Solution to ⊥IWPE: Pistol (Event #4) 🔫
by Dai Yang and Justine Jang
This event took place Saturday evening 8-9pm EST. Teams were told to send 2-3 members who enjoy social games.
Event participants play a variant of a game called Taboo. The basic gist of this game is two teams face off with each other to see which team can guess the most words. A clue-giver must communicate what their word is to the rest of their team without saying any of the "taboo" words. If they accidentally say a taboo word, someone on the opposite team can hit a "buzzer" to penalize the cluer and move on to the next word. The twist here is that the clue-giver, in addition to not being able to say any of the "taboo" words on the card, also cannot say words with more than one syllable.
There is a total of fifty cards between both teams. After the event ends, participants are given the fifty clue words formatted into a table and are asked to deduce the answer to the event.
The realization here is that each row corresponds to a two-word phrase where both words start with the same letter. So we can take the table above and generate a new table:
When we take the common first letter of these two-word phrases in order, we get the phrase TARGET IS DYNAMIC SECOND HALF. We have to take the second half of a two-word phrase with DYNAMIC where both words start with D, which means the answer is DUO.