Thread: Method #2 - Frame Codes

1. Method #2 - Frame Codes

The Fandango puzzle picture frames comprise several codes. One of the straight-forward codes may be illustrated using p. 7.

Beginning in the lower left corner, clockwise one counts triangles, taking note of frame breaks. This chest date "1653" uses the 16 to confirm the first count:

16 (floral break), 12 (corner break), 1, 1, 3,

Direct alpha-numeric substitution (A=1, Z=26), and including the "E" tapped by the trident at the appropriate location

16 / 12 (corner) 1 / 1 / E / 3 …[crown break] ...8 (corner) 12 / 4 / 5 (corner)

P L A A E C …. H L D E

A PLACE …. H E L D

2. At the other end of the frame code spectrum, is the polybius approach.

The page 47 example is recounted here.

The frame contains the hidden directions ... TO LADY ... STOP

This method is confirmed by the preceding p. 46, where Fandango spies the LADY in the clouds, watching him:

And then I saw someone was watching me

From in among the clouds. Could it be? . "STOP!"

3. Originally Posted by astreeturover
At the other end of the frame code spectrum, is the polybius approach.

There page 47 example is recounted here.

The frame contains the hidden directions ... TO LADY ... STOP

This method is confirmed by the preceding p. 46, where Fandango spies the LADY in the clouds, watching him:

And then I saw someone was watching me

From in among the clouds. Could it be? . "STOP!"
Rob, Interesting finds, but why would the author bother to just repeat what was already in plain sight. I would have expected these methods to reveal some actual instructions like the "Pace 40 south".

Keep at it - this is sure to give up its secrets someday

s

4. Hi Steve,

Your probaly right. It appears I'm hitting a dang wall, but I'll keep plugging away (or unplugging, as the case may be, lol).

Good Luck,
Rob

5. Multiple frame word codes are used on a number of occasions to give the same results:

For example

PARTY
Defined by pulling the blue frame letters from images with yellow / red border
PARTY
On p. 11, the PA(R) in upper right of image has red lines punched by green line. One of what this is telling is to extend the green line and punch through the red border, to get to the frame letters. This intersects the remainder of the (R) and T on the right, and Y on the top. So, PA(R) (R)TY
PAR TEE
Looking at the right side frame of pp. 32 / 35 / 40, the first and last letters

R ise in a ques T
A . nightmar .. E
P .ass the tim. E

6. What I had noticed is that the Frame Quotes, like the main storybook text, all seem to lack the letter "Q". Also, they can be selecteively mixed and matched by color of outer and inner borders, and also by orientation (top, left, right, bottom). So, for quick reference:

Green Border: pages 5, 17,26, 51
Red Border: pages 7, 34, 35, 55
Blue Border: pages 11, 23, 32, 44, 45, 56
Yellow Border: pages 15, 40
Orange Border: pages 19, 30, 47

Also, going by color codes for the words "Pace Forty North", you can distill "Maps" from "nePtune", "chAnce", "destiny", "wiSdoM", "love" which are words with blue letters that have green borders. And, taking the first and last letters of each of these words ("NE" CE" DY" "WM" "LE"), with a little rescambling, you can have the words "MY END CLEW". Now, assuming "CLEW" is not misspelled, it has nautical meaning, and was also supposed to be the ball of thread Theaseus used to find his way out of the maze after he killed the minotaur.

Just a few offerings I wasn't sure if people had mentioned yet.

It's been a while since I've done anything with Fandango, and am just getting back into it. Will post more in another thread where it is appropriate.
Last edited by Bytes and Peaces; 05-26-2011 at 05:18 PM. Reason: (found a few more relavent notes 3 seconds later)

7. Never mind-- some times I can stare straight at something lately and not see it! :P I found the word "Quick" in the marsh border, and other words in the text.

Also, there should be another "E", so "MY END CLEW" becomes "NEED MY CLEW".

8. clew

Right.

There are a variety of methods to sort, including both inner and order borders.

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Originally Posted by rdshackleford

I'm tired of typing now. Anybody have anything else?

-Rusty

TRY the blue / purple frame letters on the EVEN page numbers.

This generates the words
TO RUSTY

9. One the Cadillac yakkity-yak page, I think the reason for the dots is that they show the order that we are supposed to take border snippet-phrases based on color order. So, for example, things would go BLUE>YELLOW>GREEN>ORANGE with a general background comment or instruction of RED.

In specific, I tried this last night when I first thought of the idea of using the keys themselves as pointers to letters in the borders. This took a sharp, precise ruler and some determination, but the way I tried it, each key could point at up to 3 things if the back of the key, and the tops of the 2 prongs (assuming it was the type of key that had one) were used. Let's just say the first panel with all the keys running up the tree trunk was a nightmare -- but, if I am right about the letters I pulled and arranged, here is the "Key" message, as opposed to the "Eye/Nose" one, which I think together may compose 2/3 rds of the master riddle.

BLUE: HUU PK GATE (read: HU Square Park Gate?)
YELLOW: A ARC
GREEN: SEE POW FLAGS HUNG ON
ORANGE: RUE
RED: NEXT 00 AM

Just some thoughts . . .

10. .
There are quite a few ways they encoded data, but I don't recall using the key-pointing method.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give it a try.

astree