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The ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt 2018 has ended!

Thanks to all who participated - we hope the puzzles were fun despite the frustrations from numerous errata!

The puzzles and solutions can now be found on the Puzzles page.
The guesslog is also available, as is the thrilling story denouement in this year's Epilogue.

Please send us your feedback by filling out our form and/or emailing us!

Congratulations to the overall winners:

First OverallSynod
Second OverallPlugh (Pronounced Pluff)
Third OverallCardinality

The prize winners (top Australian teams) are:

First PrizePlugh (Pronounced Pluff)
Second PrizeCardinality
Third PrizePlugh (pronounced ploog)

Congratulations also goes to Can's Film Festival for being the first team to solve the Meta and winning the Meta Prize!

Finally, the winner of the Random Prize this year has been selected: Congrats to team Dyslicsix Untie!
We will contact all prize-winners shortly.




Welcome to the ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt home page!
The Puzzlehunt has officially commenced! Good luck to all the teams participating. Our night at the movies has turned into quite a mystery...

After a year's hiatus, the ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt is back in 2018!

The ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt was created to encourage people to employ mathematical thinking without having to understand any maths. The puzzles are designed to not require any specialist knowledge and so should be quite accessible for everyone.

Our puzzles range in style from picture and word puzzles, to logic and cryptic puzzles, and everything in between. To get an idea of what to expect, check out the puzzles from our previous puzzle hunts.

This year the hunt kicks off on Monday the 2nd of July, 2018, noon AEST. Be sure to check the rules and FAQ for more information.

If you would like to know more about ΣUMS, please visit our webpage.

If you have any queries about the Puzzle Hunt, or would like to join the mailing list without creating a team, feel free to send us an email at 2018SUMSPuzzlehunt@gmail.com.

The ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt is proudly sponsored by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney.

The hunt is on!