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.

 

Winners

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.

Position Team Name Score School Location
1Good Fibrations200University of Michigan
2REREDACTED250Stanford
3Ozok is still in grad school200Stanford
4ILostTheGame190Stanford
5IE6230Stanford
6Eigensolvers180University of Washington
7Holy crap a talking muffin 230Carnegie Mellon University
8Team Umizoomi220University of Michigan
9...first!210Stanford
10Je ne sais pas!210Carnegie Mellon University

 

Videos

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 PDFs below. Per-wave puzzle collections may also available.

Pre Event

It's Silent in Space

Puzzle | Solution

Painted Dots

Puzzle | Solution

State of Mind

Puzzle | Solution

Wave 1

Beverage Menu

Puzzle | Solution

Carambola

Puzzle | Solution

Cows in Space

Puzzle | Solution

Don't Panic!

Puzzle | Solution

Eat In Or Take Away

Puzzle | Solution

I Can Go Anywhere

Puzzle | Solution

I'm Hungry

Puzzle | Solution

Logolist's Appetizer

Puzzle | Solution

Mostly Harmless

Puzzle | Solution

Prolonging the Evening

Puzzle | Solution

Record Books

Puzzle | Solution

The Hot Pot at the End of the Universe

Puzzle | Solution

Three Part Act

Puzzle | Solution

Wave 2

Ameglian

Puzzle | Solution

Cash Money

Puzzle | Solution

Fork and Knife

Puzzle | Solution

Fortune Teller

Puzzle | Solution

Hello Ground

Puzzle | Solution

Sweet Stuff

Puzzle | Solution

The Honeycomb

Puzzle | Solution

What Do You Get When You

Puzzle | Solution

 

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