Puzzles and puzzle hunts

Puzzles and puzzle hunts
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A growing list of regular puzzle hunts and other places to find hunt-style puzzles


Introduction to Puzzlehunts
not part of the ongoing series, but you can almost pretend it is. This sentence and the one before it are not a puzzle. Imagine a word search.Now imagine you aren’t told what words to look for.Now imagine you aren’t told it’s a word search.Now imagine it isn’t a word search. — Mike Develin, vi…

Upcoming hunts

Visit the Puzzle Hunt Calendar organized by Dan Egnor

Regular hunts

All links below have substantial archives of past hunts.

Site-specific hunts

  • MIT Mystery Hunt — every MLK weekend in Cambridge
  • BAPHL — recurring hunt in Boston
  • DASH — every September in dozens of cities worldwide
  • DCPHR — recurring hunt in D.C.
  • Puzzled Pint — every 2nd Tuesday, in over 60 cities worldwide

Crosswords & cryptics

Catalog of crosswords, cryptics, & word puzzles
Contact me with corrections or links that you’d like to see included. CrosswordsDailyNew York TimesLA TimesNewsdayWall Street JournalUSA TodayWeekly or BiweeklyAmerican Values ClubNew YorkerBrendan Emmett QuigleyMatt Gaffney’s Weekly ContestWashPo Sunday Crossword, by Evan BirnholzThe Inkubator, puz…

Individual puzzles



Mailing lists

Other kinds of puzzles


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