The following are the answers to the 2021 Virtual Charter Day Adventure Race puzzles. If you have an alternate answer that is as justified as the answers below you may contest your answers by emailing team@theAVAdventure.com by 6:00 PM Saturday night.
Complete the limericks to find the first and last of some important stages in William & Mary’s history.
What are the ones in between?
Solving the two limericks gets you the words “Warrant” and “Enrollment,” the first and final of the four stages W&M’s charter passed through before being issued as a public decree. The second and third stages are the answer to this puzzle: THE KING’S BILL and WRIT OF THE PRIVY SEAL.
Take the two secretive campus groups with numerical names. (The 7 Society & 13 Club) The larger figure is big secret (13) and the smaller figure is little secret. (7) Multiply little secret by itself. (7×7 = 49) Add the product to the number of years that have passed since the first W&M female graduate received her degree.(2021-1921 = 100; 100+49 = 149) Multiply that sum by big secret to get an important year for William & Mary’s celebratory history. (149×13 = 1937)
The answer is 1937, the year of the first official Charter Day (previously known as Transfer Day).
Call upon ancient Rome to “decypher” this clue. When combined, what is created? IFLKXKABXDIB
To solve this you use a Caesar cipher to shift the letters presented. Doing so manually (shifting three letters forward) or with the assistance of an online cipher solver will get you LIONANDEAGLE. Combine these two elements to get the answer to this puzzle: GRIFFIN