Player Piano (MIT Mystery Hunt 2020)

Player Piano
MIT Mystery Hunt 2020
Wizard's Hollow
Author(s)Yar Woo
AnswerClick to revealALABAMA
No. solves95
No. total guesses179

Player Piano is an interactive music puzzle from the Wizard's Hollow round of the 2020 MIT Mystery Hunt.

Puzzle Elements[edit | edit source]

Interactive - The puzzle is an applet that allows the solver to drag and drop pieces and play the notes on the pieces.

Criss Cross - The applet contains a criss cross; rather than letters, however, it provides pieces to fit into the shape. Each square on a piece holds part of a melody.


Identification (Music) - The solver is also given a series of images that each hint at a specific well-known tune; these tunes are what go into the criss-cross.

Reward Extraction - Completing the grid reveals another tune.

Marked Spaces - One space in this entry is marked with an arrow; the one word that would be sung over that space is the answer to the puzzle.