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Category Archives: DASH 2

The 30% Rule: A Lazy Data Analysis of DASH 2

For reasons I can’t remember, I decided to revisit the solve times from DASH 2. Since they weren’t in an easy spreadsheet form, I decided to narrow it down to just Palo Alto. I figured sixty teams would be enough of a sample. First, I compared the average solve time vs. the “par” time used […]

Places the BANG leaves out

The other day, Google Alerts sent me a link to Daniel Mathews recollections of BANG 15: BANG App├ętit. I think I’d read it before, but one benefit of having a lousy memory is that after a few years, everything old becomes new. In it, one quote in particular struck me: That formidable collective which has […]

Got DASH Pics, Writeups, or Discussions?

Visit the DASH forum. Links to several cities’ photos and a few commentaries are already up. Add your own, or ones you’ve seen. Start a discussion on things you liked, things to improve, or things you hated. Question about a particular puzzle? Post and you should get an answer quickly. Now… off to do some […]

Get out and DASH!

The DASH 2: DASH-TV national puzzle hunt is coming up soon, and most cities still have plenty of room available! Both Los Altos and Seattle have, by far, the most signups. But the other cities — Santa Rosa, Davis, Portland, Austin, Boston, New York City, and Washington DC — still have plenty of room and […]

Lookin’ for a DASH 2 Team?

It may be too late for people looking to play DASH 2 in Seattle, but if your someone who is in need of a team, or a team that wouldn’t mind a few extra bodies, post your request in this thread.