Edric's Truzzle Hunt 2021

Edric's 2021 Truzzle Hunt
Image of the two initial doors from this hunt
Running TeamEdric Haleen
Winning TeamDeusovi, ManyPinkHats, Leveloneknob, and Sp3000
No. of Rounds6
No. of Puzzles (Feeders and Metas)32
Timeframe and Location
Start Time2021-07-09 20:00 EDT
Finishing Time (Winning Team)5 hours 20 minutes
Official End Time2021-07-18 12:00 EDT
Hunt LinkLink
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Edric's 2021 Truzzle Hunt (the second non-treasure hunt in the series, and the first "truzzle" hunt) went live at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 9, 2021. The hunt was "set" within a circular prison, whose concentric circular rings and pattern of doors-leading-to-pairs-of-new-doors defined the unlock structure for the hunt. After watching a short introductory video (https://youtu.be/4_n-EGDwvZ8), solvers were presented with two initial doors, with a puzzle attached to each.

Solving either of these two puzzles led the solver "outward" to another two doors (with another two puzzles), which in turn would lead to another pair of doors (and two more puzzles). But once a solver solved a sequence of four puzzles "in a row," they found themselves outside the prison of doors-within-doors . . . but still inside a large circular perimeter wall. Set into this outer wall was a singular, green door. Solving the metapuzzle inscribed on the Green Door led in turn to a gold door . . . upon which was attached the final metapuzzle.

List of Rounds[edit | edit source]

Round Number of Puzzles Notes
Innermost Ring 2 The first two doors were colored red and blue, respectively. All other doors in this hunt were plain gray until the final doors were reached.
Second Ring 4
Third Ring 8
Outer Ring 16
Green Door 1 This metapuzzle used a subset of the feeder puzzle solutions and served as a "gatekeeper" to the final meta.
Gold Door 1 This final metapuzzle employed all of the feeder puzzle solutions (even though it only extracted letters from some of them).