# Stata Center

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start

Start by filling in the grid using the labelled answers. For example, H6 means that you should fill in that cell with the sixth letter of the answer of the puzzle labelled H.

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tech

The diagonal of the grid is telling you to look at this week's crossword puzzle in MIT's school newspaper The Tech.

crossword

Solve the crossword. The clues themselves are not relevant. You only need the completed crossword grid.

filled, crossword

Note that the grid given on the meta page and the crossword grid are the same dimensions. Paste them back to back and read the letters that correspond to the black squares on the crossword grid to get an instruction for the next step.

blanks

As the message hints, you want to "change" each answer somehow to get a new word that fits in the corresponding blanks on the round page.

giving it away

Each of the answers can be "folded" to produce a new word which fits into the blanks on the round page. For example a ___ can be folded to get a ___.

folded

The message told us to change the feeder answers and grid "alike." Since we're folding the feeder answers we should fold our grid as well. Remember that we have already glued The Tech crossword to the back of our grid!

fold

Fold the grid with the crossword glid glued on the back vertically such that you are able to (almost) read the folded versions of the answers in the rows of your folded piece of paper.

order

You can find each folded answer in the folded grid (with the Tech crossword taped on the back) at a different offset. Each folded answer is missing a letter. Take the missing letters in the order of the given answers to yield the final answer to this metapuzzle.

It looks like someone mistook the Stata Center for a piece of trash and doodled all over it! What should you do to fix it?

 H6 F4 N2 H1 B3 N2 C2 M9 N5 K6 I2 A5 H4 K5 H3 G3 F4 E5 I1 D5 J1 E4 G3 B2 N4 H6 D4 A7 I2 C5 K5 F5 M1 J2 N3 C1 F5 E5 I3 D5 L1 M7 N4 G2 M7 B1 E6 A3 N5 K5 F1 M1 J6 L3 L4 D5 B2 M4 G2 L3 G2 D4 G2 C1 J3 H2 K3 E3 N1 I2 D3 F3 A10 J7 A10 I2 M1 J5 B4 C1 B1 A8 D4 G3 K2 H2 C5 I1 D4 H4 C1 K6 H4 B4 A1 N3 E5 E5 C1 F4 F5 L3 B1 L3 N2 C3 J4 I2 M9 G1 H4 M5 K3 E5 M1 N5 D1 F4 E6 A1 K2 G3 L3 A7 F3 K6 J6 E4 D4 I2 B2 J5 E5 L4 H8 L2 I2 J4 A5 K3 C2 D1 M1 N4 A5 B4 D2 E6 K6 F5 N4 H2 M8 L1 I2 N4 A6 C4 G2 B1 L4 J2 I3 F2 E5 H4 J2 L4 L2 K1 E1 H4 D3 M1 I3 G3 G1 I1 G3 A3 B2 C3 J4 E3 A7 D3 F2 C3 D1 N3 F5 J6 C5 L1 K4 H7 M9 L2 C2 M3 B4 B2 H3 A10 N4 I2 K5 E1 M1 D5 G3 J2 C1 F2 F3 J4 G2 K4 L3 B4 G3 B3 A5 I1 L2
When you solved a puzzle in this round, the corresponding row below would be revealed. You can simulate this by hovering over the row you want revealed.
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