Announcements

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16/08/2019 12:00pm:

The Hunt is over!

First of all, thank you all so very much for taking part in the MUMS Puzzle Hunt. This has proved to be our largest hunt in history, with a whopping 455 registered teams and 292 teams solving at least one puzzle.

Congratulations to our prize winners:
  1. AD HOC (Observed) ($300)
  2. Bojo Horseman ($200)
  3. Positive Mental Attitude ($100)
Further congratulations to the top three teams on points:
  1. AD HOC (Observed)
  2. ✈️✈️✈️ Galactic Trendsetters ✈️✈️✈️
  3. Bojo Horseman

Solutions will be posted all at once by 6pm August 25th. This is because a) we're currently smack bang in the middle of the uni semester and we really needed to catch up on uni work, but also b) it gives us time to compile some commentary explaining various puzzle design choices. Apologies for the delay, and we hope you understand. Simultaneously as solutions are released, we will issue a survey for your feedback. Keep an eye on the website and your email for announcements as all of this occurs.

The answer checker will be open for everyone to submit guesses spoiler-free, but will not contribute to your teams' scores any further.

Finally, we'd like to remind everyone that we're hosting a Puzzle Hunt afterparty tonight, Friday 16th August 5 - 9pm (AEST) at The Clyde Hotel in Carlton, Melbourne. If you are in Melbourne at this time, do come down for some food and chill drinks to celebrate the end of the Hunt. The Hunt coordinators will be present for you to meet and chat to.

Hope to see you all there, and thank you for taking part in the Hunt! Hopefully it's been as enjoyable for you as it has been for us.

MUMS Puzzle Hunt Team

16/08/2019 10:35am: Erratum in III.S Killer Cluedoku: A note has been added to the bottom of the second page. This does not affect the solvability of this puzzle.
16/08/2019 10:32am: Erratum in IV.S Senbazuru: The cranes in the bottom left corner have been changed. This does not affect the solvability of this puzzle.
13/08/2019 04:44pm: THE META HAS BEEN SOLVED: Congratulations to AD HOC (Observed) for solving the meta puzzle, and winning the Hunt, on 13th August, 04:06:19 p.m. AEST. For all other teams, the Hunt will continue until noon of Friday 16th August. Hints will still be released every day at noon until then.
13/08/2019 01:04pm: Erratum in VI.2 Remix: A few of the words have been changed.
12/08/2019 07:42pm: Adjustment III.2 A Noteworthy Puzzle: An adjustment was made to this puzzle, but does not affect its solvability. Please download the latest PDF regardless.
12/08/2019 05:41pm: Erratum in VI.3 Under the Sea: two black bars on the top of the hexagonal grid has been corrected to display the right colours.
12/08/2019 05:40pm: Erratum in VI.4 Sweet Tooth: Tooth 43 should have 10 letters, not 9. This has now been fixed
12/08/2019 05:38pm: Erratum in VI.1 Bloody Oath: some more numbers have been renumbered due to a typo in the numbering. Please view the latest version of this puzzle.
12/08/2019 01:50pm: Erratum in VI.1 Bloody Oath: some of the numbers have been renumbered due to a typo in the numbering. Please view the latest version of this puzzle.
12/08/2019 11:24am: A website bug meant that the meta puzzle was accidentally released at 11am and not 12pm. This was found and rectified within two minutes. We don't believe that this will have an overall effect on the competitiveness of this Hunt. Sincerest apologies for this, but these things happens sometimes and we thank you for your understanding.
11/08/2019 11:39pm: Erratum in V.S Fall of Grace: the first and third green tetrominoes were erroneously copied to be identical. The latter of these has now been fixed to show the correct tetromino.
11/08/2019 02:23pm: Party Time! No, not III.3 Party Time: an actual real life party. For those who are in Melbourne, come meet up on Friday 16th August 5-9pm (AEST) at The Clyde Hotel in Carlton for food and chill drinks to celebrate the end of the Hunt. All are welcome to attend, regardless of whether you took part in the Hunt or not. Our Hunt coordinators will also be there for you to take your frustrations out on (but nicely, please!). Put this in your calendar now, and follow our Facebook event to keep up to date.
10/08/2019 07:54pm: Adjustment made to IV.S Senbazuru: the appearance of a few cranes were adjusted. This does not affect the solvability of the puzzle.
10/08/2019 02:33pm: Erratum in IV.1 Set: The wrong circles were highlighted in the second and third set of circles. This has now been fixed.
10/08/2019 12:00pm: Act IV puzzles have been released! Hints for Act I, II and III puzzles have also been released.
10/08/2019 10:03am: Erratum in III.1 Roly Poly. A few typos were fixed on three of the cards: Row 1 Col 1, Row 6 Col 4 and Row 8 Col 1.
10/08/2019 03:02am: It has come to our attention that solvers may use the puzzle solves/incorrect guesses numbers as a metric for puzzle difficulty. We have therefore decided to release information about how many incorrect guesses were submitted by each team for each puzzle. This information may be viewed in the relevant puzzle's information page, accessible from the puzzles page by clicking on the solves/incorrect guesses numbers next to the relevant puzzle.
09/08/2019 05:07pm: Erratum in III.4 Lottery. A minor error was found, and fixed, on Page 9 of the script.
09/08/2019 12:00pm: Act III puzzles have been released! Hints for Act I and II puzzles have also been released.
08/08/2019 11:24pm: Erratum in II.2 Alien Artefacts: Figure 2 was missing a dot; this has now been fixed.
08/08/2019 10:42pm: Erratum in II.S Pot Luck: The sixth clue had wrong word. This has now been corrected.
08/08/2019 01:10pm: Erratum in II.1 Royal MUMS Hospital: Ward 3 Bed 13 had a missing word. This has now been corrected.
08/08/2019 12:15pm: Puzzles for Act II have now been released. One hint for each Act I puzzles have also been released. On another note, our server is handling the traffic spike a lot better today. However, if you are still experiencing server errors, wait a few seconds and refresh.
07/08/2019 01:22pm: Erratum in I.3 Musical Chairs: the ninth ticket had an incorrect QR code. This has now been corrected.
07/08/2019 12:17pm: Puzzles have been released! Apologies, however, for the server errors that some users experienced. This was due to a traffic spike and should be resolved now (or within the next few minutes). If you are experiencing any further issues, please inform us.
07/08/2019 10:00am: With just under two hours to puzzle release, our webmasters would like to warn you that the site may run slightly slower due to the spike in traffic at noon. Please be patient, and report any drastic issues to us.
05/08/2019 10:37pm: A reminder that you should check that you can login before the Hunt begins. Please contact us if you have any login issues.
31/07/2019 08:16pm: We've received reports that our emails are being flagged as spam by some recipients' email filters. Please ensure that you check your spam folder regularly so that you do not miss important communications!
31/07/2019 12:00pm: The Prologue for the hunt is now available from the puzzles page.
01/07/2019 12:00pm: Registrations are live! Head to the registration page to register your team.