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    So for those of you who aren't getting the newsletter, here is a segment from the August one that I received:


    "As of yet, none of the eagles have been found. Watch for new clues in the next couple of months!

    Words of wisdom from the treasure hunter:

    *"Remember, it's a marathon not a race."
    *"To all those frustrated by not being able to figure out the final treasure maps; a number of years ago I did a treasure hunt that took me 7 years to figure out. I drove 25,000 miles and came one foot away from winning! Just because the treasure hunt is done from the comfort of your home shouldn't mean it will be any less challenging."


    So finally some new clues, but if he is planning to have this hunt drag on for seven years, I might as well burn my book now. Lets hope these clues are regarding the key orders as the majority of us have answered all of the questions.

    Just thought I would share!

    Ace999

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    Thanks for that, Ace. I'm not getting the newsletter, but I just now subscribed.

    I haven't looked at this one in several months primarily due to the gag order in place. I think it's ready to be solved but the hunt suffers the same flaw that 'A Treasure's Trove' and 'The Clock without a Face' had in common:

    Multiple prizes with a single mechanism of solution.

    The very fact that the format of each solution is identical--arranging the numbers 1 - 20 in sequence--makes me think the underlying mechanism is likewise identical.

    That makes the gag order understandable, but no less frustrating to folks like me that like the back-and-forth sharing of ideas that help the hunt as a whole reach its conclusion.

    Keep the faith,

    Doc

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    Hey, there is no "gag order" on COWBOY.

    I guess you could always use the cowboy's bandana as a gag, if needed?
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    From what I've "figured out" so far, I don't think the solution mechanism for each chapter is the same.

    From the terms & conditions, it seems to me that the extent of the gag order is that we cannot announce that we have a winning submission, nor the details of the submission. I don't see why that precludes us from sharing ideas, as long as the person who finally figures it out doesn't announce that they submitted a correct solution (and of course, doesn't share the details of that winning solution or mechanism)

    Even if I've misinterpreted, I'm pretty sure we could at least discuss non-publicly, via pm or emails. There is a section in the terms & conditions that pertains to collaborators.

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