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2015 U.S. Puzzle Championship


Welcome to the home of the 2015 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 2015 U.S. Puzzle Championship, with a perfect score plus bonus, giving 379.53 points. Congratulations also go to Roger Barkan (266) and Wei-Hwa Huang (257) for being the team qualifiers, joining Palmer and William Blatt on the U.S. Team for the World Puzzle Championships in Bulgaria in October.


Thanks to the 2015 independent desginers for an awesome selection of puzzles:

  • Serkan Yürekli (First Seen Snake, Kakuro, Tapa, Crisscross Blocks, Kakuro with Pentominoes, Nurikabe Loop, O'utcast)
  • Cihan Altay (Character Development, Letterboxes, Butterfly Effect, Raindrops, Weather Vane)
  • Craig Kasper (Intersections, Easy as Skyscraper, Pathfinder Sudoku)
  • Adam R. Wood (Pinochlada)
  • Dave Tuller (Wolves and Sheep in Fences)
  • Moshe Rubin (Battleships)
  • Nick Baxter/Patrick Merrell (Airhead)


And thanks to Nikoli for their continued support:

  • Nikoli (Cave, Masyu, Sudoku)


Thanks to test solvers: Thomas Snyder, Will Blatt, and Anderson Wang


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.

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