And the correct answer to the “Headlines” puzzle was…
PRESSEUM! This is South Korea’s first and only newspaper museum, located in the Jongno-gu district of Seoul. Visitors to the museum can view modern history told through Korean newspapers in three different exhibition rooms!
Headlines starts off with a mini puzzle that is required to unlock the premium subscription (the main part of the puzzle). Newspaper ads are shown with crossword clue style descriptions and numbers hinting at the number of letters in the clue, and solving each one unlocks a new one, until the user sees a larger ad that spans across all of the pages: “We have everything from A to Z. What’s extra?” Looking at the answers to each of the ads (TOP, WIND, QBERT, ZAG, LUCY, MXV, CIS, JERK, HALF), we see each letter is used only once — except for the letters A, R, T, I, C, L, and E, which are each used twice. This is the solution the mini puzzle, allowing us to unlock the main puzzle.
There are five strange headlines on each of the newspaper pages, each from a different source. Searching any of the headlines online would show that these are actually real headlines, with extra words added into them. Looking up each of the headlines, we find that the extra words in are “new”, “spay”, “perm”, “you”, and “se’em”.
Finally, although this part is not required, indexing each of the newspaper dates (1, 12, 15, 21, 4) will give us ALOUD. This gives us a hint to read the extra words aloud — we get newspaper museum! A quick search online gets us PRESSEUM, as it is the only newspaper museum in Seoul.
This week’s first-place Fastest Solver was Please Clap, followed by teams oin second and ojnu in third! Congrats!
Congrats as well to Almost There for submitting the Best Photo!
And with that, the next puzzle, “Hey, Seoul Sister,” has been posted! Good luck and happy solving!
Note: Presseum is not affiliated with Mission Street Puzzles in any way.