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    Here, the pointing coming from the "FOR THE" on the right frame, indicates QU(I)C in the grid, as the p. 15 cat-tails tops align to "QUICK" on the right frame. The surrounding text also indicates FAST.
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    "The Scarlet Cloud Approaches"
    "Time is of ten a one-way street"
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    Quote Originally Posted by furballduo 11 View Post

    The word in the frame is "KEY"

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    Here is another example of the wordplay. "KEY" is taken several ways.

    However, one of the ways in relation to the frame phrase "A Measure of Gold"

    "Key" is slang for kilogram.
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    Quote Originally Posted by View Post
    However, one of the ways in relation to the frame phrase "A Measure of Gold"

    "Key" is slang for kilogram.
    the present value of a kilogram of gold is about $50,000.

    This can be compared to the puzzle's guarantee that the prize would be worth at least $10,000, and the large increase in gold prices in the last few years.
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    Has anyone remarked on some synonyms that match phrases in the border of this page? I see:

    A measure of gold = bar
    Hidden away = harbored

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    Attempting to build on the "measure of gold = bar; hidden away = harbored" possibility, I turned to the next illustration and started to work with "across a marsh." I googled "marsh mount desert isle" and found Pretty Marsh. It is across the island as far as you can get from Bar Harbor. Is this supposed to represent an east-west axis? Or a mirror image?

    "One of Four" on p. 17 could refer to the four townships on the island: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor and Tremont. There are smaller communities within each municipality, but they are parts of the larger unit for governing purposes.

    Here are the names of the other communities, but the list does not include names of small places such as Pretty Marsh.
    http://www.acadiamagic.com/towns-villages.html

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    I think the border clues are merely teasers. "A measure of gold" "Hidden Away" translates to $10K of burried treasure. 10 Karat gold is a measure of gold, and also ten large.

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

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    I noticed that I could lay a ruler across the page to include each line of the magic square as well as one or two border letters on each side. In some cases, the line also crossed other letters or images in the collage. Starting with the third line of the magic square on this page I initially found:

    utmaein =
    a minute

    Looking at the other lines of the magic square, I was drawn to the top line first. In addition to a couple of border letters, it passes through words on the face of the clock and an eye (which I turned into an I), potentially including many more letters:

    rfriehrasitues =
    rises thru a fire? (= smoke?)
    fishier . . . ?
    fairies . . . ?
    treasure . . .?
    star . . .?

    Line one also passes through the minute hand of the clock.

    Initially I thought that drawing a line through the second line of the magic square on p. 11 wouldn't yield anything new - it seems to miss hitting any border letters, and people have already puzzled over the "qucipk" combination (including the "pk" from the map fragment). But there is a strong dotted line there, and it does seem to be part of a pattern using the magic square with lines. Then I noticed that it does hit the little figure of Aries, also known as the ram:

    qucipk + ram =
    C quick map?

    qucipk + aries =
    I pick square? Pick 1 square?

    Line two of this magic square passes through the hour hand of the clock.

    The bottom line of the square (PTD) also looks unpromising at first. A line through the middle hits part (ati) of the word "national" in the collage, but only a T in the border letters and no horoscope figures. It does hit the constellation Orion, however:

    ptd + ati + t + orion =
    point to triad
    point rod at it? (Back to Neptune's sceptre?)
    tradition top? (Reference to "One of four" phrase?)

    On the sailboat sail, the letters "al par" (from National Park) create a strong diagonal. Using the ruler, I hit the letters I and S in the border.

    al par + I + S =
    a spiral

    Then I noticed that the line also crosses the tiny letters "mt" in the map fragment showing Halfway Mountain:

    al par + I + S + mt =
    map trails

    I realize this is all very cryptic. Maybe all it does is gives us more puzzling phrases like the ones in the borders. Slight shifts of the ruler can determine whether a letter is left in or taken out (something that was also true of the Masquerade solution). If constellations and icons are included, you could expand the "a minute" solution from line three, and probably some of the others as well. But this exercise kept me happily occupied for awhile one morning, anyway.

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    Oops. I guess this would be "r quick map."

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Lion View Post
    qucipk + ram =
    C quick map?

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    Quote Originally Posted by astreeturover View Post
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    Here, the pointing coming from the "FOR THE" on the right frame, indicates QU(I)C in the grid, as the p. 15 cat-tails tops align to "QUICK" on the right frame. The surrounding text also indicates FAST.
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    Free is the best deal!

    "The Scarlet Cloud Approaches"
    "Time is of ten a one-way street"
    ..........Go 5 X 5..........

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