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December MMMM

6 Dec

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The twelfth contest puzzle of 2016 is now published – you can find it here. The meta for this puzzle is a well-known rock song. Enter your solution to the meta in the box below, where you can also rate the puzzle and/or leave a comment. The submission deadline is 11 pm Sunday, December 11.

The 2016 mega-meta is a classic hit song. Guessing the mega-meta early earns you lots of bonus points. If you want to submit a guess for the mega-meta, use the box to the right.

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2016 MMMM notes

Musical taste and experience vary. You may not have heard of some of the meta songs or bands, but they will always be gettable via an online search once you figure out what’s going on in the puzzle.

The first few metas will start off pretty easy. Difficulty will grow throughout the year, with a slight pullback in December.

The 2016 contest once again features a mega-meta, hidden in the 12 monthly puzzles. The 2016 mega-meta will be harder than last year’s. You can enter your solution to the mega-meta in the box at the right at any time during the year, and the scoring is the same as last year: The earlier you get the mega-meta, the more bonus points you get. Full details can be found in the Contest Rules.

Because the reward is so large for getting the mega-meta before the final puzzle, there may be some tricks designed to throw solvers off the track, like last year’s red herring. Consider yourself warned. Click here (SPOILER ALERT) for the write-up on last year’s mega-meta (and here for the 2014 mega-meta).

You need to get 9 out of 13 metas to qualify for the Grand Prize drawing.