The U.S. Puzzle Championship is an annual online competition sanctioned by the World Puzzle Federation. The U.S. participates in the World Puzzle Championship, earning 14 team and 9 individual titles in 26 years.
Thomas Snyder at WSC press conference
Prague, 2007

U.S. Puzzle Team appears in Time Magazine
March 11 Issue features the 2012 team in Croatia

New York (Mar. 1, 2013) The March 11 issue of Time Magazine hit newsstands today, featuring a 6-page article by Lev Grossman about the U.S. team at the 2012 World Puzzle Championship in Croatia. It's a vibrant account of how puzzle solving can come alive in competition, and a close look at the unique individuals involved.

The team reassembled in December for a photo shoot with freelance photographer Cody Pickens. Five hours and about 1000 exposures later, Cody got just the right shot for a 2-page spread.

The article, titled The Answer Men, is available in print and online at The article included three samples puzzles from the 2012 WPC. You can download these puzzles and solutions here.

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