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    momma - I agree with wee pixel - please don't be so sensitive. Don't we all want not only applause (and you deserve some for an interesting new thought process) but also skeptics to really challenge us?

    I, too, think people are too sensitive. I thought the challenges were politely phrased and thought provoking.

    If you encounter non-believers and you think they are wrong - then enjoy knowing that you might find the token first. But don't stop posting over a couple of reasonable challenges.

    I am now wondering if "near the overlook" and "the riverboat view" might be secondary clues related to the location of a single jewel as opposed to overall clues related to the main code/puzzle. If so, we will probably find more instructional clues.
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    Great find! You can tell when you've made a striking find by the thought it generates from other folks. Sometimes their thought diverge, but that doesn't lessen your original work.
    "View the riverboat " could be exactly right. I somehow think it would be a more general clue that would apply to the whole solution. Other possible anagrams (them again!)

    VIEW THE VERB RATIO

    I VIEW ART EVER

    Just random thoughts.
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    First off, I'm amazed at momma's work and sharing. Everyone can take an example from her book.

    That being said, I'm wondering if riverboat doesn't have another problem that may or may not have been considered...doesn't stadther make a reference to the locations being relatively spread out over the US? Wouldn't that make riverboats/ferries obsolete in some cases?

    Just a thought...but thanks again momma..keep em coming!

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    Momma, don't get discouraged. Like people have said before me, we need people to question ideas and theories in order to push ourselves even further. Keep posting and sharing your ideas, you have definitely been a great asset to this forum!

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    First of all, I also want to let you know I appreciate your work on the pointing fairies. I am all about the pointing fairies!! Also, as a result of your work, I am now definitely thinking about RIVERS (map fragments) and RIVERBOATS. After all it IS rightly pointed out that MS has put a REAL RIVERBOAT in the CPB. And that riverboat has some clues for us too....the eyeglassess, buttons, and carpenter tools, for instance. He's saying "PAY ATTENTION. LOOK IN ME."

    And,,,,I would not consider you solution all that random !!

    Now, as to WHY MS gave us Clue #2. I think he STATED the reasons he gave it in the steps to the answer. He IS, cabunk, as you suppose, showing us some of things TO DO; i.e. different ways to solve. Just like he does in the CPB.

    And I think one big reason, was ALSO tell us some of the things NOT TO DO....well stated in the steps.

    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.
    He goes on to show a thing of beauty....the Rubiks cube....laid out the way it should be. Kinda reminds of the way you have to read the block puzzle.

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    You all are right, being way to sensitive. Sorry. We should all learn from each other. Guess it was just wrong day, wrong moment. We all have those.

    Lets move on.

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    Hi, long time fan of the site, first post. I am a firm believer that MS has given us clues that can be interpreted in different ways. The rubik's cube, for example, gave us not only a message (no red herrings), but also may tell us the 5x5 puzzle should be solved in a similar fashion.

    Going back to the first clue - HINT: Tackle Repositorys. Websters Dictionary defines tackle as "a system of ropes and pulleys used to lower, raise or move various objects", while repository is defined as "[NOW RARE] a building for exhibiting objects; museum". While everyone was working on the interpretation "Pook is thirteen", I explored a different line of thinking. With MS being a champion of nature conservation, perhaps his jewels are related to various museums where people can appreciate past treasures. (I was thinking each museum might be a starting point in using directions to reach a jewel). Perhaps the CB offers more clues than we suspected. My theory is as follows: Each of the 13 "Treasure Stories" in the CB is related to a jewel. With a little research, you find that many of the stories have their own Museum (a tackle repository - a place to hold objects that have been recovered). Being from Kansas City, I looked into the Steamboat Arabia Museum. There are some interesting coincidences between the stories in the CB and passages from ATT. For example, the CB tells us that items were spilled from the Steamboat into the river, such as castor oil, cognac, windowpanes. From ATT, pp.64 -66 it refers to "vials of fluids" and "reflections in the glass" and "spilled cauldrons of dark dust into the stream". Page 67 states "potions, powders emptied into the stream".

    This is not the only story from CB that has similarities to ATT. There are many. Another good example is Khufu's Great Pyramid. An exhibit of the pyramid in Memphis at an art museum shows hieroglyphics, which match the border on page 31 of ATT. Spider webs from page 22 form triangles. A quote from page 55 "Silent underground palace with long, deep passages and vaulted chambers" matches the desciption in the CB.

    I have located nine museums that are spread out through the United States. I think it's an interesting idea, if anyone wants to pursue this line of investigating. I have resigned myself from the search, but enjoy reading all the posts and conversations. Good Luck.

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    erokbob-

    Wow - what an interesting first post! I'm only sorry you are resigning from the search - would love to hear more of your ideas. I have not ruled out museums, but had not made a connection to the companion book like you did. I think it warrants a second look.

    Thank you for sharing - and maybe you'll change your mind!
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    Erokbob & dehlen,
    On page 79 towards the bottom -"Rusful leaned closer. Precious to you is he? Are you precious to him I wonder? I am a collector of precious things." I marked this passage thinking it to be a simple riddle and I came up with a museum as a collector of precious things. Maybe this helps with your way of thinking about the museums that you have found. I like the museum idea.

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    Museums, I get. But, how does "tackle" apply here?

    When I first read the "tackle repositorys" clue, I thought of football stadiums. Kind of a gitchy play on words, where tackle refers to football and repository refers to repository. Big public place in which to hide a token or two.

    It's not a place, it's a yearning. It's not a race, it's a journey.

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