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    Default To all concerned

    My comments are are just that, comments. Food for thought.

    My questions are also just that, questions.

    To separate, the questions are as follows:

    1) Has anyone received a response that all of the clues necessary to place the keys in the proper order are publicly available at this time?

    2) Has anyone besides me received an email response informing then that their key sequence was incorrect and if so how long was it between submission and response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navfish View Post
    According to the "official" rules in the front of the book. The author can at any time decide that no one will solve the clues and claim a prize and can therefore decide to end the hunt, with no refund I might add. If the author has made the hunt impossible to solve it would be properly described as a SCAM. And some wonder why it's not a recommended hunt.
    Almost all contests have either a similar statement or an end date. This is put in place so that the quest does not go on indefinitely. As long as there is still interest in the quest it should not end until all prizes are awarded. This simply allows the author to end the quest if, for example, 10 years from now no one is making any guesses, talk on the boards stops, no one is logging into the website anymore and a prize is still not won. It does not mean that the author will just end the hunt on a whim. IF it was impossible to solve and the intent was to sell books without a prize payout it would be a scam, however, there is NO indication that that is the case here. It is still VERY early to make any assumptions. The website estimates the hunt will take at least 8 month (going from memory, I may not be exact). We are not anywhere near that yet. I wouldn't panic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navfish View Post
    Has anyone else received an email telling them their picks were incorrect?

    I have made several submissions. It took approximately 2 weeks to receive each response. It does say that your response will be verified within 14 days when you submit your guess. (As soon as you hit submit this comes up right next to the map.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoatDaddy View Post
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    My map for chapter one is now showing a solution, anyone else getting this.
    LOL - You sure its not the key order you originally used and the site saved it?

    Every time you make a submission it saves it on the map. Your map will look the same until you submit a new sequence.

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    I have made about 20 submissions on chapter 1 and received only 2 replies.

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    Do you think that the clues to the ordering of the keys for each chapter is in each chapter or throughout the book. In other words clues for chapter 1's order are contained within chapter 1 only??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzy head View Post
    Do you think that the clues to the ordering of the keys for each chapter is in each chapter or throughout the book. In other words clues for chapter 1's order are contained within chapter 1 only??
    That would be a fair assumption, but remember what they say about assuming things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stvwz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ozzy head View Post
    Do you think that the clues to the ordering of the keys for each chapter is in each chapter or throughout the book. In other words clues for chapter 1's order are contained within chapter 1 only??
    That would be a fair assumption, but remember what they say about assuming things!

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    I asked this question to the moderators and got no response. Maybe someone here knows. If you submit a key order one day and then submit a different key order the next day, will they both qualify as guesses or will the second one override the first. I guess what I mean is, do we need to wait for a response before we place a new guess to make sure they all count?

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    For those interested: I email the following question to Admin in the hope of putting the validity question to bed.

    Are the clues necessary to solve any or all of the map key sequences currently available?

    The response:
    Dear Quester,
    Some of the clues are out and you may not have found them. More clues will be coming out as the treasure hunt continues.
    Good luck in your hunt.


    The Admin Team
    The World's Greatest Treasure Hunt

    Clearly not an answer to the question so I emailed back asking for a yes or no. Will post response if I get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzy head View Post
    Do you think that the clues to the ordering of the keys for each chapter is in each chapter or throughout the book. In other words clues for chapter 1's order are contained within chapter 1 only??

    Dear heavens, I'm about to pop.....

    They're throughout the book.

    And on the web site--just as the author tells you.

    I've never been good about not helping out on these forums, and the strictures on public discourse are KILLING me.

    I only completed chapter 8 three nights ago, and I really haven't started work on the questions on chapter 9, but I really REALLY want you to see how logical, elegant, and clever this treasure hunt is designed. It's a lot more than playing a game of '20 questions'.

    I'm only quoting from the book here....

    1. ...we would find a key that, when used with the other two would unlock a box containing a map
    2. A different inscription was on each key
    3. ...unless all three keys were used correctly the contents would be destroyed.
    4. I anxiously lifted the lid of the box. But there was no map, merely a letter which told me where I would find the next piece of information needed.

    No comments. Just quotes. Not against the rules, yes?



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