This event has occured. The answer is IAN KERSHAW.


...and then, fifteen minutes before the event, teams received the following email:

From: S.P.I.E.S. Headquarters (
Subject: Further technical difficulties! No electronics usable for data analysis!

Dear agents,

We have just discovered that during our server outage earlier, our system was infiltrated! While we root out the virus, we can't use electronics for sensitive information (no computers, cellphones, calculators, PDAs, etc.). We still need to do our data analysis ASAP, so please bring your pencils to the event.

S.P.I.E.S. Buenos Aires Field Office

When teams got to the event, they were given eight puzzles:

  1. Sudoku
  2. [A jigsaw puzzle, not reproduced here]
  3. Trivia
  4. Cryptogram
  5. Split Decisions [At the top of the paper copy was hand-written "Two bigrams were garbled in the transmission. We don't know what the wireless operator did about those."]
  6. Paint By Numbers
  7. Crossword
  8. Jotto