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    Default MS's hobbies Chess and 10 string baroque guitar

    Just a thought, when looking for clues, maybe search for chess notations or for musical notation. These are listed as some of his hobbies and both use letters and numbers. Not sure if this will help anyone, but sure hope that it does.

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    Snowqueen -

    It would be really cool to encode a clue as notes on a staff, wouldn't it? Tempo changes could incorporate numbers as well. Not sure we'll see that in this hunt, but maybe in the next one!

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    Music and songs are hinted at several times in the book. "The Dream" (p.86) features singing..."They (the "knotholes" in the trees) repeated the song over and over as if trying to tell him something he could not understand."

    Then on p. 38 in YNOF it says the flower faeries are particularly fond of song and dance "and if by chance they shoud whisper a tune in thy sleeping ear, that day long thou shalt hum the same without ceasing." When I saw this it reminded me of that Dream paragraph above, where the song is repeated over an over.

    Just on a related side note, the word "knotholes" could also be a wordplay meaning "halflings"...have you noticed that some of the the fairies on p. 36-38 don't have wings? They're halflings I guess. (And "singing" could also be "signing", which is what they seem to be doing on p. 36.) Anyway, the five vertical lines formed by the opened pages of the YNOF book do maybe look a little like a 5-bar staff for musical notation, and the dandelion seeds on p. 37 do look a little like musical notes.

    Is this all just coincidental? Okay, maybe it is. I guess not much of the text has been used in the solutions so far. But isn't it a little odd that none of the Dream chapter has been used for the solves so far (except the little bit about the tokens being in knotholes). Do you think there could still be something to the Dream chapter, and the music and song thing, in Pook's puzzle or in other layers of the puzzle?

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    Spiggan -

    (Hi, fellow Texan!)

    Of all the chapters in the book, the dream chapter jumps out at me as having the largest number and most significant clues. Since those clues have not been integral to the 5x5's that led to the tokens, their pupose is a bit of a mystery. But I think they are there for a reason. I've often wondered what type of code is in the text. MS has suggested that there are many, many things in the book that no one has discovered - and I suspect a good number of those things lie in the text. I am SO looking forward to reading the solution book from cover to cover as soon as it comes out. My guess is that we will all be surprised.

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