Border Patrol by Thomas Snyder

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This is a puzzle-hunt style puzzle, prepared for an evening event at the World Puzzle Championship. There are no instructions; finding out what to do is part of the puzzle. Some US cultural knowledge may be required.

Border Patrol PDF

Author/Opus: This is the 288th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Answer String: Enter the final answer of the puzzle, a single word, in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.

  • A☆ says:

    I don’t have a clue where to start. I’m going to need a hint or several… but you won’t/can’t give any until after the Championship, I suspect?

    • Bryce Herdt says:

      My first problem was that the map didn’t load in the PDF the first time. This is unlikely to be your problem, but I thought it was worth mentioning just in case.

      Anyway, on second viewing, the map was there. So for a hint in that situation, might I suggest (rot13) sbphffvar ba ubj gur juvgr obkrf ner neenatrq. That should tip you off to the structure of the puzzle.

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