1. Junior Twelever +1 Bronze
Join Date
May 2010
Location
Greenbelt, MD
Posts
134

## I'll be interested in your TX rationale

There is a Seat Spring, TX near a rest stop on I-45. It is the only thing I can come up with for the weird chair-spring combination. But there didn't seem to be any other indications for Texas, 45, or the mile, 160.

2. Getting the hang of it. Copper
Join Date
May 2005
Posts
15
Can't wait to see what you've come up with, Doc. I wish you the very best.

3. Originally Posted by cosmicjay
There is a Seat Spring, TX near a rest stop on I-45. It is the only thing I can come up with for the weird chair-spring combination. But there didn't seem to be any other indications for Texas, 45, or the mile, 160.
I take the reference to be Springwood - but why and how, I do not know.

4. Junior Twelever Copper
Join Date
Aug 2006
Location
Washington, DC
Posts
36
Originally Posted by Doc
I have the solution for this floor, and I'm travelling to Dallas for a vacation on Wednesday evening. I 'might' have some time to check it out if it hasn't been claimed by then. If I don't, I'll post the solution if anyone wants to check it out.

I'm ready to trigger the next phase of this puzzle.

Doc
Any luck?

5. ## Anyone in South Carolina?

Originally Posted by tron
Originally Posted by Doc
Greetings on a beautiful summer day in Dallas, TX!

Let's look at the STATE clues from each floor we've solved.

Floor 1: The state is the ARTS that appear on the wall.
Floor 2: The state is the STAR on the boxes, namely the 'Lone Star State'.
Floor 3: The state is the ARTS that are on the wall.
Floor 5: The state is an 8, namely the 8 times the number '21' shows up in the magic square.
Floor 6: The state is the ARTS that appear on the wall.
Floor 7: The state is the one under the balloons. How did you get to see that state? 'The clown plays her own game.' What game did she play? A game of DARTS.
Floor 8: Not sure
Floor 10: You can see the state hiding inside the FLORID ARTS.
Floor 11: The state is the ART placed on the wall.

I'll bet a buck that the state for floor 9 is the STAR of 'Logan's Run', and the IOO degree thermometer on floor 4 is an OHIO missing its '8'.

This isn't an obvious connection unless we have the 'Star 8' as a clue.

Why is 'STAR 8' a STATE? Why is 'STAR 8' a START?

I don't know, but the 'Cannonball Run II', the second race across America, begins when the 12th location is found.

Doc
Originally Posted by tron

I'll play along.... the key to floor 12 is the CHART.
***************************************
Originally Posted by AP

Okay...So if the state clue is on the Chart...
The infinity symbol is an "8"...for the eighth state..
which is:

South Carolina....
Interstate 26 (from Helium "2" and Saturn "6" framed art)
Mile Marker 3 (from the 3 sprigs on the kitchen-table plant)

Since there is no "eye image" with the upper and lower
lid-crescents to denote a double sided rest area...
(the eyeballs don't count) the # 3 rest area is one of the
few single-sided rest areas in SC.

If this is true...
That means a lot of Red Herrings were used to distract us!

AP
Anyone in South Carolina near Landrum...at the Welcome Center?
Our logic may seem convoluted...but if it is the "Number 12" at
stake here...the clues may intentionally be more obscure.

AP

6. Expert Twelever TwelevePlus
Sapphire
Join Date
Jan 2005
Posts
1,514
davehutz,

Unfortunately, I don't have time to go on a hunt, and I won't have the time for at least two more weeks.

I'm hoping these last three fall before then.

Doc

7. Junior Twelever Copper
Join Date
May 2010
Posts
26
The section in the text where Quello says "Pigs into pants. Firewood into laughter. Emeralds to eyeballs." is really sticking out me. Maybe a cryptogram or cipher? Firewood, laughter, emeralds, and eyeballs all have the same # of letters, but there's too many repeats for it to work as a straight letter for letter conversion.
Not to mention, I'm not sure what text we'd decode, anyway.

8. Needs to say Hello!
Join Date
Jun 2010
Posts
4

## Lat/ Long?

Pelican, Alaska is located at Latitude: 57.96 N, Longitude: 136.22. Is there a 57.96 anywhere in the book? LOOOONG shot, I know.

9. ## Cherry Springs, PA

Did you know that there is a state park
in Pennsylvania called "Cherry Springs"?
(In the bedroom...we have a "Chair-y Spring".)
It is located on PA Hyw "44"...going along with
all of the 4's, and 4T's on this floor.

I know, I know...It is not on an Interstate and
it is not a rest area....
but I just couldn't pass up the similarities.

Maybe my out-of-the box thinking will help
someone else to see something new.
AP

Apparently there is also a very small town in
Texas called "Cherry Spring"...

10. Getting the hang of it. Copper
Join Date
Jun 2010
Posts
24
My sense is that the 12 will be found using a mixture of the 12th and 13th floor and possibly the roof, BUT...

Has anyone tried:
State - North Carolina (state gem is the emerald! and the bowl of eyeballs may have once been emeralds?)
Interstate - 40 ("four tees"/"four teas")
Mile - 136 (from the approximate solution on the board, 136.22)

Perhaps?