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Feb 2017: We disabled comment sections on this Wikia due to excessive spamming. If you have anything to add you can find us in #cicadasolvers on freenode IRC. Article Liber Primus Ideas and Suggestions and users personal blogs are still editable.

Cicada Puzzles






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Please read this before joining the channels

  • The purpose of this community is to work as a hive mind, to spread knowledge, to share all information, and to allow everyone to participate. We do not hide progress of any puzzles; we provide transparency at all costs, as long as privacy is respected.
  • We need new, fresh minds, as we still have untied ends left. We need to provide all new visitors an equal opportunity to participate in the Cicada 3301 hunt. The main channel (#33012014) has become very noisy over time. To get the situation under control, we have directed solving efforts to the channel #cicadasolvers. Please do not spam, and read the current page of this wikia before asking potentially redundant questions.
  • Some people are forming secret channels and splinter groups. These secret groups are dividing our community and this Wikia, so please use the alternative low noise channels we provide. All those channels should be posted in the topic of the main channel #33012014, and in the list below.
  • If you create a new channel for a specific step of the puzzle, PM one or more channel ops to have it appear in the main channel topic.
  • In the past few days, we have been mentioned in news coverage with BBC, The Guardian, Russia Today and many more.

Also, before you join any of the IRC channels we recommend you view a few minutes of this video and remember: Trust nothing, Verify everything!

Julian Assange Talk from 30C3, listen at least from 20:16 until 23:08 please
Note: this community is in no way related with CCC or Julian Assange and Wikileaks,
the only purpose of this link here is that the quote linked describes the guidelines of this community perfectly

~Sincerely, the management

Are you with the media? Write to our unofficial contact at for more information, questions, or to contact this year's 3301 solvers.

The main communication between members of the collective is IRC. In 2014 we used Freenode, and the channel can be found at the links listed below.

                        #cicadasolvers on freenode is the main channel for solving the Cicada 3301 puzzles

Some useful links:

Some less useful links:

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