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2014 U.S. Puzzle Championship


Welcome to the home of the 2014 U.S. Puzzle Championship. The official competition is over, but anyone is free to take the test at any time.


Congratulations to Palmer Mebane for winning the 2014 U.S. Puzzle Championship, with the high score of 324 out of 380 possible points. Congratulations also go to Wei-Hwa Huang (253) and Anderson Wang (234) for being the team qualifiers, joining Palmer and William Blatt on the U.S. Team for the World Puzzle Championships in London in August.


Thanks to the 2014 independent desginers for an awesome selection of puzzles:

  • Cihan Altay (Match Series, Pentamonium, Geometric Distribution, One or Two, Digital Clutter, Meta Tapa)
  • Serkan Yürekli (Wordstar, Crosswind, Double Minesweeper, Tapa)
  • Craig Kasper (Slide and Divide, Inside/Outside Fences, Nurikabe)
  • Thomas Snyder/Grandmaster Puzzles (Star Search, Nurikabe Path)
  • Adam R. Wood (Sukazu Gaiden)
  • Grant Fikes (Crosslink)
  • Prasanna Seshadri (Tapa View)
  • Moshe Rubin (Battleships)
  • Nick Baxter/Patrick Merrell (Holiday BBQ)


And thanks to Nikoli for their continued support:

  • Nikoli (Cave, Masyu, Sudoku)


Thanks to test solvers: Thomas Snyder, Ulrich Voigt, Will Blatt, Cihan Altay, and Roger Barkan


Everything is linked directly from the right sidebar; you'll have to login to download files or submit answers. Links to the US Team site are above.