Puzzle Archive

August 2020 solution

This month’s puzzle was quite a mess of capital letters with a couple decimals thrown in.  Hopefully after Studying & Pondering, the solver noticed that there were a few stock tickers among the jumble of letters.   After that the “Aha!” of the letters being a string containing all but one of the S&P 500 index members would lead to a search ending with SPGI, the ticker of the corporation responsible for the index, a satisfyingly “meta” solution.

The following solvers made it to the end of this puzzle correctly, nice work!

Alex Kalbach
Will Liao
Jesse Yuan
Felix Berief
Rahul Saxena
Arne Schneuing
Sergey Tychinin
Guillermo Wildschut
Glauber Guarinello
Dimas Ramos
Thibaut Heurtebize
Jules Kozolinsky
Wula
Aurelius
Kunming Wu
Rodrigo Amorim
Jacob Gross
Mykyta Makovenko
Will Gulian
Anuj Srivastava
Sean Egan
Keith Schneider
Ezio
Gareth Owen
aadirag
Aaditya Raghavan
zdx
zhelih
Hutama
Geoff Donoghue
GordonMac
Erik-Cristian Seulean
anirag
Anirudh Raghavan
Sébastien Geeraert
jzhang
wfu
John Keszler
Garrett Andersen
Joey Cimochowski
Sam Fawcett
Senthil Rajasekaran
Karl Mahlburg
Scott Okuno
Hans Enlin
cchapin
Alex Lulushi
Diana Huang
Jon Kutasov
hyman
ss
Sherwin
Mukund Subramaniam
JoshVarty
Rohit Mahankali
HonorableNed
Heikki Kettunen
cts
Harin Chong
Ben Reiniger
achap
mkonchwalla
Gunnar Smith
Boris Deletic
David Roberts
Alexey Levin
Ohad Rau
Anmol Aggarwal
Felipe Buzato França Costa
Maxwell Kozak
fczx
Jack Brew
Eric Frankel
Neil Thistlethwaite
Nicolae Sapoval
Dan Lin
Heidi Stockton
Zach Baylin
aghis5
Fredoop!
Kevin + Susan
Mutasem Kharsa
Eric Manalac
Siddhartha Srivastava
Harin Chong
Sunny Lee
Vinay Kameswaran, Shawn Ng, Dave Cox
Matthew Yang
dbartok
patrick cao 🙂
bobchan1511
Old-Importance
Jun Chen
Fabian Kim
Dhruv Bhattaram
Saurav Das
Young Chin
Rinor J
Jonathan Huang
Ben San Nicolas
Akhil Goel
Philip Wang
Rupert M
shaudi mahdavi hosseini
Richard Li
Kevin Li
Josh Marza
Erica Young
jennyh0502
Paul Sullivan
Ben Ng
Jack Chen
Peter
Joseph Tan Wei En
leedle
REH Curve
Daniel La Braca
Jarry Xiao
Jonah Tash
Shane M
Jack Yoon
L. Boyeldieu
Marc Baylin
Rohit M
Aman Sawhney
Spencer Clark
Kristof S
Vaskor Basak
Chenyang Fang
Maria Kormacheva
Nicholas Estes
Ed
R Royce
Joao Ferraz
James Y
Edward Wall
Owen Luo
Sam Freedman
Jordan Katz
Massimo Aufiero
Tianhe Xie
BI
wbay
Nipiy
Ayush Gupta
Deivis Banys
baby
Josh Guack
Carolyn Ge
Mike Bao
Eddie Tu
George
Sam Mitchell
Ramazan Ushpayev
andy92929
Mark Roh
Ben Schofield
Parsh Jain
Ezra S Ellette
Jordi G Rodriguez
Grant Phelps
Cathy
Andy L
Mj Lee
Raymond Chang
Rémy Thay
Anthony L
Michael Fletcher
rparthul
st3186
Paul Tylkin
goran.gogo
Gregg Petri
Mourad B
cssachse
Will Christerson
Taras Boiko
algebrazebra
Maximilian Zellinger
Yashwant Gurbani
CGerhardt
Layla
Ryan Vock
rishabjain
selbram
Dewei Chuan
Ethan Ordentlich
Jonathan Fox
Brett Seidner
Christian Barcenas
Gravity
Faraaz Haque
Jerry Man
George
Dan G
Eric Sun
Minghua Xie
Sebastian Kosch
Venkat Anna
Josea
Simon Zhang
Michael Svoren
Yongxing Wang
Yang
David Weber
Leonardo Joau
Jared Gridley
Salah Gobara
Peyton Wolf
Aaron Klein
Andrew Argatkiny
clarence
tiff wt
Thomas Russell
sampeterson
Brett-Michael Green
Tim Kanarsky
Chinmayi Gajula H
calum hall
fabrisera
Alec DeLong
Joe F
Tim Black
Mike Lauren
VWatson
Christopher Wiriawan
Howard Xiao
Simon McFarlane
Nima Shafigh
Swistakk
Fabiano Menezes
mf
Adrien Timbert
Veronica Y
Dudley Eigenvalue, Ph.D.
Lim Yuan Qing
Petar Buyukliev
raFEphIKaeERlT
Luke Lee
Gaetan Fenerol
Eugene Du
MT
Akos Szepesi
Michael Giba
Christopher Kei
Riley Dunn
Zhenbang Liu
lamhochit
Dor Kleiman
jparr721
ThomasWJ
Zach Baker
Ben Fiske
Steve Vallois-Davies
David Nagy