Welcome to the #Enigma Challenge. Six puzzles will be released prior to the exhibit (one per month starting today, April 2nd and ending on Sept 1st.) Each individual puzzle solution should "combine" into one “overall series” answer. If there are multiple correct answers submitted, a winner may be chosen, by random, from the pool of correct answers (although all correct answer submissions will be acknowledged here.) If there are no correct solutions submitted for the full series puzzle by the challenge deadline (Oct. 15th, 2019), one winner may be chosen based on how “close” they were to the correct answer. (And yes, all judgments/decisions here are entirely ours and absolutely final!)
The lucky enigmaphile that is deemed the challenge winner will be awarded this original piece by Anthony Waichulis, "Discovery II" (7x5", Oil on Panel-framed).
The winner will be announced online around the launch of the Enigma exhibit (October 19th.). #Enigma Puzzles will be shared by Lovetts Gallery as well as other social media vehicles.
Stay tuned and good luck!
The #Enigma Challenge has officially come to a close. Below are the original puzzles including the solutions to each one and the puzzle as a whole.
This particular fish is a Herring. A Red Herring to be exact. This is a hint that the red numbers are just as pointless as the fish. If you ignore them and focus only on the individual blocks you will be left with a message in Morse Code. The message is as follows:
.-- ... .-- .. ... ... .. -..- - .. -- . ... ... .. -..-
"What Is Six Times Six"
The answer would be 36.
Additionally, the message at the bottom spells out the letters H, E, W, E, R. These form the word 'Where'.
The number of differences between the photos is the answer to this puzzle. In total there are 9 alterations. They are as follows:
Additionally, the message at the bottom spells out the letters D, O, E, S. These form the word 'Does'. Add it to the first message and you have 'Where Does'.
This puzzle uses an Autostereogram. If you are able to view it correctly, you will find that the answer is as follows.
Additionally, the message at the bottom spells out the letters A, L , L. These form the word 'All'. Add it to the first message and you have 'Where Does All'.
Bringing the puzzles into the digital age - this one utilizes a QR code that leads to a page on the Lovetts Gallery website. Use the key to spell out the following number:
Additionally, the message at the bottom spells out the letters O, F. These form the word 'Of'. Add it to the first message and you have 'Where Does All Of'.
By now it is obvious that each puzzle revolves around a numeric answer. With that being the case, finding the designated number value for this nebula will lead you to:
Additionally, the message at the bottom spells out the letters H, I ,S, T. These form the word 'This'. Add it to the first message and you have 'Where Does All Of This'.
This particular puzzle gives you the last numeric entry for free. It does present a clue as to what to do with the full sequence of numbers now that you have them. The text is taken directly from The Outsiders. A scene that features the answer to the Enigma challenge if you know how to find it.
The text is part of the narration provided by the main character of The Outsiders, Ponyboy. Another term for his role in the story gives you the final word, 'Lead'. Add it to the first message and you have 'Where Does All Of This Lead'.
The winner of the #Enigma Challenge was Carlos Gallostra.
The questions is 'Where Does All Of This Lead?'.
Using the answers provided by each puzzle we can deduce that they are coordinates.
36, 9, 34.026, 95, 57, 30.725
if you type them in correctly, you will find the Circle Cinema that was featured in the film The Outsiders. It is in a scene where Ponyboy watches a Paul Newman film at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa, OK. It is also the scene from which the text in Puzzle 6 was taken.