So, this past weekend was the world famous annual MIT IAP Mystery Hunt, and for the second year in a row I participated whole-heartedly. Our team, The Chaotic-Neutral Mid-Afternoon Archers What Arch At Teatime, did fairly well. Apparently we finished in approximately 6th place ordered by how many puzzles were completed, but we were really only two or three hard puzzles and maybe a couple of “a-ha!” moments away from being right up there.
The hunt is now archived online, so you can go ahead and try your hand at some puzzles. I’d recommend taking a peek at Blather, and I Love These 80. I suppose that those are two of my favorites, but it’s hard to remember or keep track with so many puzzles over the course of the 2.5-day or so event.
Quinn was kind enough to take and put up some pictures from the weekend, including several of us toiling away in our enclave in Building 56, as well as us partying afterwards at putz (EC 2nd west), where several of us spent our undergraduate days. There was some nice reminiscing to go around, as well as plenty of “back in the day” stories. Supposedly the hall is putting up a wiki so we can document some of the oral and written history of putz, but I suppose that’s for another blog entry.