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    Default Making it more difficult?

    Do you think it is possible that everyone is looking into the clues or what they think they see way too much? It's a childrens book, and if you can read than you can find the treasure. If you look hard enough into anything you will find something, even if nothing is there, your brain tries to make sense out everything. Try going back to basics, relax and the clues will show themselves. Remember, this should be fun.
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    Default Re: Making it more difficult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Two Goonies
    Do you think it is possible that everyone is looking into the clues or what they think they see way too much? It's a childrens book, and if you can read than you can find the treasure. If you look hard enough into anything you will find something, even if nothing is there, your brain tries to make sense out everything. Try going back to basics, relax and the clues will show themselves. Remember, this should be fun.
    I agree about looking too hard. But it's difficult not to sometimes. I try to keep in mind that the first sentence in the "How To Use This Book" section of the companion guide says, " All the puzzles and illusions in this book relate in some way to solving the clues in 'A Treasure's Trove'. I try to NOT go outside that realm of reasoning.
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    Does anyone else have trouble seeing the FIVE cubes in puzzle 56?
    I can, if I force my mind to see them in the solution, but I have to know
    the solution, and I have to force my mind.
    I was just thinking, if there's a puzzle picture in the book, that follows this same line,
    I would never see it, because I don't have the solution. Does that make sense?

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    Default To feed your curiosity....

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    I think people are looking too far into things.....Think about it this way, could a seven year old child figure out the puzzle you THINK is there? If the answer is "No" then it's more than likely your mind playing tricks on you. He (The author) in my opinion would NOT make things so difficult that only a cryptologist could figure it out...."If you can read than you can figure out the puzzles".

    But if you want to dwelve into the book deeper and deeper than here it is....for the five cubes question....read the book/play "1984" there you will have your answer for the cubes.

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    First, in response to clueless... turn the book upside down and the 5 cubes should come to you almost instantly.

    And to Two Goonies... I don't necessarily think people are looking too far into things. It just depends on your perception I guess. "If you can read than you can figure out the puzzles," could mean A LOT of things. There's no object in relation to read... for all we know he could be saying "If you can read (my codes) than you can figure out the puzzles." I think it would be naive to assume that "read" simply means English letters left to right. Besides, he did say all the puzzles and illusions in the companion relate in some way to solving the puzzles in the book. That's not simple reading. Just because it's a children's story, don't assume any 6-year-old could find the treasures.

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    http://www.dailynews.co.za/index.php...icleId=2386673

    Within that article, Stadther states:

    ""The children go right for the puzzle and the treasure," he says. "I thought the treasure was for the parents and the story was for the kids, but the opposite happened."

    A 6-yr old kid is *not* going to solve this puzzle! And, I suggest to all of you who think it's kid-easy, you had better start looking *much* deeper if you really want to solve it!
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    Default Re: To feed your curiosity....

    Quote Originally Posted by Two Goonies
    :Typo fix:

    I think people are looking too far into things.....Think about it this way, could a seven year old child figure out the puzzle you THINK is there? If the answer is "No" then it's more than likely your mind playing tricks on you. He (The author) in my opinion would NOT make things so difficult that only a cryptologist could figure it out...."If you can read than you can figure out the puzzles".

    But if you want to dwelve into the book deeper and deeper than here it is....for the five cubes question....read the book/play "1984" there you will have your answer for the cubes.

    "This above all to thine own self be true..."
    C'mon guys, the man said it himself, pg. 9 companion book, first sentence. "While the cipher section may be too complex for some people, you should at least figure out that the map to a treasure may be written in a lanquage that only the person who hides the treasure can understand-and you may have to do a little work to decipher the clues."
    Besides this morning I FINALLY found the key word and cipher method to one of the puzzles (not sure if it applies to all yet) I HATE ciphers! The fairy in the first chapter pg 16 tells you what cipher method to use. It's so easy yet so easy to overlook. Now if I can just figure out how to apply the code.
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