# Thread: Main Clue

1. ## Oregon

If you were to travel through Oregon and see those trees,
they would certainly make an impression on you.

The large "O" hamster wheels are a good sign for a
state starting with the letter "O".

The number "5" in the woodchips is a good Interstate #

I believe the rest area for this floor should be a double-sided
rest area that looks like the "eye" because there is an
"eye" image on the doorknob of the bathroom.

AP

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Been waiting to see if anyone claimed it before moving things forward.

The floor has two themes that play into the solution:

1. There are two of everything.
2. Everything has an opposite.

On a 100 degree thermometer set to 95 degrees, its opposite would be '5'. A 'HI' temp and a 'LO' temp.

Lots of 'LO-HI-LO's taking place in this picture.

The four feeders on the back wall are color puzzles:

Strawberry = R
Carrot = O
Grape = P
Banana = Y

As I've posted before, 'Y' is a highway clue because 'Y' = 'WHY' = 'HWY'.

'ROP' is the letter puzzle that helps you discover the correct highway for this floor. These three letters are in sequence in an alphabet, but are MISSING Q.

'Q' = 'QUEUE' = 'LINE'

Your highway clue is MISSING LINE which is a direct reference to another clue on this page.

The key to this floor is the piano. As stated above, the musical piece is MISSING LINE, which is the same as missing 'Q'.

'Q' = 17.

The number '17'--which is the same number of 'keys' on the piano--is the number you need to complete the floor's location.

1. 17th state = OHIO. The varied 'HI's, 'LO's', and the IOO degree thermometer are all hints towards this as well. (IOO = OHIO - H).
2. I - 71 = HWY. 'Everything has an opposite.' Reverse the key of '17' to get '71'. The 'missing line' highway clue from the feeders: the two notes are a high note and a low note. The first note is '7' and the second note is '1' when you number the lines and spaces of the musical piece.
3. Mile 34. 'There are two of everything'. Double your key number of '17' to get '34'.

Good luck, and good hunting.

I'm tied up for several weeks, and I can't go hunting.

3. It can't be Ohio Doc. Ohio was the 6th floor.

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Is there a rule there's only one per state?

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Well, I sent my team of investigators (read: my mom and step-dad) out to investigate in New Hampshire - Route 93, mm51.

I was feeling so confident about it: NH from the shape of the interior room; 93 from the thermometer; 5 (woodchips) + 1 (top of kitchen counters).

Nothing. Phooey. They even went to mm1 just to see if the 5 was a red herring, but nothing there either.

Geez! What is it about these last few numbers? Stubborn.

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## Other NH

I think the thermometer is 95. And the 5 in the woodchips could be 0.5, with the water dish being the . and the other water dish or the ball being the 0. So I think the 0.5 rest area on 95 is a likely spot.

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I wondered about 95/0.5 too, but I thought maybe the puzzle-makers wouldn't duplicate a highway (the one in CT was I-95). But maybe ...

8. ## I think I figured out the State

The state PR slogan for Vermont
is "Small State..Big Heart"....
Everything in this picture is a
study of "small and big".

There is a rest area on I-93 (from thermometer)
at milemarker 1 (from the clock)

Do you think this will be the magic combination?
Anyone want to check it out for me?

AP

9. ## Delaware...

Okay...the "big and small" idea could refer to Delaware ...
The state does have the motto "Small Wonder"...

It is also called the Diamond State because it is so small...

You must admit that the large and small aspect of everything
on this floor is the first thing you notice.
AP

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Originally Posted by animal painter
Okay...the "big and small" idea could refer to Delaware ...
The state does have the motto "Small Wonder"...

It is also called the Diamond State because it is so small...

You must admit that the large and small aspect of everything
on this floor is the first thing you notice.
AP

There are also a lot of carats around!