Teams are allowed to have phone-based helpers so they asked if I would help out. Honored, I said yes!
C and I helped with three puzzles of the ten. On one, the clue was in code and we helped figure out the code and then the place in San Francisco referred to in the clue. On the other two, we figured out what place the clue was referring to.
- The puzzle clue, decoded, was something like: "Take a photo of all teammates at the statue symbolizing the great soul."
- Second clue was: "I was born in the 1870s. I've seen many people in my life and traveled all around. Some people still call me a dummy. In 1966, I moved to my present home in a museum. Take a photo of all teammates with me, and remember to be respectful when you approach me."
- Third clue was: "It's not the Statue of Liberty, but San Francisco has its own statue representing freedom. Find this status and take a picture of all teammates with it." Here's the picture:
Can you figure these out? Internet access is assumed and allowed. I'll put the answers in a follow-up post.
The Great Urban Race sounds like a blast. C and I are thinking we might try to enter next year, especially if the San Francisco one is the day before Bay to Breakers, as it was this year.