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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.


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


  • 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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