Strange Bracelet


Teams went up to the terrace of the Kennedy Center where they were greeted by President Snow. He handed them the puzzle which consisted of a twistable bracelet and a set of crossword clues. Puzzle is not currently online.


Kennedy Center, Upper Balcony
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

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

During each Famine Game, the Capitol holds an exclusive gala for its most influential citizens. It's probably in your best interest to try and curry favor with someone powerful. Head there now and start rubbing elbows. Warning: as this portion of the Arena allows for contact between Tributes and Capitol citizens, you will need to be on your best behavior or face swift \"disqualification\". Do not disturb the citizens!

Flavor Text

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

Well that was unexpected. Not only did you meet President Snow himself but he gave you one of the strangest pieces of jewelry you've ever seen. What does he want with you? What information could this trinket possibly contain that could help you?


  • Click to reveal Hint #1

    This is a 12x4 diagramless crossword puzzle with bars as dividers instead of black squares.

  • Click to reveal Hint #2

    You weren't given a grid, but perhaps you could build one?

  • Click to reveal Hint #3

    The strange bracelet is exactly the size of the colors on your paper. Build that shape and use it to make your grid. Make sure to put the "1." in the upper left.

  • Click to reveal Hint #4

    Part 2's answer is entirely in lowercase. Make sure to read your answer with red on the left and purple on the right.


  • Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle


Post-Solve Video

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


  • Todd Etter