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    You can email Gus. He does return mail on occasion.
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    Do you gave a lead on the Kermit connections?
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    Quote Originally Posted by erexere View Post
    Do you gave a lead on the Kermit connections?
    This is just ridiculous, i've been researching Kermit for months, not going to explain why at the moment, but now I find this very very very interesting article. Washington launches Kermit on adventure | TheUnion.com

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    This does give us hope for something more.

    From the blog of Anna Sheffield:

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    Quote Originally Posted by erexere View Post
    This does give us hope for something more.

    From the blog of Anna Sheffield:

    You dont just think that it means they will do another book ...er hum...book/blog... hunt in the furture? My hunch is to let this one go.

    IMHO, once the first number was solved and the method revealed, the solves fell "like clockwork" causing them to need to slow it down somehow for the sake of either book sales or publicity or both. I still would like to see a solution to how you'd solve for finding the 12 in a General Delivery package to Roy Dodge, just from using the book, never once looking at an internet blog for "other clues"......?

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    I am in total agreement with Domino. I think this one ended badly. If it weren't for that recent photo being posted on their blog, people would still be trying to solve this one. I too would like to see how this could be solved by using the book, and the book alone.

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    The 7th floor. The significance of the 77 on the pinball machine might be a reference to the 7th floor being the basis for the solve to the No.7 which was in Indiana, I-80, mile 56. 49ers from Indiana first set up in an area called "Indiana Camp" which was renamed Washington, CA in 1850. The one thing that very likely is a clue about Washington comes from the Whizz-Bang sign. Dodge was happy with winning his purple plush unicorn. Unicorns are magical beasts. Whizz = Wiz = Wizard. Bang = Gun = Bullet. In Basketball terms, first the Chicago Packers, renamed the Zephyrs, then moved to become the Baltimore Bullets, which became the Washington Bullets and finally the Washington Wizards. Its clearly out of place to focus on Washington on a floor that establishes Indiana as a solve. Why we are suppose to pick out a Basketball Reference is still unclear.

    How we know to go to a hotel and ask for a package isn't clear either. It was FedEx'd to the hotel. The 5th floor would be the place that most establishes a package shipping concept and ship references abound in the building.

    Dodge is Tall and Pointy. It's tall and pointy references that might find the right clues.
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    Very proud of Enaxor! I certainly dont mean to distract from the amazing accomplishment she did by following this hunt through Gus and the other thoughts posted online to get, what I would call, a great solve in a great method, in what looks like a fantastic place and way to claim a prize.

    Here is the "however," for those that did not follow tightly the online shenanagans of Gus Twintig, Roy Dodge et al, we have....The Book.

    THIS MUCH IS TRUE:
    Twelve emerald studded numbers,
    Each handmade (thanks Anna) and one of a kind,
    Have been buried in tweleve holes,
    Strewn across the country.
    These treasures will belong to
    Whomever finds them first.
    The clues to their locations lurk
    Within these thirteen floors.

    Now, if someone playing the game found the 12 and then re-hid it in the mannor in which it was finally discovered, well then, all is fair, all is calm, all is bright. Looking at the remaining pages that were unsolved, using the clues on them, I dont see how they point to the solution. In fact, I dont see much to go on anywhere in the book that would lead me to believe that you couldnt find a number by anything else but using the clues the book and digging one up.

    Unless they had a great adventure as a side note, I sure feel bad for anyone that made Idaho trips or to some other locations based on clues only to regret it (if you loved the trip reguardless-as I would have- I aint talking about you). The universe knows that exerexe certainly used clues. I think he used every single item in the entire book at one point or another to go in some direction. We know from his "personal" thread(s) here on Tweleve (smile Eric).

    Anyway, my book is going back on the shelf where it has been since the big rush for numbers slowed down at the height of the hunt, when folks were sure they had figured out them all, had some pretty rational ideas based from the clues in the book and didnt have to be watching what Gus said, analysing every word to find where to dig.

    All in all, a fantastically designed story and hunt. I would buy in, with caution, if the authors did another. It certainly took me on some adventures both at my desk and in the real world.

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    Nice post Domino. I have a hybridized thinking style for sure. My only rule to hunting was to NEVER hunt without a good feeling or a good reason, of course I was always successful at finding a reason and eager to post about it.

    Your book quote really does justice by pointing out that the Numbers were just 12 in quantity and each "one of a kind". That brings me to remove from consideration the idea that there were replicas or counterfeits in play. My idea about any additional prize is still bubbling, but it won't be a creation of Anna's and it won't be a Khroniker Digit.

    I don't know how to precisely lay out each and every detail that comprises the final solution, but I'm also at a loss with guessing why They would bring so many patches of information by various means into this hunt. Surely the book gives us all the information we need and then some. The Dooley vids were both interpretive and inclusive of the book directly - remember the Mystery History video has Dooley quoting Ternky's tale of assassins and the second video show's Dooley's book highlights. Why the tweets, and all the other connections?

    Dodge never showed up to collect his package...has he been detained somewhere? Did Popper catch Dodge by following some extra clue that he wasn't willing to share with the rest of us? Did Popper then land a fatal blow with that tire iron he was holding? Perhaps the real mystery is what shall we do now?
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    I joined in on this hunt late. All the digits except the 12 had been found. But I purchased the book anyway and spent a good amount of time back-tracking, and studying how the previous numbers had been found, and again, going to the BOOK for clues for discovering the elusive 12. I came up with theories of my own. I followed the posts on the official "Clock Without a Face" site. But I soon realized that this was not going in the direction that I neither expected nor wanted. It was almost as if "anything goes". The authors could monitor the players' responses and react to them as they pleased. Clues and posts from the authors were random, and sometimes seemed to make no connection to the book at all. Even now I wonder if the outcome was altered from what was originally planned. The final solution doesn't seem to fit the original design of the book.

    I stopped "playing" the game, as it was not the kind of game I wanted to take part in.

    But as Domino said, if the authors were to do another hunt, I would buy in, with caution. The first eleven digits followed a pattern and followed the book. The story was well-written, the illustrations were well-done, and it was entertaining. I can also understand that those who designed this hunt would want to make the 12 more difficult, and a bit different. But until I see how the solution fits the book, I will be skeptical.

    I am glad that someone from tweleve found the 12. I don't think that there was anything wrong with how they solved the hunt. If I were in their position, I would have done the same. I just think that the authors somehow failed us. The hunt should not have been solved from a blog, but from the book.

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