MIT Mystery Hunt 1998
|MIT Mystery Hunt 1998|
|Timeframe and Location|
|Location||MIT (Cambridge, MA)|
|MIT Mystery Hunt Chronology|
MIT Mystery Hunt 1998 was the 18th iteration of the MIT Mystery Hunt. It was run by Palindrome, the winners of the 1997 Mystery Hunt. The theme of the hunt was based on getting a degree in Enigmatology, with four rounds corresponding to the four years of college.
List of Puzzles[edit | edit source]
This article documents a hunt with incomplete or missing puzzle archives. If you have any additional information about this hunt, please add it to this page with appropriate citations.
A list of known puzzles is as follows, based on what puzzles had errata. In addition to the puzzles listed, there is additionally 9.ZZZ Abstract Dream Analysis, where it is unknown which round this puzzle corresponds to.
Freshman year[edit | edit source]
The scavenger hunt may have been found in this round. There were likely 10 puzzles in this round.
- 7.51896 Rhodography
- 19.7 Cryptography
Sophomore year[edit | edit source]
- 6.666 Arcane Programs
- 19.1289 Decoding Advanced Cryptography
Junior year[edit | edit source]
Each team was given one answer to make a puzzle for other teams to solve, with redundancies. (In other words, this was a potluck format.) Based on the meta answer, there were 7 answers in this round, but more puzzles.
- 19.789 Color threory
- 18.000 Remedial Math
- 19.13 Junior Lab
- 19.2837 transformative linguistics
- 7.270 sustenance of life
- 6.1835 AI pattern rec.
- 19.456 cartooning
- 19.567 Thesis Preparation
Senior year[edit | edit source]
- 4.123 Coloring Within the Lines
- 18.617 Number Theory
- 4.4444 Structures
- 19.333 Chaotic Clues
- 19.667 Grid Puzzles
- 21L.2557 puzzling literature
- 6.535 roamin'
- 19.154-62-3522 Seminar in Enigmatology