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January 2015 Puzzled Pint

This is the set that Cathy created for the Puzzled Pint event in January, 2015. Its theme was inspired by the X-Men movies, but you don't need to be familiar with the movies or comics to solve the puzzles.

The set begins with a location puzzle. Puzzled Pint events are held at "secret" locations, and teams need to solve the location puzzle to find out where the event will be each month. The puzzle answer is essentially a passcode for showing the event details.

There are five puzzles for teams to solve at the event: four main puzzles (Cyclops, Magneto, Mystique, and Storm) and a short "meta" puzzle (Professor X). The meta puzzle uses the answers from the four main puzzles to reveal a final answer. Most teams took between 30 minutes and 2 hours to solve these five puzzles.

There is also a bonus puzzle; it was available for teams to solve before or after the timed puzzles.


Notes for printing:
• There are three pages that each contain two (identical) copies of a half-sheet puzzle page (answer sheet, Storm, Professor X).
• The last page in the puzzle file is the optional, untimed bonus puzzle.

The puzzles are sized for letter-size paper. (Sorry, international solvers, it wasn't until 2016 that we started creating versions on A4-size paper.)


If you get stuck on any of the puzzles in this set, you can visit the Hints Page for help. It is safe from spoilers; each hint will be shown only when you click to reveal it.


The solution files are below, but note that they will of course contain spoilers, so it's better to use the Hints Page to help you solve.

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