Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Legends of Alcatraz Puzzle 21-25 Solutions 4

Below you can find the solution to each puzzle, just click on the title to reveal the solution.

Thanks to everyone that assisted in the comments to help people, including me, get the right solutions.

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Puzzle 21 - Caught on Fire

For this puzzle simply line up the markings with the blueprint and take the circled letter.

The image HERE shows all the markings moved to the correct place on the blueprint.

Puzzle 22 - Days Off

The calendar has a handy hint on the left side with a series of letters and a number.

It is simply a case of adding the rest of the alphabet and numbers to fit and then reading the letter corresponding to the calendar entries.

Puzzle 23 - Dead Letter

There are two clues "Capital punishment" and in the letter "I'm on the line for my capital crime"

Join up the numbers with lines and note the letter when the line crosses a capital letter.

Puzzle 24 - Safe Keeping

The clue is "heads or tails"

You look at the letters and take some letters from the end of one word and some from the start of the next.

It is possible we may need to know this series of numbers for something later on.

Puzzle 25 - Pick The Bones

This week the hard puzzle was definitely harder than it has been.

The first thing to do is take all the dominos and place them on the scratched numbers.

There is more than one way to do this, but only one way that makes sense for the solution.

Next you "Pick the bones" by selecting dominos that have letters "on the up and up"

i.e. only letters that are the correct way up.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Legends of Alcatraz The Heists - Puzzles 21 - 25 26

Despite the bumping of last nights new episode of alcatraz to next week, when there will be two episodes shown, the Legends of Alcatraz website has been updated with new puzzles.

There is also a new video to cover the Legends event in Brooklyn.

Let us know in the comments if you need any help with the puzzles, that is assuming we can work out the answers ourselves !
Caught on Film
Days Off
Dead Letter
Safe Keeping
Pick The Bones

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Legends of Alcatraz Puzzle 16 - 20 Solutions 16

Below you can find the solution to each puzzle, just click on the title to reveal the solution.

Click on the images to see larger versions

Puzzle 16 - If Walls Talked

The answer can be found by lining up the partial words that are on the edge of some of the squares.

Some photos of the cube cut out and pasted together by LotteryTicket

Puzzle 17 - Map The Escape

To discover the four letters of the answer use the map and highlight the sections of road indicated by the directions.

Use the compass directions North, South etc. and Left and Right turns.

This example answer is the best fit I could come up with so if you have a better / different solution let us know.

You can also potentially work out the answer from the clue given.

Also the answer must be entered in upper case letters.

Thanks to ObFuSc8 for some hints on this.

Puzzle 18 - Keeping Score

For each score number, use the letter indicated by the score.

This includes a whole word as part of the answer.

Puzzle 19 - Chewed Up

If you turn the pencil around you can see the clue LAST LETTERS.

Then using the upward arrow as the second clue, simply take the last letter of each sentence.

Puzzle 20 - Harvest Time

Simply solve the card puzzle and read the red letters from each card in sequence.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Legends of Alcatraz: The Heists - Puzzles 16 - 20 28

The legends of Alcatraz website was updated to coincide with the new episode of Alcatraz shown last night.

The new puzzles are similar to before, but now follow on from the Brooklyn Heist event. We are now looking for Horace Landenburg and trying to prove Jasper LeForte's innocence.

There are two video introductions from Doc Soto to tell us what we need to do and 5 new puzzles to solve.

The motivation for solving the puzzles is a second sweepstake to win a Ford Mustang car.
If Walls Talked (Easy)
Map The Escape (Easy)
Keeping Score (Medium)
Chewed Up(Medium)
Harvest Time (Hard)

Monday, 20 February 2012

Alcatraz Podcast with David and The Goog - Paxton Petty

Hosts David A. Dein and Steve “The Goog” Guglich, unpack the mysteries of the episode “Guy Hastings”

This week with a special guest me, Zort70, I call in to talk about the Legends of Alcatraz events and to ask a few burning questions.

Listen now directly from this page :

or you can download (right-click, save as)

You can also click the image to the right or Click Here to go to the podcast page on Tumblr.

If you have any theories for David and Steve to consider you can E-mail them at or call the hotline and leave a message (908) 866-6821

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Body of Evidence - Legends of Alcatraz Event Report 16

The Crime Scene - @AlcatrazLegends
What is there to do in Brooklyn on a Friday night ? That's right discover the identity of a bank robber, the answer was obvious !

We still don't know 100% what went on during the night, but thanks to one excellent twitter and Alcatraz fan, we know a lot more than we might have done.

A huge thanks to @WildeKitchen for all the information and pictures.

Thanks also to @SkyLightNYC and of course @AlcatrazLegends for tweeting information and pictures.

Earlier in the day I had searched for potential people that might be attending but by searching I found out a lot more about Brooklyn than I did about Alcatraz. Mainly that it is mandatory for someone to tweet a picture of the Brooklyn bridge or mention "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" at least once every 10 minutes.

Serious point though, I really could't find anyone to follow, apart from people setting up the event, up until a few minutes before the event started. There were lots of late tweets sent out telling people about the event, but to honest I think that it was far too late to attract people to attend.

Reading the case file - @WildeKitchen
Anyway people did start to arrive at the bank and we had information about what was happening so I will try and describe what we know.

There has been a robbery or "A Heist" to put it in 1960's terms. The crime scene has been prepared ready for investigation. It is your task to solve the crime.

From what we can see this involved examining the evidence as displayed and completing paper reports with the answers to the various questions. A police report stated that shots were fired and upon police attendance two dead bodies were found at the scene. A large amount of cash was missing and Jasper LeForte was arrested, but claims he is innocent.

As with the previous event on Alcatraz, completing one investigating form allowed the "investigator" to move on to the next section of evidence.

Again in a similar vein to the previous event there was an interactive element where one of the suspects had to be interviewed to determine some evidence about them.

Gettaway Car - @AlcatrazLegends
There was even a gettaway car to examine, A Ford Mustang, of course !

So after all the investigations where did that leave us ? A final report was handed out to those that had completed their investigations and that had some interesting information.

Gerald Mulhaney, a security guard at the bank, was arrested as a prime suspect due to his fingerprints being at the scene. He maintained his innocence and that the two dead men, Fredriq Blanc and Zeke Creitzer, were the bank robbers.

In the bank managers office a false wall was found that concealed the rest of money and a gun.

It looks like the fingerprints on the gun, which was used to shoot the men, were from the Bank Manager (name unknown but see below). Due to the evidence found Mulhaney was exhonerated of the crime.

Report - @WildeKitchen
On the final report there is one more thing, a scribbled note from Doc Soto with a phone number. When called there is a voice mail message from Soto -

"Good news bad news time.

The good news, you solved the crime and identified Landenberg as the true robber slash murderer.

The bad news he just took off. Yeah, so you gotta track him down.

The trail is heating up on"

Thanks to ObFuSc8 for the transcription.

So the we are assuming the bank manager is "Landenberg" and that he is the target of the next phase of Legends of Alcatraz, which starts on Monday.
There's More - @AlcartazLegends
That leaves us with a few unanswered questions -

- Who is Landenberg and what has he got to do with Alcatraz

- Where is Percival Stenardson ?

- What happened to Jasper, mentioned in the original crime report.

Your thoughts and theories on this event and the information, as always, are welcome in the comments section.
More pictures from the evening -

Friday, 17 February 2012

No Sleep Till Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower 114

The second Legends of Alcatraz event takes place tonight at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower at 7:30pm

Information updated on the LoA site says the event will last 2-3 hours, parking not provided, and if you are under 18 you must be accompanied.

There is also now a link to a Google map of the location people will have to be at.

I have set up a List on Twitter so we can follow anyone involved in the event. However the list looks very bare at the moment, so if you know of anyone attending that uses Twitter then please let us know who they are.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Legends of Alcatraz - Puzzles 11 - 15 Solutions 12

Below you can find the solution to each puzzle, just click on the title to reveal the solution.

Click on the images to see larger versions

Puzzle 11 - Gone Missing

The clue is in the title of this puzzle, look for the missing domino

Then think of the year that Percy escaped.

Puzzle 12 - Set Adrift

Starting at 20:00 use the currents list and move in the direction and number of hexagons specified.

When you get to land use the time of the last instruction used along with the place.

There has been some problem entering the result for this one, but the correct format is -


Puzzle 13 - Notes From The Slab

Follow the spelling mistakes for the first half of the solution.

Then use the mistake letters for the second half

Puzzle 14 - Lockdown

The instructions tell you how to solve this one.

The order of the tumblers appears to change each time the puzzle is loaded.

Once the puzzle is solved the lock opens and the answer is scratched in to the lock bar.

Puzzle 15 - A Man Of Letters

There are two numbers on each line and two columns of words.

Take the letter that matches the first number from the name of the book and the letter that matches the second number from the author.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Alcatraz Podcast for Episode 5 with David and The Goog 0

Hosts David A. Dein and Steve “The Goog” Guglich, along with Special Guest Wayne Henderson unpack the mysteries of the episode “Guy Hastings”

Along the way we discover Steve’s Stasis Theory and we ask the question you’ve all been dying to ask “What does Alcatraz Mean” (Hint: It Means Pelican.) Enjoy!

Click the image to the right or Click Here to go to the podcast page on Tumblr.

If you have any theories for David and Steve to consider you can E-mail them at or call the hotline and leave a message (908) 866-6821

The Heists - Brooklyn - 17th of February

We have just noticed that the second section of the puzzle page is open.

There will be a Legends Event on the 17th of February at 7:30pm.