111 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Spelling / Lie Detector (with spelling)
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Martin Gardner Improved Lie Speller with two cards
Inspired by
  • Martin Gardner's version in "Here's More Magic" (Joe Berg)
Variations
1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 22
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
Bob Somerfeld A Pack of Lies first questions are answered truthfully, then spectator can decide
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 20
Jack Avis, Larry Jennings To Lie Or Tell The Truth see also p. 840 for idea by Cushing Strout
Related to
  • p. 179 for further references
VariationsAlso published here
May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 175
Bruce Cervon Perfect Speller
Variations Dec. 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 June 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 264
Martin Gardner Repeat Lie Speller see p. 289 for reference
Oct. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 288
Roy Walton The Inconsistent Liar
Variations 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 (Issue 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 here 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 12
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control Placement for Perfect Speller
Inspired byRelated to 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 23) 89
Karl Fulves Perfect Speller spelling random things
Inspired by 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 27) 106
Jerry K. Hartman To Spell the Truth Lie speller, inspired by Martin Gardner
1978 Loose Ends 41
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
Related to 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 18
Harvey Rosenthal HR's Speller Lie Speller with two selections
Inspired by 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 18
Karl Fulves Speller Note brief note on Cervon's "Perfect Speller"
Related to 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 May 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 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 1984 Lechter Notes 1
Jack Avis To Lie or Tell the Truth No. 12, impromptu
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 16
Martin Lewis Martin's Computer Cards Nine special "computer" cards used as lie detector and divines identity of card
Variations 1985 Martin's Miracles 105
Peter Duffie Tarradiddle Spelling Lie Detector effect. Full deck stack. Answers to questions spelled from deck, correctness revealed and card as well
Inspired byAlso published here 1986 Quartet 9
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
Related to 1988 The Chronicles (Issue 32) 1379
Harry Lorayne Simple Lie Detector faro
1990 Trend Setters 140
Bruce Cervon Lie Speller brief
1990 The Aronson Approach 28
Nick Trost Psi Stebbins Lie Speller
1990 Cardfixes 169
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
Also published here 1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 45) 806
Marty Kane The Best Lie Detector faro
Variations Feb. 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 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 30
Allan Slaight I Cannot Spell A Lie
Also published here 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 20
Tom Craven Super Speller not with full deck
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 22
Peter Duffie Fault Finding
1993 Card Selection 28
Marty Kane Better Than Best Lie Speller simplified
Inspired by 1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 31
Marty Kane Simplex Lie Speller
Variations 1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 32
Marty Kane Complex Simplex Lie Speller
1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 32
Peter Duffie Truth Serum
Inspired by 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 90
Harry Lorayne Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Nov. 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 1995 Facsimile (Issue 3) 45
Doug Canning Telephone Lying spelling lie detector over the phone
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Related to
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 14
Karl Fulves The Lie Detector No. 4, eleven-card packet, red or black spelled from top to bottom and next card put down, continued until one card remains which is selection
1995 Easy Magic 5
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
Bob King, Jim Steinmeyer, Jon Racherbaumer Tele-Mental
Also published here 1996 Five-Star Magic 23
Harry Lorayne, Jim Steinmeyer Spel(l)egant small packet
Related to Apr. 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 4) 2773
Nick Trost Automatic Lie Speller Lie Detector with verification
Related to
  • "Gardner's Card Speller" (Joe Berg, Here's New Magic, 1937)
VariationsAlso published here
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 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 remainder, impromptu version
Inspired by 1997 L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 1
David Solomon Steinmeyer's Nine Card Problem with Seven Cards
Inspired by
  • "Nine Card Problem" (Jim Steinmeyer, MAGIC, May 1993)
Related to
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
Variations
1997 Solomon's Mind 19
David Solomon A Telephone Mystery telephone version
1997 Solomon's Mind 21
Bob White Lie Detector
Also published here 1997 It's a Matter of Style 20
Jerry K. Hartman Lied and True Steinmeyer Count Principle
1998 The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 159
Bob King, Jim Steinmeyer, Jon Racherbaumer Telemental
Also published here 2000 Great Britain 2001 20
Allan Slaight Strout Fellow
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 20
Jerry Mentzer Lie Detector Test
2000 Card File Two 54
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
Karl Fulves Could You Spell That? spelling ideas from Si Stebbins stack
  • Si Spell
  • Die Spell
  • Sly Spell
  • Lie Spell
Inspired by 2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 260
Marty Kane Single Decker Spell Checker
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 82
Marty Kane The Anna Graham Scam with letters on the back to form words
Related to
  • Marty Kane's "Anna Graham's Magic Spells" in "Precursor" #76.
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 83
Robin Robertson, Peter Duffie Lie Decktector four of a kind as climax, using the Matsuyama Force
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 89
Cushing Strout The Gypsy Foretells Further Than Farther with credit information
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2004 Penumbra (Issue 7) 7
Steven Youell The Card Trick That Has No Explanation challenge presentation for Cervon's speller
  • The Spelling Procedure
Inspired by 2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction 5
Peter Duffie Tarradiddle answers to questions spelled from deck, correctness revealed and card as well
  • Notes by David Britland
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2004 Subtle Miracles 68
John C. Wagner, Jim Steinmeyer Packet Lie Detector #2
Inspired by 2005 Full Metal Jacket 26
Cushing Strout Further Than That and the Lie Detector Combine Further Than That with lie detector plot

Also includes variation based on The Nine Card Problem, and Alex Elmsley's Tell Me Three Times
Inspired by 2005 On the Other Side of the Mirror 20
Bob White Lie Detector
Also published here 2005 It's a Matter of Style (2005 edition) 36
Jack Avis Lie or Tell the Truth
Also published here 2006 Rara Avis 88
Jack Avis Tell Me a Lie - Truth will Out "Using my Double Side Deal"
2006 Rara Avis 92
Marty Kane Triple Lie Detector two selection are found by spelling and down-under deals, spectators can lie while spelling
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 82
Michael Powers The 7 Card 21 Card Trick
  • Telephone Method
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 125
Michael Powers The Money Game card signed and lost, seven envelopes with money, lie detector and answers are spelled with envelopes, remaining envelope contains selection
Variations 2006 Power Plays 168
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
Related to
2008 Dexterity Manual 57
Roy Walton Liar's Guide lie speller with ten-card packet to locate mate
Inspired by
  • "Guiding Light" (Discoverie #2)
2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 214
Steve Beam Sunny Side Up Killer Count variation that produces a certain card at any number, card or packet or both can be face up
  • Basic Concept
  • In Name Only
  • To Tell The Truth
Inspired by 2008 Counter Attack 65
Cushing Strout As Far As You Want To Go
Inspired byRelated to 2009 Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 45
Harry Lorayne Nine To Twelve a few cards including selection taken and a series of tricks performed
  • Reverse Faro Ending
  • Spel(l)egant
  • No-Force Lorayne Force
  • Telekinesis
Related to 2011 Special Effects 98
Karl Fulves Black Diamonds lie speller variation in which answers to questions are chosen by random notes on paper
Related to 2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 673
Tomas Blomberg L-I-A-R Lie Detector effect using blank-faced cards where it is written either "True" or "False". The cards are able to detect when the spectator is telling the true about a selected card, ending with the selection appearing in the packet
Variations 2014 Blomberg Laboratories 191
Doug Conn Impossible Speller Mentally selected card revealed by spelled to it.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 21
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.
Related to 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.
Related to 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 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.
Variations 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 177
Gene Anderson, Dennis Loomis, Nick Trost The Lie Speller
Inspired by 2016 Gene Anderson — The Book 223
Adrian Vega, Jim Steinmeyer Código Secreto lie detector with two sets of eight cards
2017 Area 52 55
David Solomon Reverse Count Lie-Speller
Inspired by 2018 Solomon's Secrets 135
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Freedom Speller
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 77
Steve Beam, Doug Canning The New Deal
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 78
Steve Beam The Simple Truth spectator tries to guess selection, similar to the lie speller plot
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 80
Steve Beam Base Ten using the 9-principle
Related to
  • "Scarne's Lie Speller" in "Scarne on Card Tricks"
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 83
Harapan Ong You Can't Handle the Truth Lie detector, spelling
Inspired by 2019 A Stack to Forget 66
Helder Guimarães Liar's Truth "The Consequences of Intentions"
card chosen, then spectator lies about it and this liar card is spelled to and shows up, then it changes into original selection
Inspired by 2019 Secret Language — Volume 1 230
Michael Powers The Lying Traveler three packets, selection travels from packet to packet, lie speller finale
Inspired by 2019 Tesseract 21
Michael Powers The Money Game Revisited card signed and lost, seven envelopes with money, lie detector and answers are spelled with envelopes, remaining envelope contains selection
Inspired by 2019 Tesseract 280