During the Mystery Hunt off-season this year, my team has decided to try something new: practice puzzles. This week I was assigned to post two meta puzzles. Instead of culling from previous hunts, I decided to write two of my own. Now that they’ve each been test solved, I’ll post them here for people that Big Jimmy didn’t fantasize about to solve.
(Besides the answers, each puzzle in this imaginary round came with a musical note next to the title. These are in parentheses. You’ve only solved four of the seven puzzles, but you have the notes for the remaining three.)
- MONKEY (G#)
- FRIENDS (E)
- SKELTER (C#)
- RACCOON (A#)
- unknown (F#)
- unknown (B)
- unknown (D#)
Guess for puzzle 2 (ROT13’d to avoid spoilers…):
No… but I have a feeling you’re on the right track. Recheck your work?
Well, next I’d guess the plural of the same thing, but your comment suggests that’s wrong too.
Okay, I think I sort of see why you’d do that… but still wrong.
Relook at whatever you did for “FRIENDS” — I think you made a mistake. (Or I made a mistake in writing it… send me an e-mail if you’re convinced that’s the case.)
OH! I totally know what you did wrong. I thought that might trip people up…
Oh duh. PUBJQRE, then.
You win. 🙂