Hunt Number 4 May 2, 2020 13:14:27 GMT -5
Post by efanton on May 2, 2020 13:14:27 GMT -5
Before I give the next puzzle just a few words.
If you haven't previously taken part in a 'Just for Kicks' hunt PLEASE READ the Introduction and the Rules thread first.
Its still worth reading this again if you have taken part in a previous hunt. The format of these hunts is slightly different to most and to get most enjoyment out of them understanding how they work and are scored will hopefully increase that enjoyment.
PLEASE DO NOT POST COMPLETE SOLVES or solves to stanza's, post hints or ideas by all means, discuss theories, work together if you need to and are stumped.
Would you enjoy a crossword puzzle that had been almost completely finished by someone else before you start?
These hunts for enjoyment of solving a puzzle in a relatively short period of time, and posting solves spoils the enjoyment for others.
These hunts are not super difficult, they will increase in difficulty but it is expected that multiple people should reasonably expect to reach a final solve after a bit of time and effort has been put in.
This hunt is not about just getting the solution, its about solving as many clues as possible and gaining a greater score by submitting solves for both clues and the final answer. That helps eliminate intelligent guesses.
Please look at the Hunt Number 1, SOLUTION and RESULTS thread if you wish to understand the scoring system better and that by submitting just a final answer will not make you the winner.
And with that said on to the next hunt.
I have adjusted the difficulty level on this one to be a good bit harder than previous hunts.
Hopefully I have the balance right, I still expect multiple people to solve this hunt, but its more likely that this hunt might need a hunt.
You have two weeks to submit your solutions to me by private message.
He failed to conquer
This precious stone set in the silver sea
some years Before AD,
But secret writing he did leave
If you had a key,
one clue you will get
to help you use the key,
you must add to the alphabet
the numbers 1, 2, 3, ...
You only understand the use before encryption
one more riddle to give a date
Sedaka sang sweetly
a god of the gate
a windy city cut off completely
What was once great no longer exists
the eye no longer sees
but the greatest its said was here
Who could it possibly be?
Who or what am I?