I'll send you on a treasure hunt,
Hopefully you don't mind.
The clues may not be right up front,
Maybe they are behind.

The clues you need are down below,
And hidden in plain sight.
I do not wish contention to sow,
So solve this by your might.

Tell me the secret message
To liven up your day.
It hopefully relieves your stresses,
Here at the end of May.

\begin{array}{|l|c|c|c|} \hline 1. & 1 & 2 & 1\\ \hline 2. & 2 & 13 & 2 \\ \hline 3. & 1 & 19 & 1 \\ \hline 4. & 1 & 8 & 2 \\ \hline 5. & 3 & 4 & 1 \\ \hline 6. & 1 & 5 & 1 \\ \hline \end{array}

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    $\begingroup$ Very nice rhymes! $\endgroup$ – Mark N May 29 '15 at 14:55
  • $\begingroup$ I think I found the clues, but no idea where to go from there... $\endgroup$ – LogicianWithAHat May 29 '15 at 14:59
  • $\begingroup$ I have a hunch on what the first and second columns (not counting the one that goes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) are referring to, but I can't seem to get the third column to make sense in that context... $\endgroup$ – Glen O May 29 '15 at 15:36
  • $\begingroup$ @GlenO I'll post a clue a little later. If you can figure out everything else, I think the last column will come to you. $\endgroup$ – Aggie Kidd May 29 '15 at 15:46

I think the answer is

My imaginary friends think you have mental problems
(Gee, thanks)


Looking in the source code, we can find links pointing to 6 xkcd comics:
1. http://xkcd.com/539/
2. http://xkcd.com/410/
3. http://xkcd.com/610/
4. http://xkcd.com/308/
5. http://xkcd.com/706/
6. http://xkcd.com/1171/

Then we can use the grid:
The first column tells you which comic to look at
The second column tells you which panel to look at
The third column tells you which word to start at
The fourth column tells you how many works to read


The first comic gives up the single word "MY"
The second comic gives up the words "IMAGINARY FRIENDS" (counting hyphens as two words)
The third comic gives up the work "THINK"
The fourth comic gives up the words "YOU HAVE"
The fifth comic gives up the word "MENTAL"
And finally the sixth comic gives up the word "PROBLEMS"

Giving the final message as...


  • $\begingroup$ Darn, I can't get the links to be spoilered... any help? $\endgroup$ – luxmi12 May 29 '15 at 15:59
  • $\begingroup$ Nice, but I don't understand where you got the links. Are they somewhere hidden in the text? $\endgroup$ – leoll2 May 29 '15 at 16:01
  • $\begingroup$ @leoll2 Yep, if you click on the "edit" button in the bottom left you can see them in the plaintext $\endgroup$ – luxmi12 May 29 '15 at 16:03
  • $\begingroup$ @luxmi12 Very nicely done. $\endgroup$ – Aggie Kidd May 29 '15 at 16:03
  • $\begingroup$ @luxmi12 The links may only be visable to those that have already visited them: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/256941/… $\endgroup$ – Aggie Kidd May 29 '15 at 16:13

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