A Round of Extraordinary Luck at LearnedLeague

The first MiniLeague that I decided to participate in was the Just Images Maps league, since, well, I love maps. The second round of the MiniLeague went ridiculously well for me in that I answered 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 correctly when I only legitimately knew the answer to 5.

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Q1:

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This was probably the least ridiculous of my guesses. I knew what the idea behind the map was, that it shows what would’ve happened if land reclaimed from the sea was reflooded; I just didn’t know what the agents of water blockage were called (levees?). After a lot of weighing options, I decided to guess dikes because I often hear that word in association with the Netherlands and I guessed it sounded like the sort of thing that would function as a levee.

Q2:

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I’m definitely not familiar with a map of this sort, but this just looked like a rock face, so I guessed rock climbing. Well.

Q3:

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I had no clue what this was, but it looked like a museum. I literally just randomly guessed a museum for which I did not know what its floorplan was like. Turns out, this was in fact a Guggenheim Museum.

Q4:

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I only knew the names of so many aviators. I decided to guess one of them, Amelia Earhart. Turns out, one of these was indeed Amelia Earhart.

Q5:

q5

This was the only of the five questions I got right where I actually straight-up knew the answer: Biafra.

Q6:

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Ah, tricky question. This one’s a good puzzle.

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Hints to “Hidden from Canada”

(this puzzle hunt)

(or in other words, hey, you have a few hours left until the Galactic hunt, why not warm up?)

1. Beautiful
Oh hey, the number of words in each group is exactly the same as the number of groups. How odd.

2. Longtailed
That’s quite a gradient there. It would suck for the pattern-obsessive among you if…they weren’t evenly spaced?

3. Rustic
Yes, that’s a double-headed arrow. And yes, there are two sets of three collinear light green dots.

4. Vast
Ending with an e-flat and a c seems very popular at the start. I wonder why it died out.

5. Meta
If the eight underscores were replaced by four underscores, there would still be a reasonable solution to this puzzle hunt.

Hidden from Canada

R-znvy lbhe fbyhgvbaf gb mlklil-chmmyr[ng]zvg.rqh, fcrpvslvat n hfreanzr/zbavxre lbh jvfu gb hfr, gb or vapyhqrq va gur yrnqreobneq. Srry serr gb r-znvy nafjref sbe nal abarzcgl fhofrg bs chmmyrf.

(EDIT: Hints are now available here.)

1. Beautiful

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puzzle_1_two

puzzle_1_three

puzzle_1_four

puzzle_1_five

2. Longtailed

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ERRATUM: For about five minutes since publishing, the wrong image was posted here. The above is the right image.

3. Rustic

puzzle_4

4. Vast

puzzle_3

5. Meta

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