2016 Event Archive: CPC Air Express - Time Travel

The 2016 College Puzzle Challenge followed the continuing story of last year's CPC Air. One year into operation, an unfortunate accident with the company's Luggatron 3000 resulted in passenger's bags getting lost in time. Participants on more than 430 teams solved puzzles to recover the bags and fix the machine.

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

  • Regular puzzles brought back one bag each.
  • Meta-puzzles were worth five bags each.

The Winners

TN: keikaku means plan, from Carnegie Mellon, took the grand prize of Surface Pro 4s, solving all the puzzles and meta puzzles.

Luggatron 3000 Press Conference

To introduce the competition rules, teams were shown a video of the botched press conference where CPC Air's baggage transportation system, the Luggatron 3000, was announced:

Puzzles and Solutions

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

Pre-Event

CPC Makes Travel History

Puzzle | Solution

Journal Logs

Puzzle | Solution

Sage Wisdom

Puzzle | Solution

Time To Explore

Puzzle | Solution

Wave 1

1701

Puzzle | Solution

Bag Tags

Puzzle | Solution

College Puzzle Callbox

Puzzle | Solution

Fishing In Time

Puzzle | Solution

Gravitons and Graviolis

Puzzle | Solution

History

Puzzle | Solution

Loops

Puzzle | Solution

Parallel Cinemas

Puzzle | Solution

Time To Get A Watch

Puzzle | Solution

Traveling by Wo ormho oles

Puzzle | Solution

Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego?

Puzzle | Solution

Wave 2

Chibiusa

Puzzle | Solution

Dangers of Time Travel

Puzzle | Solution

Diplo and Friends

Puzzle | Solution

Give It A Second

Puzzle | Solution

Jet Lag

Puzzle | Solution

Portals

Puzzle | Solution

Reality Time Viewer

Puzzle | Solution

Search In Time

Puzzle | Solution

The Time Traveler's Wife

Puzzle | Solution

Timeline

Puzzle | Solution

Timey Wimey Rhymey Stuff

Puzzle | Solution

What Time Is It?

Puzzle | Solution

Wave 3

Binary Image

Puzzle | Solution

Capsule

Puzzle | Solution

Celebi

Puzzle | Solution

Damaged Engines

Puzzle | Solution

Encore

Puzzle | Solution

Genetically Modified Organisms

Puzzle | Solution

Illegal Clues

Puzzle | Solution

Jar Heads

Puzzle | Solution

Just Add Thyme

Puzzle | Solution

Legacy Failure

Puzzle | Solution

Now is not the time to use that!

Puzzle | Solution

Rewritten

Puzzle | Solution

 

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