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2016 U.S. Puzzle Championship


Welcome to the home of the 2016 U.S. Puzzle Championship. The official competition is over, but anyone is free to take the test at any time.


Congratulations to Will Blatt for winning the 2016 U.S. Puzzle Championship, solving 16 of 21 challenging puzzles for 278 points. Congratulations also go to Walker Anderson (231) and Roger Barkan (218) for also earning automatic qualifying positions on the U.S. Team for the World Puzzle Championships in Slovakia in October. Team alternates are Asher Walkover (205) and Jackie Anderson (203).


Thanks to the 2016 independent desginers for an awesome selection of puzzles:

  • Serkan Yürekli (Square Mastermind, Square Roots, Rock Paper Scissors, Tapa, Dikuro, ABC as Kakuro)
  • Carl Worth (Outside Star Battle, Penta-Search, Cave LITS, Star Battle Twins)
  • Adam R. Wood (Tetraquadoku)
  • Craig Kasper (Olympics, Rotator)
  • Dave Tuller (Slovak Cities)
  • Michael Rios (Panoramic Skyscrapers)
  • Moshe Rubin (Battleships)
  • Nick Baxter/Patrick Merrell (TMM - Too Much Mice-information)


And thanks to Nikoli for their continued support:

  • Nikoli (Cave, Masyu, Sudoku, Shakashaka)


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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