Film Clips (MIT Mystery Hunt 2020)

Film Clips
MIT Mystery Hunt 2020
Creative Pictures Studios
Author(s)Mark Gottlieb
AnswerClick to reveal✉️
No. solves18
No. total guesses64

Film Clips is a creative task from the Creative Pictures Studios round of the 2020 MIT Mystery Hunt. It asked solvers to create a 1-3 minute trailer for a hypothetical movie about the Mystery Hunt.

Puzzle Elements[edit | edit source]

Tasks and Challenges - The puzzle asks solvers to create a theatrical trailer for a hypothetical Mystery Hunt: The Movie.


Physical Puzzle - After submitting said trailer, teams would receive the actual puzzle: an envelope full of transparencies.

Spatial Reasoning - The transparencies can be rotated and reflected. Easier if you have the physical transparencies on hand, but it's doable in an image editor.

Overlaying - The natural thing to do with transparencies? Stack them. There is only one way to do so without overlapping two dots. Each square will end up forming a letter.

Final Clue Phrase - The result is CONTAINER THAT THESE CAME IN, and one need look no further than the physical envelope for the answer.