This is going to be nit-picking.
Under a Stout Tree
The ancient tree looms up over the northern side of the road. Many times,
it has offered weary travelers a cool and shady spot to break from the
blistering road and the relentless sun, and during the nights, many have
camped under its sheltering branches. The smoothness of its bark, and the
faded knife etchings are evidence of its use as a resting place. Several
bumps along the trunk offer convenient handholds for one to climb up to an
[ obvious exits: S ]
* S HP:Healthy SP:Bursting MV:Winded > l etchings
There are 4 Xs and 3 Os on the tic-tac-toe board. But O won in three, which means (other than that X was a poor player) either there shouldn't be a fourth X around, or there should be an extra O somewhere.
Ely-edit: changed it around a bit.