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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanar View Post
    ...A textbook case of misinterpreting & overthinking a clue until you reach what appears to be a confirmer of what is actually the wrong location. Or, if it's an intentional red herring, it's a nasty one.
    I know exactly what you mean - I've done the same with two other hunts this year. In future, keep it simple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanar View Post
    My (apparently wrong) interpretation of "fly east toward the setting sun" and "fly west toward the rising sun"
    Here's a more mechanical explanation:

    Guys: rotate the book clockwise.
    Fly west towards the rising sun.
    That means you read from right to left of the top line, which, since your book is now oriented 90 degrees, is down the page of the leftmost column.
    The "rising sun" is "dawned", which appears 10 pages later.

    Girls: rotate the book counter-clockwise.
    Fly east towards the setting sun.
    That means you read from left to right of the top line, which, since your book is now oriented 90 degrees the other way, is still down the page, but now on the right side of the page.
    The best setting sun I can find is also 10 pages later where night falls and "we all headed to bed".

    And what do people on the equator do at noon?

    They look down.

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    How did everyone interpret the "edoc esroM" clue? I thought at some point you had to go down (or up since it was backwards) the right edge of the text and pull out keys using the morse code characters - and . This could be where the missing j and q come from.....just a thought.

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    We now have two chapters to analyze in the hopes of creating some theories to test out in future chapters. Not a whole lot to work with, but more than we had before.

    1. Both solutions may be associated with the hidden poem. For both chapters, the beginning of the solutions had an association with the locations of the hidden poems.

    2. If memory serves, there were some fairly non-subjective hints towards the first half being an anagram and the second half being 'spelled out'. This was carried out in both the text as well as the two 'FLY...' Facebook clues. Were these concepts used in the mechanism of the actual chapter solution?

    3. Was the underlined 'American River' in any way in the mechanism of the chapter solution?

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    So has anyone found a solution for C2 that makes sense yet?

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    Lobster,

    Not sure what to make of this as yet but wanted to point this out:

    There's a very odd similarity between the Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 solutions.

    The first part of the chapter 1 solution represents an iteration of 'Alpha': It's found in paragraph 1.

    The next part of the chapter 1 solution represents an iteration of 'Omega': It's found in paragraph 23. (23 = w = lower case omega).

    It's very important to realize that the 'Q' is missing from this. It doesn't show up until paragraph 24. (24 = x). This mysterious iteration of an 'X key' was missing from our 'alpha key' and 'omega key' sequences.

    Jump to chapter 2. The first part of the solution is an iteration of 'alpha': It consists of first letters. The second part of the solution is an iteration of 'omega': It consists of last letters.

    Once again, we have an iteration of an 'X key', namely J-Q, that's missing from the parts that represent an 'alpha' and an 'omega'.

    These concepts, if correct, may help solve future chapters.

    Will think some more,

    Doc

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    I'm not sure, Doc. There's no way to analyze anything in a fair or rational manner until J and Q are accounted for in the text of the book.

    Only then can we back-into the implications for important concepts like "sequences", "equals", "same", etc, which are critical to understand if we have even the slightest hope of solving most future chapters without 4000 facebook clues.

    I'm an optimist. I trust J and Q will show up in a really clever manner in a way that is consistent with all of the facebook clues and clues within the book.

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    I wonder, with J and Q being used so little in English, whether it wouldn't be too easy to single them out in the text, and so help find the sequence.

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    Hah, I'm starting to think Joy took off with them.

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    I had a logical sequence for the second half of the Chapter 2 solve which included J & Q, so the possibility for Ron to include these was there, but only because I used the Facebook clues to find my correct first half, which god (insert Ron here) only knows how I was to find without them.

    Doc, I've been very impressed with a lot of your logic, but I think you are over complicating the silver eagle solves (as seen by the first 2 chapter solves), maybe your logic will come into fruition with the golden eagle major solve.

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