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    Hi-I've been around this forum since "treasure trove" but never had much to say so i very seldom posted anything but i thought i might say something that i found on this hunt--an earlier post said that page 332 of the riverside book might not have anything to do with the book as much as the number itself might mean something and i would quess that somewhere in the book would be clues to a latitude and longitude reference if we are talking about the whole country so i found that the "decimal" latitude value (if it is 33.2) runs through dallas texas across the southern US to RIVERSIDE california-might not mean anyting but it fun!!!

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    Default the first hint

    The hint has been tough. It is interesting which blocks of letters are used/not used:

    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    That made me think of Morse and maybe the XX were spaces:
    .... - = HE
    -... .- = BA

    Nothing apparently useful though. I feel like my thinking of multiple layers to decode this is a little too Domino-esque from the Cowboy hunt!

    I had also thought it may be an initialism for something like the countries in Africa (with the multiple Z's), but no luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themusicman View Post
    This seems like a pretty cool hunt. If anyone is still doing this hunt they just released a hint. The hint is: satupluszyksiesigualtrezoro. 27 letters. An anagram would be too ambiguous and a shift doesn't seem to be the way to go, possibly a vigenere cipher?
    I think it's a sentence, each word from a different language.
    trezoro = treasure (in Esperanto)
    igual = equal (in Spanish)
    satu = one (in Indonesian)
    sies probably means 6
    plus probably means plus (lol)
    haven't figured out 'zyk'... might be a word on its own, or part of pluszyk, or part of zyksies

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    k, got it after some fun with google translate (and I can't figure out how to edit my previous post)

    satu plus yksi es igual trezoro
    1 plus 1 equals treasure

    satu is indonesian
    yksi is finnish
    es igual is spanish
    trezoro is esperanto
    A funeral can be real fun if you mix it up a bit

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    Shecrab, do u check your messages?

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    I think you've gotten it, Merelyviral! Good work!
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    I noticed the Trezoro meaning treasure thing too... but that's as far as I got. Great work!!!
    There is more money buried in the earth than there is in currency today.

    -Edward Fitzgerald

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    Default crossword puzzle words

    OK, I think I got the two words from the crossword puzzle clue (the first relates to Ireland, the second relates to a color). Any confirmation on that? So what do we do with them; I haven't figured that out yet. We also have the inventor associated with the crossword. The fancy signature associated with the Declaration of Independence would suggest John Hancock, but fellow signer and inventor Ben Franklin has a fairly fancy one also. Based on the rise of the crossword puzzle in 1920's, inventor Thomas Edison would be a good candidate and has another relatively fancy signature. Again, not sure how to use the info though.

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    Default Re: Hint #1

    It looks like merelyviral got a shout out from Stanford Squirrel for his solution to hint #1!

    He also had a link there to a very fascinating description for the solution to a Wired magazine puzzle.

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