So the MIT Mystery Hunt was last weekend! I once again had the pleasure of solving remotely with Left as an Exercise for the Reader. And best of all, we didn’t win! (Seems like at the time the coin was found, we were in 15th, which I’m quite pleased with.) For those of you who were there, you may appreciate my proudest moment: backsolving “Best of Five” from the Tea Party meta… without having a clue what was going on in the Tea Party meta! (I had maybe 5 or 6 backsolves this hunt, which is up from a resounding 0.)
If you didn’t compete, but would like to try your hand at a few puzzles, here are five of my favorite puzzles to have worked on this hunt:
- Bumblebee Tune-a
- Can + Tab + Rig + Ian
- Common Bonds
- Introduction to Collegiate Notetaking
(You can get the solution to a puzzle by clicking on the “solution” link in the upper right.) If you played in the Mystery Hunt, what was your favorite puzzle?