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Stumped

That's ok, part of being a genius means knowing when to accept a nudge in the right direction. The Beatles revolutionized the sonic landscape, and even they needed Help! from somebody (and not just anybody).

How to use the hints

If you get stuck, find the name of the puzzle you're stuck on from the list below. Each puzzle has multiple hints ranging from subtle to shamefully obvious. Continue reading as your pride sees fit.

Declassified Hints

I think I'm missing a piece...
Puzzle: Deciphered Coordinates...
Puzzle: Key of many colors
Puzzle: Uncertain Directions
Puzzle: The secret shape
Puzzle: Gears
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I think I'm missing a piece...

I just opened the box

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You should have...

  • Official Documents, paperclipped together
    • Introductory Letter
    • Onboarding & Deciphered Coordinates
    • Uncertain Directions & Counting Game
    • Map of the Western Region

I've solved Deciphered Coordinates and Uncertain Directions, and then [REDACTED]:

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You should have...

  • AA Battery
  • The Key of Many Colors

I've opened the Locked Box

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You should have...

  • Flashlight
  • Wood Screw
  • The Secret Shape

I've solved "The Secret Shape"

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You should have...

  • 4 gears. Each with different letters and a different number of spokes
  • A piece of paper

I've decoded the gears

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You should have...

  • A two-pronged screwdriver
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Puzzle: Deciphered Coordinates...

Left Puzzle:

Hint 1

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It may help to list all the possible numbers above each box, then eliminate the incorrect as you work down the list of clues. Think Sudoku!

Hint 2

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There are seven possible digits for each box. Can you quickly eliminate a few of them?

Hint 3

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You should be able to solve the the third box, then the first, then the third.

Hint 4

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The third box is 7.

Hint 5

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There is no 5.

I give up

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3, 2, 7

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Right Puzzle:

Hint 1

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Confused by these symbols? Maybe give all the documents another look.

Hint 2

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There are more than 3 and less than 5 pink states.

Hint 3

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Calculators do math with 100% accuracy.

I give up

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24, 27, 25

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Ok, I have the coordinates, now what?

Hint 1

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There is more than one set of coordinates included in the documents.

Hint 2

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Check out Uncertain Directions.

Hint 3

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"_________ _______ Bird"

Hint 4

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If you're still stumped, the only place LEFT to check may be the locked box.

I give up

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"Paperclip Unlocks Bird" Unfold the paperclip, and press it into the small hole near the bird engraving on the left side of the locked box.

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Puzzle: Key of Many Colors

Hint 1

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Pretty colors! Do you see them anywhere else?

Hint 2

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Those cities can probably be located by coordinates on the map.

Hint 3

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There's a puzzle you've already used that also had coordinates and directions.

I give up

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right, right, up, up

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Puzzle: Uncertain Directions

Hint 1

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This puzzle can be used to help solve other puzzles.

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Puzzle: The Secret Shape

Hint 1

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That handy flashlight reveals invisible ink. Make sure to check all of your documents. PRO-TIP: You can pencil over all invisible clues to make them visible.

Hint 2a

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You should have discovered a "READ DOWN" clue and mysterious arrows section. Solve the "READ DOWN" clue first.

Hint 2b

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If you're doing it right, you'll see "Fold map on invisible lines to discover the secret shape."

I give up

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"READ IN [PENTAGON SHAPE]"

Hint 3a

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Now you can move onto the mysterious arrows. Maybe find a way to put them together?

Hint 3b

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To see through paper, you can hold it up to light, or cut out shapes.

Hint 3c

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"Use screw to pull left panel"

I give up

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There's a hole in the inner left panel of the box. Screw in the screw by hand and use it as a handle to pull out that panel.

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Puzzle: Gears

You'll need 3 pieces to solve this puzzle. The order to install the gears on the back of the locked box, how to align the gears, and how to decode the gears.

Gear Order

Hint 1

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Those badge stamps on the documents look peculiar...

Hint 2

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Those badge numbers must have SPOKE to someone...

Hint 3

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The badge number indicates how many spokes are in the center of that particular animal gear.

I give up

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NEED ORDER

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Gear Alignment

Hint 1

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The left panel you pulled has a maze-like design engraved on it.

Hint 2

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Line it up with the bottom of the box and let the maze guide you!

Hint 3

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GEARS SPELL "EVER"

I give up

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Attach the gears in their proper order so they spell "EVER" in the top boxes.

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Decoding the Gears

Hint 1

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Give that "blank" piece of paper from the secret compartment a look with the flashlight.

Hint 2

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Invisible letters reveal the starting letter when turning the gears. Decode all four starting letters.

Hint 3

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"Turn Back Left Foot"

I give up

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Identify the back left foot peg of the locked box and unscrew it.

Congratulations! You now possess the tool to remove the false bottom of the box. Unscrew the screws and gaze upon your reward!

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