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Clue 1


You've probably already noticed that the URL as written doesn't seem to work... So it must relate to something else.




Clue 2


The word "pmats", since it doesn't work, is probably pointing you in the right direction.




Solution


The word in the URL is the word "Stamp" written backwards. So you should look to your stamp for help completing the proper URL.




Clue 3


It's all right there, but unfortunately it isn't very "straightforward."




Clue 4


In fact, some would say this puzzle is downright backwards.





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Clue 1


Have you already discovered what other element on the card is pointing to the stamp? If not, you should work on the rest of the card and come back to this later.




Clue 2


Not only is the word "pmats" in the URL pointing here, but it's giving you a clue that'll help you decode it.




Solution


The two items needed to solve this puzzle are knowing that it's hexadecimal (based on the shape in the background and confirmed by the format it's written in) and knowing that it's all backwards. If you reverse the text, you'll be able to decode it into: cryptozoology. So your real URL will be: https://www.infinitiinstitutes.org/cryptozoology




Clue 3


A second clue can be found in the background behind the numbers... That shape will point you to a certain "code" of sorts...




Clue 4


Hexagon... What well known numerical system also starts with "hex"?




Clue 5


It's hexadecimal alright, but the way it's written it doesn't make sense. Don't forget about the URL. It didn't just say "stamp," did it?





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Clue 1


Have you found a functioning website link yet? If not, you should work on other puzzles and come back to this one later.




Clue 2


Take some time to familiarize yourself with the cryptozoology faculty page and how it functions. Understanding how to interact with the page may help you solve the puzzle without needing any more hints.




Solution


For this puzzle, you only need the text inside of Scarlett Long's bio, as indicated by the card. From there, you need to click 4 words in order, based on the images and arrows on the card. To advance, you need to click: mouth, books, Paris, and pen. Two of these are hidden inside other words (Dart mouth and Penn State).




Clue 3


Did you notice that virtually every word in each person's bio is clickable? I know it seems like they just bounce you to the same page again, but that's not always the case.




Clue 4


Your images are clues, but you can narrow the search before you even get to that by focusing on just one bio.




Clue 5


Take the words as literally as possible. Some are well-hidden, perhaps as part of other words.





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Clue 1


The first nudge of information to get you on the right track is the quote at the top of the card.




Clue 2


Specifically, the man who made the quote and what he's best known for.




Solution


All of these men famously made first ascents (I.E. they were the first to climb certain mountains) in the years listed. If you find the mountains they are credited with "first ascent" for, the first letters of those mountains will give you your solution. Click 'Solution 2' if you want to skip to the answer.




Clue 3


Figuring out what he and the other names have in common, will help you reach your goal.




Clue 4


If you feel overwhelmed by possibilities, make sure you're the first to get to the solution.




Solution 2


The mountains' names line up to spell Yeti.





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Clue 1


Have you found a functioning website link yet? If not, you should work on other puzzles and come back to this one later.




Clue 2


Take some time to familiarize yourself with the cryptozoology faculty page and how it functions. Understanding how to interact with the page may help you solve the puzzle without needing any more hints.




Solution


For this puzzle, you only need the text inside of Scarlett Long's bio, as indicated by the card. From there, you need to click 4 words in order, based on the images and arrows on the card. To advance, you need to click: mouth, books, Paris, and pen. Two of these are hidden inside other words (Dart mouth and Penn State).




Clue 3


Did you notice that virtually every word in each person's bio is clickable? I know it seems like they just bounce you to the same page again, but that's not always the case.




Clue 4


Your images are clues, but you can narrow the search before you even get to that by focusing on just one bio.




Clue 5


Take the words as literally as possible. Some are well-hidden, perhaps as part of other words.