Bouquet of Balloons (MIT Mystery Hunt 2020)
|Bouquet of Balloons|
|MIT Mystery Hunt 2020|
|Answer||Click to revealVESSELS|
|No. total guesses||74|
Bouquet of Balloons is a word puzzle from the Balloon Vendor round of the 2020 MIT Mystery Hunt.
Puzzle Elements[edit | edit source]
Grid-Centric (Triangular Tiling) - The grid in question is composed of triangles arranged into a flower-like shape composed of 31 colored hexagons. In the center of each hexagon is a circle of the complementary color.
Flavortext - The Vendor has quite a colorful bouquet…
Rows Garden - The puzzle is a classical rows garden; however, the puzzle doesn't state which row the row clues belong to, nor does it restrict the "balloon" (bloom) clues to any single color. It does, however, fill normally...
Something Extra - ...with the caveat that some of the "Balloons" contain seven-letter answers, one too long to fit inside the hexagon. Six of the letters will fit in the grid as a typical entry would; extract the seventh, which would be forced into the circle in the center of the hexagon.