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    Default Thinking Back to ATT & the Snail

    I took a break from Dar today. To get a little perspective, I went back to the "A Treasures Trove" archive and re-read the posts on the Snail puzzle. Snail was the only puzzle that I de-crypted by myself before someone explained it to me. One out of twelve, pretty bad.
    • SOLUTION ON TWELEVE - Steve (bass021) posted the snail solution on Wed May 25, 2005 2:54 pm (as you can see at TWELEVE)
      STARTHINKER SOLVES PUZZLE - According to ATT NEWS, Starthinker (aka Randy Pischel) figured it out around the same time. “Around 3 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon, I realized it was probably located in Iowa,” said Pischel. “I figured it was worth it to drive to the park. Evan came with me."
    Wow, those two events happened very close to the same moment. Turns out, if I had left my home the moment that I figured out the clue Tuesday at 1:00pm, then I might have found the second token before Starthinker and son. Then again, maybe I would have had a flat tire on the highway and had nothing.

    Byegones.

    Anyway, looking over the posts gave me some perspective on the Dar hunt. It is really funny to see the passion with which we discussed completely wrong ideas. Such fun!

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    It is not that you were discussing wrong ideas,
    it was just that the ideas and solutions being
    discused were the ones not chosen by MS.

    It is knowing when to hold a solution up to a litmus test
    and when to simply hop in the car and give it
    the travel test.

    Keep one thing in mind though - the solution always
    turns out to be simplier than initially conceived.

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    Default Re: Thinking Back to ATT & the Snail

    Quote Originally Posted by AnotherDoth
    Wow, those two events happened very close to the same moment.  Turns out, if I had left my home the moment that I figured out the clue Tuesday at 1:00pm, then I might have found the second token before Starthinker and son.  Then again, maybe I would have had a flat tire on the highway and had nothing.
    That is so odd. I also figured out the snail that same day. And the butterfly too. Only, I actually did fly all the way to North Carolina for the butterfly on Wednesday only to miss the tree and have the finder come on Friday to claim it!

    Byegones, indeed.

    -pix
    I am a wee pixel, and I approved this message.

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    Better luck this time! If the web-site solve theories are correct this time you won't have to fly anywhere, use that money for your party! Lafitte

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