MIT Mystery Hunt 1997

MIT Mystery Hunt 1997
Running TeamMark L. Gottlieb
Winning TeamPalindrome
Timeframe and Location
LocationMIT (Cambridge, MA)
Hunt LinkLink
MIT Mystery Hunt Chronology
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MIT Mystery Hunt 1997 was the 17th iteration of the MIT Mystery Hunt. It was run by Mark L. Gottlieb, the winner of the 1996 Mystery Hunt. This was the last Mystery Hunt to be produced largely by a single person.

Theme[edit | edit source]

Initially, the hunt started off with theme being Bill and Ted / Beavis and Butthead, but this turns out to be a Fakeout theme, as the puzzles in the packet were generally unsolvable. However, it was possible to extract a message out of the packet, and doing so would let teams reach the real hunt early. The real theme was Elvis, with all of the puzzle titles being fantastical headlines of Elvis' exploits.

List of Puzzles[edit | edit source]

Elvis Hunt[edit | edit source]

One of the puzzles in this packet was an unmarked metapuzzle.