Burn After Solving

Burn After Solving
Running TeamNPL
No. of Registered Teams499
Winning Teamyou first; we insist
No. of Rounds3
No. of Puzzles (Feeders and Metas)24
Timeframe and Location
Start Time2021-10-09 13:00 EDT
Finishing Time (Winning Team)2021-10-09 17:49 EDT
Official End Time2021-10-22 23:59 EDT
Hunt LinkLink

Burn After Solving was a puzzle hunt written by members of NPL[1]. The hunt started on October 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT. The launch weekend (October 9-11 2021) was the main event and the solutions became available on October 22, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT but teams can still continue to solve. 63 teams finished the hunt during the weekend; 151 teams finished the hunt eventually (including 20 teams finishing later than October 22, 2021).

Structure[edit | edit source]

Round Feeder Puzzles Metapuzzles Total
Briefing 12 (grouped into 4 categories) 1 13
Fieldwork 6 4 10
Mission 0 1 (Final meta) 1

List of Puzzles[edit | edit source]

Briefing[edit | edit source]

Color Blocked Cover Up European Mission All in the Family
Clerical Errors Unheard Meanings Get Your Bearings Inter(cep|sec)tion
Rows and Call-’ems Garment Design Satellite Imagery Divided Attention

Fieldwork[edit | edit source]

Fieldwork Metapuzzles
Black Ops Reconnaissance (metapuzzle)
Data Extraction Disguise (metapuzzle)
Guess Who? Codebreaking (metapuzzle)
Language Barriers Surveillance (metapuzzle)
Spy Glass
You Are a Terrible Crane

Mission[2] (Final Meta)[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.burnaftersolving.com/faq
  2. [1]