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    Default Musings on the Beacon Star

    I plan to use this thread to post various ideas and observations about The Beacon Star embedded hunt.

    Note 1: There may be spoilers posted here in the future. You have been warned.

    Note 2: Expect me to be snarky in this thread. You have been warned.
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    In celebration of the author finally posting a legible version of the of the big grid, I'll start there.

    I expect that one must traverse this grid in a similar manner to that used by Horace, by going from symbol to symbol. But there is no apparent mechanism.

    There is, however, something apparent in this grid that I (and I'm sure others) have noticed, but I seen haven't discussed anywhere. I'll talk more about this in about a week, but for now, a clue in limerick form:
    Seek a quirk in the big grid's design
    Where a straggler has stepped out of line.
    To untangle this ruse
    Map the whisker-like clues---
    Find the wellspring with sentries feline.
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    You may have noticed that twelve of the glyphs in the big grid are the signs of the western zodiac. They are all aligned in a single column except for one, Sagittarius. Emanating from Sagittarius are five street names: Tremont Pl, Court Pl, Twentieth, Twenty-First, and Twenty-Second.

    These are streets that surround Benedict Fountain Park in the southern part of the Five Points area of Denver. The fountain in the park has four lions reclining at its base.

    The question is what is the significance of this park? Is it a starting point? Why Sagittarius?
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