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Road Trip (Part Two)

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And our road trip is underway! Check out our travel logs from all fifty states, and figure out where in San Francisco we’ll be celebrating our return.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 


Submit final puzzle answers to answers@missionstreetpuzzles.com with your team name! This one is a special two-week feature, so the deadline is July 26th at 7:00 p.m.

Stuck? Email help@missionstreetpuzzles.com, or check out our Beginner’s Guide.

Once again, we’re offering T-shirts for the winning teams (Fastest Solver, First Photo, Best Photo) and a randomly chosen team! If you’ve already won a T-shirt, you’ll receive another color after five wins.

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Road Trip (Part One)

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Mission Street Puzzles is planning a two-week road trip starting next Wednesday! From July 12th to 20th, we will be visiting one city per day. Then, from July 21st to 25th, we will tour one state per day. Can you figure out what our itinerary is? Then, you’ll have the name of the San Francisco spot where we’ll start our trip.

We will never visit the same city twice, but we might visit the same state on multiple days.
We will not leave the contiguous 48 states.
All of the cities we are visiting are among the top 100 most populous U.S. cities.

If we ever plan to be in Arizona, then we will visit the state of Washington on the last day.
On July 14, we will go to a city with a shorter name (fewer letters) than the one we were in the day before. The same is true for July 15, 16, 18, and 19.
During the first week (seven days), we will visit three cities more populous than Boston but less populous than San Francisco.
On July 13, we will be in a state bordering Lake Michigan.
We will visit cities in Florida and Virginia on consecutive days.
We will be in the same state on July 12 and 15, in two cities 604 miles apart (via highway).
On July 20, we will visit one of the top 20 tallest buildings in the U.S.
July 22 is the only day when we will be visiting a state less densely populated than Kansas.
The July 23 state was admitted to the Union 125 years after the July 21 state was.
If we visit New Hampshire on any day, then we will also visit New Jersey.
On July 13, 14, 17, and 18, we will be in state capitals.
The three-letter airport code for the July 16 city contains the two-letter abbreviation for the July 21 state.
We will stay in the same state on July 23 and 24.
If we plan to be in the state of New York one day, then we will be in a state bordering New York on the following day.
If the July 15th city contains the letter P, then we will visit Irvine within the following five days.
When driving from the July 22 state to the July 23 state, we only need to pass through one other state.
On July 14, we will be in a state starting with N.
We will stay in the same state on July 19 and 20, in two cities just 40 miles apart via car (±5 miles).
To get from the July 16th city to the July 17th city, we will drive 795 miles, 600 of which will be via I-95.
Of the nine cities we visit from July 12 to 20, exactly four of them are west of the Mississippi River.
On July 18th, we’ll be in a state with fewer electoral votes than the one we’ll be in on July 16th.
On July 18th and 19th, we will stay within 1 degree of the same latitude.
The number of counties in the July 22 state is a multiple of 11.

 


Update 8:03 pm: Small change to the third-to-last clue due to ambiguous fact-checking.

Submit final puzzle answers to answers@missionstreetpuzzles.com with your team name! The deadline for this week is July 12th at 7:00 p.m.

Stuck? Email help@missionstreetpuzzles.com, or check out our Beginner’s Guide.

Once again, we’re offering T-shirts for the winning teams (Fastest Solver, First Photo, Best Photo) and a randomly chosen team! If you’ve already won a T-shirt, you’ll receive another color after five wins.

Coming up, next week’s puzzle on July 12th will be a two-week special (so you’ll have until July 26th to submit answers for that one). Get excited!

 

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All

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To become the next great Pokemon trainer, you must first map out the world’s regions. Each number shown indicates the number of contiguous grid squares in that region (only horizontal and vertical squares count as adjacent–no diagonals!), i.e. that region’s size. No two regions of the same size can border each other. Note that each region may have zero, one, or more labelled grid squares in it.

Then, figure out how to use the map, potions, and your wits to catch all the wild Pokemon! The final answer will be a San Francisco location, where all the very best trainers will be hanging out.



Submit final puzzle answers to answers@missionstreetpuzzles.com with your team name!

Stuck? Email help@missionstreetpuzzles.com, or check out our Beginner’s Guide.

Once again, we’re offering T-shirts for the winning teams (Fastest Solver, First Photo, Best Photo) and a randomly chosen team! If you’ve already won a T-shirt, you’ll receive another color after five wins.

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Pride Parade

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San Francisco’s famous Pride parade is this weekend! Last year, I had six friends in the parade, in this order: Peter, Urvashi, Romaine, Vladimir, Chelsea, and Essex:

       

  • Peter could see five floats ahead of him, including Urvashi’s, whose float was directly ahead of his.
  • Urvashi could see four floats, including Romaine’s, which was the one directly ahead of hers.
  • Romaine could see exactly two floats: Peter’s and Urvashi’s.
  • Essex’s float was the furthest east.

 

This year, I have seven friends in the parade, and their colorful floats spell out one of their favorite San Francisco locations. Can you help me remember the order and directions of the floats, and then figure out what that fun location is?

  • The person in the orange float can see exactly x floats more than Phyllis can, where is some number.
  • If the blue and violet floats are facing the same direction, then Patria is in one of those floats; otherwise, Patria is in the green float.
  • The person in the blue float can see, directly in front of it, another float whose driver has letters in his/her name.
  • There is an even number of floats between Harvey’s and the pink float (not including themselves).
  • The red float is the farthest west.
  • If Courtney’s float is blue, orange, violet, or green, then at least one of Courtney’s neighbors has a name containing the letter Y.
  • Harvey can see Kimball’s float directly in front of him.
  • The violet float is next to the yellow float if and only if Li’s float is pink.
  • The people in the orange and pink floats can see the blue float somewhere ahead.
  • If Li’s float is east of Harvey’s, then Li’s float is either orange or pink.
  • If Harvey’s float is red or orange, then Kimball’s float is a primary color.
  • If the red and yellow floats are next to each other, then the person in the red float can see fewer than y other floats, where = x + 1.
  • If Christopher’s float is a secondary color, then he can see more floats than Courtney can.
  • The person in the red float has a name that is z letters long, where z = x * y.
  • The pink, violet, and green floats are facing the same direction.

Submit final puzzle answers to answers@missionstreetpuzzles.com with your team name!

Stuck? Email help@missionstreetpuzzles.com, or check out our Beginner’s Guide.

Once again, we’re offering T-shirts for the winning teams (Fastest Solver, First Photo, Best Photo) and a randomly chosen team! If you’ve already won a T-shirt, you’ll receive another color after five wins.

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Alphabet Game

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My dad is planning a family vacation, and he’s bringing an alligator, a banana, a crane, …oh wait, that was last year’s vacation. Can you figure out what we’re bringing this year? Then, with that packing list, maybe I can figure out where in San Francisco we’ll be visiting for Father’s Day.

Not necessarily in order, we’ll be bringing:

  • a 4-letter plant, the first three of which are small
  • a 5-letter bird, the first four of which are a great person
  • a 5-letter bird, the last three of which are ill
  • a 5-letter body part, the last three of which are a musical helper
  • a 5-letter building, the last three of which are a room for private functions
  • a 5-letter flower, the last three of which are a body part
  • a 5-letter mammal, the last three of which are supportive clothing
  • a 6-letter attractor, the last three of which ensnare things
  • a 6-letter body part, the first three of which are a child
  • a 6-letter clothing item, the first four of which are a heavy lifter
  • a 6-letter fruit, the last five of which are a span of values
  • a 6-letter mammal, the last three of which are a small amount
  • a 6-letter organism, the first three of which are a delight
  • a 7-letter bird, the first three of which write
  • a 7-letter festive object, the last four of which are a bird
  • a 7-letter officer, the first four of which transmit naturally
  • a 7-letter transmitter, the first four of which are a bet
  • an 8-letter beautifier, the last four of which are a small blood-feeder
  • an 8-letter food, the first four of which are grainy
  • a 9-letter clothing item, the last three of which are a body part
  • a 9-letter music-maker, the last three of which are a number
  • a 9-letter opener, the last four of which are a group of people
  • a 9-letter recreational object, the first four of which are thrown at it
  • an 11-letter bird, the last three of which are an alcoholic drink
  • a 12-letter insect, the first four of which are a shout
  • a 13-letter performer, the first four of which let air through


Submit final puzzle answers to answers@missionstreetpuzzles.com with your team name!

Stuck? Email help@missionstreetpuzzles.com, or check out our Beginner’s Guide.

Once again, we’re offering T-shirts for the winning teams (Fastest Solver, First Photo, Best Photo) and a randomly chosen team! If you’ve already won a T-shirt, you’ll receive another color after five wins.