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Hints to Help You Solve the July/August Puzzles

Hints and answers

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Spoiler alert! if you don’t want all of the hints to all of the puzzles revealed at this time, please go to the individual puzzle pages instead.

C(U)SI: Cold Case File

For a hint that reveals the puzzle’s theme, click here


Logic Puzzles

The Student Meet Up

For a class year and building, click here

For a class year, building and restaurant, click here

A Cornellian Quartet

For a first and last name, click here

For a first name, last name and class year, click here

For a first name, last name, class year and major, click here

For a first name, last name, class year, major and sport, click here

For a step-by-step explanation of how to eliminate possibilities and arrive at the answers to A Cornellian Quartet, click here.


Rebuses

For an explanation of how the five rebus answers are formed, click here


Cryptic Crossword

For tips on how to solve a cryptic, see this article from The Telegraph or this one from The Guardian. Fred Piscop ’70 has also published a Cryptic primer (right).


Founders Maze

To see the maze minus a section that is not needed to derive the solution, click here


Word Scramble

For the solution to the longest word (#6), click here


Symbolic Math

Solve for Nye

For a way to derive the answer, click here

Solve for Sagan

For a way to derive the answer, click here


Cornellian ´Crostic

For the author and title of the book from which the quote is taken [filling in 23 squares of the grid] click here


Word Search

For the six ‘bonus’ words, click here


Cryptoquotes

#1: Reveal one letter or reveal the first two words.

#2: Reveal one letter or reveal the first two words.

#3: Reveal one letter or reveal the first two words.

#4: Reveal one letter or reveal the first two words.

#5: Reveal one letter or reveal the first two words.

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