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 Vincent Dalban later posed a different lie detector plot to Theodore Annemann in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15692/​The+jinx/​3|The Jinx]]//, No. 4, Jan. 1935, n.p. Dalban posed the idea of turning his back to a spectator while she deals from a shuffled deck, naming all the cards aloud as she comes to them. At any point she can lie and name a different card than the one she's looking at, but the magician can spot the lie. Although Dalban didn't have a method for his effect, Annemann published several versions in following issues of //The Jinx//. The first few solutions relied on full deck stacks or slugs of pre-arranged cards; see Charles Nyquist and Stuart Robson'​s individual solutions in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15693/​The+jinx/​3|The Jinx]]//, No. 5, Feb. 1935, n.p. It was Henry Christ who brought forth the now-common solution of having the spectator lie on her selection rather than any random card. This allowed a fully-shuffled deck to be in play, using only a single key card for the method. His handling appeared in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15698/​The+jinx/​3|The Jinx Summer Extra]]//, 1935, p. 39. Vincent Dalban later posed a different lie detector plot to Theodore Annemann in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15692/​The+jinx/​3|The Jinx]]//, No. 4, Jan. 1935, n.p. Dalban posed the idea of turning his back to a spectator while she deals from a shuffled deck, naming all the cards aloud as she comes to them. At any point she can lie and name a different card than the one she's looking at, but the magician can spot the lie. Although Dalban didn't have a method for his effect, Annemann published several versions in following issues of //The Jinx//. The first few solutions relied on full deck stacks or slugs of pre-arranged cards; see Charles Nyquist and Stuart Robson'​s individual solutions in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15693/​The+jinx/​3|The Jinx]]//, No. 5, Feb. 1935, n.p. It was Henry Christ who brought forth the now-common solution of having the spectator lie on her selection rather than any random card. This allowed a fully-shuffled deck to be in play, using only a single key card for the method. His handling appeared in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15698/​The+jinx/​3|The Jinx Summer Extra]]//, 1935, p. 39.
  
-Bringing the lie detector premise to the spelling genre was courtesy of Martin Gardner. His "​Gardner'​s Card Speller"​ appeared in Joe Berg's //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​23355/​Here+s+New+Magic+An+Array+of+New+and+Original+Magical+Secrets/​4-5|Here’s New Magic]]//, 1937, p. 3. The question-based spelling plot incorporated in Gardner'​s trick — where you first ask and spell the color, then the suit, etc. — stems from Herbert Milton'​s "Milton'​s Original 'Spelling ​Bee'" in Hermalin'​s ​//Workable Wizardry//, n.d(c. 1922), p. 7. There was no lying involved in Milton'​s trick; all the answers had to be truthful.+Bringing the lie detector premise to the spelling genre was courtesy of Martin Gardner. His "​Gardner'​s Card Speller"​ appeared in Joe Berg's //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​23355/​Here+s+New+Magic+An+Array+of+New+and+Original+Magical+Secrets/​4-5|Here’s New Magic]]//, 1937, p. 3. The question-based spelling plot incorporated in Gardner'​s trick — where you first ask and spell the color, then the suit, etc. — stems from Herbert Milton'​s "The Spelling ​Card" in //[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​5201/​Magic+Circular+Vol+16/​117-118|The Magic Circular]]//, Vol18No186, May 1922, p. 333. There was no lying involved in Milton'​s trick; all the answers had to be truthful.
  
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