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    The Home Page Cryptex now has a different solution. If you click on it, the following message pops up.

    "Grab a pen and paper and click start when you are ready. A list of clues will display above the Cryptex to help lead you to three words. Rearrange the three words and enter them on the Cryptex to crack the code and reveal your next clue. Solve the answer as quickly as you can to stop the timer. Type letters on your keyboard, use the delete / backspace key, arrow keys or mouse to select rings and choose letters."

    Now this sounds to me like after you solve the Cryptex an additional clue will be provided like it does when you solve the Cryptex's in the Chapter log books. However, that's not what happens. Once you solve the thing, another window opens where you will need to challenge a friend to beat your time by providing their email address. I am assuming this is another spam your friends gimmick.

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    Isn't this how the home page cryptex always acted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bass021 View Post
    Isn't this how the home page cryptex always acted?
    I think so. I tested it again today, it has the same solution as I've always used and as far as I can tell nothing different happens.

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    Before the contest started, I'm pretty sure the solution was THEGOLDENEAGLE, the challenge your friends email box still opened. I never challenged a friend to beat my time, so I have no idea what happens after this. And, I don't remember if the instruction window opened stating that an additional clue would be provided.

    The reason I took a second look at this Cryptex, was the newest entry on the Face Book page.

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    I may take a look. I did it a few weeks before the contest started and the answer was something like "GOLDENEAGLEEYES" (or something like that).

    It did have something back then about challenging friends, but I don't remember anything about additional clues.

    For those of you who don't Facebook, all it says is "Have you tried the Cryptex on the home page yet?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bass021 View Post
    I may take a look. I did it a few weeks before the contest started and the answer was something like "GOLDENEAGLEEYES" (or something like that).
    I have that Can't Remember S*** (CRS) syndrome, so I thought it said something different before. Here's the thing though. Where does this "crack the code and reveal your next clue" part fit in?

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    Could it simply be a "leftover" from how the Cryptex is used in the Chapter questions? Use the cryptex to answer the question in the book and then the it will give you your next question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoatDaddy View Post
    Could it simply be a "leftover" from how the Cryptex is used in the Chapter questions? Use the cryptex to answer the question in the book and then the it will give you your next question?
    There is a bit more to the home page cryptex. Not sure it has a bearing to the hunt, but it gives you an idea of something else the creator may have done. I won't say any more but let you figure it out for yourselves.

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    3... sorry, have to create a couple of threads for enabling private messages...

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