January 18th, 2010

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How I spent my weekend, or Putting the "My" in "Mystery Hunt"

The puzzles aren't reposted yet, so I can't link to them nor can I use them to jog my memory, but I want to capture what I can while I remember it. [The puzzle site always goes down once the Hunt is over, and some time later the puzzles are posted in the official archives, but that intervening downtime is frustrating.] Collapse )

So, overall impressions? A nicely done hunt. The theme was entertaining and well-executed. For the most part, people seemed to feel that the puzzles were hard but fair. I had a good time.

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Most importantly, I had a lot of fun. Even when I was feeling frustrated with "The Arena", I was enjoying the camaraderie of my teammates and admiring the elegance of the puzzles. And that's why we do this to ourselves every year.

So, until next year, this is 530nm330Hzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, heading for bed.