Medusa

When Joan caught up to her friend Medusa, the poor thing looked more than a little ragged.

"What's wrong?" Joan asked, her empty eye sockets bizarrely suggesting sympathy.

"I've been interviewing at law firms all day long. They go so well, and then I make eye contact..."

Location

38.886558, -77.091472

Puzzle Files

The following files are required to solve this puzzle:

Click to reveal Hint #1

The plaques are clues to the colorful characters. Every character is referenced exactly once by a plaque.

While it's important to know the identities of the characters, you don't need to know their exact names.

Click to reveal Hint #2

The colors of the names on the plaques are important. Have you noticed any visual connection between a color and the character it refers to?

Note: You won't need to count any of the blocks.

Click to reveal Hint #3

The color of every partner's name appears in that character's body. Can you draw any conclusions from that?

Your answer is 10-letters long.

At this point, you may show this hint to the staffer to have one character identified for you.

Click to reveal Hint #4

The colored text of a partner's name references a particular pattern of blocks of that same color on that character. When paired with the other character, you should be able to draw letters.

At this point, you may show this hint to the staffer to have two characters identified for you.

Click to reveal Hint #5

This is the last hint for this puzzle. Come see the staffer if you need any additional help.

Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle

shampoo day

"Sorry about the job interviews. That sounds really bad - do you want to come to my Death Day party tonight? I bet I could cheer you up!"

"I'm sure you're right, Joan, but I think I'm just going to stay home and wash my hair...you know how much it hates that."