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Logo of R.T.3 SEARCH
Running TeamJack Lance
No. of Rounds9
No. of Puzzles (Feeders and Metas)61
Timeframe and Location
Start Time2023-03-14 16:01:00 EDT
Hunt LinkLink
P.I.HUNT Chronology
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P.I.HUNT 9, canonically titled as R.T.3 SEARCH, is the ninth iteration of the P.I.HUNT, a puzzle hunt written by Jack Lance released annually on Pi Day. It was released on March 14, 2023. The alternative title alludes to the fact that the square root of 3, about 1.73, refers to the date January 73rd, which coincides with March 14th on non-leap years.[1] This hunt was formatted as a riddle trail with several sequences of "riddles". Unlike a typical hunt puzzle, these riddles are often solved by means other than getting a dictionary-nature answer. Additionally, the answers to the riddles do not feed into a metapuzzle; instead, the riddles in the sequence explore mechanical variations on a theme.

List of Puzzles[edit | edit source]

Upon starting the riddle search, solvers are presented with a map, which can be divided up into clusters that represent individual sequences. The table below depicts how the sequences are spatially arranged in the map. The next column is unlocked when at least one sequence in the previous column is completed (that is, the capstone riddle is solved).

Map seen at the start of the hunt. Green nodes are solved, yellow nodes are unlocked but unsolved, and red nodes are locked.
Sequence 1 Sequence 2-1 Sequence 3-1 Sequence 4-1 Sequence 5
Sequence 2-2 Sequence 3-2 Sequence 4-2

Additionally, Click to revealupon solving a certain number of riddles in the riddle search, solvers are directed to the Intermission.

Epilogue[edit | edit source]

Once you completed the hunt, you gained access to The Epilogue page. This epilogue contains marginal spoilers for the structure of R.T.3 SEARCH, and can be accessed by typing the password Click to revealcompleted (case sensitive).

The Epilogue talks about puzzle hunt conventions and assumptions, and has been cited as an inspiration for multiple Puzzle Hunts since then.

References[edit | edit source]