Pod of Barbed Wire


This was another pod puzzle.


U.S. Capitol, West Lawn, Part Three
U.S. Capitol, West Lawn, Part Three

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

You approach the Capitol building cautiously, so close to your goal. Even though these defenses are proving to be tougher than you expected, you must continue on. It's time to make your final push to the Capitol.

Flavor Text

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

Suddenly shooting up out of the ground and surrounding you, is the nastiest, spikiest barbed wire fence you've ever seen.

Puzzle Files

The following files are required to solve this puzzle:


  • Click to reveal Hint #1

    This is a standard "Fences" or "Slitherlink" style logic puzzle. You're drawing a single closed loop connecting dots so that the numbers indicate how many fence segments border that number. For more tips, you should look up this style of puzzle.

  • Click to reveal Hint #2

    It's often important to know how much territory you've yet to acquire.

  • Click to reveal Hint #3

    Count the number of spaces outside the fence in each of six distinct areas, which will then be converted to letters.


  • Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle



  • Todd Etter