# Not a Kid's Menu (P.I.HUNT 3)

P.I.HUNT 3
Investigations
Author(s)Jack Lance

Not a Kids Menu is one of the fifteen investigation puzzles from P.I.HUNT 3. It takes the form of a series of "Not a [Puzzle Type]" minipuzzles.

## Solve Path

There are six different "Not A..." puzzles in total, which must each be solved in a different way and then put together in some manner to get the final answer. Each solve is described below.

This is not a word find, but a letter find. Highlight all copies of one letter to spell a message with spaces, "FIFTH LETTER OF EACH WORD". Apply to the wordlist to get "ANSWER IS FULL".

The given dots spell Braille letters, giving "CONNECT SEXY PRIMES". Doing so spells the answer word EVIL.

Notice how several shapes in the picture resemble jigsaw pieces. Put them together and orient to get the word "IN" and a picture of a triangle. Referring back to the original image, take the numbers inside of the triangles, and alphanumerically convert to get B,A,L,D -> BALD.

Read the horizontal lines as binary from top to bottom, and the vertical lines from left to right. The horizontal lines translate to "ARCHAEA" while the vertical translates to "WEBSITE". Both are linked to a DOMAIN, which is the answer for this minipuzzle.

The clues each contain a hidden word (cryptic clue style) across the spaces. These words give the message "STARTING EVERY NUMBER RECTANGLE, DETERMINE AMOUNT VISIBLE". In number order, the numbers see 3,8,9,12 and 4 rectangles, which alphanumerically convert to CHILD.

This is simply a magic eye/autostereogram image. The word ANION is hidden inside it.

The six answer words start with different letters from A to F, providing an ordering. Fitting with the "Not" theme of the puzzle, take the antonyms of the minipuzzle answers:

ANION: CATION

BALD: HAIRY

DOMAIN: RANGE (mathematics concept)

EVIL: GOOD

FULL: EMPTY

The final answer is spelled by the first letters of the antonyms: CHARGE.

## Puzzle Elements

Mini-Meta - This puzzle consists of several smaller puzzles with different methods to them.

Decryption - Several of the minipuzzles use different encodings to instruct solvers on how to extract the answer.