# A Fun(ny) Treasure Hunt

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
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}

• Very nice rhymes! Commented May 29, 2015 at 14:55
• I think I found the clues, but no idea where to go from there... Commented May 29, 2015 at 14:59
• 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... Commented May 29, 2015 at 15:36
• @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. Commented May 29, 2015 at 15:46

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

Reasoning:

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

So...

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...

MY IMAGINARY FRIENDS THINK YOU HAVE MENTAL PROBLEMS

• Darn, I can't get the links to be spoilered... any help? Commented May 29, 2015 at 15:59
• Nice, but I don't understand where you got the links. Are they somewhere hidden in the text? Commented May 29, 2015 at 16:01
• @leoll2 Yep, if you click on the "edit" button in the bottom left you can see them in the plaintext Commented May 29, 2015 at 16:03
• @luxmi12 Very nicely done. Commented May 29, 2015 at 16:03
• @luxmi12 The links may only be visable to those that have already visited them: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/256941/… Commented May 29, 2015 at 16:13