Solving an online treasure hunt clue can be very difficult. Identifying the following 5 factors in any clue should help you to find the correct answer to that clue faster enabling you to win the money more efficiently. The 5 factors to look out for are as follows:
1. Anagrams – These are often used somewhere in an online treasure hunt clue. Simply put, the solution to an anagram clue is a rearrangement of a selection of letters to form a new word. There is usually a “hint” somewhere in the clue that identify an anagram is on the cards. These hints are typically simple words like ‘perhaps’, ‘strange’, ‘about’, ‘oddly’ and so on but you should be suspicious of virtually any word or phrase that means ‘change’ in some way.
2. Hidden Words – Theoretically hidden words should be the easiest thing to spot in treasure hunt clues, however they are often masked so well that you will not notice them even when they are staring you in the face! An example is shown in this short clue “Far out in East, admitting habit” – the solution is ‘routine’. Far out in East. Not easy to spot so be on the look out!
3. Word Constructions – These are again very common in online treasure hunts. They consist of a clue revealing two separate parts of a word. For example ‘rainbow’ would be shown by part of the clue meaning ‘rain’ and part meaning ‘bow’. It’s common to find that one or more of the words will have to be spelled backwards (usually indicated by the words ‘about’, ‘up’ or ‘turn’) or treated as an anagram. You’ll also find that frequently one of the words is split around one or more others, forming the start and end of the solution.
4. Initials – As the name suggests, the solution to an initial clue is formed from the initial letters of some or all of the words in the clue itself. As with all other clue types, occasionally you’ll find that initials are combined with others so you might find that you’ll need to take the initials and then form the solution as an anagram. Sometimes you won’t use all the words in the clue for initial letters and may have to form a solution as part of a word construction.
5. Straight – This clue is usually where the solution simply fits the clue and there are no hints or tips along the way. This in itself is a good pointer to the straight clue type – if you can rule out anagrams, hidden words and so on then you’ve probably got a straight clue.
Identifying these five factors will make it easier for you to find the solution to your online treasure hunts and the faster you get at identifying these the more chance you will have in solving the treasure hunt quickly and efficiently enabling you to bag the cash before anybody else does! Happy Hunting.