# Thread: My best solution for chapter 1

1. Junior Twelever Copper
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One small question: has anyone been able to find the alpha key sequence without the newer FB clues? Is there a clue in the book or from Joy that would have allowed to find the beginning without knowing the clue of what the first two numbers are?

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Originally Posted by HailQueen
One small question: has anyone been able to find the alpha key sequence without the newer FB clues? Is there a clue in the book or from Joy that would have allowed to find the beginning without knowing the clue of what the first two numbers are?
excellent question....

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Yes you could easily think to the alpha key without any clues .... but in order to stop and look for a second half, that's another story

4. Originally Posted by HailQueen
One small question: has anyone been able to find the alpha key sequence without the newer FB clues? Is there a clue in the book or from Joy that would have allowed to find the beginning without knowing the clue of what the first two numbers are?
Blackjack. Chapter is filled with blackjack references. Shuffled, hit, parlay, gambling, etc.

"1,20" (is 21)
A (ace) TEN (is the definition of a blackjack)
5th key is "21" (louvre floor) which is further validation. (which is why Ron kept this key hidden.. 21 let you know you were on the right track)

So we're expected to keep on going for 10 keys. Because "half laughed, half coughed" appeared in a Cherokee paragraph perhaps? Talk about tenuous there...

We only saw this stuff in retrospect though. Not in a trillion years would we have ever gotten the alpha key without the facebook clues.

5. Lobster,
Very nicely done. Would have never picked up on the gambling clues. Most impressive.

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Originally Posted by Lobster
Blackjack. Chapter is filled with blackjack references. Shuffled, hit, parlay, gambling, etc.

"1,20" (is 21)
A (ace) TEN (is the definition of a blackjack)
5th key is "21" (louvre floor) which is further validation. (which is why Ron kept this key hidden.. 21 let you know you were on the right track)

So we're expected to keep on going for 10 keys. Because "half laughed, half coughed" appeared in a Cherokee paragraph perhaps? Talk about tenuous there...

We only saw this stuff in retrospect though. Not in a trillion years would we have ever gotten the alpha key without the facebook clues.
I picked up on the ace, and ten, but not being a blackjack player I just did not know what to do with that. There are a lot of little things in that chapter that stood out. Good work Lobster!

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I'm still chewing on this--can't wait until the actual answer is released.

There are no poem letters in the first part of the sequence, the second half of the first sentence contains the capital letters SURE. That's the 'second half of TREA-SURE'.

Something would have to definitively point you to 'first sentence' that should also include a reference to '1' and '2'.

I keep returning to the first question DENHAM, and that anagrams to 'H AND ME'.

Namely 'H' and 'I' which might mean two different things: 8 + 9 = 17 (somehow that might account for the missing 'Q') as well as being '1' and '2' in HILL.

Nothing definitive, though.

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Just to know ..
"o'clock" is 1 or 2 words ?
"are'nt" 1 or 2 words ?

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getting the alpha key was easy... the hard part was knowing that I was actually looking for an alpha key, lol
To be clear, I mean that I had the first 10 keys correct after the invisible ink clue from Joy: "the sequence starts at the beginning"... the problem was, I didn't know that the answer was divided into equal parts, i.e., that there was an alpha key and an omega key.

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Wow, such cool ideas around, thinking of blackjack - wouldn't even have occured to me . Good job!

I feel about the same as merelyviral... but I am not sure if the 2nd invisible ink key was there from the beginning... so without Joys help I'm not sure I would have got the first part right (even if - I did not have "confirmation" until the first two numbers were published from the author). By the way, has anyone found "joyful" help within Chapter 1 of the book?