This pages contains links to puzzles I have created.
Pythagorean puzzle: Arrange 9 3-4-5 triangles and 2 unit squares into the shape of the familiar Pythagorean Theorem proof diagram. Board Pieces (this contains 2 sets of pieces and printing on card stock is recommended) Solution
Suntrapment (My design, based on an idea by and manufactured by Alexandre Muņiz)
See my NPL page for links to my puzzles published in The Enigma and other similar puzzles.
Each of these puzzles has a final answer which is a word or short phrase.
For the 2008 MIT Mystery Hunt:
This is a non-competitive puzzle hunt Boston-area NPL member Alf
started ages ago. I've been attending since 2000 and I have
written puzzles a few times.
For the Decathlon in Alf's Hunt 2012, Puzzle
A. (A crossword variant which was supposed to be a
minipuzzle, a quickie to solve along with other puzzles in the
time of one full size puzzle.) At the end of solving this puzzle,
you should know the 8-letter final answer and also which Decathlon
event this represents. Solution
For the 2013 hunt, I also wrote a minipuzzle, a cryptic Shikaku puzzle.
The 2015 hunt was held on Pi day and was themed around pi and
pies. I wrote the puzzle Π is
for Product (solution)
which combined a cross-products puzzle with a set of cryptic
The 2016 hunt was themed around the 400th anniversaries of
Shakespeare's and Cervantes's deaths. I wrote the cross-number
puzzle Pericles, Prince of Tyre. (solution) Some of the Shakespeare
and Cervantes trivia in these clues was available in a handout
during the event, but you may have to look it up on the internet.
One clue which depended on an attendee's private information has
been changed for this public version.
I was on the Plugh team who constructed BAPHLs 5 and 8. BAPHL
always comes in two difficulty levels, the easy or normal version
being meant for newcomers to puzzle hunts and the hard or advanced
version for those who have solved puzzle hunts before.
For BAPHL 5, I wrote:
For BAPHL 8, I wrote: