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The Hustlers

Solution

Warning: This solution page has spoilers to
several of puzzles from The Puzzle Hustle

This is a mash-up throwback puzzle. The puzzle is made of five mini-puzzles that are mash-ups of puzzles from the KTaNE Puzzle Hustle. Each mini-puzzle can be solved similarly to how the original puzzles were solved.

NOTE: This solution page will not go into depth about how the original puzzles are solved. The Hustlers requires you to know how the originals were solves, so the solution page will too.


Baby Don't Hurt Me + Redundancy

There are four modules given with one clickable area. When taking the first letters of these modules, three of them can be used to create a word from Alphabet (TJL). We can then extract the unused letter: C.

Affine Cycle Bases Crazy Talk
Draw Encryption Bingo Fizz Buzz
Green Arrows Hexamaze Instructions
Jack Attack Know Your Way Light Cycle
Mafia Neutralization Odd One Out
Pie QR Code Rhythyms
Simon Simons Topsy Turvy USA Maze
Valves Who's That MonsplodeX-Ray
Yahztee Zoni

Easy as $#*& + Put Your Labcoat On

The names can be converted to numbers. To figure out how, look at the solution for Easy as $#*&. The second part of the equation is straight up counting whatever is given. Once the full equation is solved, looking at the element symbol corresponding to the atomic numbers spells a clue phrase: NATO REVERBERATION. This provides the second letter, ECHO.

MafiaOpListeningResult
Ronny42S. (−) HalberdMedieval Weapons&$**&15= 27
Hunter5M. (×) ChopperHelicopter#&$&&15= 75
Cher35S. (−) AlucoTawny Owl$#*$&11= 24
Briane4M. (×) VictoriaWaterfall&**$$12= 48
Diane21A. (+) RipperTearing Fabric$&&*&16= 37
John7M. (×) WrightBallpoint Pen Writing$*$**11= 77
Stacy20D. (÷) PingTable Tennis*$$&$10= 2
Tim2M. (×) GohlSoccer Match##*$*11= 22
Gary31S. (−) GeshemaTibetan Nuns#&&&&18= 13
Tim2A. (+) StihlChainsaw&#&&#16= 18
Thomas37S. (−) CoastBeach*&*&&18= 19

What's GivenNumberFull EquationResult
Simon Spins properties2027 - 20= 7N
Curriculum classes1075 + 10= 85At
Adventure Game items1624 - 16= 8O
Keypad symbols2748 + 27= 75Re
Mineseeker colors1437 - 14= 23V
Digital Cipher Letters977 - 9= 68Er
The Switch LEDS22 + 2= 4Be
Fruits fruits422 × 4= 88Ra
Creation lifeforms913 + 9= 22Ti
3D Mazes mazes1018 - 10= 8O
Turtle Robot drawings1219 - 12= 7N

Second Glances + Not-A-Maze

Once the Nonogram is solved, the unmarked squares create morse code, giving the cluephrase SAME AS THE FOURTH LETTER

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1 3 1 3
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1 1 1 1
2 1 1 3
1 1 3 1
2 1 1 1 3
1 1 1 3 1
2 3 2
1 3 1 1 1

Base of Operations + Word Qualities



Finding the pairs of symbols in the X-Ray manual under the given rule seeds provides a number (30132244355040325552132). This number, just like the one in the original puzzle, is in base 6. Converting this number to base 30 provides a name, MICHAEL CAINE. This name can then be put into the wheel and solved like a normal Word Qualities puzzle, giving the next letter: LIMA.




Abstract Art + Bearing in Mind

The three images have a flag from Maritime Flags on the right. Breaking down the four different color channels and reading the numbers in each section provides a rule seed. The letter corresponding to the flag given with each rule seed gives the phrase: FOURTH VOWEL, which is an O.

FlagRule SeedLetter
924F
2196O
6258U
9127R
6761T
5368H
3260V
943O
1248W
376E
7869L

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