2013 Event Archive: Corrupted Literature

More than 270 teams participated in the 2013 College Puzzle Challenge, held simultaneously at 14 campuses across the US and Canada.

Winners

The top ten teams are listed below. 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
1Quarks and Gluons340Cambridge (BU, Brown, Harvard, Olin, MIT)
2Galactic Trendsetters350Cambridge (BU, Brown, Harvard, Olin, MIT)
3HMC Hammer340Los Angeles (CalTech, Harvey Mudd, UCLA, USC)
4I think we350Cambridge (BU, Brown, Harvard, Olin, MIT)
5Good Fibrations350University of Michigan
6Cal-amities310University of California at Berkeley
7Not So Great Ideas350Cambridge (BU, Brown, Harvard, Olin, MIT)
8REDEREDACTED350University of California at Berkeley
9Inhumantaray260Los Angeles (CalTech, Harvey Mudd, UCLA, USC)
10That Team250University of Illinois

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.

A Tale of Two Cities

Puzzle | Solution

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Puzzle | Solution

Angels and Demons

Puzzle | Solution

Around the World in Eighty Days

Puzzle | Solution

Baking

Puzzle | Solution

Battle Royale

Puzzle | Solution

Bookshelf

Puzzle | Solution

Dark End of the Spectrum

Puzzle | Solution

Dashboards

Puzzle | Solution

Dwarf: A Memoir

Puzzle | Solution

Facebook Marketing for Dummies

Puzzle | Solution

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Puzzle | Solution

Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative

Puzzle | Solution

Great Expectations

Puzzle | Solution

I Don't Know

Puzzle | Solution

Johnny Got His Gun

Puzzle | Solution

License Plates of America

Puzzle | Solution

Life of Pi

Puzzle | Solution

Lives of a Cell

Puzzle | Solution

Native Son

Puzzle | Solution

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Puzzle | Solution

Paul is Undead

Puzzle | Solution

Shifty Characters

Puzzle | Solution

Spork

Puzzle | Solution

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Puzzle | Solution

The Art of Writing Great Lyrics

Puzzle | Solution

The Count of Monte Cristo

Puzzle | Solution

The Grid

Puzzle | Solution

The Hunger Games

Puzzle | Solution

The Joy of Mixology

Puzzle | Solution

The Library

Puzzle | Solution

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

Puzzle | Solution

Time In A Bottle: Volume 1

Puzzle | Solution

Treasure Island

Puzzle | Solution

Ulysses

Puzzle | Solution

 

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