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July 2014 Puzzled Pint
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

This is the first set that Cathy created for Puzzled Pint and it was given to players in July, 2014. Its theme was inspired by Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but you don't need to be familiar with the movie to solve the puzzles.

The set begins with a location puzzle. Puzzled Pint events are held at "secret" locations, and teams need to solve the location puzzle to find out where the event will be each month. The puzzle answer is essentially a passcode for showing the event details.

There are five puzzles for teams to solve at the event: four main puzzles (Sirs Lancelot, Robin, Bedevere, and Galahad) and a short "meta" puzzle (King Arthur). The meta puzzle uses the answers from the four main puzzles to reveal a final answer. Most teams took between 1 and 2.5 hours to solve these five puzzles.

There is also a bonus puzzle; it was available for teams to solve before or after the timed puzzles.


Notes for printing:
• There is one page that would benefit from printing in color: Sir Galahad page 2; it can be printed in black and white if color isn't available (the colored lines also have patterns).
• There are three pages that each contain two (identical) copies of a half-sheet puzzle page (answer sheet, Sir Robin, Sir Galahad page 1).
• The last page in the puzzle file is the optional, untimed bonus puzzle.

The puzzles are sized for letter-size paper. (Sorry, international solvers, it wasn't until 2016 that we started creating versions on A4-size paper.) There is a small difference in one puzzle (Sir Galahad) based on different word spelling in the US and UK, so there are two versions of the puzzles file.


If you get stuck on any of the puzzles in this set, you can visit the Hints Page for help. It is safe from spoilers; each hint will be shown only when you click to reveal it.


The solution files are below, but note that they will of course contain spoilers, so it's better to use the Hints Page to help you solve.

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