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These are verse puzzles where the answers are words with some sort of wordplay relationship, and they are missing from the verse (typically replaced by other all-caps words, the cue words, which, when necessary, explain which word goes where). The wordplay relationships which flats use can appear in other types of puzzles without the actual verse that makes the puzzle a flat. Many of the wordplay types can be found as their own keywords in the Wordplay category including backswitches, charades, consonantcies, deletions, false flats, heteronyms, homophones, letter banks, letter changes, letter shifts, palindromes, rebuses, reduplications, reversals, and spoonerisms.
MIT Mystery Hunt 2005 1-1=2
MIT Mystery Hunt 2011 Flat Head
MIT Mystery Hunt 2015 Flat Containers
MIT Mystery Hunt 2016 Something for Everyone
MIT Mystery Hunt 2018 Flattery Will Get You Nowhere