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Hints and Updates

  • 09/19 11:00:00 AM: Show HintThere's a famous cipher where the letter 'a' turns into 'n'.
  • 09/19 11:30:00 AM: Show HintThink on the cipher you discovered. How many fingers on your hand?

Puzzles Solved By

  1. Team Puzzling_Nirvana @ 2021-09-08 11:37:19
  2. Team solo @ 2021-09-09 11:08:41
  3. Team ABSK @ 2021-09-15 15:01:14
  4. Team gb @ 2021-09-18 12:01:16
  5. Team Chrken @ 2021-09-18 17:49:19
  6. Team yeah @ 2021-09-18 18:06:30
  7. Team Team Gravyboats @ 2021-09-18 18:53:00
  8. Team ducksoup @ 2021-09-18 20:04:26
  9. Team SmashSquad @ 2021-09-18 20:37:42
  10. Team Potato @ 2021-09-18 23:13:46
  11. Team V. M. Varga @ 2021-09-19 08:02:41
  12. Team krusty krab @ 2021-09-19 16:29:12
  13. Team Forever Alone @ 2021-09-19 17:56:50
  14. Team Team Esoteric @ 2021-09-19 19:23:39
  15. Team Swampy Boi @ 2021-09-19 20:41:15
  16. Team AnoyingOrang @ 2021-09-19 20:51:34
  17. Team Turbubbles @ 2021-09-19 23:09:43
  18. Team Tiralmo @ 2021-09-20 02:00:19
  19. Team Idontknow @ 2021-09-20 02:35:09
  20. Team WIT @ 2021-09-20 03:20:27
  21. Team Plurmorant @ 2021-09-20 03:42:44
  22. Team Snarky Team Name @ 2021-09-20 08:53:28
  23. Team [URGENT] @ 2021-09-20 09:31:57
  24. Team ._. @ 2021-09-20 10:28:09
  25. Team Les Gaulois @ 2021-09-20 11:00:32
  26. Team Throg @ 2021-09-20 11:01:16
  27. Team 🍕🍕 @ 2021-09-20 11:04:38
  28. Team Binary Beasts @ 2021-09-20 11:20:40
  29. Team [insert team name here] @ 2021-09-20 12:02:48
  30. Team Polendina @ 2021-09-20 12:25:37
  31. Team yup @ 2021-09-20 12:49:21
  32. Team Might Do Some Puzzles @ 2021-09-20 13:20:09
  33. Team mustard oreos @ 2021-09-20 14:00:24
  34. Team Lightning Gecko @ 2021-09-20 14:15:13
  35. Team Botheads @ 2021-09-20 14:19:13
  36. Team Too KLY Kly @ 2021-09-20 14:23:37
  37. Team Snarky Team Name 2 @ 2021-09-20 14:26:33
  38. Team EmmyTown @ 2021-09-20 14:33:14
  39. Team Callie's Enterprise @ 2021-09-20 14:41:26
  40. Team Maltese Falcon @ 2021-09-20 15:01:17
  41. Team Solo Vulture @ 2021-09-20 15:05:18
  42. Team TeamTeam @ 2021-09-20 15:06:41
  43. Team YOLO @ 2021-09-20 15:34:29
  44. Team It's Just Tim @ 2021-09-20 15:40:53
  45. Team Waterboy @ 2021-09-20 15:47:08
  46. Team Team Constructed Adventures @ 2021-09-20 16:01:03
  47. Team Peepeepoopoo @ 2021-09-20 16:23:24
  48. Team N/A @ 2021-09-20 16:40:56
  49. Team just me @ 2021-09-20 16:42:09
  50. Team Gophers 2.0 @ 2021-09-20 16:57:09
  51. Team Ghostbloods @ 2021-09-20 17:06:34
  52. Team Lil Stoop @ 2021-09-20 17:08:02
  53. Team Just_Me @ 2021-09-20 17:09:47
  54. Team Winning Team @ 2021-09-20 17:40:54
  55. Team Jaunty Horologist @ 2021-09-20 17:51:49
  56. Team Team To Be Named At A Later Date @ 2021-09-20 19:21:52
  57. Team Rust-eze @ 2021-09-20 19:25:36
  58. Team zzz @ 2021-09-20 19:43:38
  59. Team Kirb Corps @ 2021-09-20 20:01:29
  60. Team apple seed @ 2021-09-20 20:20:55
  61. Team MaxPower @ 2021-09-20 21:27:12
  62. Team DreamOfTheDrop @ 2021-09-20 21:49:44
  63. Team 6 Keys @ 2021-09-20 21:53:00
  64. Team L Distribution Part 2 @ 2021-09-20 22:03:46
  65. Team eanacra @ 2021-09-20 22:13:26
  66. Team jays dogs @ 2021-09-20 22:20:48
  67. Team meow @ 2021-09-20 22:38:31
  68. Team e6e7e8 @ 2021-09-20 22:55:30
  69. Team Crunch Money @ 2021-09-20 23:04:49
  70. Team RPPastWebsiteCreators @ 2021-09-20 23:24:05
  71. Team The Best Team @ 2021-09-20 23:29:21
  72. Team Snarky Team Name 3 @ 2021-09-20 23:43:36
  73. Team Password is Password @ 2021-09-21 00:00:45
  74. Team samsteam @ 2021-09-21 00:15:42
  75. Team Logang @ 2021-09-21 00:21:42
  76. Team screwyouboop @ 2021-09-21 00:26:10
  77. Team Flammifer @ 2021-09-21 00:32:30
  78. Team Jank @ 2021-09-21 00:39:44
  79. Team cuties @ 2021-09-21 00:43:00
  80. Team anusha is tired @ 2021-09-21 01:09:26
  81. Team Esc Artists @ 2021-09-21 01:09:36
  82. Team Emery @ 2021-09-21 01:14:53
  83. Team Building Snarks @ 2021-09-21 02:53:17
  84. Team 10,000 onions @ 2021-09-21 03:35:49
  85. Team endymion @ 2021-09-21 05:38:06
  86. Team Team EKP @ 2021-09-21 06:30:37
  87. Team Better late than Never @ 2021-09-21 06:38:10
  88. Team Just Here For the Snacks @ 2021-09-21 08:01:43
  89. Team Askival @ 2021-09-21 08:02:27
  90. Team Elemental Guessing Machine @ 2021-09-21 08:03:14
  91. Team Escapers @ 2021-09-21 08:33:24
  92. Team 🐝🐝🐝 @ 2021-09-21 08:59:18
  93. Team Sacristry @ 2021-09-21 10:27:22
  94. Team Puzzle Pals @ 2021-09-21 10:28:02
  95. Team gsitcia @ 2021-09-21 10:58:26
  96. Team Laplaces Accountant @ 2021-09-21 11:42:25
  97. Team Tweleve Pack @ 2021-09-21 11:52:03
  98. Team Weird Lex and the Aladdin Chickenshackers @ 2021-09-21 12:24:22
  99. Team Rock Lobsters @ 2021-09-21 12:26:45
  100. Team Team Greenwich @ 2021-09-21 12:48:00
  101. Team Jejunum @ 2021-09-21 14:07:17
  102. Team Team TeamName @ 2021-09-21 14:27:23
  103. Team ABABERS @ 2021-09-21 14:27:32
  104. Team Drake @ 2021-09-21 15:01:43
  105. Team SeptaCube @ 2021-09-21 15:11:07
  106. Team For Science! @ 2021-09-21 15:26:52
  107. Team Totally Snazzy Boi Incoming @ 2021-09-21 15:52:46
  108. Team Kwargers @ 2021-09-21 15:56:42
  109. Team H2Noregon @ 2021-09-21 16:29:55
  110. Team Track: Coconut Pizza Hut @ 2021-09-21 16:53:14
  111. Team Ramen @ 2021-09-21 17:11:35
  112. Team fbh @ 2021-09-21 17:59:30
  113. Team Maxwell Rose @ 2021-09-21 18:26:45
  114. Team Fresh @ 2021-09-21 18:37:07
  115. Team JacksonBros @ 2021-09-21 19:13:00
  116. Team [Redacted] @ 2021-09-21 19:18:13
  117. Team Friends of Lefty @ 2021-09-21 20:01:07
  118. Team Narky Steam Mane @ 2021-09-21 22:56:47
  119. Team Forty Two @ 2021-09-21 23:21:35
  120. Team 🦦 #2... @ 2021-09-22 00:38:40
  121. Team dope char @ 2021-09-22 01:04:38
  122. Team TeamX @ 2021-09-22 02:46:34
  123. Team MiaoMiaoMiao @ 2021-09-22 03:03:07
  124. Team Livin' Covida Loca @ 2021-09-22 07:14:54
  125. Team The Intermittent Puzzlers @ 2021-09-22 10:50:30
  126. Team EnGnE @ 2021-09-22 11:14:26
  127. Team Well, It Beats Working @ 2021-09-22 11:53:29
  128. Team Comfy Gang IS @ 2021-09-22 13:19:50
  129. Team Beta Bots @ 2021-09-22 13:52:30
  130. Team Special Task Force: Unicorn @ 2021-09-22 14:02:31
  131. Team ! @ 2021-09-22 15:52:31
  132. Team Punzzle @ 2021-09-22 15:55:26
  133. Team Team Awesome @ 2021-09-22 20:49:17
  134. Team Dogs Bound By Rules @ 2021-09-22 21:37:44
  135. Team Alleycats @ 2021-09-22 21:40:36
  136. Team Puzzle Rojak @ 2021-09-22 21:59:56
  137. Team Mikez @ 2021-09-22 22:37:23
  138. Team nocorrelation @ 2021-09-22 23:11:14
  139. Team lefty @ 2021-09-22 23:44:19
  140. Team Kokopium @ 2021-09-23 06:06:47
  141. Team Korean Kryptonites @ 2021-09-23 06:51:56
  142. Team Tapirs for Hope @ 2021-09-23 07:02:01
  143. Team Casual Goblins @ 2021-09-23 11:18:02
  144. Team Good Team Name @ 2021-09-23 13:26:40
  145. Team BrinyShark @ 2021-09-23 14:46:06
  146. Team Tananananananana @ 2021-09-23 15:15:38
  147. Team TeamAtlas @ 2021-09-23 15:23:19
  148. Team JB @ 2021-09-23 16:30:23
  149. Team MortalWombats @ 2021-09-23 22:20:24
  150. Team Deusovi @ 2021-09-23 22:37:49
  151. Team Dora's Dutch backpack @ 2021-09-24 13:54:58
  152. Team The Natural 20s @ 2021-09-24 20:02:57
  153. Team ╮( ̄▽ ̄)╭ @ 2021-09-24 21:16:17
  154. Team C @ 2021-09-25 03:01:18
Note: This list is manually updated, so if you don't show up immediately, please don't worry.