Pod of Encircling Muttations


This was another pod puzzle.


U.S. Capitol, West Lawn, Part Two
Washington, DC

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

As you continue to approach the Capitol building, you are joined by more and more members of the Resistance. Still you must proceed with caution, as pods have been known to wipe out thousands in an instant.

Flavor Text

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

Out of nowhere, a pack of wild dogs rabidly begin circling you.

Puzzle Files

The following files are required to solve this puzzle:


  • Click to reveal Hint #1

    All clues solve to relatively common five-letter words.

  • Click to reveal Hint #2

    Find a way to put the words in a (mostly complete) circle.

  • Click to reveal Hint #3

    In the circle, each word differs from its neighbors by exactly one letter.

  • Click to reveal Hint #4

    Two words are missing from the circle. Together, they spell out your final answer.


  • Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle



  • Ian Tullis