# Shannon O'Hannan Public School Puzzle Contest Winner 2019

This puzzle won the Shannon O'Hannanan Public School's Puzzle Club contest. As the prize, we are letting the winner type out his puzzle on the Puzzling Stack Exchange for all of you to solve. Our winner is Simon Swive (Grade 6).

The answer to the puzzle is a noun:

11 22 33 44
55 66 77 88
99 1010 1111 1212
1313 1414 1515 1616
1717 1818 1919 2020
212121 2222 XY


It should be noted that how the groups of numbers are arranged is irrelevant, so long as the spaces are maintained (they can technically be grouped in any way). The grouping chosen was designed to help you solve the puzzle.

It has several accepted synonyms. You can say it in a sentence, like:

"My son is a _________".
or
"Does your little girl have ________?"

• I don't believe that the "decanting-problems" tag is correct. Excellent puzzle for a 6th grade student by the way - welcome to Puzzling.SE! Jan 18, 2019 at 1:35
• done - edited tags Jan 18, 2019 at 1:39
• is the word the same in both blanks or is it pluralized?
– Will
Jan 18, 2019 at 2:40
• I'd just like to point out that I'm fairly certain that this school does not exist. - see here Jan 18, 2019 at 18:00
• Still no one knows the answer? Mar 16, 2019 at 8:19

Down Syndrome? It's the result of having three of chromosome 21.

• No :) but you're on the right track Jan 18, 2019 at 1:58
• So you know the answer? Also, I updated my guess. Jan 18, 2019 at 2:07

Human?

Because

all of the numbers are doubled except 21 which is tripled. The 21st letter is U.
XY is the chromosome pattern for a male, or man.
Thus... U-man or human

• No, but close... on the right track :) Jan 18, 2019 at 1:58
• @Vranvs how do you know the answer definitively?
– Will
Jan 18, 2019 at 2:32

I think the answer is

Trisomy 21.

Because

all the other chromosome numbers appear in pairs, whereas there are three 21s.