I joined my new co-workers at the bar after finally figuring out the menu and ordering myself some beer. I sat down and started chatting and getting to know my new peers.
Gustav told me about how on the weekends he loves to go mountain climbing with his friends and how he loves nature and spending time outside.
Vadim told me about how he loves old-school games, the older the better, and how he thinks video games have to potential to teach skills that can be applied in many fields.
Becky told me about how she loves music and how from a young age she was brought up on the classics and learned to play the piano and the violin. Now she is in the process of starting a punk band with some of her friends to explore the rebellious side of music.
We kept on chatting until we realized that our drinks were empty. Vadim said that as the new guy it was my job to go and get another round. I made my way to the bar and after a few minutes I got the drinks. As I returned to our table, the others were speaking in hushed tones and got quiet as they saw me approach. Gustav was the first to speak and said that they wanted to have some fun, so they had a little bar bet for me. He said that if I get it right they will pay for all my drinks. He then handed me a piece of paper. Becky spoke up and mentioned that I should be able to solve this puzzle if I listened carefully.
Find the 5 hidden words:
S U T L W O
Z O I R L A
J P Z P E D
U O P S O M
L Y I G I Z
S A J O M E
After a quick look I couldn't find any words, except maybe "a". If I can't figure this out then I will lose the bet.
Can you find the 5 hidden words?
This puzzle contains a lot of red herrings. There is no information in the story that is just for flavor. It is either valuable information or used to hide the important parts.
It is not a simple word search puzzle. The person who posed this puzzle likes to obfuscate his intent. I wonder who created the puzzle for me?
Doing research on each person and their interests might yield results.
The five words you need to find will form a sentence. One of the words is not a proper word. Due to certain constraints it had to be abbreviated using text message speak.