DP Puzzle Hunt

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DP Puzzle Hunt
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Logo of DP Puzzle Hunt
No. of Registered Teams450
Winning TeamSpeedrun or bust
No. of Rounds2
No. of Puzzles (Feeders and Metas)23
Timeframe and Location
LocationOnline
Start Time2020-09-18 20:00 EDT
Finishing Time (Winning Team)2020-09-18 20:59 EDT
Official End Time2020-09-21 20:00 EDT
Links
Hunt LinkLink
Wrapup LinkLink


The DP Puzzle Hunt was a puzzle hunt run in September 2020. The hunt had a relatively low difficulty and was targeted at teams that are new to puzzle hunts, but was open to puzzlers of all skill levels.

The hunt also featured a point ✨ scoring system, where teams which did not solve the final metapuzzle were ranked by thir number of points and tie-broken by the earliest last solve time. Points were earned by solving puzzles, and each puzzle was worth a certain number of points: 2 for round 1 feeders, 4 for round 2 feeders and 10 for metapuzzles.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Dippy the dragon-phoenix was unable to find friends to celebrate their rebirthday with. Dippy asks solvers to solve puzzles on Dilemma Planet to help find Dippy's friends and assist Dippy in completing their rebirth.

Postsolve Instructions[edit | edit source]

Unlocking simulator

The hunt is linear, and you can unlock the puzzles in order from the top. The following is a close approximation of the hunt unlock structure for any archive-solves.

 
Start with 4 puzzles unlocked (width 4). When you solve one puzzle, unlock another.
 
Meta unlocks at 4 solves. Unlock Round 2 on solving the meta.
 
Start with 3 puzzles unlocked (width 3). Increase to width 4 after 1st Round 2 solve (Unlock 2 puzzles after 1st solve). Increase to width 5 after 4th Round 2 solve. Increase to width 6 after 7th Round 2 solve.
 
Meta unlocks at 14 Round 2 solves. Finish hunt on solving the meta.

List of Puzzles[edit | edit source]

Round 1: Finding Friends[edit | edit source]

Round 2: Finding Myself[edit | edit source]

Leaderboard[edit | edit source]

Rank Team Points Finish Time Notes
1 Speedrun or bust 100 2020-09-18 8:59:00 PM
2 We Regret To Inform You That It Is Projectyl 100 2020-09-18 9:12:00 PM
3 Dragon Phoenix Dog 1 100 2020-09-18 9:13:00 PM
4 mattapuzzle 100 2020-09-18 9:16:00 PM
5 ➡⬇↘🅿 100 2020-09-18 9:28:00 PM
6 Cardinality 100 2020-09-18 9:36:00 PM
7 MONGOLIAN VOWEL SEPARATOR 100 2020-09-18 9:39:00 PM The actual name of this team is the unprintable Mongolian vowel separator (U+180E).
8 ManyPinkHats 100 2020-09-18 9:40:00 PM
9 A 100 2020-09-18 9:55:00 PM
10 Neptune's Extraterrestrial Surprise 84 2020-09-18 9:59:00 PM
11 Pan-Galactic Goose Syndicate 100 2020-09-18 10:00:00 PM
12 Duplicitous Pseudonym 100 2020-09-18 10:07:00 PM
13 XXL Freshman Class 2016 100 2020-09-18 10:09:00 PM
14 Have you tried hunting solo? 100 2020-09-18 10:12:00 PM
15 Santa Fe is bright 84 2020-09-18 10:12:00 PM
16 There are fixed patterns in all cookware catalogs that aren't showing up in ours 92 2020-09-18 10:14:00 PM
17 EVOO 100 2020-09-18 10:16:00 PM
18 frictionlessemu 100 2020-09-18 10:17:00 PM
19 The_underscore_team 100 2020-09-18 10:26:00 PM
20 Dogs Bound By Rules 100 2020-09-18 10:27:00 PM
21 ∫ntegrals 100 2020-09-18 10:28:00 PM
22 pros and cons[pi]racy photographs 100 2020-09-18 10:28:00 PM
23 tckmn 100 2020-09-18 10:35:00 PM
24 ace_of_clubs 90 2020-09-18 10:38:00 PM
25 Ski Nautique 100 2020-09-18 10:43:00 PM
26 Pineapple Upside Down 100 2020-09-18 10:52:00 PM
27 Me-Stik Spiral 100 2020-09-18 11:03:00 PM
28 Magic Conches 92 2020-09-18 11:03:00 PM
29 E 92 2020-09-18 11:04:00 PM
30 M 88 2020-09-18 11:06:00 PM
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