These puzzles were part of pre-hunt publicity. They were seen on posters, emails, etc.
What is the key to solving most puzzles?
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 12:00:00 -0500 From: "25th Annual MIT IAP MYSTERY HUNT"
To: firstname.lastname@example.org X-Secret-Message: RRr Rr rr rRr rRr r rrrr Rrr r rRr Subject: Re: Hunt Start Location? -------- email@example.com wrote: > Your old flyers have a date and time, but no location.. > Where does the madness actually start? > > Sincerely, > Concerned Hunter If you can't figure that out, you're probably going to spend an irrational number(7) of hours on this hunt. You really should prime(2) yourself for some h4rdk0re thinkage, otherwise it'll take you weeks, perhaps months(6) to solve a single puzzle. The key, or the bottom line(3) of it is that you need to be willing to shift gears(10) a bit, among other things. You'll have to take an ordinal number(9) of steps in order to solve an inordinate number of puzzles, but the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow(4/5) will only be found if you think "outside of the box" on a major scale(1). If you don't, you'll be in for several worlds(8) of mental pain. Good luck! Sadistically Yours, The Hunt Organizers --- Be there. Be ready. Register now. http://www.mit.edu/~puzzle / UA \ Sponsored by the MIT Undergraduate Association, \ logo / open to the /entire/ MIT Community. -----BEGIN MH2K4 SIGNATURE----- Version: MITIAP v01.16.2004.12pm rOYG_IVm_EMJSUNPfSTFFSSENT_TpR_D32L_14159265 zXCV_NM314159_17jFMAMJJA_ONDrO_GBIVdRMFS_TD ------END MH2K4 SIGNATURE------
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