Circular Reasoning (MIT Mystery Hunt 2021)
|MIT Mystery Hunt 2021|
|Author(s)||Anderson Wang, Jakob Weisblat, Jon Schneider, Lewis Chen and Robert Tunney|
|Answer||Click to revealOLD AGE|
|No. total guesses||67|
Circular Reasoning is a puzzle from MIT Mystery Hunt 2021 in the ⊥IW.giga round. The puzzle is presented as a list of clues.
Solve Path and Puzzle Elements[edit | edit source]
Cryptic Clue - The clues can be solved straight. But as it turns out, they can be solved as cryptic clues as well, which turns out to be the answer to a different straight clue!
Cycles and Chains - You can chain the clues up in this manner, matching straight answers and cryptic answers.
NATO Phonetic Alphabet - One member of each cycle is a NATO alphabet letter from A-F. This gives an ordering.
Alphanumeric Substitution Cipher - Finally, to finish, take the A1Z26 letter for the size of each cycle.
Accolades[edit | edit source]
|Award||Date of Ceremony||Category||Result|
|1st Bravo Awards||January 13, 2022||Best Feeder Puzzle||Won|
|1st Bravo Awards||January 13, 2022||Most Elegant Puzzle||Won|
|1st Bravo Awards||January 13, 2022||Best Word Puzzle||Won|