|Super Grid Explanations
| G || = General Information
|| H || = Hidden In
|| A || = Park Amenities
|| F || = Park Features
||   || = When it was found
| C || = City
|| S || = Street Name
|| P || = Park Name
|| D || = Directions
||   || = Clues pinpoint Location
| NP || = Near Park
|| NS || = Near Site
|| VP || = Visible from Park
|| VS || = Visible from Site
||   || = Clues DID NOT pinpoint Location
| PH || = Past History
|| E || = Elimination
|| U || = Unique
|| L || = Location
G = General Information
H = Hidden In
- Clues containing general information that is NOT pertinent to the treasure location, but is given as a reinforcement to the treasure hunt rules. (ie "Search, Don't Destroy", "Public Property", etc.)
A = Park Amenities
- Clues referring to the specific item or items that the treasure is attached to or hidden in.
F = Park Features
- Clues referring to amenities contained within the park. (ie Baseball Field, Hockey Rink, Basketball, Horseshoes, etc.)
C = City Name
- Clues referring to features contained within the park. (ie Bluffs, Lakes, Rivers, Woods, etc.)
S = Street Name
- Clues referring to the city in which the treasure is located or referring to the area within the city. (ie Frogtown, St. Anthony, etc.)
P = Park Name
- Clues referring to street names near the treasure location.
D = Directions
- Clues referring to the park name.
NP = Near Park
- Clues referring to a given direction (ie North, South, East or West) or providing specific instructions to a line of features within a park.
NS = Near Site
- Clues referring to items that are described in the clue explanation as being near the park, used to help get you to the right park.
VP = Visible from Park
- Clues referring to items that are described in the clue explanation as being near the treasure site, used to help get you to the treasure location.
VS = Visible from Site
- Clues referring to items that are described in the clue explanation as being visible from the park. These items may or may not be visible from the treasure location.
PH = Past History
- Clues referring to items that are described in the clue explanation as being visible from the treasure location.
E = Elimination
- Clues referring to history that will provide information about the correct park. (ie "Ann Bilansky", "Ice Palace Locations", etc.)
U = Unique
- Clues referring to items that can be used to eliminate certain parks or areas from your search.
L = Location
- Clues used to provide unique information about the clues. A good example of this would be the subliminal message within the clues for the 1995 treasure hunt at Battle Creek Park. It is also used to describe information that is unique to just one park, such as the Triple E Gate in 2003 at Como.
- Clues used to pinpoint the location of the treasure.
|| = When it was Found
- Highlights the final clue to be published before the treasure was found.
|| = Clues pinpoint Location
- This will highlight the treasure hunts where I believed that a person could have located a relatively small area of the park to search for the treasure if they had interpreted the clues correctly.
|| = Clues DID NOT pinpoint Location
- This will highlight the treasure hunts where I believed the clues were scattered about to get you to the right park but never really led to a specific location before the final clue.
The process of completing the Super Grid took place over the course of several months. Therefore, the consistency of the
different explanations may be slightly different through the years. A lot of the definitions are quite similar or could have
fit into more than one category; I did my best to convey the meaning from the Pioneer Press explanations.
I have also tried to identify whether or not the clues pinpointed a treasure location within the park. Many years the clues
would narrow your search area with each new clue, leading you to the treasure location. A good example of this was at Cherokee
Park in 1998. Some years the clues were all over the place and did not necessarily lead to a specific location. A good example
of this was at Como Park in 2003. If the park name is not highlighted with either color, I have yet to determine whether or
not the clues pinpointed the treasure location. I will try to complete this task in the near future.
Keep in mind that this is my personal opinion and I was not around for many of the hunts. Some of these could also be hard
to determine because the area described in the explanations has changed immensely since the time of the specific treasure hunt.