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    Quote Originally Posted by Nique

    What I don't like:

    ANAGRAMS


    I really wish this would have come out this way without any anagrams, or I wish there were a way to rearrange them with something
    Agreed.

    Quote Originally Posted by GapGuy

    Nice work but no sale...
    Agreed.

    Quote Originally Posted by mommaegerer
    Remember the first non-text clue was an anagram without a code to figure it out.
    I believe this clue was more about using everything given. People are using anagrams entirely too much in hopes of solving something.

    CryptoQuotes are the other hands invaded the companion book, but we are yet to see one in ATT???

    I used the coordinates the faeiries gave but applied them to the grid in a different orientation and got something along the line of "VOW ZIGZAG THAT BE".

    No direction on how to fill the 5x5
    No direction which arm is X/Y
    No direction to NOT use THE in the anagram
    No direction to even use the letters faeiries point to
    etc

    I'm not attacking...

    what says it's VIEW THE RIVERBOAT and not THE RIVERBOAT VIEW...does anyone else see what I'm trying to relay???

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    Wait a minute.

    If there was a clue that were to be derived from ALL the fairies in ALL the dropcaps- don't you think it would be a generalized clue? It involves input from all the puzzles and therefore it should somehow reference information that is applicable to the solutions of all the tokens.

    Put yourself in MS shoes for a minute. You need both general and specific clues. People need to know how to APPROACH the clues given FIRST then tackle the specific clues.

    When I first started to work one the book I started immediately with the dropcaps- they seemed like an obvious clue- there were grids and fingers pointing and large letters- seemed like a rich environment for clues and I thought "this is going to be easy". Pure hubris on my part. I think there are easy clues and more hidden clues. I think MS WANTED us to find this solution, thus the beauty and simplicity of it (the "Doah" factor: simple 25 letter 5x5, faires give the associated number, simple anagram for the text)

    It does tell us information. Not a tough anagram- I figured it out I think he wanted us to start thinking about rivers- whether it is riverboats or just rivers. Of course this type of clue isnt going to say "the spider token is in the potato chip isle of the 7-11 in Miriam South Dakota on Camp Street, a girl named Cindy is waiting for you to pick it up"

    First we need to understand the concepts, then the specifics...

    Haf

    Enjoy the ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by haf
    Wait a minute.

    If there was a clue that were to be derived from ALL the fairies in ALL the dropcaps- don't you think it would be a generalized clue?

    Enjoy the ride
    I would think that...so, do you think all the tokens are in view of a riverboat?

    what if the riverboat is on tour when I show up and don't see it?

    I'm with you...I thought this hunt was going to be way different then what I'm finding (which isn't much), that's why I think a solution needs to have absolutely no guess work...and would make sense to everyone.

    I love the idea of the faeiries hands telling us something, but telling me I should see a riverboat when I find a token???

    I also agree the vines do look like river paths...Faeiry is close to ferry...the faeiries know and have the name in hand, is that name Riverboat???

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    Perhaps Ferry is part of the location name for some/all of the tokens.
    For example: Harper's Ferry http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoun...-civil-war.htm


    Just a thought.
    What is the sound of one hand clapping?

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    Guess I should have kept this and other info I had posted to myself. I was just trying to share in hopes of moving this hunt along. What's the use of putting yourself out there so you can be basically called an idiot for even thinking.

    Hope some people found it useful. Like the solution or not, it is as it is.

    I am finished with this matter and am moving on.

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    I dont think you are an idiot- I think I am an idiot. I cant seem to figure ouyt anything in this stinking book without help

    I am so grateful to everyone in the tweleve. I think that everyone in here has been wonderfrul (for the most part). I think Momma you should be in the Hall of Fame for your efforts and more importantly- your generosity and kind heart.

    Listen- I dont think there will be a resounding smoking gun to most of the clues - that is why everyone seems to want to pull them apart. I hope everyone can do that in a kind and supportive way- a professional treasure hunter peer review process, and STOP THE BICKERING!

    Haf

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    Everyone is so ultra sensitive! Momma, great find - great way to look at things "in a new way". But the posts about whether or not this is a true clue is not a personal attack on you! It's just an analysis. I personally think you are on to something - a new method at least. Don't quit posting !


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    From the ATT site...from MS's explanation of the way to decode the clue. He lists all the ways you can use to solve the clue. What he says about anagrams should be carefully considered. [Emphasis mine]

    You can solve the second clue in several ways.

    1. Anagram all of the letters, but this leads to too many results to easily interpret.
    Then he goes on to explain two other more likely ways to deduce a solution to the clue. One involves getting a Rubik's cube and removing all the sticky's and putting the letters on the cube (not all THAT likely) and the last....well just scope it all out on paper...and Voila!



    How cool is that ?

    Lastly, MS has a tendency NOT to copy edit his emails, and perhaps his website itself. So be AWARE...(not to cast dispersions,,,,he is a BUSY MAN)...but take note when he makes a spelling error,,,it's often JUST A TYPO,,,and ignore it,,,let it go,,,it's probably NOT a clue, folks.

    To wit: [Emphasis mine]

    However, the clue itself confirms that it was actually posed on March 31, which was also spotted by alert web site followers. So, the second clue is not a red herring.
    I only wish MS had explained the WIERDNESS attributed to the bloody "A's". Did any of you ZOOM WAY IN on those ? Shoot they look more like something alien (*or a birthday cake with a candle*) or a chess piece (did I hear ROOK anyone? ) than any "A" I ever saw !
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    So what was the point of this clue? Was it simply to teach us another way to do a puzzle? Obviously he can't do something directly related to ATT's treasures for legal reasons, but this clue seems ...well, kinda crappy, compared to the first, which at least told us something.

    Or did I miss something?

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    There are grids in the book. Maybe he is saying to line the grids up and decipher from there.
    The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those who got there first.

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