And that’s all for now, folks! We hope you enjoyed all of the puzzles this season. The solutions to last week’s puzzles are below.
The answer to Odin McDermott’s puzzle, “The Inflight Magazine,” was POHAKUPU PARK. [Download Solution Walkthrough]
Odin writes about this place: When I was growing up, I spent just about every day here. My family calls this park “Dinosaur Park” because of the Stegosaurus play structure that’s perfect for climbing and swinging on. To an elementary school student, it was the best place on Earth (after the LEGO Store).
The answer to Ben Coukos-Wiley’s puzzle, “Bridges,” was SFO BAY (San Francisco Bay). [Download Solution Walkthrough]
Ben’s personal note: I grew up in Oakland, California, so many of my favorite childhood memories revolve around the bay – day trips to Berkeley beaches, exploring Fisherman’s Wharf, and the annual ferry ride to Angel Island. It’s especially meaningful for this puzzle because I so strongly associated bridges with my childhood in California. It’s hard to forget the countless dark car trips through the lower deck of the Bay Bridge or the crests of the Golden Gate Bridge looming out of the morning fog.Ben is currently working on Paradox Puzzlehunt, a full-scale hunt which is planning to be released this coming winter. You can find out more at the hunt website: https://paradoxpuzzlehunt.com
Congratulations Odin and Ben for your stellar puzzles! Thanks to everyone who submitted puzzles for the scholarship program, and to everyone who participated in solving the puzzles this season.