Many of the solutions to the 1995 MIT Puzzle Hunt have been lost. Several groups have been able to solve most of them, but #23 Connecticut Suite remains elusive.
Here is a reproduction of the puzzle. The leadup is probably irrelevant, but I've included it anyways. All the puzzles that year were Clue-themed.
"Oriental Suite is down that corridor and the Vermont Bedroom is around the corner there, but this is Phillip's favorite by far. I rather like it myself," Peacock said with a glint in her eye.
"Oh really? What about it tickles your fancy?" Plum said, edging closer to her.
"The facilities are so lavish. The mood is so romantic. The air is charged with a certain fire. It tends to draw people together," Peacock said in a voice so sultry it could melt the coal buttons off a snowman. "Let me show you just what I mean."
"Oooh, baby," Plum exhaled as he and Peacock collapsed on the bed. The two of them were as tangled as a slinky in a dishwasher, and never even notice[sic] the puzzle taped to the nightstand.
- WALKER TRAVERSE HERRING LAZARUS
- WISDOM FOLLOWS KUBRICK STAMMER
- WALL MAXIM COURT PEARL
- FLOYD CROOKS EINSTEIN FIZZ LOW
- NORTH CREW FILLMORE DEMOS
- HUSSEIN DING CHRIST
- SHARON STONER BUTTERS TYSON STALKER
- BREWER CHAMPAGNE STRANGE RAN
The solution is
but I don't know how it's derived.
The winning team solved it within the few days of the hunt, so the solution shouldn't be impossibly difficult.