2008
Written by David Ben, Allan Slaight
Work of Allan Slaight
188 pages (Hardcover), published by Magicana
Illustrated with drawings
Language: English
73 entries
Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Patrick Watson Introduction
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Max Maven Better Slaight than Never
11
David Ben No Big Deal on Allan Slaight
13
Unknown Spins
25
Allan Slaight A New Milk Pitcher Idea openly adding cellophane sheet to newspaper to motivate that it doesn't seep through
Also published here 26
Allan Slaight Dismembering the Future two cards put away as prediction, packet cut into two piles, both counted, number arrived at, that number's digits is predicted with the two cards, from 1947 letter
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The James File, 2000
27
Allan Slaight Hodge Podge combination with bill to cigarette gone wrong, instead bill appears later in a box, a chosen card appears on a silk and in an envelope where an I.O.U. note is supposed to be
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, Sep. 1949
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Allan Slaight Magnetic Miraskill
Also published here 31
Allan Slaight Faroyal Aces lost and spelled out, Queens found, Kings spelled, Jacks found, selection spelled to, faros in between
  • Setting the Stack
  • Alternative Location
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Ibidem #32, July 1967
33
Allan Slaight The Eclectic Deck stack for seventeen effects
  • 1. one of five cards thought of and located
  • 2. card location
  • 3. face-up deal stopped, value used to count to selection
  • 4. spelling to thought-of card
  • 5. open prediction
  • 6. card from packet to pocket
  • 7. two-card transposition
  • 8. card from hand to pocket
  • 9. Aces stacked, then Royal Flush dealt
  • 10. five good hands dealt
  • 11. blackjack demo with rubber-banded deck
  • 12. bridge demo with all Spades
  • 13. three-way transposition
  • 14. two selections reverse
  • 15. card chosen, spelled to and some matching cards found
  • 16. Ace assembly (not explained)
  • 17. Mind Mirror challenge location
  • Final Thoughts
  • Closing Credits (credits for all effects)
Also published here
  • Ibidem #32, July 1967
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Allan Slaight New Deck Progressive faros
  • 1. card counted to by adding to cut-to card values, predicted
  • 2. Ace production
  • 3. Aces lost and spelled to
  • 4. poker deal
  • 5. draw poker deal
  • 6. Rummy demo
  • 7. spelling to card from first effect
  • 8. another poker deal
  • 9. Blackjack deal
  • 10. Bridge deal
Also published here
  • Ibidem #33, Dec. 1967
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Bruce Cervon Perfect Speller
Also published here 47
Allan Slaight Slaight Refinement of "Perfect Speller"
Also published here 49
Allan Slaight Build Down progressive poker deal with ten card poker deal finale
Also published here 50
Allan Slaight Seden-Tear-Y initialed card restored except torn corner, then corner as well, method to make two duplicate tears
Inspired by
  • Wilbur Kattner, Linking Ring, Feb. 1945
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Allan Slaight All's Fair performer switches cards (five Jokers) with spectators, yet is left with winning hand
Inspired by
  • Ron Wilson's challenge "To Pay the Price" (Talisman, Jan. 1971)
Also published here
  • Talisman, May 1971
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Allan Slaight Top Twenty Poker, Gin, Blackjack combination
Also published here 57
Allan Slaight The Diligent Deck memorized deck stack which offers a couple of poker and gambling deals
Inspired by
  • New Pentagram, March 1976
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Allan Slaight Five-Card Mental out
Also published here 62
Allan Slaight Slaight's Sequel mental speller
Also published here 63
Allan Slaight Mutant Nomen Klondike shuffle
Also published here 64
Allan Slaight The Unkindest Cut Of All rummy and blackjack deal featuring a winning blackjack stack
Also published here 66
Allan Slaight Tri-Endfield with number force using cards and the date on a coin
Inspired byAlso published here
  • New Pentagram, Oct. 1979
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Allan Slaight Aces Loaded Aces, then royal flush, two faros
Also published here 70
Allan Slaight Fourth Down spelling to "THE KING OF HEARTS" into four packets, a King on each pile except one which has an indicator card to find last king
Also published here 72
Allan Slaight Ex-Ace-Rbated with general comments on Ace Assemblies, spectator chooses the leader Ace, credit information
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Allan Slaight Fair Row Faro reversed indifferent card is used to count to two selections on either side
Inspired byAlso published here 77
Allan Slaight Sweet Lorayne! Cutting the Aces, mixture between Lorayne and Christ's routines (see FFFF reference), with full patter
Inspired by 79
Allan Slaight Guise Winner five hands of poker are re-dealt to same persons, spectator names missing card (Premonition)
Also published here 82
Allan Slaight "1984" Card Trick story trick with spelling and selection
Also published here 85
Allan Slaight Third Wave two phase routine, Menetekel Deck, Ultra Mental Deck
Also published here 89
Allan Slaight Kings Go Fourth chosen King spelled to, then other Kings found as well
Also published here
  • Precursor, Dec. 1984
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Allan Slaight Last Word Lexicon lexicon deck spelling trick
Also published here 93
Allan Slaight Mind Snare using Nikola mnemonic system
Inspired by
  • "Mind Square" (Craige McComb Snader, 1986)
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Allan Slaight Charm Bracelet story trick with a packet of card
Inspired by
  • "So Nero" (Stewart James, Ibidem #14, Nov. 1955)
Also published here
  • New Pentagram, Oct. 1987
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Allan Slaight Before and After faro
Also published here 102
Allan Slaight Group of Seven stack that allows a stop trick (1-0-1 credit information), spelling to thought-of card and Ten Card Poker Deal
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, Sep. 1988
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Allan Slaight Perfected Strangers Jacks face-up on table, spectator places Joker in row and switches it around according to instructions, performer lets him remove only the Jacks with his back turned, with variations
Inspired by
  • "Strangers from Two Worlds" (Stewart James, Tops, Apr. 1963)
Related toAlso published here
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Allan Slaight The Spell of P.H.L. location using a Lyons spelling principle in Si Stebbins
Also published here
  • Precursor XXI, Oct. 1988
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Allan Slaight Stranger Than That
  • Awfulves #1: two-card location with spelling
  • Awfulves #2: two-card location with down-under deal
Also published here 110
Allan Slaight Pokericulead-In
Also published here 112
Allan Slaight Erdnaces openly overhand stacking Aces while reciting formula, then royal flush deal
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, Nov. 1990
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Allan Slaight Otwone Prediction "Two-in-One Prediction", some alphabet cards predict both a chosen card and a word in a dictionary, anagram
Also published here
  • Genii, Mar. 1991
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Allan Slaight I Cannot Spell a Lie
Also published here 118
Allan Slaight Dupe-Licate with duplicate card
Also published here 120
Allan Slaight Commonwealth Collectors using a duplicate
Also published here 122
Allan Slaight Sly Stebbins spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Also published here 125
Allan Slaight Heavy Breather crimp, packets
Also published here 128
Allan Slaight Castor & Pollux Geminii Twins variation
Also published here 130
Allan Slaight Jacks Are Better finding the four Jacks by spelling, story
Inspired byAlso published here 132
Allan Slaight Nice Dice chosen values lie at chosen numbers, two dice
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The James File, 2000
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Allan Slaight Three Eyes Left sandwich quickie with story presentation, card stabbed between certain cards
Inspired by
  • "The One-Eyed Man" (Stewart James, The James File, 2000)
Also published here
  • The James File, 2000
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Allan Slaight Missing Links card, color and symbol divined, object divined and found in the room
Inspired by
  • "Link It Test" (Stewart James)
Also published here
  • The James File, 2000
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Allan Slaight, Max Maven Silent Moraskill
Inspired by
  • "Moraskill" (Stewart James)
Also published here
  • The James File, 2000
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Allan Slaight, Max Maven Speechless Stratagem calculation method for a divination using Eight Kings stack
Inspired by
  • "Silent Subterfuge" (Stewart James, The James File, 2000)
Also published here
  • The James File, 2000
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Allan Slaight Lucifour number and card predicted, using dice
Inspired by
  • "Lucifer, 3rd" (Stewart James, The James File, 2000)
Also published here
  • The James File, 2000
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Allan Slaight ESP-ionage three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happens, presentation for Stewart James's effect
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The James File, 2000
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Allan Slaight, Max Maven Finnell Finale Finish
Inspired by
  • Stewart James's version of Gene Finnell's "Spelling the Aces"
Also published here
  • The James File, 2000
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Allan Slaight Big Tutudu variation with more freedom
Inspired by
  • "Tutudu" (Stewart James, The James File, 2000)
Also published here
  • The James File, 2000
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Allan Slaight The Allan Slaight Solution 51 Faces North, with spelling and counting
Also published here
  • The James File, 2000
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Allan Slaight Strout Fellow
Also published here 156
Allan Slaight Fulvestige/Vestigeable deck cut, three spectators take the top card each, cards compared to new top card and switched around according to rules, performer names the cards
  • Vestigeable (simplified variation)
Inspired by
  • "Hofzinser Variation" (Karl Fulves, Abra #1205, Mar. 1969)
  • "James Version of Hofzinser Variation" (Stewart James)
Also published here
  • The James File, 2000
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Allan Slaight Rage Plus An "N" slip of paper with words THENTEAR is used to predict TEN HEART and THREATEN, card trick and book test together
Also published here 160
Allan Slaight The Bard and the Bible magic square, Shakespeare presentation, 46th word from front and back in 46th psalm of King James bible
Also published here
  • Puzzler's Tribute: A Feast for the Mind, 2002
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Allan Slaight 51 Paces North
Also published here 164
Allan Slaight The Deck Will Tell spelling words color, suits and value and always finding matching cards to selection
Also published here 166
Allan Slaight Cards and Letters cards used to spell a name, three predictions, duplicates
Also published here 168
Allan Slaight Miraskiller Miraskill and Shuffle-board combination, shuffled deck
Related to 171
Unknown Needles
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Allan Slaight Unmasking Stewart James humorous article on Stewart James
Also published here
  • Penumbra, Summer Extra
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Allan Slaight Ryerson Convocation Address "Allan Slaight, Honorary Doctor of Commerce, Faculty of Business, Ryerson Polytechnic University"
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Allan Slaight Trick Chronology
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David Ben Acknowledgements
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Data entered by Denis Behr.