2022 Puzzles

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Month Puzzle Solution Stars * Sweat ** # Correct *** PUZ
January Just a Number Solution

4.06

  • 6
  • 9
  • 61
  • 141
  • 116

2.14

  • 123
  • 165
  • 94
  • 36
  • 5

539 Unlocked Puzzle
February Rhyme Scheme Solution

4.05

  • 9
  • 11
  • 56
  • 136
  • 121

2.02

  • 131
  • 148
  • 100
  • 16
  • 2

509 Unlocked Puzzle
March Pent-Up Aggression Solution

4.07

  • 3
  • 8
  • 32
  • 138
  • 76

3.44

  • 7
  • 35
  • 99
  • 145
  • 19

345 Unlocked Puzzle
April Initial Reaction Solution

4.13

  • 2
  • 8
  • 34
  • 124
  • 88

2.63

  • 25
  • 112
  • 111
  • 39
  • 7

375 Unlocked Puzzle
May Watch It! Solution

4.06

  • 1
  • 11
  • 32
  • 113
  • 71

2.94

  • 16
  • 57
  • 116
  • 62
  • 6

342 Unlocked Puzzle
June Every Dog Has Its Day Solution

4.39

  • 0
  • 2
  • 15
  • 100
  • 106

3.15

  • 2
  • 34
  • 162
  • 58
  • 10

282 Unlocked Puzzle
July Six Characters in Search of a Pop Song Solution

3.51

  • 9
  • 28
  • 32
  • 36
  • 43

4.82

  • 0
  • 2
  • 3
  • 26
  • 177

180 Unlocked Puzzle
August I’ve Got a Feeling Solution

4.24

  • 0
  • 3
  • 21
  • 100
  • 75

2.55

  • 27
  • 93
  • 89
  • 29
  • 4

300 Unlocked Puzzle
September Put a Pin in It Solution

4.48

  • 0
  • 1
  • 9
  • 40
  • 67

3.98

  • 0
  • 0
  • 33
  • 79
  • 30

175 Unlocked Puzzle
October Four by Fours Unlocked Puzzle

* Stars represent the average user overall rating on a scale of 1 (the worst) to 5 (the best).

** Sweat represents the average user difficulty rating on a scale of 1 (easiest) to 5 (hardest).

*** # Correct is how many users correctly solved the meta.