I seem to have missed this post. (For date consecutivity, I’ve backdated this.)

The practice hunt is winding down—we’re not stuck on any of the puzzles we have (if so, we could use up hint opportunities); rather, on all of them, we know what we need to do next, but it’d be a lot of work that no one on our team particularly wants to do (e.g. 1970s cultural reference identification), and there’s no longer any time when most of us are free to work on its puzzles together. It’d’ve been nice to finish, but oh well; at least it’s good practice for the real Mystery Hunt.