# 命运 贯穿星河 (MiaoHunt 2023)

MiaoHunt 2023
Lost Town
Author(s)美恒

## Solve Path

This is a mini-meta in which the minipuzzles are accessed by inputting a date. The range is based on the dates of zodiac signs in astrology.

• The Aries minipuzzle is a rebus that involves taking a word and inserting the letter L to get another word, one of which is the minipuzzle answer.
• The Taurus minipuzzle is an equation where each letter or word represents the number that indicates the number of “points” at the top. For example, the letter “W” represents a 3 and the letter “C” represents a 0. Therefore, the word “COW” represents a 3. Evaluating the expressions and then applying A1Z26 gets the minipuzzle answer.
• The Gemini minipuzzle involves putting a hand picture and its reflection together to form a letter from the gestures. These letters spell out the minipuzzle answer.
• The Cancer minipuzzle involves drawing the pixelated letters, but with the lines extended. The number of crabs represents the number of rays coming from the point. Each region contains the shape of another letter, and the letters spell out the minipuzzle answer.
• The Leo minipuzzle involves converting letters via A1Z26 to find that the number above equals the lower left number minus the lower right number modulo 26. Getting the three unknown letters (after converting from numbers) and using the ordering on the given numbers results in the minipuzzle answer.
• The Virgo minipuzzle has two pictorial clues in which the numbers represent identical answers.
• The Libra minipuzzle is a series of balance equations. The main observation is that all of the weights are grouped such that each group weighs the same. Identifying the weights and then applying A1Z26 gets the minipuzzle answer.
• The Scorpio minipuzzle answer can be obtained by getting the letters that are traced out from outside to inside.
• The Sagittarius minipuzzle is a bow and arrow in which the outputs can be obtained via vector addition with the origin point as the O. For example, the sample image has the output as E because vector OB plus vector OC results in vector OE.
• The Capricorn minipuzzle is a word deduction logic puzzle in which angels tell true statements and demons tell false statements.
• The Aquarius minipuzzle involves adding the Chinese character corresponding to the element to the character marked and then translating to English. For example, the character “仓” on a wooden bottle corresponds to the character “枪”.
• The Pisces minipuzzle answer can be obtained by rotating each unit square by 90 degrees, just like in the example pictures.

The overall answer can be formed by placing the feeder minipuzzle answers on the path and reading the letters along the arrow. As an aid in solving, all the feeder answers have the same length as the astrology names.

## Puzzle Elements

Minipuzzle Set - The main premise of the puzzle, with an interactive component to get the minipuzzles themselves.

A1Z26 - Used for extraction for numerous minipuzzles.