Cereal


Description

Teams arrived at Denny's where in addition to a hot meal, they were handed a cereal box, contained five different kinds of cereal along with a special prize (another 3D printed object). You won't be able to solve the meta without the object, but you can solve the minipuzzles.


Location

Denny's
7214 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22306-2843

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

There's only one major alliance of three teams left. They've been hoarding a big cache of grain. If you destroy their supplies, they'll be weak and disoriented enough that they shouldn't prove too much of a challenge.

Flavor Text

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

You've found their food supply--a veritable carb-loaded, smorgasbord of sugary goodness. Now you just need to destroy it, and then go deal with the teams.

This box of cereal contains 5 minipuzzles and a metapuzzle, which uses the answers from the minis. To solve a mini (and receive hints), click on the name of the particular puzzle. To enter the meta answer, return to this page.

Puzzle Files

The following files are required to solve this puzzle:


Hints

  • Click to reveal Hint #1

    Each of the five minipuzzles corresponds to one of the five cereals included. When you have all five answers, enter them alphabetically in one long string to advance your hint clock.

  • Click to reveal Hint #2

    The free prize included is the key to the meta. Each face references one of the cereals.

  • Click to reveal Hint #3

    To extract the answer, you might want to count the dots. There's a logical way to navigate through all 20 faces.

  • Click to reveal Hint #4

    To spell out the answer, begin at START and move to the next face according to the orientation of the face you're currently on. You're taking a certain numbered letter of each answer word.


Solution

  • Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle

    mornings


Post-Solve Video

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



Credits

  • Todd Etter