A puzzle asks you to find the hidden answer or pattern behind something that at first glance looks incomplete or meaningless (a computer scientist might call it a “planted problem”). I like writing and solving puzzles of all sorts, especially puzzles in puzzle hunts. I once wrote for and commentated a crossword tournament.

Here are some selected puzzles. If you “figure out” how the puzzle works and “do it”, then you can get a single answer word or phrase from each one. If you want to see how the puzzle works, you can read the solutions.

A unique logic puzzle with no written instructions.
It's really just a game. Type the words to the beat!
A benign-looking but extremely difficult word puzzle. Even experts will find it impenetrable.

Here are other puzzles that I’ve made.

Galactic Puzzle Hunt

2021 MIT Mystery Hunt

Puzzlehunt CMU