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Question 1: The mystery hunt employs a wide range of puzzles including crosswords, cryptic crosswords, logic puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, ________, connect-the-dots, ciphers, riddles, paint by numbers, sudokus, and word searches.
CryptographyAnagramPalindromeSubliminal stimuli

Question 2: 2005 (by Setec Astronomy): ________ powers
BatmanSuperheroJack KirbyStan Lee

Question 3: The individuals who found the coin were allowed to take their pick of a $20 ________ to the school bookstore, a $50 donation to the charity of their choice, and a keg of beer.
United StatesLocal currencyBarterScrip

Question 4: [5] Although the hidden prize is always called "the coin", in recent years a greater variety of items have been used as the "coin", including a compact disc, a fragment of a meteorite, a snowglobe, and a lump of ________.
CharcoalBlast furnacePyrolysisCarbon

Question 5: Short video piece about the 2009 Hunt on G4's ________
TechTVG4 (TV channel)Attack of the Show!X-Play

Question 6: 2008 (by Palindrome): a ________ murder mystery (link to hunt)
WhodunitLocked room mysteryCrime fictionDetective fiction

Question 7: The MIT Mystery Hunt is an annual puzzlehunt competition at the ________.
Harvard UniversityNortheastern UniversityBoston UniversityMassachusetts Institute of Technology

Question 8: [12] The first Hunt consisted of 12 subclues on a single sheet of paper including a ________, a short runaround, and an integral.
ROT13Substitution cipherCaesar cipherVigenère cipher

Question 9: 1997 (by Chaos[14]): ________
Elvis PresleyDon't Be CruelHound Dog (song)Heartbreak Hotel

Question 10: 1996: the book Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by ________
Artificial intelligenceGödel, Escher, BachDaniel DennettDouglas Hofstadter







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