting that in her Louise-L identity, Supergirl wears a short black wig,
      Message 8081 of 8081 , Nov 3, 2011
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        BTW, if we ever do a Secret Origin story for the Supergirl of the future, it is worth noting that in her Louise-L identity, Supergirl wears a short black wig, while her friend Lydia-T has shoulder-length blonde hair and looks identical to Lena Thorul. It seemed evident to me that Louise-L could easily have been a false identity, since she obviously wasn't born as a brunette. This begs the question -- what is the birth-name of Louise-L/Lydia-7, and what became of her parents? And is her birth-name a Kryptonian or Rokynian name?

        Cheers,
        Doc

        --- In Earth1AftertheCrisis@yahoogroups.com, "Doc Quantum" <the_time_trust_2000@...> wrote:
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        > --- In Earth1AftertheCrisis@yahoogroups.com, p_debord wrote:
        > >
        > > I recently found a little continuity error in Superman Family 216 Supergirl's secret identity was Louise-L. Her confidante's name was Lydia-T. Just a little FYI
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        > I've made a change in the archived version of the story that first reintroduced the Supergirl of the Future to account for this continuity error without having to get rid of the Lydia-7 identity we've used in her every appearance. Here's the line that I changed:
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        > "There is nothing left for me in my own time, thanks to the Crisis," she replied solemnly. "The floating cities of Hattan are no more, and my oldest friend Lydia-T is dead. In her memory, I have abandoned my old Louise-L identity — which was merely a false name, much like your Supergirl's identity of Linda Lee Danvers — and have adopted the new name of Lydia-7."
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        > http://www.5earths.info/earth-1/supermanfamily-e1-1985-01-2/
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