HINTS ON HOW TO FIND NANCY:
Where is Nancy? (note: Select or highlight the following text to see the answers given) >Nancy works at DanceLand (next to the Automat)
How can I talk to her? >There are two ways, but only one method will allow you to get a >perfect score. You can either buy a dance ticket and talk to her, >or disguise yourself as a woman by buying a wig at the Bozo store. >A woman can talk to any of the dancers without a ticket.
So which method should I use? >The wig will enable you to find Nancy AND get into the Paranoid >Theater (only gentlemen need to wear ties). This is cheaper than >buying a dance ticket and a tie from the Bozo store.
So I should buy a wig? >No. I went to a lot of trouble programming the Nancy puzzle, and >buying the wig lets you completely bypass it. You should have >realized that yourself. Later, there will be hints on cheaper >ways to get into the Paranoid Theater. Buy a ticket.
If I give the ticket window a dollar, I get ten tickets! >That's not a question. But since I'm typing both sides of this >conversation...you need to break your dollar first.
What should I buy before going to talk to Nancy? >Good question. At the start of the game, you can buy a few items >with your dollar: A wig, A tie, or a funny hat at the Bozo store >(noses are out of stock), or a nickel cigar or a movie ticket at >Loew's Theater. You already know that the wig and tie aren't the >road to a perfect score, and the funny hat is useless. You might >have played the game enough to know that slightly cheaper cigars >can be found later in the game, and that you can't yet use the >movie ticket effectively. So you shouldn't buy anything.
What should I do with the dollar, then? >Get change at the Automat. By the way, did you know that some >magicians can train themselves to count up to two dozen items >at a glance? Most people can't do that.
So I should buy a ticket and talk to Nancy after that? >No, you should look at Nancy. You can't just buy a ticket >and expect a woman to fall at your feet. You need to find out what >she wants - maybe she has something YOU want in return...
There's a machine that sells something she might want, but I need a penny. >This is a Nick Danger game and you haven't eaten anything >connected with the Firesign Theatre yet? Actually, you >should try eating everything in the game at least once.
The machine is (cough) gummed up. >Hey, who's giving the clues here? >OK...you need to find some kind of caustic chemical.
Where do I find that? >Look around, maybe you can barter for some. Remember, this is >a Firesign Theatre-themed game. And remember, the proof of the >pudding is in the eating. But seriously, don't eat the chemicals. > >At this point, you should have something Nancy wants after spending >10 cents on a ticket and 15 cents (yes, 15) on other things.
So how do I figure out which dancer is Nancy? >You can't. You only know the color of her dress, and there are >three dancers wearing dresses of that color. But (if you make the >game-reasonable assumption that all the dancers who smoke are shown >smoking), you can deduce that one dancer must either be Nancy or >the USO dancer, because she can't be any of the other three.
How does that help? >If she's Nancy, you've found her; if she's the USO dancer, she >won't use up your dance ticket and will suggest another dancer. >Her description will allow you to identify the other dancer >and that will leave only one dancer who can be Nancy.
After I find Nancy, am I done here? >No. Give her something she wants (by clicking on her, then the item). >NOW you're done here.