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    Greetings on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon in the northeastern corner of Louisiana!

    My intentions aren't aggravation, but to share. I realize the masses have long since moved on from ATT.

    I'm now convinced that one of the reasons Mr. Stadther has released Dar 15 months before the end of ATT is to help us complete his marvelous puzzles and claim his prizes before the deadline.

    'Within the text you have the key for the one that is missing you did not see' meant to remove the missing 'Q' from your 5 x 5 grid. No doubt in the least.

    It meant something else when I started working on the puzzles for the mates.

    It meant to use the illuminated letters, the first letter of the chapters, that were associated with a hidden animal as a key to fill a missing letter in a letter cross.

    In the spellbook in Dar, there are various illuminated letters with a similar characteristic--they're all first letters and they're all shaped like KEYS.

    It's a hint to examine the first letters of the chapters in Dar to find a 'key'.

    How are we to know when we've found the correct key?

    It's missing....

    Chapter 25.

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    It has already been mentioned that the capitalized letter "A" is missing from Chapter 25. (Under the Chapter 25 post.) I find your idea about the keys to be rather interesting. If we are to start looking at "keys", we should start with Chapter 25, not only because it is missing the capitalized letter at the beginning of the chapter, but because the missing letter is the first letter of the alphabet.

    Then again, maybe the A should just be thrown in there with the L/F and W/G Morse code letters that were backwards. We can add it to our list of anomalies.

    Also, every illuminated letter in the BOS contains a lot of leaf designs. There are different types of leaves, and different colors of leaves. Why are they all leaves? Any type of design could have been used. But every single illuminated letter has leaves in its design. Could these leaves be a code or a key?

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    Beth,

    'Leaves' of the book, in my opinion. Namely, acorns.

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    Doc,

    I was going to say the sun & moon, but now I see what you mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Greetings on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon in the northeastern corner of Louisiana!

    My intentions aren't aggravation, but to share. I realize the masses have long since moved on from ATT.

    I'm now convinced that one of the reasons Mr. Stadther has released Dar 15 months before the end of ATT is to help us complete his marvelous puzzles and claim his prizes before the deadline.

    'Within the text you have the key for the one that is missing you did not see' meant to remove the missing 'Q' from your 5 x 5 grid. No doubt in the least.

    It meant something else when I started working on the puzzles for the mates.

    It meant to use the illuminated letters, the first letter of the chapters, that were associated with a hidden animal as a key to fill a missing letter in a letter cross.

    In the spellbook in Dar, there are various illuminated letters with a similar characteristic--they're all first letters and they're all shaped like KEYS.

    It's a hint to examine the first letters of the chapters in Dar to find a 'key'.

    How are we to know when we've found the correct key?

    It's missing....

    Chapter 25.

    Doc
    So how can we apply the letters to chapter 25?
    BLESSINGS TO ALL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post

    In the spellbook in Dar, there are various illuminated letters with a similar characteristic--they're all first letters and they're all shaped like KEYS.

    It's a hint to examine the first letters of the chapters in Dar to find a 'key'.

    How are we to know when we've found the correct key?

    It's missing....

    Chapter 25.

    Doc
    The missing letter, as has been mentioned, is the letter A.
    "A good beginning ....." Could this mean 'A' - good beginning. Starting with A is good?

    The drop cap in the BoS which is the letter A is the one on page 10, for the Mold/Grow spell. If beginning with A is good, does that mean start with this Mold/Grow spell?

    This drop cap A looks "better" when it is reflected (that could be a matter of opinion). Does that mean use reflection on this spell? - in particular on the word GROW which others have noted can be read as WORD because of the way the letters are formed in the ambigram.

    The background of the Mold/Grow spell on BoS page 11 with apples and branches draws us to the picture on page 58 where Ana is picking an apple. Her index finger seems to be pointing "NE" (just as Dar appears seems to point "NE".


    Just one thought leading to another.

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