# Solution to The Higher They Climb, the Farther They Fall

### by Jennifer Berk

Each clue describes a positive or negative story about a senator:

Corker (positive)

Cochran (negative)

Akaka (positive)

Lugar (negative)

Manchin (negative)

Mikulski (negative)

Ayotte (positive)

Alexander (positive)

Grassley (negative)

T. Udall (positive)

Begich (positive)

Crapo (negative)

Boozman (positive)

Nelson (negative)

Pryor (negative)

Enzi (negative)

Paul (positive)

DeMint (negative)

Roberts (positive)

The yellow and white square at the bottom is a Chutes and Ladders
board. In Chutes and Ladders, squares are numbered in alternating directions along
rows from 1 at the bottom left to 100 at the top left. If you fill the
senators into the squares from least senior in square 1 (Ayotte) to
most senior in square 100 (Inouye), the squares containing numbers
correspond to the clued senators above. Senators with positive clues
are at the bottom of ladders; senators with negative clues are at the
top of chutes.

Take the senator at the other end of each chute or ladder in the
order above and index into his/her last name using the corresponding
number to get:

I**S**akson

Inh**O**fe

Inou**Y**e

B**O**xer

R**U**bio

Ris**C**h

C**A**sey

**L**andrieu

Ky**L**

Re**I**d

Me**N**endez

**G**illibrand

Barr**A**sso

Cha**M**bliss

**M**oran

C**A**rper

Ki**R**k

Sh**A**heen

Kerr**Y**

That spells out SO YOU CALL IN GAMMA RAY, so you call in GAMMA RAY.