Residents have figured out that the smells' inspiration location is the Hincksville Bowling Alley and that the first two smells are shoes and bowling pins.

But what is that third smell?!

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The answer to what you smell is what you hear, not what you see

Hint 1


The Floor Is Lava: Rock and Roll Gym looks like a good place to START.




Hint 2


The gym has added new handholds to their pre-existing handholds. The clues in that section will tell you how to shade in the grid on the right.




Hint 3


A1 is in the bottom left corner of the grid and E47 is in the top right of the grid.




Hint 5


• +1 HH in row 6 and +1 HH in row 7. The HHs touch the center, but not each other. The lower HH is farther left. (B6, D7)

• Tripled the width of the single HH near the middle of the path by adding one HH to the left and one HH to the right. (B24, D24)

• Connected the top HHs and the bottom HHs of the two columns of HHs in rows 32-34. (B32, C32, D32, B34, C34, D34. This clue is slightly ambiguous, because it could mean to connect the top left to the bottom right and the top right to the bottom left, but solving the other clues first will give you context that that would not be correct.)

• +2 HHs to row 18, +2 outside HHs to Row 23, +1 HH to the right middle of row 30. (B18, D18, A23, E23, D30)

• +2 outside HHs to help move between the two topmost rows of HHs. (A46, E46)

• +3 HHs to rows 28-30 that don’t touch any already existing HHs. (E28, E29, E30)

• Added the same right outside HH in Rows 2, 11, and 37. (E2, E11, E37)

• Added HHs to B41, C41, C42, and D42. (B41, C41, C42, D42)

• +1 HH to B14 and D16. (B14, D16)




Hint 8


Each sound option generates a specific volume level. Example: “The sound of filling a vessel to a specific amount, with it being both optimistic and pessimistic at the same time” references the saying “glass half full” or “glass half empty” and generates a volume of 0.5.




Hint 6


Looking at the paper from the side will give you a two word phrase. Add that two word phrase to the New relevant tagline.




Hint 7


Your new relevant tagline is “Just roll with the unused sound.” The word ROLL and the word SOUND are found in the Open Audition section.




Hint 9


• The sound of filling a vessel to a specific amount, with it being both optimistic and pessimistic

at the same time. (0.5)

• The sound of identifying a sign indicating one should not proceed, distinguished by its shape

and red color. (8)

• The sound of shuffling a standard deck of playing cards in the air without dropping any. (52)

• The sound of petting a cat that still has all of its lives, while it purrs. (9)

• The sound of obtaining a critical hit on an icosahedron while others look on in amazement at your good luck. (20)

• The sound of chewing a circular, yummy dessert baked in a tin while wishing it was apple

instead of cherry. (3.14)

• The sound of eating an entire baker’s dozen of graham crackers in a greedy manner after your aunt told you that, duh, she wouldn’t let you share hers. (13)

• The sound of smashing a fancy mug of boiling water, in Celsius. (100)

• The sound of crushing a carton of more than six and less than eighteen highly breakable shells which each contain one part white and one part yellow. (12)

• The sound of a mannequin slapping the hand of another mannequin way up in the air. (5)

• The sound of ironing a suit. A spy suit. Accompanied by a drink that’s shaken not stirred. (007)




Hint 10


For the audition, you’re instructed to play two sounds at the same time creating the correct volume level for each combo.




Hint 4


“+1 HH in row 6 and +1 HH in row 7. The HHs touch the center, but not each other. The lower HH is farther left.” This clue means that there will need to be a new handhold in B6 and D7.




Hint 11


Combo #1 = 120 (100 + 20)

Combo #2 = 12.14 (9 + 3.14)

Combo #3 = 007.5 (007 + 0.5)

Combo #4 = 20 (8 + 12)

Combo #5 = 57 (52 + 5)




Hint 12


The unused sound is “The sound of eating an entire baker’s dozen of graham crackers in a greedy manner after your aunt told you that, duh, she wouldn’t let you share hers.”




Hint 13


The title of this movie is “Some are Irrelevant,” so not everything on this clapboard is necessary. To identify which section to use, the tagline can be utilized, indicating that just the “ROLL” section is important.




Hint 14


Utilize the numbers underneath “ROLL” with the unused sound “The sound of eating an entire baker’s dozen of graham crackers in a greedy manner after your aunt told you that, duh, she wouldn’t let you share hers.”




Hint 17


String these words together to create the phrase

“ANAGRAM SHARED INGREDIENT LETTERS”




Hint 16


5 = AN

13 = A

10 = GRAHAM

27 = SHARE

22 = DUH

12 = IN

14 = GREEDY

18 = AUNT

25 = LET

28 = HERS




Hint 18


The Flavors of Hincksville section lists quite a few ingredients.




Hint 22


GROUND BANANA and FLOUNDER = ROUND

WHISKEY and RAISIN BRAN = IS

STARFISH and FRIED STEW = FIRST

RATTLESNAKE and ELECTROLYTE MIX = LETTER

DURIAN and AGED NACHOS = AND

QUARTER GRAPES and RICED SQUASH = SQUARE

BISCUITS and OLIVES = IS

LATTES and SHALLOT = LAST

ROUND IS FIRST LETTER AND SQUARE IS LAST




Hint 21


Take the letters that are shared between each pair of ingredients and anagram them to make a eight word phrase. Example: GROUND BANANA and FLOUNDER share the letters O, U, N, D, R, which can be anagrammed to the word ROUND.




Hint 23


The Want Ad has round and square objects in it.




Hint 19


Each chef is making a creation using just two foods. Example: Tisha is using a mushed up fruit (ground banana) and a fish (flounder).




Hint 24


Since the towns are real, but only the states are important, identify which US state each pinpoint is pointing at.




Hint 25


1 = Kentucky

2 = Tennessee

3 = Arizona

4 = Rhode Island

5 = California

6 = Pennsylvania

7 = Colorado

8 = Montana

9 = New Mexico

10 = Arkansas

11 = Maryland




Hint 26


Extract either the first letter or the last letter of each state name in the order indicated by the sightseeing trip.




Hint 27


1 = Y

2 = E

3 = A

4 = R

5 = C

6 = P

4 = R

7 = O

8 = M

9 = O

10 = S

11 = D

YEAR C PROMOS D




Hint 28


Now that we know that C is YEAR and D is PROMOS, we can sum digits of each C (year) and count into correct D (promos).




Hint 29


The article lists six years and the Promos section lists six coupon codes.




SOLUTION


Looks like Hincksville Bowling Alley smells like smelly feet, but the answer is what we hear, not what we see.

DA FEET = DEFEAT

Meaning that the 2021 "Guess the Scent" smells are: shoes, bowling pins, and DEFEAT.




Hint 30


Sum the digits of each year. Example 2020 = 2 + 0 + 2 + 0 = 4.




Hint 31


2020 = 4

2019 = 12

2018 = 11

2017 = 10

2016 = 9

2015 = 8




Hint 32


Now we’ll need to identify which is the correct promo code to match each year. Each year lists three different smells. Each promo is for a specific location in town.




Hint 33


Match the three smells to the location in town where you could find those smells. Then count the summed number into that promo code and extract that letter. Example: 2020: pencils, paper, and confusion could be smelled at Hincksville Community College, which has a promo code of 13PAGETURNER. Counting 4 into the promo code generates the letter A.




Hint 15


The numbers indicate which words from the unused sound should be taken. Example: 5 = AN (the fifth word in the sound).




Hint 20


Tisha = GROUND BANANA and FLOUNDER

Sid L. = WHISKEY and RAISIN BRAN

Lauren Bello = STARFISH and FRIED STEW

Quinnifer = RATTLESNAKE and ELECTROLYTE MIX

Tabitha W. = DURIAN and AGED NACHOS

Carly Flores = QUARTER GRAPES and RICED SQUASH

Jack S. = BISCUITS and OLIVES

Alessia Denton = LATTES and SHALLOT




Hint 34


Hincksville Froyo Co (SPENCERBMADEFROYO) smells like ice cream, sprinkles, and hyper-ness = 11 = D

Hincksville Community College (13PAGETURNER) smells like pencils, paper, and confusion = 4 = A

Hincks Electronics (ELECTRIFY29) smells like radios, sales, and pushiness = 8 = F

Nathan G’s Haunt Shoppe (ENCHAMBERED) smells like costumes, hair dye, and fear = 10 = E

Sphinx Cinema (LOVETHEMOVIES) smells like popcorn, candy, and amusement = 12 = E

The Sprout Stand (PLEASEEATVEGGIES1) smells like vegetables, vegetables, and sadness = 9 = T

DA FEET