Oct 272006
 

(That’s what this blog seems to be turning into, so I might as well go with it.)

I think I’ve done everything I’m supposed to do with today’s Tanga, but I still don’t have an answer. Aggravating…

San Jose Semaphore is an art installation by Ben Rubin… and it’s also a puzzle. He’s inviting all comers to try to break the code. I love big, public puzzles, even when I can’t solve ‘em.

Speaking of big, public puzzles, I’ll be in Florida this weekend for the Herald Hunt, a huge-ass puzzle event organized and run by the humor columnist Dave Barry. I’ve participated in this a few times before, and it’s always a blast. 10,000 or more people running around trying to solve puzzles! This is what the world should be like!

The Herald Hunt puzzles are usually all over the map in terms of quality and elegance, but the good ones always make up for the shaky ones. The puzzles are also literally all over the map, so I expect to be doing a whole lotta walking under the hot Florida sun. It’ll be exhausting, but a whole lot of fun. Expect a full report next week.

(Dave Barry notes that there is a Herald Hunt preview puzzle on the Miami Herald Web site.)

  6 Responses to “Daily Puzzle Gazette”

  1. Someday, I want to try the Herald Hunt. It’s always sounded like fun.

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  2. A *full* report? Geez, back to the dusting …

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  3. Heh. “It was strange crashing at Trip Payne’s place. After a while I figured out why: There wasn’t any dust around, and I’m used to plenty.”

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  4. Dog-gone-it, Eric, just apply the code.

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  5. Oh, I’ve got it now. I had everything right except for one eensy little matter: I entered the answers one after another reading across, instead of one answer per column. Duh.

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  6. I’m so confused. I went to the Herald Hunt website, and Dave Barry’s blog post, and I can’t find any link to the preview puzzle. What do I do???

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