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    Default Are anagrams fair game?

    Is there a consensus about whether anagrams could be part of the Dar solves?

    If memory serves, grasshopper was the only ATT puzzle that required anagramming (JBAIRDSP), and Rusful was the only post-ATT one that used it.

    I'm very wary of any solution that doesn't spell out a location in order, but I have been able to get my decoder ring to spit out some promising (though short) letter strings. However, to get a useful location, I still need to anagram. Are there any other precedents for MS using anagram-based clues?

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    well if you came up with a valid location through anagramming something, i wouldnt throw the idea away.. definitely hold onto it til the end b/c you never know. also, even with the location, noone knows what to do with them now.. i would put them aside for now, somewhere you will remember to come back to, and try to figure out what to do with the location first.. i think the hcb will just give more directions on the hunt, or give instructions on how to use the pictures, or maybe how to use locations we have come up with. so i wouldnt give up on the anagrammed solutions you have come up with just yet, but maybe try to focus on the things that will tell us what to do with them, maybe the hcb.
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    The hints in the children's books all involved anagrams. The puzzle in each case was to unscramble letters to find a clue which would help on a particular page. Unscrambling the letters gave the name of a Forest Creature such as Grasshopper and the page reference given was the one on which the toy block with that creature appeared.

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    The children's books are the coloring books that came out around the same time as Dar? I haven't seen them yet, but that would be very encouraging if they also used anagrams.

    Just remembered another anagram clue: FIND THE TREES HOLE (from ATT)

    Are there any other obvious ones that I'm forgetting?

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    Turkey,

    Your question has been at the top of my list for quite some time.

    Like you, I am very wary of an anagram solution.

    As you've pointed out, our author has used several examples of anagrams:

    1. The numerical puzzle at the first of our book was a sort of anagram: SAVE OUR TREES ART
    2. RUSFUL = SULFUR
    3. FIND THE TREES HOLE
    4. 'Moon-like, moon-like....' = LOOK IN ME

    Perhaps most important is that the solutions to both Rusful and his promotional Amazon.com puzzles were both anagram solutions.

    Continuing to hunt,

    Doc

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    Turkey, I thought of another one: the first internet clue about HINT: TACKLE REPOSITORYS

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