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    Hi, Doc. I wondered have you seen the five acorns surrounding the word "THE" on page 63? One of them appears to be a 'blank' because it's pointed straight on to the viewer. The toy block with the "THE" is canted 3-d, in relation to the acorns. Does this confirm your acorn directions?

    I was thinking about this because the thistles surrounding the Faery book on page 37 appear to get their 'directionals' from the 5 thistles on top of page 69. Then, the acorns on page 52 might be defined by the 5 acorns on page 63, along with the toy block.

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    Perch, I don't know what to do, if anything, about the acorns on the THE block.

    Thanks for pointing out the thistles on p. 69!

    I think the Nomenclature book is the puzzle for the bee. I don't know about the directionals, but what about the code of numbers?

    Are the thistle wraps on p. 69 a Polybius puzzle? Can one make that deduction?

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    Doc,
    The thistle wrappings on page 69 do look suspicious. They're countable, for one thing.

    I guess I was intrigued because there are 5 acorns (one of which appears to be a blank) on page 63, and 5 thistles on 69, and this reinforces your theory of there being four directions and a blank for each puzzle. I hadn't considered the acorn connection between pp 52 and 33 (rather, 63 and 33).

    If there's a fairy-connection to the Firefly (or acorn puzzles) I think it's the Flower Faeries. Some of them glow, for instance (page 95), and there's at least two pictures of them holding acorns (pp 36 and 3. Maybe there's a code of numbers (or something) there to help build your 5x5.


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    Doc,

    I have been messing around with some of your ideas. I was wondering why, when you replace the letters with numbers inside the grid you don't skip 18 as 18=Q. This might be of some help??

    Also, I notice that if you are assuming that the grid wraps around itself, it does not really matter how you orient the Qless alphabet in the grid as your starting point is already picked. IE in this puzzle the starting point is W. Your acorn directions are not affected if we put A in the first box and the W ends up in the bottom row, 2nd column. You will still get the same letter sequence of SRVBH...etc.

    Just some observances. I point this out because then you can actually eliminate your first step, or conversely, figure out what the first step should be. That is, the lower case g represents something, but not the layout of the grid. Perhaps it is the first letter of the grid with the rest of the alpha in regular sequence following...like a key?

    I read in another thread that someone located in the Nomenclature book the work LOCK and KEY entwined. I think perhaps it is KEY M for the bee puzzle. I will be working this line and let you know if I find anything that makes any sense.
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    what if you had the 5x5 grid on a peice of tracing paper and then you placed that over top of the acorn and the acorn pointed to a certain letter? Just a thought, but I don't know where you would place the actual grid on top so that you would get the correct letter.
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