2012 Event Archive: The Diner Near the Edge of the Galaxy
Nearly 150 teams participated in the 2012 College Puzzle Challenge, held simultaneously at 7 campuses across North America.
The top ten teams. Full results are available here. Teams are ranked by how quickly they solved the event's meta-puzzle (highlighted rows), followed by teams with the most non-meta solves. Find out more about how the event works.
|1||Good Fibrations||200||University of Michigan|
|3||Ozok is still in grad school||200||Stanford|
|6||Eigensolvers||180||University of Washington|
|7||Holy crap a talking muffin ||230||Carnegie Mellon University|
|8||Team Umizoomi||220||University of Michigan|
|10||Je ne sais pas!||210||Carnegie Mellon University|
Each year, some teams go the extra mile and create videos during the event. Here's one of our favorites from 2012. It's the epic conclusion to a four-year arc by the Dolphins Attack crew from Carnegie Mellon University.
Puzzles and Solutions
The puzzles and their answers are available as individual files below. Puzzles and answers are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader or compatible software to open.