Thousands Put On Thinking Caps For Wacky Herald Hunt
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MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – Thousands of amateur sleuths and jigsaw puzzle solvers gathered at new Miami Marlins Stadium in Little Havana for the return of a South Florida institution – The Herald Hunt.
Hosted by Pulitzer winning humor columnist Dave Barry and award-winning editor Tom Shroder this year’s event is a wacky celebration of all things baseball, Marlins, fish – and of course, Miami. CBS4 Chief Meteorologist David Bernard assisted with the MC duties.
The hunt began at noon and participants were urge to bring a copy of the Sunday paper’s Herald Hunt Special Section with them. The Hunt was not inside the stadium, but around it.
The hunt involves five puzzles which must be solved to get a number. This year’s puzzles were so difficult, extra clues were given until the eventual winners, a team of three, solved the puzzle and claim their prize.
They won a seven day Caribbean Cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line and a Miami Marlins VIP Experience Package. The second place team of four won a four day Bahamas Cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line and a Miami Marlins Jersey, an autographed baseball and an authentic baseball cap. The third place team won a weekend Cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line and Miami Marlins t-shirt and authentic baseball cap.
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