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Do Crosswords Favor Democrats over Republicans?
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Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition 2008 - Results
2008 Google U.S. Puzzle Championship - Results
MathFest 2008
US Nationals and Open 2008
49th International Mathematical Olympiad
NSSC 2008 and CNSC 2008
World Sudoku Championship 2008
Mensa Mind Games® 2008 Winners
31st American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
National Puzzle Day - January 29th
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World Puzzle Championship 2008
WPC 2008 - Results
The 17th World Puzzle Championship (WPC) which took place October 27 - November 1, 2008 in Minsk, Belarus, revealed its winners.
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Posted: December 13, 2008
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Domino Day 2008
Domino Day 2008
The World Domino Day 2008 took place this past Friday on November 14, in WTC Expo Center in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. "Celebrating 10 years of Domino Day - Breaking more World Records than ever" was the central theme of this year's Domino Day.
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Posted: November 21, 2008
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Do Crosswords Favor Democrats over Republicans?
Do Crosswords Favor Democrats over Republicans?
This is an interesting question indeed. Even more: in the last month left to the presidential elections of 2008 the question is narrowed to more controversial one: do crossword puzzles favor OBAMA over MCCAIN and BIDEN over PALIN? This is what David Levinson Wilk addresses in his brief article on the issue.
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Posted: October 8, 2008
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World Puzzle Championship 2008
World Puzzle Championship 2008
The 17th World Puzzle Championship (WPC) will take place October 27 - November 1, 2008 in Minsk, Belarus. This will be the first WPC ever organized in a post-USSR country! A year ago the event had been planned in one of the three post-USSR Baltic countries, but because of some technical reason it has been changed for Belarus several months ago.
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Posted: September 29, 2008
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Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition 2008 - Results
Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition 2008 - Results
Hirokazu Iwasawa's (a.k.a. Iwahiro) ODD Puzzle became the Puzzle of the Year receiving both Puzzlers' Award and Jury Grand Prize at The Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition 2008. The event is held annually since 2001 in conjunction with IPP. The ODD Puzzle consists of only three pieces two of which are identical and a box. The goal is just to place all three pieces into the box so that none of them sticks out.
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Posted: August 31, 2008
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2008 Google U.S. Puzzle Championship - Results
2008 Google U.S. Puzzle Championship - Results
Thomas Snyder won his third US championship, finishing 15 minutes before the 2 1/2 hour deadline in Google U.S. Puzzle Championship which had been held online earlier this summer. Thomas recorded the first-ever perfect score of all 365 points available. Of the US contestants Zack Butler placed second with 322 of 365 points, claiming the open spot on the US Puzzle Team to compete at the 17th World Puzzle Championship in Minsk, Belarus later this year. Roger Barkan and Dan Katz finished the third and the fourth with 303 and 298 points respectively.
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Posted: August 17, 2008
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MathFest 2008
MathFest 2008
MathFest 2008 took place in Madison, WI on July 31 - August 2. Just as usual, it was a great celebration of mathematics, mathematical biology, and the history of mathematics, a program rich with varied events and activities for mathematicians, teachers, students, and everyone who loves mathematics!
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Posted: August 13, 2008
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US Nationals and Open 2008
US Nationals and Open 2008
US Nationals and Open 2008 will be held on July 19-20, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is organized by Caltech, Berkeley Rubik's Cube Clubs, and Winning Moves USA.
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Posted: July 4, 2008
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49th International Mathematical Olympiad
49th International Mathematical Olympiad
The 49th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) will take place from July 10th to 22nd, 2008 in Madrid, Spain. This is for the first time that Spain hosts the event. The most brilliant young mathematicians of the world will gather in Madrid to share and exchange ideas as well as establish between each other enduring ties of friendship.
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Posted: June 28, 2008
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NSSC 2008 and CNSC 2008
NSSC 2008 and CNSC 2008
The 2008 National School SCRABBLE® Championship took place on May 9-10, 2008 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI. Logan Rosen and Matt Silver of Westport SCRABBLE Club, from Westport, CT, became the winners. The 2008 Canadian National SCRABBLE® Championship took place on April 4–7, 2008 at One King West, Toronto. Adam Logan successfully defended his title to become the first ever three-time Canadian National SCRABBLE® Champion.
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Posted: June 23, 2008
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World Sudoku Championship 2008
World Sudoku Championship 2008
The 3rd World Sudoku Championship took place 14-17 April 2008, in Goa, India. It was organized by the World Puzzle Federation's member in India, Novax Media.
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Posted: May 27, 2008
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Mensa Mind Games® 2008 Winners
Mensa Mind Games® 2008 Winners
This year the traditional 40-hour gaming marathon with Mensans judging and critiquing games released in the past year has defined the following top five games eligible to the Mensa Select® seal: AmuseAmaze™; eye know™; Jumbulaya™; Pixel™; Tiki Topple™.
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Posted: May 16, 2008
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31st American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
31st American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
The 31st American Crossword Puzzle Tournament has started on February 29 in Brooklyn Marriott, NY and will last till March 2. The Tournament is directed, as usually, by New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz and is the nation's oldest and largest crossword competition. The contestants are given to solve eight original crosswords. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. Prizes are awarded in more than 20 categories, including a $5,000 grand prize. Evening games, guest speakers, and a wine and cheese reception allow solvers to meet each other in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere.
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Posted: March 2, 2008
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National Puzzle Day - January 29th
National Puzzle Day - January 29th
January 29th is a National Puzzle Day! It honors puzzles of all size, shape and form. You may celebrate it alone or together with your friends. Though it still remains a puzzle itself who created this day and when.
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Posted: January 30, 2008
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