CISRA Puzzle Competition 2008 - Solutions
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B.2 Rationalist Way
The map's style is similar to that commonly used to illustrate railway networks. The phrases on the map are in fact anagrams of real station names. Each coloured railway line uses stations from a different major city's railway network:
The unscrambled station names are as follows:
Green (Sydney): Circular Quay, Wynyard, Martin Place, Central
Some stations are marked with one number, others with two. The stations with two numbers are the ones you would pass twice, if traversing the rail network starting at "you are here", and finishing at the X.
The numbers are indices into the unscrambled station names. Traverse the rail network, starting at "you are here", and finishing at the X. Each time you pass a station, use the next unused number to get a letter from the station's name.
For example, the first stations you pass are Circular Quay (2) giving "I"; Wynyard (3) giving "N"; Martin Place (10) giving "C"; and Times Square (10) giving "R". Proceeding through the network accumulates the following message:
increased the power of man
This phrase is best known for its use in Westminster Abbey on the epitaph of JAMES WATT, inventor of the steam engine.