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    Default numbers and notations

    Here are some questions.

    Are all the numbers on the ground the same font?
    Does it really matter?

    Plants, seeds, weeds, trash, rocks? Can we match what is associated with each number on this back cover?

    Around the edge of the cover:

    12 TREASURES SLEEP IN THE SOIL

    THE TOWER HAS 13 STORIES

    BUT ARE ANY OF THEM TRUE?

    THE UNEARTHING IS UP TO YOU

    THE CLOCK IS TICKING
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    There are three kinds of people : Those who can count and those that can't.




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    Default alternate back cover from artist

    The particular frame for this one is an alternate one that I drew for the back cover:

    - but didn't use because my initial measurements for it were wrong, wrong, wrong. Duh, me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j15bell View Post
    The particular frame for this one is an alternate one that I drew for the back cover:

    - but didn't use because my initial measurements for it were wrong, wrong, wrong. Duh, me.



    Woa, that EYE drawing is very interesting. Grapple with that will ya.

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    Default No, the other one

    Quote Originally Posted by j15bell View Post
    The particular frame for this one is an alternate one that I drew for the back cover:

    - but didn't use because my initial measurements for it were wrong, wrong, wrong. Duh, me.
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    I don't think this isn't the alternate, the black and white drawing above it in the blog is the alternate. This one appears to be the back cover as printed except for the McSweeney's label and the authors.

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    Default Written in white on black

    PQ: The answer, or close to it, is written in white on black.


    The white writing on the back cover could be the place to look for "the answer, or close to it" mentioned by Quello in the July 13 post on the Twintig website.

    The white writing includes several obvious numbers - 12, 1, 12, first, and 13. Could these numbers (or some combination of them) be S/H/M clues?

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    Default Instructions ? from back cover

    These treasures will belong to whoever finds them first

    Solve walls / writing / rebus / themes of three / find tees / hero
    I'm not sure who or what the hero would be, unless it is telling us to pay attention to Dodge. Or is Gus our hero?

    Otherwise, these instructions (if accurately decoded) seem to reflect the kinds of patterns in the clues that have been discussed on various threads on this site.

    (My apology for the font and formatting of this post. It keeps reverting every time I try to fix it.)

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    MayorSara,

    wish I had more to contribute. Being this was my first arm chair treasure hunt, i certainly have learned much from your posts, keep up the good work.
    polish princess

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    Quote Originally Posted by polishprincess View Post
    MayorSara,

    wish I had more to contribute. Being this was my first arm chair treasure hunt, i certainly have learned much from your posts, keep up the good work.
    polish princess
    This was my first armchair hunt, too! I'm flattered if you learned anything from my posts - maybe the only lesson is that text clues have an infinite number of possibilities.

    It's usually fun, though, and frustrating only once in awhile. I do wish someone would find these last two treasures!

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