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The Washington Post's "Post Hunt" 2014

The greater Washington D.C. area's largest newspaper held the annual Post Hunt on June 1, 2014. Hundreds from around the region gathered at Freedom Plaza to try their hand at Gene Weingarten's puzzles for the opportunity to win $2,000. The Post Hunt sends participants around the area surrounding Freedom Plaza to figure out a variety of puzzles that come together with a final clue in the hectic finale.

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The first clue of the day: these Post Hunt workers danced to the classic song "YMCA" by Village People while spelling MACY to lead to the next puzzle.

The first clue of the day: these Post Hunt workers danced to the classic song "YMCA" by Village People while spelling MACY to lead to the next puzzle.1Picture by Sam HowellsParticipants in the Post Hunt were led to Macy's to find this clue and were expected to determine that the Cowboys player's jersey number was the answer through a series of previous clues.2Picture by Sam HowellsA series of states led hunters to 'WA-CO MA-IL CO-DE' that led to the correct numeral answer.3Picture by Sam HowellsHunters have to piece together the jumbled puzzle pieces to figure out the phrase 'Stars and Stripes'4Picture by Sam HowellsOne puzzle requested hunters to "follow me to the answer". Participants had to follow a Twitter account titled 'metotheanswer' that contained three additional clues.5Picture by Sam HowellsParticipants gather at 3 o'clock eagerly awaiting the final clue that ties the first five together.6Picture by Sam HowellsThe Post Hunt creator, Gene Weingarten, reveals the clue the crowd has been waiting for.7Picture by Sam HowellsA participant reviews her answers after hearing the final clue, which instructed hunters to choose the numbers above their initial answers.8Picture by Sam HowellsThe Post Hunt organized for a children's steel drum group to perform after the final clue was given.9Picture by Sam Howells

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  • brian on August 3, 2014 at 12:56 PM
    this is awesmoe
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