First Puzzle (Introduction to Puzzlehunts)

First Puzzle
Introduction to Puzzlehunts
Author(s)Brian Chen
AnswerClick to revealBEGINNER

First Puzzle is a puzzle in Introduction to Puzzlehunts, shaped as a self-descriptive paragraph introducing solvers to puzzlehunts.

Solve Path[edit | edit source]


Reading the first letters of each sentence gives SEE FIVE LETTER WORDS. Reading the first letters of all five letter words (bland, every, group, ideas, never, night, enjoy, right, since) gives BEGINNERS, which is the answer. This has nine letters, matching up what the last sentence says about the answer.

Puzzle Elements[edit | edit source]


Self-reference - The puzzle self-referentially talks about puzzlehunting, and likewise can be extracted for the answer.