Rss

Season 2 Night 1 Puzzle Finale Hints

Hints:

Click the arrow next to the hints and solution to view them!

 

 

 

Hint 1

You should get a message spelled from your path through the maze – and maybe you should take note of the directions of your exits from the circles?

 

 

 

Hint 2

Also note that the leftover ‘unused’ letters in the maze provides its own message. But in any case at this point you should be figuring out what to do with the ‘previous answer key’ glyph, and, fittingly, how to use your previous answers with it…

 

 

 

Hint 3

Each letter is associated with a directional arrow (and there are two ‘types’ of circles/arrows). If you match your previous answers (franchises, emmy, and boorish), you can find the directional arrows from those answers in the glyph below.

 

 

 

Hint 4

Once you can translate arrows to letters, you can get a message from the clocks. Note that there are two types of arrows.

 

 

 

Hint 5

The message from the clocks should be S BY SW FEST CITY

 

 

 

Answer

Austin

Walkthrough

Making your way through the maze should not be too hard (but maybe tedious if you’re not into mazes).
The path through the maze spells out the following:
EACH STYLE ARROW ROTATION IS A LETTER
And the ‘unused’ letters in the labyrinth spell, in order:
THE ANSWER KEY PUZZLE ORDER IS 3, 2, THEN 1

And note that the letters are consistent with regard to the directions you exit the ‘letter circles’ from – the ‘R’s are always moving to the right, etc. Also, there are two ‘styles’ of arrow (thick and thin).
Considering the ‘previous answer key’ glyph at the bottom of the puzzle, you can match your arrow-letter mappings and your previous answers.

IN the order of BOORISH, EMMY, and FRANCHISES, starting at the left of the glyph it will ‘spell’ these answers using directional arrows. The letters that were not provided by the path through the maze should be provided by your previous answers in the glyph (notably: ‘B’, ‘F’, and ‘C’ would not have been known yet).

Now that you have all of these letters, you can fill in the clocks on the right. Mapping correctly to the ‘thick’ or ‘thin’ arrows, you should have:
S BY SW FEST CITY
South by Southwest City.
The SXSW festival is in Austin Texas – fitting for an Arts and Entertainment section of the paper.
The answer is ‘Austin’