His victory was eminently logical

A Harvey Mudd College senior, Palmer Mebane, has won the 2011 World Puzzle Championship in Hungary, which the school says makes him the first American winner in 12 years. He beat a seven-time champ from Germany. Mudd’s writeup is here.

Mebane doesn’t do crosswords but rather logic puzzles. You can find a bunch on his blog. I took a look at a couple and my brain almost exploded. Thankfully I averted my eyes in time.

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  • shirley wofford

    Congrats to the HM student, for winning the World Puzzle Championship! I hope he and the previous, seven-time winner developed a friendship–it would be good for international relations.

    I vaguely recall reading an article in the DB, last year, regarding the fact, that every graduate coming out of HM, already has job offers. I bet the puzzle publishers already had this young man, in their sights, before he went to Hungary.

    My head would explode too, David. I haven’t yet completed a Sodoku.