Happy New Year!
While Friday is usually a Roundup day, this week was so quiet online that there wasn’t much to read. Sniff.
So the Roundup will be back next week, and in its place, I give you puzzles. Not my puzzles, but MIT’s.
Every year in January, MIT hosts a treasure hunt. I’ve always wanted to go, though in speaking to people who DO go every year, I have exactly zero chance of actually succeeding in getting past the first few puzzles. But I am not deterred! What I lack in intelligence, I make up for in spirit.
This year, someone at MIT has put up an online version of (I think) last year’s game. You can form a team and try to solve the puzzles from home. Our family has a team, and we’re working together. Again, what we lack in actual knowledge we make up for with exuberance and a complete refusal of acknowledgment of our inadequacies.
Let the games begin!