Prout's Hunt Puzzle Hunt [back to main page]
By this stage, you’ll have obtained the following 10 puzzle answers:
The 10 answers each have all 5 vowels (and sometimes Y… treat these as consonants). If you ignore the consonants, you can arrange the 5-vowel strings into the 5x5 grid provided to make a Latin square: i.e., each vowel appears once in every row or column. This arrangement ignores the consonants that appear between vowels; the consonants that appear on the “outsides” of the words (like the
FL and the
FLIPMODE SQUAD) have room to project beyond the central square. Determining the only possible placement of all the words, you’ll get the following:
Taking the letters that appear in squares 1 to 13 in order produces the string
MCDNLDSDRVTHR. Naturally, the message is missing its vowels. You must insert them to produce the final answer to the hunt:
MCDONALD'S DRIVE THRU!