WhySoSerious.com

WhySoSerious.com

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The candle has burned out, the two-face Jack-o-lantern has finished rotting, and now the Dark Knight viral website WhySoSerious.com has a new game for Batman fans to play. The Joker has left the following letter up:

WhySoSerious.com

There are 49 clues for 21 cities around the United States. I’ve compiled all the clues together so that people in each of these cities can have quick and easy access to them. As of 1:30am eastern time on Halloween morning, there is no way to “send photos of what you find.” I’m guessing that some input device will be unlocked once “daylight” hits. I’m assume that each location will feature a letter, and put all together, a message will appear. I could be wrong.

Update: The puzzle has been solved, click here for the solution.

Albuquerque, NM: 1, 2
Atlanta, GA: 1, 2, 3
Austin, TX: 1, 2, 3
Boston, MA: 1, 2, 3
Chicago, IL: 1, 2, 3
Cleveland, OH: 1, 2
Columbus, OH: 1, 2
Denver, CO: 1, 2, 3
Detroit, MI: 1, 2
Las Vegas, NV: 1
Los Angeles, CA: 1
Miami, FL: 1, 2, 3
Minneapolis, MN: 1, 2, 3
New York City, NY: 1, 2, 3
Phoenix, AZ: 1, 2
Pittsburgh, PA: 1, 2
Portland, OR: 1
Raleigh, NC: 1, 2
San Francisco, CA: 1, 2, 3
Washington, D.C.: 1, 2, 3
Seattle, WA: 1, 2

Let the games begin.

Albuquerque

At the signpost at the entrance of San Luis Plaza on
Romero Street, you’ll see a staircase to the left.
Go to the top of the first landing to see what’s been
wrought.

Albuquerque

On San Felipe betwee Church and Charlevoix, go to
the sign post for Patio Escondido. Follow the path to
the back to find a chapel. To the righ of the door
you will see your prize.

Atlanta

Spring St NW between Waltin and Poplar. In front of
the 107 door.

Atlanta

On Peachtree between Ellis and Andres Young, this
glass target will Tower above you, even though it’s
lowercase.

Atlanta

Start at the fountain at the north end of Woodruff
Park, then head northwest from its very center. Just
before you hit the stree, you’ll see your mark cir-
cling above Downtown.

Austin

At Congress & 6th is the Littlefield Buidling Clock.
Go east on 6th, past a compass rose in the sidewalk.
You’ll come to a street corner with a set of stairs,
and there, above a stained glass door, you’ll find a
gold gilt goodie.

Austin

Near Riverside & Barton Springs is a car wash with a
mural. Go there, the find a nearby manhole that
says SEWAR, stand on it and scan the skyline. I’d
like to buy a vowel.

Austin

Start at the Market at 6th & Lamar. Find the Amtrak
sign by the tracks. Walk west along the tracks to
the second light pole and peer through the trees
until you see red.

Boston

In front of Old City Hall, look for what lies between
the quaver and the mus.

Boston

Stand on the west corner of Atlantic Ave. & Summer
St. Look across Atlantic above the three blue senti-
nels.

Boston

Where Winter meets Tremont, you’ll find a sign
pointing to Locke Ober. Go the opposite direction a
few steps, until you find a dog’s best friend or two.
You want red, not green.

Chicago

Pizza in Chicago. Start at Uno (Wabash) and count yo
Due. Cactus to your back, chili pepper in front,
start walking. Stop at the manhole cover that says
COMCAST and findthe door that has a 9 over it. It’s
not difficult to see what you need from where you’re
standing.

Chicago

Start at Pizzeria Due at Ontario and Wabash and
head towards the street named for the Buckeye state.
When you see the North Bridge at your feet, look
across the street. Inset in the sidewalk are white
squares made of two triangles. Count fourteen white
squares and stand on the 14th. Scan. No, you’re not
going through the looking glass.

Chicago

Start at the corner of Wabash & Jerusalem 3000.
Look for the clock. At the clock head in the direc-
tion of the El.

You’ll get to a place named for a train-not an
aboveground train-next to the parking garage en-
trance. Across the entrance on the other side, you’ll
find what you seek in the lime green circle.

Cleveland

Start where 5 streets come together under the lizards’s
winking eye and the ghosts of ’54 mutter “wat for next
year” like they do every fall.

That “leaves” east and if you’re right they’ll be
underfoot, stone leaves in a triangular park. Keep walk-
ing, boys and girls.

At the third awning (the first one, just past the last of
the leaves, mentions a great lake) you’ll find your gilt
gift above the door.

Cleveland

Where five streets come together under the
lizard’s winking eye, you can hear the crack of the
bat and the roar of the crowd.

Well, you could if the Tribe hadn’t choked. Head
west on the street named for a great lake. Stick to
the south side of the street, and when you see 5
newspaper boxes, stop.

Across the street is a doorway identified by a stone
shield yielding your reward.

Columbus

With Wexner Center to your back, stand on the OSU
Seal. Walk forward to the place where 13 paths meet.
Take the 11:00 path. At the end of the spoke, look for
the big rock. There, you’ll see a door, with three
steps up, a landing, and one more. Don’t use the
handles, just look.

Columbus

At the Statehouse, honor the Spanish American war
near the steps. Not far away you will see the broad
back of our 21st. Look for the mists of ages. There
you’ll find an empty urn. Standing at the urn, you
can see a clock. And above the clock, a treasure in
the sky.

DC

Start at the spinning horses on The Mall. Head
northeast to the home of the non-moving objects.
Inside its confines, you’ll find granite seating for
six. Any seat will do.

DC

Independence Ave. & 6th St. SW. Go in, turn left and
go down into the missile pit. Do as the Romans do,
and identify the first of four fins on the Jupiter-C.

DC

Dial in what you need below Lat. 38°53’N”Long.
77°01’W”at Lat. 38°53’18″N Long. 77°01’33″W.

Denver

In an alley between Champa and Curtis just off of
15th street, you’ll see a lovely fellow pointing to a
door. Don’t go in or knock, just look.

Denver

Standing on Champa under a giant question mark,
look towards the “Old West” past 16th street. Keep
your chin up.

Denver

Exit the Barclay Towers towards the cheesy cake.
Walk 8 steps out, turn 90 degrees left and walk 10
steps forward. Look down and you’ll find the veined
one.

Detroit

Stand under the People Mover at Library & Farmer,
and look away! Look away! Look away! From pup-
petland.

Detroit

At Rogell & Burton are some blue spinners.
Just one will do.

Las Vegas

Escape the Strip by heading East on Tropicana until
you decide to take a rest at the Loose Caboose Saloon.
Floor your friends by finding the puzzle piece in a
star.

Miami

Hurricanes as a National Pastime? Peek above the
fence on San Amaro to see the score.

Miami

Starting at the southwest corner of SE 1st St. & SE
1st Ave., head south. Between the 1st and 2nd columns
you pass, you’ll see your target between the waxing
and the body.

Miami

on the east sidewalk of Biscayne Blvd. at NE 1st St., walk
north a few yards to where the gray line gets large. Now
look out toward the bay at the monolithic reward.

Minneapolis

At the old Pillsbury building, that stands near the
bank of the Mississippi, follow the “lower trail”
right to your goal.

Minneapolis

At the corner of 2nd Ave S. & 5th Street, look for
the silver-circled prize on marble.

Minneapolis

Unde the giant red orb with a name that is befit-
ting, at the corner of Hennepin & 9th.

New York

Stand on the 16-pointed star at 57th & Lexington.
Cast your eyes to the skies, but don’t be afraid to
lie if you have to.

New York

Walk NE on 6th from 47th-50th Streets – Rockefeller
Station. Stand on the bronze plaque for 1230 and
lookk up between two buildings across the street to
see the wonder in the distance.

New York

Stand on the south corner of E. 54th & Lexington.
What you need is above The Shops at Citigroup
Center.

Phoenix

In front of South Point High you’ll see your target
encircled and under bars.

Phoenix

Go to Van Buren at Central and stand with the Chase
Center sign directory behind you. You’ll be starin
straight at your goal.

Pittsburgh

Head to Grandview & Oneida.
Take the 50¢ tour, if you’re so inclined.

Find the drive gear and look straight up from the
22, as long as it’s not spinning.

Pittsburgh

Where Liberty meets Wood. Stand on the very tip of
the west corner and face away from the street to see
what suits you.

Portland

If you have too many Bacon Maple Bars, you might
have trouble fitting into some of the eclectic num-
bers on display nearby.

Lured by the shimmer of bronze and gold, your goal
is circled.

Raleigh

Starting at the State Capitol and walking due south,
it won’t be difficult to spy with your pretty little
eye a glass door marked with your goal. Stay fo-
cused, and all will become clear.

Raleigh

At Fayetteville and Davie streets, walk south from
where Sir Walter sleeps, and have a seat on one of
the benches in the mall.

Above you, you will see what you need, wreathed liked
Caesar.

San Francisco

Start in front of the Union Pacific club. Head east
across the street, then head south, across that street.
Go 48 paces east, turn right, and look down. Are you
being watched?

San Francisco

Powell & O’Farrell. Keep a lid on it.

San Francisco

Find the “Heart” of Union Square. Turn west and
look up-WAY up. You’l have lots to choose from.

Seattle

If you’re seeing double after having a few pints at
Jabu’s, there is a handy eye exam just up the street.
Look for the red wall.

Seattle

At Stevens and I-5, there is a veritable over-achiever here, sitting atop his tower, green and hard-to-miss, especially during rush hour.

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