Red | 2002 MIT Mystery Hunt |

"One reason I was able to excel in the industry," your uncle once wrote, "is that I consider see every option so clearly. True and false, black and white, cut and dried, in and out, kit and kaboodle."

- The only way to get the intended magic word is to chop up the forty answers into four equal groups, interpreting each as a letter using a ten-bit encoding
- The only way to get the intended magic word is to chop up the forty answers into five equal groups, interpreting each as a letter using an eight-bit encoding
- The only way to get the intended magic word is to chop up the forty answers into eight equal groups, interpreting each as a letter using a five-bit encoding
- The statement listed three statements prior to this one is true.
- Of the statements that read "The statement listed three statements prior to this one is true", at least two are true.
- The statement listed three statements prior to this one is true.
- The statement listed three statements prior to this one is true.
- Exactly one-sixth of the true statements occur between the first statement and this one, inclusive.
- There is a sequence of four consecutive false answers, but there are no longer sequences.
- There is a sequence of five consecutive false answers, but there are no longer sequences.
- There is a sequence of six consecutive false answers, but there are no longer sequences.
- Of the statements numbered with a multiple of twelve, an odd number are true.
- Of the statements numbered with a multiple of thirteen, an even number are true.
- Of the previous statement and the next statement, exactly one is true.
- The next statement would be just as true as it is now if it were replaced with: "Each statement that begins with the phrase 'Exactly one-sixth' is true".
- The previous statement would be just as true as it is now if it were replaced with: "Each statement that begins with the phrase 'Exactly one-sixth' is true".
- This very statement would be just as true as it is now if it were replaced with: "Each statement that begins with the phrase 'Exactly one-sixth' is true".
- Every statement whose number yields a remainder of three when divided by six is false.
- Of the previous statement and the next statement, exactly one is true.
- Exactly half of the true statements occur between the first statement and this statement, inclusive.
- The previous statement and the next statement are either both true or both false.
- There are more true statements in the last quarter of this list than there are in the first quarter.
- There are more true statements in the last quarter of this list than there are in the second quarter.
- Of this statement and the two previous statements, an odd number are true.
- When I told three people the magic word and asked which of the five Zenner card symbols came to mind, a majority of them chose the square.
- When I told three people the magic word and asked which of the five Zenner card symbols came to mind, a majority of them chose the three wavy lines.
- When I told three people the magic word and asked which of the five Zenner card symbols came to mind, a majority of them chose the circle.
- When I told three people the magic word and asked which of the five Zenner card symbols came to mind, a majority of them chose the star.
- This statement is part of the strictly longest consecutive stretch of true statements.
- Of the statements numbered with a multiple of six, exactly one-half are true.
- Of this statement and the two that follow, exactly one is true.
- Of the statements numbered with a power of two, exactly half are true.
- The statement listed ten statements prior to this one is true.
- If the previous two statements are listed in the reverse order and all statements retain their truth values, then the result is still consistent.
- Of the statements numbered with a multiple of seven, exactly one is true.
- Of the statements numbered with a multiple of nine, none are true.
- The thirtieth statement is as true as this statement.
- Exactly one-sixth of the true statements occur between this statement and the last statement, inclusive.
- Both this statement and the next one are true.
- Exactly one-half of the statements numbered with a multiple of five are true.