They could at least TRY to make it challenging….
sigh Lately, the solutions are either incredibly easy, or confoundingly improbable…
I got it right away.
This one was easier than usual.
No Moose is good moose.
The guilty party was the inspector’s comb-over. It later confessed.
The Inspector finally gets a day off and this has to happen.
I think it would be even more obvious if the comic was colored more accurately, does any moose have blue eyes?
The jewel thief is obviously a red herring. The true criminal is the host of this get together. He’s “stolen” the gem for the insurance. He invited the jewel thief to give the inspector an obvious suspect.
Ol’ Blue Eyes is back.
Hiding it in plain sight when there are so many other places it could be hidden? For instance:
In the antlers above eye level.
Behind a book.
In the [fruit?] bowl at the very right.
Taped behind a mask.
Tucked in the draperies.
In the fireplace.
Behind the bookcase.
In a gap behind the trophy mount’s face plate.
Behind a picture (low grade, as it would be visible from some angles).
About the only place it can’t be is in the drum. This would require the drum be disassembled and reassembled.
Why do all the criminals leave the safe open?Really cheap safe for such as expensive gem.4 point deer are not trophy worthy unless you live in a double wide.Why the disguise, did Icy know the Inspector would be there-he was an invited guest.In the first panel the moose has a pupil(the sapphire??)in the last panel no pupil. Did Icy remove the glass pupil and drop the sapphire inside the head sometime between the first and final panel. If the sapphire was the pupil in the first panel did he remove it between the fifth panel after he was searched and final panel?
October 25, 2017