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    Sorry to report, I have been at this all day. Does the state you got from the pencil puzzle have 11 letters? Hope the April 1st clue is for the state..

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    Quote Originally Posted by stvwz View Post
    Any clues on the pencil code? Using a substitution code, I can get the name of a state, but there is no verification that would tell me to use this particular method.

    Anyone get anything or anywhere with the pencil?

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    Hi Steve,

    If you mean just taking #2 and #4 and substituting it with a state initial, then I understand what I think you are saying. I could only come up with two states if you use this simple substitution.

    2=B
    4=D

    Both of these letters are separated by one letter, C. So using that, we can look at state initials. I tried my own state, WI and knew right away it could be eliminated. 13 letters are in between those two. Unless I missed some I hadn't thought of, I came up with two states - one of which is a reversal of 2nd and 4th place in the alphabet. Perhaps this would be too easy just as OK Corraling is with picking Oklahoma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxyKeys View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stvwz View Post
    Any clues on the pencil code? Using a substitution code, I can get the name of a state, but there is no verification that would tell me to use this particular method.

    Anyone get anything or anywhere with the pencil?

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    Hi Steve,

    If you mean just taking #2 and #4 and substituting it with a state initial, then I understand what I think you are saying. I could only come up with two states if you use this simple substitution.

    2=B
    4=D

    Both of these letters are separated by one letter, C. So using that, we can look at state initials. I tried my own state, WI and knew right away it could be eliminated. 13 letters are in between those two. Unless I missed some I hadn't thought of, I came up with two states - one of which is a reversal of 2nd and 4th place in the alphabet. Perhaps this would be too easy just as OK Corraling is with picking Oklahoma.

    Happy troving,
    Beth
    Hi Beth,

    At first, I took the 2 as a +2 and the 4 as -4 because the parentheses. This would give a 6 letter seperation such as TN. However, the more I thought about it, the # sign bothered me. Then I thought of Gold Bug, where Poe used numbers and symbols to code a message. # sign isn't used by Goldbug, but if there was a substitution code involved, there would be 5 characters. This could lend itself to a 5 letter state name, but as I said, I have not found anything to corroborate using certain symbols as certain letters. It is an interesting concept to pursue though...

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    Has anyone tried using a keyboard as a tool for deciphering? Working on this now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainor View Post
    Has anyone tried using a keyboard as a tool for deciphering? Working on this now.

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    Looks like references to a piano in this section. What if CCDHHHFDCD were the notes to a song? Of course there is no H in music, but could be Dominos way of telling us to hit a higher A for instance.

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    I had always thought of the CHDF stuff as Clubs hearts diamonds fools... no spades because we need that for digging... lol...

    wow... I love the way you guys think...

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    I can identify with that. Isn't there a tarot card named the fool? I've been feeling foolish lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorTarr View Post
    I had always thought of the CHDF stuff as Clubs hearts diamonds fools... no spades because we need that for digging... lol...

    wow... I love the way you guys think...
    If these are for cards, it could be a reference to Texas Hold'em, giving us a confirmer for Texas as the state. But I want to see an actual solve that spells out the state in clear precise terms, not an allusion or reference. Which puzzle gives us that?????
    aaarrggghhh

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    Default Moon Phases ?

    I have an idea. Could the letters CCDHHHFDCD be for phases of the moon?
    C = crescent
    D = dark
    H = half
    F = full

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    Good lord, it's begining to sound like DAR.
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