A Song For You
Dan Katz is an amazing puzzle author, but he also has an unusual skill. He sings puzzles, and he'll be singing one for the Year of Puzzles. We twisted Dan's arm and he recorded a short little ditty for the free mini puzzlehunt (OK, we didn't have to twist his arm very much).
Unfortunately, some words in the song got censored! We have no idea how this happened, but we trust you'll be able to figure out the missing words.
Did we mention how appreciative we are of your support? It's been a lot of fun here at Puzzazz watching all of you solve the puzzles in the free mini puzzlehunt, and we've been amazed at just how fast the puzzles are getting solved after we release them. We've got a fun year ahead of us.
If you want to introduce your friends to these type of puzzles, it's ok to give them clues and hints. You might want to pick a particular puzzle for them to start with that you know they'll be interested in, or have an easy time solving. While there's nothing quite like solving a puzzlehunt as it's being revealed, we'll be keeping the mini puzzlehunt up as long as possible after the campaign ends.
More Useful Information
As people solve puzzles in the mini puzzlehunt, they've been learning little bits of useful information. Here's some more of what they've learned:
- Here's a great video of Puzzazz's exclusive TouchWrite handwriting recognition system in action: http://youtu.be/OzEFHa6gSQw.
See earlier updates for more information.
Hints to Earlier Puzzles
A close relative to the Acrostic puzzle is the Anagram Acrostic, in which you have to anagram the letters after you find them. In most Anagram Acrostics (and, really, any puzzle that requires anagramming), there will be only one anagram which is a real word or which meets the requirements of the puzzle, and that's a good indicator that you're doing the right thing.
It's not cheating to ask for a hint. Send us a private message on Kickstarter or http://www.puzzazz.com/contact if you want a hint.
It is not cheating to talk about puzzles, write about them, blog about them, even post to Twitter or Facebook about them. However, to avoid spoiling puzzles for others, please do not put the answer to any puzzle in the mini puzzlehunt in the comments. To verify an answer, visit http://www.puzzazz.com/kickstarter.