Pod of Black Ooze


This was another pod puzzle.


U.S. Capitol, Southwest Entrance Ramp
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:

A pod springs up and begins to ooze a noxious black liquid into the street which appears to be quickly eating through anything it touches.

Puzzle Files

The following files are required to solve this puzzle:


  • Click to reveal Hint #1

    There's black goo everywhere, and we mean, everywhere!

  • Click to reveal Hint #2

    Each wiki article is about a particular black substance. Can you spot how to extract letters from those?

  • Click to reveal Hint #3

    Index into the black substance by the number of blotches that touch that article. To order the articles, however, requires a different level of thinking.

  • Click to reveal Hint #4

    Order the cars from top to bottom based on the way they overlap each other.


  • Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle



  • Todd Etter