Wow. Yesterday, on Puzzle Hunt, I released a puzzle that was difficult a bit…aggravating for most.
Since Puzzle #7, I wake up early to make sure the puzzle went through. Yesterday morning Puzzle #8 was was fine, so I was relieved. A couple hours later, I checked the comments: no one had solved #8. That was strange, I didn’t expect that. I wondered if the password was wrong, or if I had done something in error. But everything was working.
By 9:00, I realized no one could solve the puzzle. I released a hint at 10am, and then again at 12pm. The second hint, people started to solve it.
There was still an insane amount of tweeting and email that followed! *laugh* Manda was at the helm answering all the tweets and emails so kudos to her.
And now, the upcoming puzzles are going to be quite difficult. We’ll see how that goes. ^_^