When the MIT Mystery Hunt was about to end, I asked my son Sergei, who was competing with the team “Death from Above,” what his favorite puzzle was. I asked the same question to a random guy from team “Palindrome” whom I ran into in the corridor. Surprisingly, out of 150 puzzles they chose the same one as their favorite. They even used similar words to describe it. Calling it a very difficult and awesome puzzle, they both wondered how it was possible to construct such a puzzle.
|HAUSDORFF||LEVEL TWO||RIVER||YO DAWG|
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- Where are the other words?
- What is the meaning of LEVEL TWO staring at us from the first row?
- Where is LEVEL ONE?
- What do these very non-random words have in common?