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Halloween 2019 puzzle hunt

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This is a puzzle hunt that I and two others wrote for ET's Halloween party.

/hunt/halloween2019.pdf

Solutions and commentary

Some of these puzzles require specific knowledge and can only be solved by the people they were written for, so please read the notes below.

errata and notes

A Cryptic Quintuplet
DHH are Dylan Hendrickson's initials. Clue 2 references Jason, whose initials are JY/JSON. Some clues must be read from the perspective of someone living at ET. The final step requires being physically present at ET.

The ET Parity Test
Some of this puzzle is impossible without knowledge about the members of ET.

Untangle My Spaghetti!
This puzzle operates according to 0.17 splitter behavior, but ignore the distinction between lanes (i.e. splitters will always output right, left, right, left, etc. regardless of the input lane).

Battery
The solution is not unique. :(

Minionry
The bottom left chess subpuzzle has a flaw that makes the intended solution not work. Minions of Darkness is an ET-created board game with the important properties that a.) unit N is designed to counter units N-2, N-1, and N+3; and b.) all units move simultaneously on a player's turn.

shIny JacK-o-Lantern Meta
None.

Cryptic of the NECROMANCER
The last step cannot be solved in the intended manner without knowledge of Minions of Darkness.

Shoot the Star Right and ...
None.

The Witness
In the second image, the third vertical segment should have a break in it.

Who You Gonna Call?
None.

Whoa, We're Halfway There, Whoa-Oh
None.

GIRL CROUCHES on a TIGHTROPE ...
None.

Izquierda Ilegal
None.

No Nuts November
This puzzle is impossible without access to the food preferences spreadsheet.

Property P
This puzzle is impossible without physically being at ET.

Typo Text Tree Traversal
This puzzle is impossible without physically being at ET.

Unreplaceable UwU
None.

Meta Morphism
None.

@all8 #circulate
None.