The account of selling, closing on, or otherwise working with a number of real estate properties across the country describes each with a single adjective: charming, heavenly, exciting, etc. The first letters of these adjectives, in the order in which they appear, spell the message CHECK THE TECH. The agent placed ads on Thursday, and the Thursday, January 17 edition of The Tech contained this set of ads.
Each of these ads describes a property from a television show. Solvers must identify each and also identify it with a location from the agent’s travel, which provides both an ordering and a set of adjustments to the prices. Once the prices are adjusted, the non-zero digits can be used to index into the titles of the shows.
|Adjective||List Price||Show||Location||Adjustment||Adj Price||Extraction|
|charming||$100||I Love Lucy||Manhattan, NY||-6.3%||$93.70||YOU|
|exciting||$75000||Moonlighting||Los Angeles, CA||-$2353||$72647||GOING|
|classic||$7500||The Waltons||Jefferson Co., VA||+4.8%||$7860||TOL|
|knockout||$60000||The Dick Van Dyke Show||New Rochelle, NY||-4.5%||$57300||IKE|
|historic||$60||The Mary Tyler Moore Show||Minneapolis, MN||-3.5%||$57.90||AYY|
|elegant||$6000000||Full House||San Francisco, CA||+$236000||$6236000||OULO|
|tasteful||$31000||South Park||South Park, CO||-$2000||$29000||OK|
|enchanting||$600||The Big Bang Theory||Pasadena, CA||-10%||$540||IB|
|cute||$500000||Family Guy||Quahog, RI||+4%||$520000||LA|
|handsome||$300000||King of the Hill||Arlen, TX||+$12700||$312700||NKIT|
The extracted phrase YOU’RE GOING TO LIKE THE WAY YOU LOOK I BLANK IT is from a different sort of house, Men’s Wearhouse, and the missing word is the puzzle’s answer, GUARANTEE.