mscroggs.co.uk
mscroggs.co.uk

subscribe

Blog

Christmas (2015) is over

 2016-01-01 
The deadline for entering the 2015 Advent calendar competition has now passed. You can see all the puzzles and their answers here.
Thank-you to everyone who took part in the competition! In total, 23 people submitted answers to the puzzles. Every one of these had correct answers to at least 18 of the puzzles. The winners are as follows:
#NameDetails
1ScottAll correct at 5:00:18 GMT on Christmas Day
2Louis de MendoncaAll correct at 5:00:32 GMT on Christmas Day
3Alex BoltonAll correct at 5:00:34 GMT on Christmas Day
4Martin HarrisAll correct at 6:15 GMT on Christmas Day
5Linus HamiltonAll correct at 14:12 GMT on Christmas Day
6ZephiAll correct at 20:40 GMT on Christmas Day
7Daniel ChivertonAll but one (5 December) correct at 5:00:24 GMT on Christmas Day
8Jon PalinAll but one (12 December) correct at 5:00:34 GMT on Christmas Day
9Kathryn CoffinAll but one (5 December) correct at 6:28 GMT on Christmas Day
10Félix BretonAll but one (15 December) correct at 9:05 GMT on Christmas Day
I will be in touch will all the entrants in the next few days and I will post pictures of prizes here once they are on their way!
I have already started working on puzzles for next year's (in fact this year's) calendar, so make sure you're back here in December...

Similar posts

Christmas (2018) is over
Christmas card 2018
Christmas (2018) is coming!
Christmas (2017) is over

Comments

Comments in green were written by me. Comments in blue were not written by me.
 2016-07-14 
@stephan: It looks like the code I wrote to check the solutions were unique contained errors. This might explain why first question was very difficult to solve with logic alone.
Reply
Matthew
 2016-01-16 
Are you sure http://www.mscroggs.co.uk/puzzles/126 have unique solutions. See e.g. http://cryptarithms.awardspace.us/solver.html which gives lots of solutions
Reply
stephan
 Add a Comment 


I will only use your email address to reply to your comment (if a reply is needed).

Allowed HTML tags: <br> <a> <small> <b> <i> <s> <sup> <sub> <u> <spoiler> <ul> <ol> <li>
To prove you are not a spam bot, please type "noitauqe" backwards in the box below (case sensitive):

Archive

Show me a random blog post
 2019 

Sep 2019

A non-converging LaTeX document
TMiP 2019 treasure punt

Jul 2019

Big Internet Math-Off stickers 2019

Jun 2019

Proving a conjecture

Apr 2019

Harriss and other spirals

Mar 2019

realhats

Jan 2019

Christmas (2018) is over
 2018 
▼ show ▼
 2017 
▼ show ▼
 2016 
▼ show ▼
 2015 
▼ show ▼
 2014 
▼ show ▼
 2013 
▼ show ▼
 2012 
▼ show ▼

Tags

interpolation mathsjam electromagnetic field martin gardner london underground polynomials frobel data dates manchester science festival bubble bobble wool geometry people maths fractals programming error bars matt parker manchester pizza cutting news triangles dragon curves misleading statistics accuracy rugby plastic ratio gerry anderson chalkdust magazine video games puzzles palindromes harriss spiral games inline code tennis php folding paper rhombicuboctahedron radio 4 hats stickers game of life oeis twitter braiding national lottery menace tmip final fantasy latex propositional calculus hexapawn christmas card books cambridge talking maths in public captain scarlet flexagons estimation dataset curvature ternary football draughts the aperiodical graph theory chebyshev chess go golden ratio light european cup london python asteroids realhats sound christmas folding tube maps world cup sport binary map projections game show probability nine men's morris speed raspberry pi javascript logic pythagoras mathslogicbot pac-man countdown statistics coins machine learning weather station big internet math-off reddit bodmas craft golden spiral sorting probability a gamut of games arithmetic mathsteroids platonic solids approximation reuleaux polygons noughts and crosses royal baby trigonometry cross stitch

Archive

Show me a random blog post
▼ show ▼
© Matthew Scroggs 2019