Weeks and months before the Hunt began, a few of us came up with “practice metas” for my teammates to solve. This one is mine.
Imagine a puzzle hunt (or perhaps a Mystery Hunt round) called “Show and Tell.” Each puzzle centers around a different object. You’ve solved every puzzle in the round. Now it’s time to tie everything together and come up with the meta-answer.
|A scientific calculator||ONE PERCENT|
|A globe||HELLO WORLD|
|A Valentine’s Day card||HEART RATE|
|A how-to-dance manual||CONGA LINE|
|A newspaper||AGONY COLUMN|
|A blueprint||SIMPLE PLAN|
|A textbook||CLASS ACT|
|A sewing machine||SCRAP MATERIAL|
No spoilers in comments for now, please. E-mail me the answer if you like.
Last year’s practice meta is here.
Update: Solved by Scott Weiss, Jeffrey Harris, and Todd McClary.