[SPOILERS] “A Grand Tour” and “Rainbow Matryoshka” Solutions

We hope you had a great time solving last week’s puzzles! The solutions are below.


The answer to Ian Rackow’s puzzle, “A Grand Tour,” was COL DE L’ISERAN. [Download Solution Walkthrough]

Ian writes: My family has always been huge bicycle racing fans, and it was long a dream of my Dad’s to go see a Tour de France stage in the Alps live. In 2019, we finally made it a reality, and planned our entire summer trip around being in the Alps to see the race in person. The Col de l’Iseran, the puzzle answer, is a very famous mountain climb in Tour de France history, and also ended up being where we watched the stage live from, and now also has a special place in our family.


The answer to Zayba Ahmed’s puzzle, “Rainbow Matryoshka,” was THE FERRIS WHEEL AT NAVY PIER. [Download Solution Walkthrough]

Zayba’s personal note: The ferris wheel at Navy Pier is meaningful, because it’s the last place I visited with my grandparents before we moved to Texas. It was also one of the last memories I had with my grandma before she passed away. I hope to one day return, so I can relive those moments.

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