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7.20. I've heard that there's an old computer game called Hunt the Wumpus and I'd like to find a copy to try. Where should I look?

This is another job for Archie, I think, although frankly, having to search multiple databases can get old pretty quickly. Why Archie? Because we're looking for a specific file. Let's find out. I search by using archie -s wumpus to find no matches! Next, I'll try Veronica, where I use the search string wumpus. There are ten matches, one of which is a file called wumpus.c. I choose it and there's the source code to an old version of the program!

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