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  • Use Google!! Many of the puzzles will be impossible to solve without using the Internet.

  • EXTREMELY COMMON MECHANIC: indexing: for example INTEGIRLS [5] is G, the 5th letter.

  • Some of the puzzles will give a phrase that has to be turned into the answer. For example, the phrase MIRZAKHANIFIRSTNAME, referencing the Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzkhani, would lead to the answer MARYAM.

  • In August, inteGIRLS hosted a Puzzle 101 seminar where we went over the basics of solving puzzles.

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