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John R. Boyko Strike Three and Out Variation card found by counting down three times to apparently random values
Inspired by
  • "Strike Three and Out!" (Bob Longe, The Invisible Deck, 1948, p. 9)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 214) 855
Stewart James James's Miracle No. 72, two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers
Related toVariations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 132
Roy Walton Lesson In Larceny ten card packet, spectator deals cards from top or bottom and gets a straight, performer aces
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 47
Karl Fulves Oracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 1) 374
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles Hudson
Inspired byRelated toVariations July 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 430
Mel Bennett, Fred Becker Etcetera
Aug. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 648
Kurt A. Christoff Petals around the Rose roll of five dice is assigned a value, the puzzle is to find the rule, originally from "Mathematics Teacher"
Related toVariations 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 39) 154
Martin Gardner Crazy Calendar No. 73, calendar force with matrix principle
Inspired byRelated to 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 94
Karl Fulves Interspace nine-card packet, spectator turns a pair over anywhere, performer places card between them behind back
Variations 1989 Kaleidoscope 41
Philip T. Goldstein Quoth The Maven comments on various things, see references, with Frank Thomposon anecdote and his "Master Deck" demonstration
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 8) 89
Mel Bennett Interspace Insert nine-card packet, spectator turns a pair over anywhere, performer places card between them behind back and names this card, with additional solution by Karl Fulves
Inspired by 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 3) 32
Mel Bennett Blackjack four named years are added, total used to deal four piles, when turned over the bottom cards are two blackjacks
Related to 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 5) 49
Karl Fulves Day One date chosen by choosing some face-up and face-down cards from grid layout, looked up in diary, card noted there predicted, tapestry
Variations 1994 Crooked Tales 35
Mel Bennett Three Card Tricks six-card pyramid layout, folding, number nine can be forced
  • Cheaper By The Dozen (forcing twelve)
  • At The Strike of 10 (ten-card pyramid, forced 25)
Inspired byAlso published here 1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 119
Mel Bennett, Karl Fulves Petals & Roots more on the dice puzzle
Related to 1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 122
Karl Fulves Pile-Up six-card pyramid layout, top card switch consecutively downwards to base, total of bottom row predicted "with reasonable accuracy", inspired by Drop Case carnival con game
Variations 1994 Crooked Tales 124
Mel Bennett S.P.A.T. letters associated with numbers, credit information
Inspired by
  • Lee Sallows idea in Word Ways, Feb. 1990
1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 133
Mel Bennett What Happened To Eve? palindrome comes out on calculator, numbers letters correlation
Inspired by
  • "Flip Flop Number Prediction" (D. Altman, MUM, Oct. 1983)
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 7) 84
Mel Bennett Card 37 number force for 37 with calculator
Inspired by
  • "Letter for a Stranger" (Stewart James)
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 88
Mel Bennett Junk Bonds forcing one pile out of a few, for Ace assembly, using spelling
Inspired by
  • "So Nero" (Stewart James, Ibidem #5)
  • "Charm Bracelet" (Allan Slaight, New Pentagram, Oct. 1987)
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 9) 100
Mel Bennett Half Now calculation, then psalm in bible found according to number, prediction from only vertical lines is complete to the word
Inspired by
  • "The Count of Monte Carlo" (Stewart James in Print, p. 716)
1995 Underworld (Issue 1) 12
Mel Bennett An 8-Cylinder Deal forcing the number eight
1995 The Fine Print (Issue 1) 14
Mel Bennett Millennium Minus 5 properties of the number 1995
1996 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 67
Milton Kort Seven Come Eleven "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
solution to Hull problem "Make 11 out of four 7s"
Inspired byRelated to 1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 165
Karl Fulves, Mel Bennett A Card Force "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
Ace through Nine in row on table, some cards eliminated, rest added, total divided by six and counted from either end, variations on this force
Related to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 286
Martin Gardner The K Diaries spectator chooses word, counts forward according to the number of letters a few times, final word predicted, Kruskal principle
Related toVariations 1998 Underworld (Issue 8) 103
Mel Bennett K-Plus spelling instead of counting, Kruskal Principle with words
Inspired by 1998 Underworld (Issue 9) 123
Karl Fulves Would I Lie To You? three piles, performer selects card from center pile and makes statements, spectator take cards from lie or truth pile, values added, selection arrived at
Related to 1998 Underworld (Issue 9) 126
Mel Bennett Quiz Whiz "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
getting as close to 100 as possible
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 7) 204
Mel Bennett More Sevens "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
making numbers from four sevens
Related to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 249
Mel Bennett Y2K Blackjack four years added, four piles dealt according to sum, they make out two blackjack hands
Related to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 277
Felix Greenfield Colorific matching effect with color cards, from early 60s
Related to 1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 309
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items, instruction games, Stephen Minch comment on "Remote Control"/"Western Union Trick"
Related to 1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 336
Mel Bennett Date Certain "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
on calendar some days are circled and a calculation made, predicted
1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 347
Karl Fulves The Horse Right Here "Three Tricks"
unusual race setting, cards in circle, outcome predicted, Ramasee Principle
Variations 1999 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 1) 21
Mel Bennett Horse Of The Same Color unusual race setting, cards with five different backs in circle, outcome predicted, Ramasee Principle
Inspired by 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 74
Howard A. Adams Predicnic ESP deck, piles made according to values of three coins, selection found with match in the end
VariationsAlso published here 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 86
Mel Bennett Thrifty Aces values of four coins used to count down to four Aces
Inspired byRelated to 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 87
Mel Bennett A Perfect Strike No. 72, ten-card layout folded and some values added to force a number
Also published here 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 111
Mel Bennett, Stewart James The Blackjack Player No. 75, four years added and piles dealt according to sum, two blackjack hands on top
Related to 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 114
Mel Bennett The Honeymooners Queens mates by spelling names from deck
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 135
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced items
Related to 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 163
Rob Wood Watch Test pulling stem out only one click
Related to 2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 306
Jerry K. Hartman, Bob Ostin, Mel Bennett, Chris King, Bob Graham, Rob Wood, Dr. Edi Brum, Leonard Cohen Letters on Tony Bartolotta
Related to 2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 290
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves Remains To Be Seen spectator cuts off some cards, remembers bottom card and puts pile in card case, after some calculation instructions the performer knows card and number of cards in case, Kraitchik
Related to 2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 363
Mel Bennett Metamorphosis layout puzzle with coins
2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 425
Mel Bennett RSC Discovery
  • Riffle Shuffle Control (KF)
  • The First Revelation
  • The Second Revelation
one card found in pocket, the other with counting
Inspired by 2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 42
Mel Bennett Easy As Abc calculator option for simplifying task to spectators in division tricks
Inspired by
  • Zangbar Zackleback Problem (Genii, June 1952, Oct. 1958, Ibidem #12-14)
Related to
2006 Prolix (Issue 2) 109
Mel Bennett Familiar Spirit deck cut into three piles by spectator, selection found with spelling some phrases
Related to 2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 218
Mel Bennett Spend and Save multiple-down-under thing with thirty-two card packet
Inspired by
  • "Multiple Down Under" (Hidea Kato, MAGIC, Jan. 2003, p. 76)
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 299
Mel Bennett Follow The Money two decks, four coins, four cards chosen from one deck, cards counted according to coin values, chosen cards match cards in other deck when turned over in unison
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 300
Mel Bennett Funny Valentine selection shuffled in deck, cut into three piles, performer indicates a pile and some phrases are spelled which lead to selection
Inspired by
  • "Lowdown Triple Dealing" principle (Colm Mulcahy, Focus, Nov. 2004)
Related to
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 354
Karl Fulves Devil's Deal performer and spectator each name a card and a number, Gemini Placement by counting to those numbers, for corrections see reference
Related toVariations 2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 512
Mel Bennett The Inverse Function Deck presentation for "James's Miracle", two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Coincidence of Two Numbers and a Prediction" (Nick Trost, The New Tops, July 1975)
2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 514
Mel Bennett Nothing Test numbers chosen and put in calculator, divided by numbers chosen from deck of cards, remainder given out in money, it is zero three times
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 435
Joe Berg A Mindreader's Dream four boxes with a coin in each, exchanged according to instructions, performer then reveals contents of each box
Variations 2011 Xtra Credit (Issue 9) 55
Mel Bennett Mel Bennett Notes using four coins with different dates on four cards instead
Inspired by 2011 Xtra Credit (Issue 9) 56
Karl Fulves Mel Bennett Issue intro
2011 Xtra Credit (Issue 10) 67
Mel Bennett Royacle "A Royal Reunion"
Inspired by 2011 Xtra Credit (Issue 10) 67
Mel Bennett Alliance "A Forceful Routine"
number prediction on clock, tie gag
2011 Xtra Credit (Issue 10) 69
Mel Bennett The Force Methods number forces
1. using number cards (Magigram, Amazing Trelba)
2. "Newspaper Prediction" (Martin Gardner, Magic, August 2005, also Ibidem?)
3. 4x4 matrix
4. magic square
Related to 2011 Xtra Credit (Issue 10) 69
Mel Bennett The Devil His Due same trick with more free choice
Inspired by 2011 Xtra Credit (Issue 10) 72
Mel Bennett Taking The Fifth "Two by Mel Bennett"
two selections from nine-card packet, both selections found
Inspired by
  • "Heavyweight" (Peter Duffie, Dec. 1999)
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 645
Mel Bennett World's Worst Card Trick "Two by Mel Bennett"
two selections found with Fulves's Riffle Shuffle Control, spelling a phrase with fixed number of letters
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 645