Solution to Beach Party McMurdo

by Catherine Miller and Oliver Kosut

When solvers arrived at the Beach Party, they were astonished to learn that it was not a party at all, but a trap laid by Moriarty! It was impossible to escape without three keys that, between all of them, met a list of criteria helpfully provided by the EIT agents. Fortunately, between the random junk that S.P.I.E.S. operatives were able to gather together and the things that solvers happened to have brought with them, it was possible to assemble the three keys and escape the death trap. Once they had escaped, teams were told the answer, GENTRY.

The following is the list of criteria that the keys had to satisfy:

2006 MIT Mystery Hunt