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Sunday, November 9, 2008

College Puzzle Challenge 2008

I took part in the annual Microsoft College Puzzle Challenge yesterday. Over 300 teams of 4 students from top schools accross North America competed in the challenge, which took place yesterday from Noon until Midnight (12 hours). Here is a list of the puzzles we were given and their solutions http://collegepuzzlechallenge.com/Archive/2008/Default.aspx

My team, JustInTime, finished 15th at UofT and 95th overall. We actually worked really well as a team and we solved most of the puzzles collaboratively to some degree. This was my first puzzle competition and I learned a lot about puzzle solving. Congratulations to those who solved the meta puzzle and won the contest, it's amazing that you guys almost got all the puzzles right.

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