April 2020 - Magic
Tap on any hint box to view it.
- No matter what your hand turns out to be, you will always get to the same answer!
- Each hand will equal 34 when added together.
The Locked Chest
- Place each disc over the ring until the revealed letters spell a word when read clockwise.
- Order the resulting words based on the number of dots on the discs.
- What is the final three word clue referring to? Google the phrase if you aren’t sure.
Saw That Coming
- Each Top word will match with a Bottom word to make a new word.
- The audience only likes balanced words – which could those be?
- Focus on the words whose top and bottom halves are the same length.
- Extract the first letter from the balanced words and unscramble.
- Fill in the grid with the numbers 1-5 so that each digit shows up exactly once in each row and column. The small numbers in some squares tells you the sum of the numbers in orthogonally-adjacent squares.
- Try to start with the corner cells. Also, figure out what numbers have to go around the 17-sum square.
- Once the numbers are filled in, you will extract your answer from the groups of letters in the list of words.
- Read the last stanza. What pattern stands out? What could it be referring to?
- Extract the letters that are in the same place as the fours in the grid.
- The words in each ring will be read clockwise. Each shaded cell is the first and last letter of some word.
- Follow the instructions in the extracted phrase.
- Each ring intersects two neighboring rings in three letters.
- Chain together these four three-letter strings in the same way that the rest of the words in the puzzle are linked – the first and last letters overlap.
- Look for the name of a famous inventor in the chain.
Meta: Tricks of the Trade
- Read “alternate” as a verb and apply it to the previous four answers.
- If you follow the instructions correctly, the two words made out of the cards are forced.
- What do you call someone who tries to turn lead into gold?
Bonus - Paper Trail
- You’re going to have to fold the square somehow.
- Focus on the words “corner” and “center”.
- Fold each corner to the center of the back of the square so that all of the Morse symbols align.
- Read the Morse starting from the arrow, two letters per intersection, top-to-bottom.
- TORI GAMI