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Puzzles

I like puzzles! I like puzzlehunt-style puzzles the most, but logic puzzles have a place in my heart too.

The first puzzlehunt I participated in was the 2011 CiSRA puzzle hunt, with a bunch of people from Art of Problem Solving. I kept hunting with people from the site for a couple years. In 2013, I was invited into the MIT Random Hall team to do the MIT Mystery Hunt. We didn’t win that year, but we did in 2014 and thus had to write the 2015 hunt. Three of my puzzles made it into the hunt.

Afterwards, I briefly hunted with a Plugh for MUMS Puzzlehunt 2015. In 2016, I got into MIT and started hunting pretty exclusively with my dorm floor, Floorpi, sometimes seen on leaderboards as [pi] or ⌊π⌋ or ✈✈✈Galactic Trendsetters✈✈✈. As of time of writing, our best recent performances have been getting 2nd in SUMS Puzzlehunt 2016 and getting 2nd in mezzacotta Puzzle Competition 2016. I’ve also contributed to the Galactic Puzzlehunt, a (2017, but hopefully recurring!) puzzlehunt by ✈✈✈Galactic Trendsetters✈✈✈.

In my spare time, I also occasionally put puzzles on my blog; mostly logic puzzles in the early days, but more puzzlehunt-style puzzles now. Just to give a feel, here’s a logic puzzle from 2012, one MellowMelon’s Double Back.

[Double Back puzzle] Some puzzles I’ve made:

Some other selected logic puzzles:

An incomplete, badly sorted list of all the puzzlehunts I’ve done and teams I did them with:

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