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## The 1/3/2012 Facebook Clue: 12:00 high

'12:00 high was just a little bit late.'

1. The first step is to realize that the clue is referring to a time just before high noon, namely 11:59. The author is distinguishing between noon and midnight because in military time, the time would be expressed differently. The minute before noon expressed in military notation is this:

1159

2. The second step is to realize the clue can be broken down into three pieces:

1 15 9

3. The next thing to realize is that this clue corresponds to the invisible ink clue: 'The first........is equal to the last'.

1 = I (Roman numeral)
9 = I (ninth letter of the alphabet)
15 = O (15th letter of the alphabet)

Such that 1 15 9 is equivalent to 'I O I'.

'The first is equal to the last'. With a blank in the middle.

The purpose of the clue is to inform the puzzler that the blank in the middle of the invisible ink clue is significant.

Or so I think.

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I don't think I would have completely solved the other part of this clue if I hadn't already known the answer.

12:00 high is NOON.

Again, this is a reference to the invisible ink clue, "The first is equal to the last."

NO = ON

It's a yes/no clue.

NO = X
ON = A YES = AYES = III

NOON = NO ON = NO_ON = X_III

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By the way, I understand the ghost of Cooper past clue as well now. I probably wouldn't have gotten this had I not already had the answer.

'The ghost of Cooper past holds your omega key.'

Solving this clue is dependent on the reader knowing that the 'omega key', referring to something that is last, is actually referring to an 'X' of a treasure map.

It's a puzzle in layers, and it's a good example of what we're up against with the map puzzle.

'Cooper' = B D = 24. And 24 = X.

Substitute this back into the 'equation' as it were.

'The ghost of Cooper past' = The ghost of X past.

Now, we have to figure out what to substitute again. It's a reference to 'A Christmas Carol'--the ghost of Christmas past.

In terms of our puzzle, this would be X-mas past.

'X-mas'. As I'm sure most of you are aware, 'mas' is Spanish for MORE.

The puzzle is to figure out an 'X' word meaning MORE.

It's EXTRA: EX-TRA. Get it?

We anagram it to get to the next X phase: EXTRA = A T-REX.

T REX is what we need. You see the EX hiding in the puzzle? T REX = T RX.

As you're probably aware RX is an abbreviation for a PRESCRIPTION or more precisely in the context of our puzzle, DIRECTIONS. Which is exactly what an 'X' is--the spaces around the X correspond to NSEW.

T = TEA. RX = DIRECTIONS = X.

X = TEA.

The omega key for chapter 1 is TEA.

This clue is actually harder than the mini-puzzles I've encountered thus far in the chapter 1 solution, and I wouldn't have gotten it had I not already figured out that TEA was the omega key.

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I think the reference to "12 o clock high" being a movie supports your theory too. You used "George B" and I think they referenced "12 o clock high" to help verify that "George B" is to be used.

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New Clue on the Facebook site:

Look before the jeep.

Any ideas?

6. do what is says ! lol

7. I see a space before the jeep.

I recall the muppets were in space (well the pigs at least).

Therefore we're looking for the names of muppets or famous pigs.

Good luck all

8. good one Lobster(s)

9. Actually, based on what I've been finding I'm becoming convinced that this clue is actually two different clues, each of which serve a different purpose.

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Originally Posted by Doc
By the way, I understand the ghost of Cooper past clue as well now. I probably wouldn't have gotten this had I not already had the answer.

'The ghost of Cooper past holds your omega key.'

Solving this clue is dependent on the reader knowing that the 'omega key', referring to something that is last, is actually referring to an 'X' of a treasure map.

It's a puzzle in layers, and it's a good example of what we're up against with the map puzzle.

'Cooper' = B D = 24. And 24 = X.

Substitute this back into the 'equation' as it were.

'The ghost of Cooper past' = The ghost of X past.

Now, we have to figure out what to substitute again. It's a reference to 'A Christmas Carol'--the ghost of Christmas past.

In terms of our puzzle, this would be X-mas past.

'X-mas'. As I'm sure most of you are aware, 'mas' is Spanish for MORE.

The puzzle is to figure out an 'X' word meaning MORE.

It's EXTRA: EX-TRA. Get it?

We anagram it to get to the next X phase: EXTRA = A T-REX.

T REX is what we need. You see the EX hiding in the puzzle? T REX = T RX.

As you're probably aware RX is an abbreviation for a PRESCRIPTION or more precisely in the context of our puzzle, DIRECTIONS. Which is exactly what an 'X' is--the spaces around the X correspond to NSEW.

T = TEA. RX = DIRECTIONS = X.

X = TEA.

The omega key for chapter 1 is TEA.

This clue is actually harder than the mini-puzzles I've encountered thus far in the chapter 1 solution, and I wouldn't have gotten it had I not already figured out that TEA was the omega key.
With all due respect to your incredible work (and it is incredible) are you sure this clue doesn't apply to the above?

"No anagrams were used in the making of this solution"