Pod of Powers


Description

This was another pod puzzle.


Location

U.S. Capitol, West Lawn
Washington, DC

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

Along with your fellow Resistance members, you cautiously march towards the Capitol, readily aware that at any moment, another pod many spring up and take out your squad.

Flavor Text

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

As you near the Capitol, a very powerful pod begins to glow.

Puzzle Files

The following files are required to solve this puzzle:


Hints

  • Click to reveal Hint #1

    The five clues all solve to words that sound like other words.

  • Click to reveal Hint #2

    The five answers sound like powers of 2: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16.

  • Click to reveal Hint #3

    The clues are all exactly seven letters long. After reordering, use five-bit binary to get a seven-letter answer.

  • Click to reveal Hint #4

    For instance, the first letters of the clues are capitalized for the 16, 2, and 1 clues, yielding 10011 = S.


Solution

  • Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle

    sequins


Credits

  • Ian Tullis