As promised, here's a look into a few of our puzzlers' minds from the Puzzle Finale. First up Quad, employing a sensible excel method in trying to represent 3 dimension and the associated data on a flat surface:
Here's Jason's direct, bricks-and-mortar approach:
And here's Mr C, who apparently hired the folks at Pixar:
And finally, going old-school with an actual pencil and paper is UBragg:
As such, he finishes on top in both the puzzle itself and the overall rankings. Mr C and Jason remained entrenched in the 2nd and 3rd spots, and Quad leapt six spots to #4 with his impressive showing. Here's how the full rankings landed:
(770 possible points)
Others receiving votes: mr f 107, mlasf 77, matt 75, danielle 75, curious gene 69, keven c 62, dunkhawk 56, llcooll 50, greg finley 50, mishap 50, spanky 25, dusto magnifico 22, fred's brim 22, steve dittmore 20, loney fan 12, erin 10, karina 10, matthew johnson 10.
And here's your graph:
Thanks again for a great puzzle season, it has been an honor to help entertain on the off-days. Time to recharge for next year (both puzzlers and puzzle-makers). Prizes to be announced shortly!