Earl surveyed the project. It could be measured as a success, in a way. After all, if you wanted to open a locked door, it certainly was successful. The problem was that people might complain that if you ever wanted to shut the door again, there might be need for a carpenter. Possibly a builder too, if he didn't reduce the scale of the force. And of course, a locksmith for a new key and lock.
He sighed. Shame - it was so easy to get hurt turning a key in the lock each day repeatedly. He'd almost strained his wrist getting through the security measures Chairman Pinkerton had installed for him on his lab - without his permission. On the bright side, they wouldn't be a problem anymore either with this solution.
Oh well, back to the drawing board- or the blueprints, in this case. He pulled them over, the rest of the mess on his desk pushed aside as he examined the paper.
He was rather surprised at the writing in the corner. He knew better than to write in the corner himself - corners were the first bit to burn when accidents occured. Then he realised what it was! 'Puzzle Challenge 6: Earl's Challenge'.
Puzzle: Combustion and explosions are a dangerous mix for anyone, but magnets and physics seem just as bad. All scientists use a little of me, but one's obsession and another's delight makes me a weapon of great potential.
This puzzle has been correctly solved by the community and the cryptic clue has been unlocked!
Solution: Experimentation (the tactical battle skill)
Cryptic Clue: Explosions
With your answer submission, include a picture of the answer from the game with Earl using the solution.
A complete submission will include:
- Your answer for the puzzle in text matching the in-game solution.
- A screenshot with the solution to the puzzle being used by Earl.
- You may use either the base game or More To Explore for this puzzle
Additional Secret: For a (minor) cryptic clue towards the grand challenge, the community must submit at least 5 different types of enemies targeted within bonus-earning submissions.
Deadline: Tuesday 13th December 12:00 noon CET
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