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The ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt 2013 has ended!

Thanks to all who participated - we hope you had as much fun solving out puzzles as we had writing them!

The puzzles and all 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 OverallThe Elite
Second OverallTeam Plugh (pronounced ploog)
Third OverallThe Judean GNUs

The prize winners (top Australian teams) are:

First PrizeThe Elite
Second PrizeTeam Plugh (pronounced ploog)
Third Prizecrackerjacks

Sadly no team solved the Meta puzzle this year, which means no one receives the Meta prize.

Finally, the winner of the Random Prize this year has been selected: Congratulations to Puzzling Duck!




Welcome to the ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt home page!
This year's hunt commenced on the 2nd of November.
Registration is now open.

Having finally accrued enough puzzles since the thrilling 2012 hunt, ΣUMS is back with what we hope to be an even better puzzle contest in 2013!

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 2 November, noon AEDT. 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 sums(at)maths.usyd.edu.au.

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

The hunt is on!