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    Default Maranatha Is Over

    I wrote to my contacts at Priory to see what was happening and if we couldn't do an interview or something...I received this in return:

    Hello CThree,

    Always good to hear from you, and your timing is perfect, although for sad news.
    Below is a copy of a statement being released today, and I have attached the documents referred to in the release.

    It is with great regret to announce that Priory Publications (GB) Ltd., has seized trading as from 9.00am UK time on the 21st February 2011.

    As such it can not support the competition known as ‘TimeMonk’ or ‘Maranatha – Et in Arcadia Ego’.

    We understand that many people will be disappointed by this news, as much as we are.

    I would like to forward a personal thank you for all the support and dedication we have received through the years.

    We have released ‘Final Stages of the Solution’ PDF to confirm that to this date we have received no ‘Successful’ entry, after ‘Liquidation’ is complete, a full PDF Solution should be made available.

    I am glad you have contacted during this time, as I would like to thank you for your support and how you have managed the effects of our endeavours, as they have been posted on your forum.

    We wish we could continue, but we have been hit by the Global Ecomony, and no longer have the required 'Cashflow' to maintain operations.

    Thank you again,

    Duncan Burden
    He attached 5 PDF files that appear to contain the solution (or at least the basis for it). It mentions specifically the needed phrase and key for a winning entry.

    You can download that pack here.

    This link will be active AS SOON as I simply reconfirm Duncan's intentions.

    Thanks.

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    shock!!!
    WE DIE TO KNOW

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    Wow thanks Cthree
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    Thanks for that Info Cthree!

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    wow...What a bummer...
    thanks for telling us cthree.

    I guess we'll find out if my key (666) was really correct....and just HOW it was used...
    I never was 100% confident in it, but it sure made sense...

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    Default Look on the bright side!

    We got 5 PDF files to look at!

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    Link live.

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    Default So now what?

    Unfortunate news, but not totally unexpected. It does seem rather peculiar that the timing of this announcement falls so close to the flurry of submissions being made as of late. I will be curious to see the pdf to see how much further I had to work my solution to have been in contention.

    It still is a relief that we can soon close the books on the puzzle itself, but that leaves some rather large questions unanswered with respect to the information supposedly contained in the "secret". Is the truths so profound that a press release will just say, "OK - here is what our research team had found, ......." and then let the readers soak on the meaning of that? Or will they now publish a book that contains the research methods, hypothesese of how they arrived at these claims of earth-shattering revelations? Only time will tell. At least all of the bickering and biting comments will cease.

    Steve

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    Default That was good!

    I had Proverbs 3! Just discussed this the other night!
    Ah well... Thats the way it goes!
    The PDF was worth my 14.95!
    even though the books in taters after 5 yrs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasnracin View Post
    I had Proverbs 3! Just discussed this the other night!
    Ah well... Thats the way it goes!
    The PDF was worth my 14.95!
    even though the books in taters after 5 yrs!
    I am pretty disappointed in the PDF's. All makes sense, but winning the prize only used a small fraction of what was in the puzzle. My guess is that all of the geometry, etc was used for the "key" which may have figured into the next books release (not now), which PP has not disclosed until after liquidation. My understanding of this puzzle was that we were to actually find the key and use that to find the submission method. Alas, I picked the path that was the tough road with many pitfalls. An astute person could have ignored all that and simply gone straight to the referenced proverb.

    Oh well. Underststanding is bliss.

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