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    I'm liking this hunt as there are plenty of things to think about and paths to follow.

    I've solved one of the 14 puzzles so far but I suspect they are going to get harder

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    Default Telegraph Clues

    The first official book clue, published last weekend in the Telegraph, is now online here:

    Great Global Treasure Hunt: Clue 1 - Telegraph


    Standing alone

    Back where everything began, there is a place on the East of the distant West - but then, every place is distant to someone, somewhere.

    Crowned with garlands and tightly girdled, it is home to triskelia, radials, serpentiniforms and other twisting wonders.

    It is not my place. But I would that it were, for there is a mystery and power about it that eclipses even the beauty of these downs.

    The elder ones who gave it birth have long since crumbled into the dust of dreams, and even their legends are faded.

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    Default Dedopulos's Clue of the Week - 10th Sep 2011

    Hi,

    The official clue from the Telegraph on Saturday 10th Sept was:

    Facing south
    It is green, this land, and pleasant. Waters flow through the chalk marking out charming meadows and meanders. They're not always convenient, but they are undeniably lovely. An arrow's flight away -- or the skip of a white deer -- the tallest of God's finters points towards the sky. Here, time is at its oldest; time, at least of its own kind. This has been a merry field, but it is not unmarred. Where else did poor Buckingham lose his head, if not here? Five gates and five rivers bid me welcome, it would be churlish to refuse.
    Writerian
    (Who is really chuffed with the Delux version of The Great Global Treasure Hunt on Google Earth book that arrived today)

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    Default Yey!

    Just saw this book in Waterstones today, and was very pleased to see a thread on here for it. I've been hankering for a good hunt since the Army of Zero. Amazon order being placed in 3, 2, 1...

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    Yay I finally have the book .... on with the hunt ....google earth here I come!
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    Maybe we could do with a page to discuss this one. Anyone else making much progress?
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    i think ive solved the first puzzle of the book 1. faceing the gallows. the answer is a place name in the UK... i think

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    Anyone know what the third numbers are after the co ordinates. On every page with text on??

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    Hi JackBauer and welcome to Tweleve

    The number that follows each of the co-ordinates is the elevation (in meters) within Google Earth that the co-ordinates are best viewed from.

    I too have solved the first puzzle and agree - it is the name of a place in the UK.

    Writerian

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    Default Puzzle Number One

    The author has just released a special clue for the first puzzle in the book, too. This should help you confirm your answer, JackBauer (and Writerian, of course!)

    ‘Southwards, five gates, five rivers, and God’s tallest finger welcome me to the merry field at the end of the arrow’s flight.’
    The clue was released here:

    The Great Global Treasure Hunt On Google Earth offers £43,000 prize | Metro.co.uk


    Since the publishers allowed a picture of the first puzzle to be posted on the Metro site, I think it will be OK to show it here, too.





    This really is a beautiful book. It is worth the effort to locate a copy.



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