This puzzle involved finding images on a large mural on the ground and matching them with benches on either side of the mural. Puzzle is not currently online.
National Harbor, Awakening Statue
National Harbor, MD
Teams were directed to this location with the following in-app flavor text:
What's going on? A moment ago it was freezing and now suddenly it is blisteringly hot. You have a headache and your mouth is so dry it hurts. You need to find some water, and fast! You can see a clearing up ahead with a gentle slope that will allow easy access to the water.
This puzzle was presented with the following in-app flavor text:
You gleefully dip your face into the cool water and feel instant relief as it fills your parched mouth. Though your spirits have been lifted, your reverie is cut short as you hear a twig snap in the nearby woods. Listening carefully, you can just make out some shuffling in the underbrush and the low, deep, rhythmic sounds of breathing. Something is nearby. Something big.
Your eyes dart side to side, scanning the bushes, trying to identify the threat, but despite your best efforts you're unable to make anything out. You're not even sure which way to run!
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Each image can be found somewhere on the mural. Where the image lies on the ground is not important.
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Each image is also referenced on a single row of a single bench, and there will never be two or more images on the same row of a bench.
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Those dots on the benches--can you see them? Perhaps you could use them to mark which rows have images.
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This puzzle uses Braille, but you'll have to piece it together. Also point of view is important, as well as the unique order of numbers on the ground.
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Each row of each bench should either be a bump or blank depending on whether or not you have been given an image in that row. To make a Braille letter. you'll need to use the two benches on either side of a number and orient yourself according to the number.
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Upon solving this puzzle, teams were shown the following video:
- Todd Etter