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The May MMMM is now closed and the results are in. A total of 137 people solved the meta, with 12 of them receiving partial credit. You can see the full write-up and solution here.

The 2017 mega-meta is a popular song from the ’70s. 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.

A total of 18 solvers have cracked the mega-meta before this puzzle came out, and more solutions have been coming in.

The next puzzle will be ready Tuesday, June 6. Want to try it? If you sign up in the box to the right, you’ll get an email when it’s ready.

Click + to see notes on the 2017 MMMM

2017 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 2017 contest once again features a mega-meta, hidden in the 12 monthly puzzles. Similar to last year, puzzle clues marked with (***) indicate a connection to the mega-meta. It’s up to you to figure out what’s going on. 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 solve 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. Consider yourself warned. Click here (SPOILER ALERT) for the write-up on last year’s mega-meta (and here for the 2015 mega-meta).

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