Shinteki Puzzle of the Month

Welcome to Shinteki's Puzzle of the Month. In 2016, the puzzles will be written by multiple authors for the first half of the year, and by Mark Halpin for the second half. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the year based on cumulative performance. Anyone who solves even a single puzzle during the year will have a chance to win, and every puzzle you solve will increase your chances, so solve as many as you can! You can see the full rules for 2016 here; there are virtually no rules changes from 2015.

You need an account with Shinteki in order to participate in this competition. If you made an account in 2012-2015, you do not need to reregister for 2016.

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When you solve a puzzle, you must be logged in to confirm your answer and get on the leader board. If you aren't logged in, you can enter your username and password with your answer submission, which will automatically log you in.

The puzzle will be posted at 6 PM Pacific time on the 15th of each month (exception: the January 2016 puzzle will be posted at 6 PM Pacific on January 22). We will continue to send out Facebook and Twitter reminders on the day that each puzzle will be released, so like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter if you would like to be notified that way. If you would like to receive an email notification when each puzzle goes live (this will be the most timely announcement), please check the box on the account registration page.

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