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    Hi LAS,

    Yes I am and only 14 days left till submissions are due.
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    I am really struggling trying to find the final location, I am looking at momuments at the moment - how are you doing? I can hear the Tick Tock of the Clock!

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    I am going to just take a wild guess.

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    There's about a day to go and I was going to try and put my guess in too but I'm having real difficulty with the website. Google Chrome seems to not be able to find the page at all. Some sort of gremlin in their filing system. Firefox can get to the website but the Captcha thing on the submit answer page is a particularly hopeless one. I can only read about one out of every 5 captchas (the audio alternatives are worse) and then when trying to enter the text the website just shoots off to the rules page. So I can't upload my guess. This would make me mad but I am not that bothered...

    ...I consider this whole puzzle to be flabbily formed, probably unsolvable as initially presented and a big wasted opportunity to make a puzzle with some interesting technology. I haven't bothered keeping up with the private websites and author's endless random clues.

    has anyone been involved in the private websites - and was anyone close to a solution???

    Grumble grumble

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    Tim,
    I arrived on the scene of the Global hunt rather late, and enjoyed it at first. I had a lot of catching up to do. The book was nice. However the art just seemed to be images pasted together from different internet sites. I don't consider that "art". Their forum was huge, and reading through the posts took forever it seemed. There was a lot of bickering between people on their forum. I found all the sites (alluded to in the art and text) and history rather interesting. But it seemed a huge task to try to solve the final puzzle with so much information that was in the book. Even after I had solved some of the puzzles, there still existed the question of what to do with the hidden rabbits, and the circles surrounding the pages, etc... There was a lot of information that had to be put together. On top of all that, as you said, the author kept giving out more and more clues. That kind of turned me off. I did put in a wild guess just for the heck of it. I will really be curious to see how they arrive at the final answer. I am wondering how impossible it will seem after it is all explained (if it is explained, and I think it will be). Perhaps it might even seem easy, but I don't anticipate that to be the case!

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    Yes I had a similar experience - got onto the private forum a couple of times but then was banned. Didn't seem to be any concerted direction to the solution effort there - just occasional strong finds by google eaarth addicts. Even the parts that were solved definitively (because of the specific google map lifts) didn't lead to anything concrete - so for example "Mayan culture" may have been the answer to page 3 - the one in Belize was it - can't remember.
    The published solution to the one somewhere near Devil's Cauldron was a mess. And that was supposed to be an easy one.

    Still it would be interesting to hear what happened in the final stages.

    I got my 'solution' in eventually - a museum in Switzerland - a total random guess.

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    The Puzzlemaster, Dedopolus, posted this on April 8.

    "We had a fair number of correct answers. I'm not allowed to be specific until the publisher has announced the winner -- soon now!"

    So, in the end, it has turned out that a drawing (from among all the correct entries) will determine the winner. I wonder how many winning entries they actually received?

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    Thanks maskit. I was wondering if the answer had been posted.

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    More from Tim Dedopulos:

    April 12
    Latest word is that Carlton are hoping to draw the winner at the London International Book Fair on Tuesday afternoon.

    April 13
    The reveal should be Tuesday. I expect a deluge of furious "But it's not in Botswana! It's clearly in Botswana!" messages.

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    I am trying to wait patiently but I am excited to find out the answer and see if I was anywhere near it !
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