Lie Detector (with spelling)
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Jerry Sorensen That's the Way They're Done four cards are found, one with Martin Gardner's "Lie Detector Test" 1945 My Best 33
Jack Avis & Larry Jennings To Lie Or Tell The Truth see also p. 840 for idea by Cushing Strout see also p. 179 for further references 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 175
Bruce Cervon Perfect Speller varied by "Repeat Perfect Speller" (Allan Slaight, 1969),
"Tele-Spell" (Ken Krenzel, 1969),
"Speaking of Spells" (Cushing Strout, 1974),
"Perfect Speller" (Karl Fulves, 1978),
"Riffle Shuffle Control Placement for Perfect Speller" (Karl Fulves, 1978),
"HR's Speller" (Harvey Rosenthal, 1979),
"Manhattan Transfer" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1982)
1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 227
Jon Racherbaumer Notes on the Lie Speller credit information, see also page 162 for comment by Cervon & Jennings 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 57
Allan Slaight Repeat Perfect Speller simplified inspired by "Perfect Speller" (Bruce Cervon, 1968) 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 264
Martin Gardner Repeat Lie Speller see p. 289 for reference 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 288
Roy Walton The Inconsistent Liar 1969 The Devil's Playthings 53
Aldini Lie Detector Deck 1969 Roughingly Yours 12
Simon Aronson "Lie Detector" Speller 1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 173
Jon Racherbaumer Liars Fortune 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 298
Jack Avis Four Tricks: Random Speller 1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 225
Nick Trost Automatic Lie Speller Lie Detector with verification also published as "Automatic Lie Speller" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 12
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control Placement for Perfect Speller inspired by "Perfect Speller" (Bruce Cervon, 1968),
see also "Riffle Shuffle Control" (Karl Fulves, 1978),
"R/S Plus P/S" (Bruce Cervon & Karl Fulves, 1979)
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 23) 89
Karl Fulves Perfect Speller spelling random things inspired by "Perfect Speller" (Bruce Cervon, 1968) 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 27) 106
Martin A. Nash Unkown Speller's Central four card set-up 1979 Sleight Unseen 415
Bruce Cervon The Perfect Speller credit information on Lie Speller 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 14
Bruce Cervon & Karl Fulves R/S Plus P/S Riffle Shuffle Control plus Perfect Speller, placement of card see also "Riffle Shuffle Control Placement for Perfect Speller" (Karl Fulves, 1978) 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 18
Harvey Rosenthal HR's Speller Lie Speller with two selections inspired by "Perfect Speller" (Bruce Cervon, 1968) 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 18
Karl Fulves Speller Note brief note on Cervon's "Perfect Speller" see also "Perfect Speller" (Bruce Cervon, 1968) 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 20
Andrew Galloway The Fib Finder 1980 Diverting Card Magic 39
Allan Slaight Continued combined with Stud Poker and Lie-Speller inspired by "Unkindest Cut Of All" (Allan Slaight, 1979) 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 633
Bob King Programmed Lie Detector full deck 1982 Best of Friends 263
Philip T. Goldstein Manhattan Transfer lie speller with automatic control, credit information for Lie Spelling inspired by "Perfect Speller" (Bruce Cervon, 1968) 1982 12/12 5
Stephen Tucker Who's the dirty rascal? Lie detector effect, spectator spells "red/black" etc., finds selection at the end of the spelling, but rest of the deck is revealed to be blank 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 2
Philip T. Goldstein Manhattan Transfer lie speller with automatic control, credit information for Lie Spelling inspired by "Perfect Speller" (Bruce Cervon, 1968) 1984 Lechter Notes 1
Martin Lewis Martin's Computer Cards Nine special "computer" cards used as lie detector and divines identity of card 1985 Martin's Miracles 105
John C. Wagner Simplex Lie Speller six card set-up 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 138
Bruce Cervon Perfect Speller featuring Cervon's lie detector strategie 1988 The Cervon File 29
Stewart James 3 Little Words - Two Pile Lie Speller: The Roots
- Two Pile Lie Speller: The Trick
1988 The Chronicles (Issue 32) 1379
Harry Lorayne Simple Lie Detector faro 1990 Trend Setters 140
Alex Elmsley Liars' Club with spelling, setting up in front of spectators 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 284
Allan Slaight I Cannot Spell A Lie 1992 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 45) 806
Marty Kane The Best Lie Detector faro varied by "Quick and Direct" (Harry Lorayne, 1993),
"Better Than Best Lie Speller" (Marty Kane, 1994),
"Apocalypse Variations Or Additions" (Harry Lorayne, 1995)
1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 2) 2173
Ken Simmons Who's Lying? lie speller inspired by Automatic Speller Placement Principle (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43) 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 28
David Neighbors Who's Lying? - Second Handling lie speller 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 29
Jon Racherbaumer Dunbury Lie Speller - Eighteen-Card Version inspired by "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43) 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 30
Marty Kane Better Than Best Lie Speller simplified inspired by "The Best Lie Detector" (Marty Kane, 1993) 1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 31
Marty Kane Simplex Lie Speller varied by "Marty's Miracle" (Marty Kane & Karl Fulves & Peter Duffie, 1997),
"Spectator's Simplex Lie Speller" (Marty Kane, 1998)
1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 32
Marty Kane Complex Simplex Lie Speller 1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 32
Peter Duffie Truth Serum inspired by "Alternate Opening" (Bernard Rasmussen, 1995) 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 90
Harry Lorayne Apocalypse Variations Or Additions inspired by "The Best Lie Detector" (Marty Kane, 1993) 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 11) 2579
Martin Gardner Hand-Held Pasteboard Prevarication Detector credit information
- Phase One: Guessing the Selected Card
- Phase Two: Detecting Lies
- Phase Three: Testing for ESP
1995 Arcane (Issue 14) 188
Edward Marlo Mental Lie - First Method (memorized deck)
- Second Method (stay stack)
inspired by "Something to Work on" (Vincent Dalban, 1935) 1995 Facsimile (Issue 3) 45
Paul Cummins Prevarication Detection 1996 from a shuffled deck in use... Part One 14
Michael Close The Lie Detector Lie Speller Plot, with prediction 1996 Workers Number 5 7
Bruce Cervon The Cervon "Perfect Speller" 1996 Workers Number 5 11
Harry Lorayne & Jim Steinmeyer Spel(l)egant small packet see also "Packet Lie Detector #2" (John C. Wagner & Jim Steinmeyer, 2005) 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 4) 2773
Nick Trost Automatic Lie Speller Lie Detector with verification see also "Gardner's Card Speller" (Joe Berg, Here's New Magic, 1937),
also published as "Automatic Lie Speller" (Nick Trost, 1976)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 155
Peter Duffie Divided We Lie Lie Detector with two selections in two piles, kicker where selection is different color from rest of the packet inspired by "Divisory Capacity" (Peter Duffie, 1995) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 48
Peter Duffie The Lie Detective Lie Detector effect with one selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. spot/court, suit) inspired by "Forces Favourite" (Ed Ward, Abacus Vol. 3, No. 11) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 50
Ron Bauer The Lie Detector three packets, selection is found on top of reminder, impromptu version inspired by Martin Gardner's "Improved Lie Spelle" in "12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck" 1997 L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 1
Jerry K. Hartman Lied and True Steinmeyer Count Principle 1998 The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 159
Simon Aronson Truth-Sayer Lie Detector effect with Aronson (four versions) 2001 Try the Impossible 245
David Regal Compounding A Lie nine cards from deck
- Version One - Red-handed (odd-backed)
- Version Two - Nothing but the Truth (other cards blank)
2002 Constant Fooling 2 12
Cushing Strout The Gypsy Foretells Further Than Farther with credit information inspired by "Further Than That" (Stewart James, 1941),
see also "As Far As You Want To Go" (Cushing Strout, 2009)
2004 Penumbra (Issue 7) 7
John C. Wagner & Jim Steinmeyer Packet Lie Detector #2 inspired by "Spel(l)egant" (Harry Lorayne & Jim Steinmeyer, 1997) 2005 Full Metal Jacket 26
Justin Higham & Kevin Baker The NoBo Lie Detector "No" = Bottom
- First Version
- Second Version (Kevin Baker)
- Third Version (Kevin Baker)
- Fourth Version (Kevin Baker)
- Fifth Version
- Sixth Version
- Seventh Version
- Eighth Version (Kevin Baker)
- Ninth Version
- Tenth Version (Kevin Baker)
inspired by Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks, pp. 130-133,
see also "Eerie Cards" (Kent Arthur, 1940),
"Math Applied" (Edward Marlo, 1990),
"Mathematics and Mentalism" (Alex Elmsley, 1991)
2008 Dexterity Manual 57
Cushing Strout As Far As You Want To Go inspired by "Further Than That" (Stewart James, 1941),
see also "The Gypsy Foretells Further Than Farther" (Cushing Strout, 2004)
2009 Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 45
Steve Beam Facade Version of Lewis Jones effect where questions are asked and the true or false answers are spelt/dealt into piles on the table, ultimately producing a royal flush. see also "Persona" (Lewis Jones, Persona, 2013),
"Prefiguration" (Larry Jennings, 1986)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 72
Max Maven* Lie-Decker Despite the deck lying, the magician uses it to determine the color and value of the selection, and to locate the selection. see also "My Own Particular Way" (Ryan Matney, Card Jones, 2004),
"Spell of Mystery" (Stewart James, marketed, 1929),
"Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971),
"Immoracle" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1979),
"Si-Decker" (Steve Beam, 2015)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 39
Steve Beam Si-Decker Despite always lying, the deck provides the color, suit, and parity of the selected card, and then helps to locate it. inspired by "Lie Speller" (Martin Gardner, Joe Berg's Here's New Magic, 1937),
"Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971),
"Lie-Decker" (Max Maven*, 2015)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 41
Marty Kane Tri-Detector After spelling the characteristics of his card (color, parity, spot or court) during which he can lie or tell the truth, he produces his card. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 177