You play as someone who's been chasing a sock across North America for fifteen years. Once it was your favorite sock, but then it went bad. Very bad. Now it's back in Acapulco, hiding in this very shop.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
> x socks. x lady. search socks. x my sock. buy my sock. s.
Sidewalk, Lincoln Avenue
> x kite. take kite. e.
> x worker. x building. x crew. e. n.
> x corn. take corn. n. s.
> give corn to worker. w.
Sidewalk, Lincoln Avenue
> x rain. tie kite to corn. fly kite.
> i. x popcorn. x cob. e.
> give popcorn to worker. x dollar. give cob to worker. w. n.
> buy my sock.(+1)
*** You have won ***
For what it's worth, the other (nonexistent) games in this series are called:
A Freak Accident Leaves Seattle Pantsless I: That Embarrassing Incident. (mentioned if you try to cross the street)
A Freak Accident Leaves Seattle Pantsless II: The Sequel That Shouldn't Have Been Made. (mentioned when you fly the kite)
A Freak Accident Leaves Seattle Pantsless IV: Tentative Title. (mentioned when you win the game)
A saleslady is in the Sock Shop.
A construction worker is on the Sidewalk. He's hungry.
Police are mentioned in the prologue.
Few pedestrians are on the streets.
A construction crew blocks the way north from the Sidewalk, except it's really just their equipment and you can go north easily, so I dunno what's going on there.
An absence of scientists is noted in the Laboratory.
A proverbial giraffe is mentioned in the description of the corn.
Keanu Reaves is mentioned in one of the construction worker's Spanish quips.
A llama named Raul is also mentioned by the construction worker.
an aluminum kite. It falls on your head at Sidewalk, Lincoln Avenue, when you first leave the sock shop. Tie it to the ear of corn and fly the kite at Sidewalk, Lincoln Avenue. The kite is gone afterwards.
an ear of corn. It's in the Laboratory. Tie the kite to it and fly the kite at Sidewalk, Lincoln Avenue to cook the corn. The corn is replaced by popcorn and a cob.
a pile of popcorn. Made by kite-in-storm cooking the ear of corn. Give the popcorn to the construction worker.
a singed corn cob. Made by kite-in-storm cooking the ear of corn. I don't think there's much you can do with it.
a dollar. Get it from the construction worker when you give the popcorn to him. Use it to "buy my sock" in the Sock Shop.
In that game you scored your-score out of a possible 1, in several turns.
1 point for buying your sock.
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