TRUZZLE?!?


Yes -- “truzzle.”  This portmanteau of the words “treasure” and “puzzle” reflects the fact that this hunt will borrow and combine features from both the other two types of hunts which have appeared on this site in years past.


Edric’s 2020 PUZZLE hunt was much longer and more ambitious than his treasure hunts.  It featured a far greater number of puzzles and was a lot less linear than his other offerings.  Similarly, this “truzzle” hunt will feature 30-some puzzles and can be completed in exponentially-many distinct ways.


But whereas Edric’s PUZZLE hunt was “doled out” across several distinct daily installments, all of Edric’s treasure hunts were uploaded in their entireties when each hunt went live.  Similarly, every puzzle in this “truzzle” hunt -- even the final meta! -- will be uploaded right away at the beginning of this hunt . . . and from that moment on it will be a “no-holds-barred” race to find it and solve it!


There will be three hints given for each puzzle, and they will be posted on one main hints page.  Solutions to all of the puzzles will be posted at noon EDT on Sunday, July 18th.


As always, this hunt is open to anyone and everyone.  The hunt has been formatted so that not just teams but also individuals will feel welcome to participate (as opposed to other hunts which often encourage, require, or even necessitate teams).  And, following the tradition of Edric’s hunts, the first person (or team!) to solve the final meta puzzle will receive $100 cash and a free puzzle!


We hope you’ll come join us for the fun!  Happy puzzling!