Misc. Holiday Puzzles
These were seasonal puzzles posted on PostCurious social media. Each solves to a word or a phrase.
. The 3 ornaments around the deer’s neck will be your guide for how to translate the rest of the ornaments, which will spell out the answer.
. Look at the 3 ornaments on the deer’s neck and consider how they might relate to the letters above the antlers.
. Can you discern any logic as to how the patterns are placed? Ignore the colors and focus on the shapes and placement.
. Consider the antlers to be like paths that force you to make choices of left, right, and center. How could that correspond to the patterns?
. To get to the letter C, one needs to go the LEFT antler and then go LEFT and finally RIGHT. The pattern is zigzag, zigzag, line. How do those things correlate?
. Reaching M would require going RIGHT, CENTER, LEFT, and the pattern is line, dots, zigzag.
. Decipher the other letters by using the same pattern logic of zigzag=LEFT, dots=CENTER and line=RIGHT and then read the solution in two rows from left to right.
Christmas 2020 Hints
Halloween 2021 Hints
. Start by examining the faces of the ghost and their speech bubbles. Do you notice anything?
. The two ghosts saying PAR and TAP both have the same shape in their right eye (from the viewer’s perspective). What do you think that means?
. The TAP and PAR ghosts also both have an upside-down triangle in their face, but unlike the eye, it’s in a different position. How do the shapes relate to the letters?
. TAP and PAR both have an A in the second position, so the down-facing moon shape represents an A, and the right eye represents the second position.
. The upside-down triangle represents P, with the left eye representing the first position and the mouth representing the third position.
. Solve the other shapes using the same logic, then translate the faces of the four ghosts on the bottom to get the solution.
. The other letters translate as follows: half-circle=T, smile=R, right-side up triangle=S, x=K, vertical line=L, circle=O, horizontal line=C, upside-down u=U