2017 Event Archive: CPC 2017 - Under the Sea

The 2017 College Puzzle Challenge sent teams diving in personal submarines in search of a missing Professor C. Ward. Participants discovered sea creatures, rescued Professor C. Ward, and discovered the secrets of the sea!

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

  • Regular puzzles were worth one creature each.
  • Meta-puzzles were worth five creatures each.

The Winners

SETH easiness, from MIT, took the grand prize of Surface Pro 4s by solving all the puzzles and meta puzzles.

Competition Intro Video

Teams were introduced to operating their personal submarines and the event with this video:

Puzzles and Solutions

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

Pre-Event

Ben the Giant Octopus

Puzzle | Solution

Sardines

Puzzle | Solution

See Weed

Puzzle | Solution

Swift Current

Puzzle | Solution

Travel Lite

Puzzle | Solution

Yellow Noise

Puzzle | Solution

Wave 1

Boaty McBoatface

Puzzle | Solution

Dangerous Waters

Puzzle | Solution

Deep Sea _________ (9)

Puzzle | Solution

Ducks

Puzzle | Solution

Eyes on the Ocean

Puzzle | Solution

Gone Fish

Puzzle | Solution

Islands

Puzzle | Solution

Loose Ends

Puzzle | Solution

Making Waves

Puzzle | Solution

Mount Wannahockaloogie

Puzzle | Solution

Sail the Ocean

Puzzle | Solution

Sea Shanties

Puzzle | Solution

Star Fish

Puzzle | Solution

Treasure Map

Puzzle | Solution

Wave 2

Anchovies

Puzzle | Solution

Compliments to the Chef

Puzzle | Solution

Fish School

Puzzle | Solution

Letters from the Sea

Puzzle | Solution

Mugiwara

Puzzle | Solution

No Air

Puzzle | Solution

Port Codes

Puzzle | Solution

Seals

Puzzle | Solution

The Bends

Puzzle | Solution

The Very Best

Puzzle | Solution

Undersea View

Puzzle | Solution

Underwater Volcano

Puzzle | Solution

Your Worst Nightmare

Puzzle | Solution

Wave 3

Dubloony

Puzzle | Solution

Mississippi River

Puzzle | Solution

No One Ever Was

Puzzle | Solution

Rawr, Shark Test

Puzzle | Solution

SCUBA

Puzzle | Solution

She Sells

Puzzle | Solution

Sub Ways

Puzzle | Solution

Touching Pool

Puzzle | Solution

Tsukiji

Puzzle | Solution

Twelve Seahorses

Puzzle | Solution

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Puzzle | Solution

We Got No Troubles, Life is the Bubbles

Puzzle | Solution

Whale of Fortune

Puzzle | Solution

 

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