Definitions

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  • n. A compound puzzle formed by several lesser puzzles. In contrast to a regular puzzle, a metapuzzle is missing data that is essential to solving it, and which can only be obtained by solving other sometimes entirely unrelated puzzles. Metapuzzles are frequently used in puzzlehunts.

Etymologies

meta- (in the transcending, transforming and self-referential senses) + puzzle (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And in response to the Writing metapuzzle, greenlily provoked me into writing a piece of terrible McShep SGA fanfiction, badly plagiarised from the first chapter of The DaVinci Code.

    January 15th, 2007

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