Vehicles


Description

Staying at the Memorial, teams received a magnet board with many cutout vehicles. To solve, you'll need to cut out the vehicle pieces.


Location

Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Part Two
900 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242

Teams were directed to this location with the following in-app flavor text:

You need to stay mobile, so it might be a good time to think about transportation. Looking around, you marvel at the wide variety of options. Man-powered boats in the water, planes flying overhead, and cars all around you. Perhaps one of those will help.

Flavor Text

This puzzle was presented with the following in-app flavor text:

Wow... so many options to choose from! Most of them are in severe disrepair, but you might be able to find something useful if you search hard enough.

Puzzle Files

The following files are required to solve this puzzle:


Hints

  • Click to reveal Hint #1

    You're making a bunch of phrases with vehicles in them, but the phrases themselves aren't really vehicular in nature.

  • Click to reveal Hint #2

    Your two word phrases should fit in the blanks and if oriented correctly in the grid, will help you with the next step.

  • Click to reveal Hint #3

    The numbers on each vehicle will help you generate a 42-letter message from the phrases. Vehicles should always be oriented so the blanks are at the end of the clue.

  • Click to reveal Hint #4

    Your 42-letter message should suggest a famous phrase from American history. How could that code apply to all three types of vehicles in your grid? Show this hint to the staffer to receive two vehicle phrases of your choice.

  • Click to reveal Hint #5

    If you've TRIed to recall the phrase and you just can't remember it, you may ask the staffer for guidance.

  • Click to reveal Hint #6

    Use base 3 trinary to generate your final message using aircraft = 0, land vehicles = 1, and watercraft = 2. Put a number in each square, so a 3 segment long boat would give you three 2's.


Solution

  • Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle

    motorist strike


Post-Solve Video

Upon solving this puzzle, teams were shown the following video:



Credits

  • Todd Etter