Advisor’s Nightmare

Reward: Item or Gold!

Unfortunately, the engineers who might be able to repair the bridge are still
struggling to complete their degrees.

The Malevolent Institute of Torment’s academic year consists of three trimesters: fall, then winter, then spring. Trimesters are considered “consecutive” if one is immediately after the other (this includes a spring trimester and the following fall trimester).

All courses meet for a one-hour period on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Students may take at most three courses in any trimester and may not take two different courses scheduled at the same time.

All courses are offered every year and in every trimester, apart from restrictions listed in the course description. (For example, if a course description says the course is never offered in the Spring, that course is offered every Fall and every Winter.) Course schedules for each trimester are listed below the course descriptions.

In the catalog below, DisCode is short for Disclaimer Code. TypNum is short for Typical Enrollment Renewal Number After Registration Year. (These were the best abbreviations that the registrar could come up with.)

Students who wish to receive a degree in Modern Enigmatology need to earn credit in all 35 Modern Enigmatology courses within a period of four years. Good luck with that.

**ENGM 102: British Cryptics And Other Forms Of Masochism**

Instructor: Professor Kosman

DisCode: C

TypNum: 0

- Offered exclusively in the Fall
- This course and ENGM 115 need to be taken in consecutive trimesters (in either order)

**ENGM 115: Cryptic Clue-Writing Ground Pork Show (8)**

Instructor: Professor Picciotto

DisCode: O

TypNum: 0

- May not be taken in the same trimester as ENGM 265

**ENGM 128: Tempting Teasers That Seize The Solver’s Soul**

Instructor: Professor Stopheles

DisCode: U

TypNum: 0

- Never offered in the Spring

**ENGM 145: Writing A Reasonably Sized Mystery Hunt**

Instructor: Professor Welltested

DisCode: R

TypNum: 1

- Never offered in the Spring
- May only be taken by students who have already earned credit in ENGM 397
- It is impossible to pass this course on the first attempt, so students need to take it twice (in two separate semesters) to earn credit

**ENGM 156: Team Name Selection—Character Limit Schmaracter Limit**

Instructor: Professor Rhode

DisCode: S

TypNum: 1

- This course and ENGM 512 need to be taken in consecutive trimesters (in either order)

**ENGM 176: How To Solve Any Puzzle You Encounter Ridiculously Quickly**

Instructor: Professor Jangler

DisCode: E

TypNum: 0

- Needs to be taken the trimester immediately after ENGM 438

**ENGM 180: Enigmatic Botany—Tending Your Rows Garden**

Instructor: Professor Pahk

DisCode: T

TypNum: 0

- May only be taken by students who have already earned credit in ENGM 234

**ENGM 199: Basic Cruciverbalism—Making The Grid First**

Instructor: Professor Blindauer

DisCode: I

TypNum: 1

- Offered exclusively in the Fall
- May only be taken by students who have already earned credit in ENGM 344

**ENGM 205: Delicately Balanced Trivia**

Instructor: Professor Jennings

DisCode: T

TypNum: 2

- Never offered in the Fall
- This course and ENGM 128 need to be taken during the same trimester

**ENGM 234: Underwater Spellweaving**

Instructor: Professor Saturation

DisCode: L

TypNum: 1

**ENGM 253: Metapuzzles That Foggy Brume Hasn’t Already Written (Both Of Them)**

Instructor: Professor Brume

DisCode: E

TypNum: 0

- Offered exclusively in the Winter
- May only be taken by students who have already earned credit in ENGM 530

**ENGM 265: Infinite Instructions—The Cryptics Of Kevin Wald**

Instructor: Professor Fantastic

DisCode: S

TypNum: 0

- This course and ENGM 102 need to be taken in consecutive trimesters (in either order)

**ENGM 272: Cave Versus Corral—A Vigorous Debate**

Instructor: Professor Baxter

DisCode: C

TypNum: 1

- Offered exclusively in the Fall
- May only be taken by students who have already earned credit in ENGM 512

**ENGM 289: Comedic Crossword Clues That Are Sometimes Frankly Longer Than They Strictly Need To Be, But It’s Okay, That’s Just For Effect**

Instructor: Professor Heaney

DisCode: A

TypNum: 2

- Needs to be taken the trimester immediately before a Sudoku Seminar
- Needs to be taken the trimester immediately after a Sudoku Seminar

**ENGM 308: Disturbingly Intricate Long-Term Probability Distribution Analysis **

Instructor: Professor Fractal

DisCode: N

TypNum: 0

- This course and ENGM 332 need to be taken during the same trimester

**ENGM 332: Tackling Fifty-Fifty—We’ll Get Through This Together**

Instructor: Professor Quarter

DisCode: B

TypNum: 0

**ENGM 343: Advanced Cruciverbalism—Making The Clues First**

Instructor: Professor Shortz

DisCode: E

TypNum: 2

- Offered exclusively in the Spring
- May only be taken by students who have already earned credit in ENGM 199

**ENGM 344: Unclued Anagrams—Tune Methods**

Instructor: Professor Serfspoor

DisCode: I

TypNum: 2

- Offered exclusively in the Winter
- May only be taken by students who have already earned credit in ENGM 145

**ENGM 361: Mazes And Labyrinths In The Post-Bowie Era**

Instructor: Professor Abbott

DisCode: G

TypNum: 1

- May only by taken by students who have earned credit in ENGM 390 at least nine trimesters earlier

**ENGM 373: Don’t Be Noisy—Avoiding Unintentional Red Herrings**

Instructor: Professor Pennybags

DisCode: N

TypNum: 0

- May not be taken in a student’s first trimester

**ENGM 390: Don’t Be A Jerk—Avoiding Intentional Red Herrings**

Instructor: Professor Acquire

DisCode: O

TypNum: 2

- This course and ENGM 373 need to be taken during the same trimester

**ENGM 397: Solving While You Sleep—Dreamscape Puzzling**

Instructor: Professor Huntception

DisCode: R

TypNum: 2

- Offered exclusively in the Fall
- May only be taken by students who have already earned credit in ENGM 516

**ENGM 402: Sudoku Seminar: Wonderful Ones**

Instructor: Professor Introvert

DisCode: E

TypNum: 1

- This course is a Sudoku Seminar; at most one Sudoku Seminar may be taken per trimester

**ENGM 421: Sudoku Seminar: Terrific Twos**

Instructor: Professor Binary

DisCode: D

TypNum: 0

- This course is a Sudoku Seminar; at most one Sudoku Seminar may be taken per trimester
- This course and ENGM 426 need to be taken during the same academic year (fall-winter-spring), but not necessarily in the same trimester

**ENGM 426: Sudoku Seminar: Thundering Threes**

Instructor: Professor Trinity

DisCode: W

TypNum: 2

- This course is a Sudoku Seminar; at most one Sudoku Seminar may be taken per trimester

**ENGM 428: Sudoku Seminar: Fantastic Fours**

Instructor: Professor Tetrahedron

DisCode: H

TypNum: 0

- This course is a Sudoku Seminar; at most one Sudoku Seminar may be taken per trimester
- May only be taken by students who have already earned credit in ENGM 402

**ENGM 438: Sudoku Seminar: Fabulous Fives**

Instructor: Professor Pentatonic

DisCode: E

TypNum: 0

- This course is a Sudoku Seminar; at most one Sudoku Seminar may be taken per trimester

**ENGM 440: Sudoku Seminar: Scintillating Sixes**

Instructor: Professor Sextet

DisCode: N

TypNum: 1

- This course is a Sudoku Seminar; at most one Sudoku Seminar may be taken per trimester
- Offered exclusively in the Winter

**ENGM 468: Sudoku Seminar: Smashing Sevens**

Instructor: Professor Septimus

DisCode: S

TypNum: 1

- This course is a Sudoku Seminar; at most one Sudoku Seminar may be taken per trimester
- May only be taken by students who have earned credit in ENGM 438 *exactly* five trimesters earlier

**ENGM 474: Sudoku Seminar: Amazing Eights**

Instructor: Professor Octuple

DisCode: O

TypNum: 2

- This course is a Sudoku Seminar; at most one Sudoku Seminar may be taken per trimester
- Never offered in the Spring

**ENGM 475: Sudoku Seminar: Nines That Are Honestly Just Okay**

Instructor: Professor Ennead

DisCode: L

TypNum: 1

- This course is a Sudoku Seminar; at most one Sudoku Seminar may be taken per trimester
- Offered exclusively in the Spring

**ENGM 504: Konundrum Klass: Checksums And The Art Of Solver Sanity**

Instructor: Professor Kindness

DisCode: V

TypNum: 2

- This course is a Konundrum Klass; at most one Konundrum Klass may be taken per trimester
- Offered exclusively in the Spring

**ENGM 512: Konundrum Klass: Making Your Fictional Board Game Hard To Spell**

Instructor: Professor Zylxtbargqh

DisCode: I

TypNum: 0

- This course is a Konundrum Klass; at most one Konundrum Klass may be taken per trimester
- Offered exclusively in the Spring

**ENGM 516: Konundrum Klass: The Care And Feeding Of Waterfowl**

Instructor: Professor Aquatic

DisCode: N

TypNum: 1

- This course is a Konundrum Klass; at most one Konundrum Klass may be taken per trimester
- Offered exclusively in the Spring

**ENGM 530: Konundrum Klass: Persisting After You’ve Run Out of Good Ideas**

Instructor: Professor Katz

DisCode: G

TypNum: 1

- This course is a Konundrum Klass; at most one Konundrum Klass may be taken per trimester
- Offered exclusively in the Spring

Fall 2017:

- MWF 1pm: 102, 156, 332, 397, 474
- MWF 2pm: 176, 265, 289, 361, 373
- MWF 3pm: 145, 199, 390, 402, 438
- MWF 4pm: 115, 234, 308, 426, 428
- MWF 5pm: 128, 180, 272, 421, 468

Winter 2017–2018:

- MWF 1pm: 308, 361, 402, 440, 468
- MWF 2pm: 128, 176, 253, 390, 474
- MWF 3pm: 156, 265, 344, 421, 428
- MWF 4pm: 205, 234, 289, 332, 438
- MWF 5pm: 115, 145, 180, 373, 426

Spring 2018:

- MWF 1pm: 176, 421, 428, 468, 475
- MWF 2pm: 156, 205, 373, 390, 402
- MWF 3pm: 289, 308, 361, 512, 530
- MWF 4pm: 115, 234, 343, 426, 516
- MWF 5pm: 180, 265, 332, 438, 504

Fall 2018:

- MWF 1pm: 115, 390, 397, 426, 468
- MWF 2pm: 128, 156, 373, 428, 438
- MWF 3pm: 180, 199, 265, 361, 421
- MWF 4pm: 145, 234, 272, 289, 308
- MWF 5pm: 102, 176, 332, 402, 474

Winter 2018–2019:

- MWF 1pm: 176, 361, 421, 426, 440
- MWF 2pm: 180, 205, 234, 332, 344
- MWF 3pm: 128, 156, 373, 390, 438
- MWF 4pm: 115, 145, 289, 402, 474
- MWF 5pm: 253, 265, 308, 428, 468

Spring 2019:

- MWF 1pm: 176, 361, 468, 512, 516
- MWF 2pm: 234, 265, 343, 438, 475
- MWF 3pm: 156, 205, 332, 421, 504
- MWF 4pm: 180, 308, 402, 426, 530
- MWF 5pm: 115, 289, 373, 390, 428

Fall 2019:

- MWF 1pm: 145, 199, 332, 390, 397
- MWF 2pm: 115, 265, 373, 426, 438
- MWF 3pm: 102, 128, 272, 421, 468
- MWF 4pm: 176, 180, 289, 308, 474
- MWF 5pm: 156, 234, 361, 402, 428

Winter 2019–2020:

- MWF 1pm: 145, 156, 176, 361, 426
- MWF 2pm: 205, 253, 265, 440, 468
- MWF 3pm: 115, 289, 373, 428, 438
- MWF 4pm: 128, 332, 344, 421, 474
- MWF 5pm: 180, 234, 308, 390, 402

Spring 2020:

- MWF 1pm: 289, 308, 332, 343, 428
- MWF 2pm: 176, 361, 421, 426, 468
- MWF 3pm: 115, 205, 402, 438, 504
- MWF 4pm: 156, 180, 475, 512, 516
- MWF 5pm: 234, 265, 373, 390, 530

Fall 2020:

- MWF 1pm: 115, 289, 426, 438, 474
- MWF 2pm: 145, 156, 176, 421, 468
- MWF 3pm: 102, 128, 265, 332, 390
- MWF 4pm: 234, 308, 361, 397, 428
- MWF 5pm: 180, 199, 272, 373, 402

Winter 2020–2021:

- MWF 1pm: 176, 332, 344, 361, 474
- MWF 2pm: 205, 253, 289, 373, 421
- MWF 3pm: 115, 156, 180, 428, 468
- MWF 4pm: 145, 234, 426, 438, 440
- MWF 5pm: 128, 265, 308, 390, 402

Spring 2021:

- MWF 1pm: 308, 361, 390, 475, 504
- MWF 2pm: 180, 205, 234, 265, 530
- MWF 3pm: 176, 289, 343, 421, 438
- MWF 4pm: 332, 426, 428, 468, 516
- MWF 5pm: 115, 156, 373, 402, 512