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2019 U.S. Puzzle Championship


Welcome to the home of the 2019 U.S. Puzzle Championship. The test was held Saturday July 20, 2019, but is till available for download. Thanks to everyone for participating—we hope you enjoyed the experience.


Congratulations go to Thomas Snyder  for winning the U.S. Puzzle Championship, completing 20 of 22 puzzles, and 255 points. Congratulations also go to Will Blatt (195) for earning a place on the U.S. Team; he will join Thomas, Palmer Mebane and Walker Anderson at the World Puzzle Championship in Germany in October. Alternate team members are Anderson Wang (170) and Kevin Sun (170). Ken Endo of Japan (225) had the top International score.


Thanks to the 2019 independent desginers for an awesome selection of puzzles:

  • Serkan Yürekli (Penta Nurikabe, Penta Slitherlink, Winner's Circle, Penta Crisscross)
  • Ashish Kumar (Tapa, Kropki Loop, Oasis, Star Battle)
  • Craig Kasper (Skyscrapers with Searchlights, Crsiscross Pzuzle)
  • Adam R. Wood (Double-Cross Slitherlink, Odd-Angle Sudoku)
  • Serhiy Grabarchuk (Spot'd Differences, Triangular Count)
  • John Bulten (Compass Yajilin)
  • Grant Fikes (Pentominous)
  • Moshe Rubin (Battleships)
  • Michael Tang (Smashed Sums)
  • Dave Tuller (Regional Fences)


Thanks to Palmer Mebane and Walker Anderson for test solving. Thanks to Grandmaster Puzzles for financial support; and thanks to Nikoli and ThinkFun for their continued support with puzzles and web hosting:

  • Nikoli (Sudoku, Bag, Masyu, Pencils)




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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