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    Glad to see you're still around Ratdog. Looks like we are on the same page. I saw the shift as well. Same number of rotations, one forward and one back. Thought possibly rotating the underlined letters, the first becomes BED but the rest don't seem to do anything that makes sense.

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    Hi Ace,

    Hmm... to get BED you may have tried A=K in your substitution. I got something very different. These Dingbat and Wingding fonts are familiar to me.

    Top:
    IJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGH

    Bottom:
    FGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDE

    ...like it really helps! I didn't get LON=Bed. I got LON=TVW for the top substitution. LON=QTS for the bottom.

    I have tried many approaches and have come up with nada! Ready to do a crossword puzzle. ...more fun...

    Trove on,
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    Beth, I would double check your order for the bottom icons. I believe you made an error there. When you have it correct, you will see that you can indeed get BED from LON. Don't think it means anything though.

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    Thanks Ace! I retried it after your suggestion and found the problem. Is this what you got?

    EFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCD

    UVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST

    I picked LON=BED using these two shift ciphers. Like you, I found the rest not getting me anywhere.

    Thanks for your help. I will keep working on this.

    Happy troving,
    Beth

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    I read the MORE AND LESS on this page to be a clue to add one and subtract the other... but then what...? The bed scenario I can get to, but then I am lost...

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    Default Buck Owen's Songs

    Buck Owens wrote a lot of songs about places. Some of them include the following:

    Las Vegas Lament
    Hello California
    Lodi
    Louisiana Man
    Memphis Tennessee
    Rocky Top
    Black Texas Dirt
    The Kansas City Song
    Alabama, Louisiana, or Maybe Tennessee
    Abilene

    By no means is this a complete list.

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    Default Howl

    I don't like the poem HOWL by Allen Ginsberg. In fact, I hate it.

    But I did a little research and found out that Rockland is Columbia Presbyterian Psychological Institute.

    And "the door of my cottage in the western night" refers to a cottage on Milva Street in Berkley, California where "Howl" and many other poems were composed by Ginsberg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxyKeys View Post
    Thanks Ace! I retried it after your suggestion and found the problem. Is this what you got?

    EFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCD

    UVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST

    I picked LON=BED using these two shift ciphers. Like you, I found the rest not getting me anywhere.

    Thanks for your help. I will keep working on this.

    Happy troving,
    Beth
    Beth,

    Actually you had the top line correct the first time. It was the bottom that was off. Do you know what fonts these two lists are?

    Ace999

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genetic Blend View Post
    I don't like the poem HOWL by Allen Ginsberg. In fact, I hate it.
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    That's an easy one to hate. For sure.


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    My sister studied with Allen... and I lived near him in Boulder for awhile... he was actually a dear, dear man, and I could go on and on as to why Howl is important... it certainly is not for everyone's taste but that's what makes this world such a beautiful place...

    Just wanted to stand up in a gentle way for my own beat-sensibilities don't you know...

    But how he freaking fits into this puzzle is yet beyond me!

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    Any body have any thoughts on how Howl fits in here? Is it a key? A thought? A reference? A subtle allusion to a coyote or a wolf?

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    BED does not equal LON. You should try something else. Something else, altogether.

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    There is a word misspelled on page 15. It is on the top line. It reads,

    "Yep, he had accepted that along time ago but it never made it easy."

    The word "along" should be two separate words, "a long". There is also a grammatical error in this same sentence. There should be a comma after the word ago.

    Was this done intentionally?

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