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Millions of years ago, creatures of epic proportions ruled the Earth. The dinosaurs, of course, were the most common and the most well-known. Unfortunately, about 66 million years ago something happened that ended the Cretaceous Period and wiped out all of the dinosaurs. Scientists are still uncertain about what exactly this catastrophic event was.

TASK
Over the years, scientists have thought up many explanations for how and why the dinosaurs went extinct. Each puzzle describes one theory introduced by paleontologists, and the answer to each can be found in the world search below. Your task is to solve each puzzle and, using your answers, complete the consequent word search.

PUZZLES
1. The most popular theory thus far posits that these objects brought about the extinction of the dinosaurs. It takes its evidence from the iridium found in layers of rocks from the Cretaceous Period, as well as from the Chicxulub crater in the Yutacan Peninsula.
2. Another theory also supports the discovery of iridium, as the metal can be found in the Earth’s core. It posits that this heated natural disaster would have originated in India, spreading dust and greenhouse gases around the globe until the dinosaurs all died.
3. While this third theory is easily debunked because it does not account for the extermination of many species of plants, it describes a more personal force that would have spread from smaller animals into large predators, killing the vast majority of life forms.
4. This fourth theory, too, is easily debunked, and was put forth as an earlier explanation for mass extinction. It describes a lackluster ratio of plants to herbivores that would have extended up the food chain, killing off many of the animals alive in that period due to a paucity of food.
5. The most plausible one for many years, this fifth theory states that a radical shift from humid temperatures to colder ones (in what eventually became the Ice Age) would have killed off all cold-blooded mammals; it has since been debunked by the existence of crocodiles, among other things.
6. This last theory is similar to the one that lists the Chicxulub crater as evidence, but also references the Boltysh, Silverpit, and Shiva craters as evidence that this phenomenon killed off the dinosaurs.




RULES
1. All HEX, RPC, and RPC Lounge rules apply. All work must be your own.
2. Entries must include both the solutions to each riddle and the completed word search.
3. Please only send in one entry for this contest. If you send in more than one, only your first entry will be counted.
4. Please send your entries to the RPC Mods account by May 31st at 11:59 PM HEX time.
5. If you have any questions, please post them in this thread or send an owl to Brig.
6. Winners will be chosen by randomizing all 100% correct entries.


PRIZES
1,000 HP
500 HP
500 HP
35,000G
35,000G
30,000G

All eligible participants will earn up to one (1) ticket to May’s Participation Raffle.
 

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I've found them all but the third one.

Edit: found them all.

Edited by Graciesnake
 

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Can I include the answers to the riddles in the image of the crossword itself?
 

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@JamesSiriusRemus The answers to the riddles must be recognizably separate from the solved word search; so, simply submitting the finished word search would not be a complete entry. But if you wanted to edit the answers to the riddles into a blank space somewhere in the image of the word search, that would be fine.
 

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I use Paint, so I can increase the size of the image and separately list out the answers to the riddles after numbering them. Does that sound okay?
 

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@JamesSiriusRemus Yes, that would be fine
 

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Okay, thank you so much for the prompt reply!
 

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Is there any place we should be looking for these theories information - or ideas for them. I think Ive gotten the big three pretty easy, but finding the wording for the other three is really, really difficult. I've been trying for a few days now.
 

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@BKat I'm sorry, but as those puzzles are based on trivia knowledge, I can't give you any hints as to what the answers are, or where you can find them. It's up to you to figure out how to answer them.
 

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@StOwl do we owl our entries with BBCode on or off?
 

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Sorry for the double post but I messed up the tag:
@St-Owl do we owl our entries with BBCode on or off?
 

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BBC off would be preferred, but it's not a big deal either way

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Thanks for the quick response! I've submitted my entry!
 

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this is difficult
i am obviously looking for the answers in the wrong places

EDIT: will probably pass on this trivia contest

Edited by Morgana Malipiero
 

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Entry submitted.
Great contest really made me think 😎
 

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Oh man that was difficult. Soooo made me want to give up on it several times 😂
 

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Thank you all for participating! The ticket list has been posted below. Please note that you were only eligible for a participation ticket if you followed all the rules, most notably:
Quote:
2. Entries must include both the solutions to each riddle and the completed word search.

The correct answer was as follows:
Quote:
1. Asteroid
2. Volcano
3. Plague
4. Starvation
5. Climate Change
6. Multiple Impact

Word search answers

You have 24 hours to look over this ticket list and let me know if there are any problems. Please note that only those whose entries were 100% correct will be eligible for prizes; however, everyone who submitted a complete entry will receive a ticket to May's Participation Raffle.


Participation
faithful puppy
graciesnake
jfs12
darklorddaniel
ladydeseis
sarahmarie13
kestrel winter
catbird
alysanne
mahogany wild
thesty
chris_phoenix
merritt
morgana malipiero
aelwyn
barbara simcox
sara
parasvati
sampi314
abraxascadabra
koumori72
riverglen
wanda35


100% Correct
faithful puppy
graciesnake
darklorddaniel
ladydeseis
sarahmarie13
kestrel winter
catbird
alysanne
mahogany wild
thesty
chris_phoenix
merritt
morgana malipiero
aelwyn
barbara simcox
sara
parasvati
sampi314
abraxascadabra
koumori72
riverglen
wanda35
 

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Hi could you re - check the entries please as I believe I submitted one on this. Thanks.
 

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I have re -checked my laptop I have the entry on it, but can't find an Owl, so it is possible I forgot to send it in - My Bad LOL
 

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And now, the winners:



1,000 HP - graciesnake
500 HP - wanda35
500 HP - darklorddaniel
35,000G - alysanne
35,000G - thesty
30,000G - chris_phoenix


Those of you who have won Galleons, please post a TL within the next 30 days to claim them. HPs will be awarded automatically. Congratulations and thank you all for participating!

@Graciesnake @Wanda35 @DarkLordDaniel @Alysanne @Thesty @Chris_phoenix
 

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