We’ve picked up local law enforcement chatter, indicating some strange occurrences are going on within the city limits. Two pieces of intel, Operation Onion and Operation Tomato should help us narrow down The Guaca-Mole’s secret hideout. We know that you’ll receive Spanish-sounding names for these two sections, as they’re based on the local geography of the area.
Both the CIA and FBI should have a single white page with disks attached to it, two pink pages, and a business card with this website’s address on it.
The FBI has a famous quote listed next to their decoder. Knowing where that quote comes from will help you begin.
The phrase “there’s no crying in baseball” is from a famous movie. Give that movie title to the CIA.
It’s from A League of Their Own.
The CIA can set their dial so the words LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN are lined up with each other on their dials. That should reveal both a letter and an arrow through the cutouts along the interior of their dial.
Read where the arrow is pointing. That will give you the four-word phrase “OGRE AND ONION TRAIT”. This clues to a one word answer that the FBI player can spell on their dials.
OGRE AND ONION TRAIT clues to LA-YE-R-S.
The clues from here on out will tell you what you should see on your dials and what they solve to.
The emojis clue to the movie BACK TO THE FUTURE.
REVERSIBLE LIKE TACO CAT clues to PAL-IN-DRO-ME.
The emojis clue to the movie THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.
OUTBACK’S FAMOUS ONION APPETIZER clues to BL-OO-MI-NG.
The emojis clue to the movie GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
TEARS THAT ARE INSINCERE clues to CRO-CO-DI-LE.
The emojis clue to the movie ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER.
STYLE LIKE ONION NEWSPAPER clues to SAT-IR-IC-AL.
The emojis clue to the movie LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.
It’s the solution to this section. Just read the answer below. =D
The CIA has a good place to START
Both players have a map and a list of agent codenames. You’ll need to work together to navigate your maps.
The CIA has a START arrow pointing at a tomato. The FBI will be able to discern which direction the CIA player should move by using their agent codename sheet.
Each codename clues to a single letter.
The streets on the map are all named after the NATO alphabet; each street represents a letter. If you know what the agent’s codename is, you’ll know which street to traverse down.
The CIA sees the above symbol. The FBI has that symbol on their codename sheet. Next to the symbol is listed “IN A POD.” This clues to the letter P (the phrase “PEAS IN A POD”). The CIA should move down Papa Street.
The next symbol points the FBI to the phrase “PIRATE’S SAYING” which decodes to R (pirate’s say “ARRRGH!”).
The road that leads off the map has a road sign attached to it. The other agency’s map should have a matching road sign. Continue there on that map.
The next symbol points the CIA to the phrase “DASH DASH DASH” which decodes to O (in morse code, three dashes in a row is the letter O).
The next symbol points the CIA to the phrase “_-NECK” which decodes to V (describing a V-neck shirt).
The next symbol points the FBI to the phrase “MI NOTE”, which decodes to E (“mi” corresponds to the third note of the do-re-mi scale, which is E).
The next symbol points the FBI to the phrase “TOP OF MOST MAPS”, which denotes N (North is typically at the top of maps, and is abbreviated to the letter N).
The next step points to CIA to the phrase “BALTIC OR CASPIAN”, which denotes C (both Baltic and Caspian are seas).
The next step points the CIA to the phrase “IS FOR APPLE”, which denotes A (the phrase “A is for Apple”).
You’ve reached a STOP sign – you’re done! Use the letters you found along the way to spell the word you’re looking for.