People closely examine one of the puzzles during the 2011 Post Hunt on June 5. The fourth-annual event is an afternoon game of brainteasers designed by Dave Barry, Tom Shroder and Gene Weingarten that draws thousands of people to downtown Washington.

 

People closely examine one of the puzzles during the 2011 Post Hunt on June 5. The fourth-annual event is an afternoon game of brainteasers designed by Dave Barry, Tom Shroder and Gene Weingarten that draws thousands of people to downtown Washington.

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The Beatles tribute band BritishMania provides the final clue needed to solve the Hunt and entertains the crowd at Freedom Plaza.

 

The Beatles tribute band BritishMania provides the final clue needed to solve the Hunt and entertains the crowd at Freedom Plaza.

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Dave Barry, left, Tom Shroder and Gene Weingarten laugh while on stage. They founded the Post Hunt in 2008, but they have been organizing a similar game in Miami -- the Herald Hunt -- since the 1980s.

 

Dave Barry, left, Tom Shroder and Gene Weingarten laugh while on stage. They founded the Post Hunt in 2008, but they have been organizing a similar game in Miami -- the Herald Hunt -- since the 1980s.

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The winner of the 2011 Post Hunt was team \

 

The winner of the 2011 Post Hunt was team "Cheesy Burghers," consisting of members, from left, Sean Viera, Kevin Chang, Diana Viera, Alexis Elliott, and Galen Mullins, along with James Auwaerter and Amy Posten, not pictured. Here they hold the check for their $2,000 prize. The team finished mere moments ahead of the second-place finishers and 11 minutes ahead of the third-place finishers. Their team name references their ties to Pittsburgh.

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The crowd gathers at Freedom Plaza for the conclusion of the 2011 Post Hunt.

 

The crowd gathers at Freedom Plaza for the conclusion of the 2011 Post Hunt.

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