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Get a Clue!

In England, where it was created, it’s called Cluedo. Here in America, it’s just Clue. Don’t deny it’ you loved it all: the board game, the videogame, and even the movie. (Who doesn’t like to solve a good mystery? ) “It was Col. Mustard in the library with the rope!” (By the way, rope? Really? When you stop to think about it, strangling someone with a noose and your bare hands seems pretty gruesome for family board-game night.)

But if opening the little envelope to find the miniature weapon and the name of the murderer just didn’t satisfy your detective urges, try the “16th Annual Clueless on Las Olas: She Comes Undone — Death of a Socialite.” A fundraiser for Partners in Education Inc., the whodunit event provides participants with a series of clues and hints to follow as they roam Las Olas trying to solve the murder of the socialite. For $1, you can buy a hint from one of the snitches looking to sell their info. Only 450 sleuths will be allowed to detect, so sign up early at

It’s $40 the day of the event — provided there are any spots left. Check-in starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at SE Ninth Avenue and Las Olas Boulevard, with the sleuthing starting promptly at 7 p.m. By 8:45, all Sherlock wannabes should be gathered back at Ninth and Las Olas to make their guesses and find out who did it. The sleuthiest among you will win a VIP Florida Panthers Package (four premium lower-bowl tickets to a 2011/12 home game, a child Zamboni ride at the game, and a tour of the Panthers’ locker room). Visit, or call 954-288-7201.
Thu., April 14, 7 p.m., 2011

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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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