Cambridge Puzzle Hunt 2017

Cambridge Puzzle Hunt 2017
Running TeamTrinity Mathematical Society
Winning TeamAn Asylum in Every Sense of the Word
No. of Rounds1
No. of Puzzles (Feeders and Metas)16
Timeframe and Location
Start Time25 January 2017
Official End Time1 February 2017
Hunt LinkLink
Cambridge Puzzle Hunt Chronology
2018 →

The Cambridge Puzzle Hunt 2017 was the inaugural Cambridge Puzzle Hunt, jointly organized by the Trinity Mathematical Society, the Archimedeans and the Trinity College Science Society. It followed the Australian hunt format, with four puzzles being released each day over four days, for a total of 16 puzzles. Canned hints would be released for each puzzle after being open for 1, 2, and 3 days. There was no final metapuzzle. Teams were up to 5 people. The top three teams were An Asylum in Every Sense of the Word, Plugh lives on the Third Floor, and plugh needs a rubber, who scored 68, 68, and 67 points respectively (out of a maximum of 80 points). Mystereo Cantos won the Lone Wolf prize for being the top solo team, with 45 points.

Prior to the hunt, a set of five taster puzzles were released.

List of Puzzles[edit | edit source]

Taster Puzzles[edit | edit source]

Day 1[edit | edit source]

Released 25 January 2017

Day 2[edit | edit source]

Released 26 January 2017

Day 3[edit | edit source]

Released 27 January 2017

Day 4[edit | edit source]

Released 28 January 2017

Writeups[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. This puzzle was originally "Hams" of "The Big Apple", but was replaced after the solution to that puzzle was accidentally uploaded.