The Mystery League’s main business is putting on team-building events. With the encroaching global pandemic, companies are cancelling the plans they have and putting future events on hold. Which means I need to figure out a new way to make money.
I imagine many of you are suddenly working from home. In this new world, what could The Mystery League do to bring team-building games to remote teams? Zoom-based puzzles? Distributed mailings? I’m open to ideas. Smash that reply button if ya got ’em.
Take the name a well-known virus. Change two letters and you’ll get the name of a well-known bacteria. Both are known to cause harm to humans. What are they?
Kryptos has been in a courtyard at C.I.A. headquarters for almost 30 years. Three of its four passages have been decoded. The last one has evaded solvers. Will one more clue be the trick?
This is a $10 puzzle set by the master Patrick Berry. It’s a great entry-level puzzle extravaganza. Each puzzle solves to an answer, and the 16 answers together are part of an endgame meta-puzzle. As always with Patrick’s puzzles, they are elegant and fun.
The Nation is shutting down its weekly cryptic after 77 years, but the latest authors, Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto, are still going to be constructing a weekly cryptic on their own. Subscriptions range from $3-8 per month — the higher end gets you hints and bonus puzzles. Click through to their Patreon to sign up.