WPC 2016/Round 1

Duration: 30 minutes. Total point value: 300 points. Round winner: Neil Zussman (UK), 360 points.


All puzzles in this round were written by Zuzana Hromcová.

This round consists of one main puzzle and some auxiliary puzzles.

The main puzzle is Distances (Shortest Distances), valued 300 points. The main puzzle itself has a unique solution. In addition, some Scrabble puzzles are presented with it. When they are solved, they will signify a certain word to be put into the Distance puzzle. Solving them does not worth any points.

In order to complete this round and earn time bonus, only Distances must be solved completely.


An example below is from WPC 2016 IB.