2015 Event Archive: CPC Air

The 2015 College Puzzle Challenge focused on a brand-new airline: CPC Air. Participants on more than 400 teams worked to help CPC Air get off the ground by solving aviation-themed puzzles from 17 locations across the US.

Winners: Zemora Voidbringer from MIT

Full results are available here. The winner was determined by which team ended the day most miles.

  • Regular puzzles earned teams 10,000 in miles in the MilesAhead program. Teams earned bonus miles for solving the puzzle faster than other teams, as well as for their MilesAhead status level.
  • Meta-puzzle solves were worth 100,000 miles (and weren't eligible for bonuses).

Safety first

To introduce the competition rules, teams were shown a CPC Air safety video:

Puzzles and Solutions

The puzzles and their answers are available as PDFs below. Per-wave puzzle collections may also available.

Pre-Event

Ha! My phone

Puzzle | Solution

Your upcoming flight

Puzzle | Solution

Wave 1

A Sign Called Livery

Puzzle | Solution

Boarding Music

Puzzle | Solution

Complementary Snacks

Puzzle | Solution

Get Off My Plane

Puzzle | Solution

I've Got Your Number

Puzzle | Solution

Level Up

Puzzle | Solution

Round Trip

Puzzle | Solution

Terminal Crossings

Puzzle | Solution

The Terminal

Puzzle | Solution

These Substances Allowed

Puzzle | Solution

Wave 2

Almost Around the World in Eight Hops

Puzzle | Solution

Birds of Flight

Puzzle | Solution

Building Blocks

Puzzle | Solution

Continental

Puzzle | Solution

Don't Call Me Shirley

Puzzle | Solution

Elements of Flight

Puzzle | Solution

For Fun and Profit

Puzzle | Solution

Ready for Departure

Puzzle | Solution

Sky High

Puzzle | Solution

Synesthesia

Puzzle | Solution

When Pigs Fly

Puzzle | Solution

Wave 3

Airport Conundrum

Puzzle | Solution

Anniversary Trip

Puzzle | Solution

Cats Can Fly Too

Puzzle | Solution

Clean Your Plate

Puzzle | Solution

Collection

Puzzle | Solution

Da Vinci's Incredible Flying Machine

Puzzle | Solution

Don't Listen to the Music

Puzzle | Solution

First

Puzzle | Solution

In-Flight Entertainment

Puzzle | Solution

Look Out the Window

Puzzle | Solution

Post-Event

Onboard With the Best

Puzzle | Solution

 

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