Update #1 (1:40 PM)
Currently in 13-4101 trying to solve our first puzzle before I have to go to lab meeting in 20 minutes … ahh!
Update #2 (7:17 AM)
Sorry for the delay in updating but the rest of the day has just been absolutely crazy and I’m just waking up from a power nap. I don’t know how other teams are doing, but I think the puzzles this year are ridiculously hard. Since noon, I’ve been working on this one puzzle with pauses to work on other puzzles, but despite my recharging with pizza, carrot sticks, and Gatorade, nothing seems to be working.
Funny part of it is that even though we’re working at full speed, they keep giving us puzzles faster than we can solve them … bummer.
Alright, I’m gonna get started on the puzzle from &#%% and for your reading enjoyment, I’ll post it here to see if you can come up with any bright ideas:
Odd One Out
Or maybe it should be “One Odd Out”…
Update #3 (9:46 AM)
Still working … no puzzles solved yet this morning. Can we get a hint? And everyone is still asleep. :(
Update #4 (11:41 AM)
The dry spell is over! We just solved a puzzle. We called in like a gajillion different answer, but finally, WE GOT IT.
Still no luck on Odd One Out, though. LAME.
Update #5 (12:48 PM)
I WILL NOT SLEEP until I solve this puzzle. However, running low on energy, I’m playing Ricky Martin’s “Shake Your Bon Bon” in order to wake up.
Update #6 (5:40 AM)
Somewhere around 18 puzzles solved except this DREADED ODD MAN OUT …. AHHHH
The sun is about to come up … beautiful
Update #7 (8:06 AM)
The sun is up and the puzzle is not solved.
Update #7 (2:12 PM)
THE PUZZLE HAS BEEN SOLVED.
I will post a solution tomorrow.
Update #8 (4:59 PM)
Update #9 (8:16 PM)
THE HUNT IS STILL GOING!!!
in my five years, it’s never gone this late.
douglas: (awkward noise)
mike: what was that?
douglas: i had a meatball and it was tasty.
anecdote: our team cannot operate without food; thus, we just had an italian buffet :)
while eating dinner, dan our resident comedian looks over a puzzle:
dan: HOLY CRAP
everyone goes silent.
dan: … i just realized this puzzle has two lucky charms in it.
Update #10 (8:51 PM)
The hunt is over.
From: Abigail Freebie
We are pleased to report that the Evil Midnight Bombers What Bomb at
Midnight found the coin at 8:28 pm on Sunday January 20, 2008. The
murderer was John Alafontaine, because Otto broke down his will. The
investigation is shutting down at this point.
Wrap up and fill revelation on Monday January 21 at 12:00 noon in room 26-100.
What a weekend :-)
Here’s a puzzle for you to try out (directly copied below)
Okay, this isn’t exactly the way Rampo would have written it. But really, what’s the difference?