ROUND 8 META: LAW AND GOVERNMENT
by Mike Selinker
Starring as your demons: Mike Selinker and Mark L. Gottlieb
Final activity: Submit a declaration of war against another Hunt team
Each puzzle in round 8 produces a 10-letter answer. These answers are oriented by their first letter in the lists of ten state abbreviations (the acrostic as shown spells ROUND EIGHT). These letters are then matched, double-crostic-style, to the seating chart of the U.S. Senate from 2006 (109th Congress, 2nd Session, available at http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/art/special/Desks/chambermap.cfm). There are two Senators for each state, so the solvers must try out possibilities to produce words.
This spells FASHIONED IN THE MANNER OF A JOINT RESOLUTION, DRAFT A FORMAL DECLARATION OF WAR AGAINST ANOTHER HUNT TEAM. DON'T TELL THEM. Submitting a formal declaration of war against another team gets you the certificate.