Microsoft Puzzlehunt 2023

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Microsoft Puzzlehunt 2023
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No. of Registered Teams398
Winning Teami'm going to be out of country for 10 days starting tomorrow so i'll drop some terrible team name ideas here to get the pot going (don't use them):
No. of Rounds11
No. of Puzzles (Feeders and Metas)118
Timeframe and Location
Start Time6 May 2023, 10:05 AM PDT
Finishing Time (Winning Team)6 May 2023, 9:45 PM PDT
Official End Time7 May 2023, 8:00 PM PDT
Hunt LinkLink
Kickoff LinkLink
Microsoft Puzzlehunt Chronology

Puzzle University, also known as Microsoft Puzzlehunt 2023 or Microsoft Puzzlehunt 23, was an online-only puzzle hunt that was open to completely non-Microsoft-affiliated teams, unlike most iterations of the Microsoft Puzzlehunt which have a requirement on the number of blue-badges (Microsoft employees) per team and are traditionally run on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington.

Puzzle University is available as a fully-functional static site at, including unlocks and simulators for all interactive puzzles.

List of Rounds[edit | edit source]

Round Title Number of Feeder Puzzles Number of Metapuzzles
Placement Test 20 2
Economics 9 1
Music 8 1
English 6Click to reveal12 answers, since each puzzle has two answers 1
History 6 1
Computer Science 4Click to reveal17 answers, each puzzle is a function call and you need to evaluate them at 4-5 values 1
Mathematics 7 1
Classics 8 3
Sociology 10 1
Interludes 8 0

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