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    Quote Originally Posted by guttom2 View Post
    If you had one wish for what clue you could get today what would it be? Mine would be key in the alpha!
    This one's easy for me... my clue would be something fun, maybe an actual search for something other than text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazoo View Post
    A 'Jackson 5' reference for the start of the sequence (just had to use the emoticon with the white glove)
    Yeah, I was wondering why no music or song clue in this chapter ... yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazoo View Post
    Any ideas about the last clue about "themes"? ... definition of a theme is a repeating idea throughout a story and there is lots of repetition in the text. Kind of links in to that old clue about "not doubling up on it".
    There seems to be a lot of good discussion going on now, but still nobody wants to talk about themes. I first brought up the idea of a baseball theme on 7-12-13. I guess everyone is just waving me off. Also, if doubling up is not allowed is doubling down ok?

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    Yes I have always thought of a baseball theme since the final clue before summer. Four bases, a square and even mention of baseball cards in a strangely placed paragraph that mentions the word ten. Chapter four=four bases. But all the hoopla about the number two moved me to look elsewhere.

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    The problem with the theme idea is that most of the themes of the book span most chapters. Baseball is a theme that crosses a lot of them. As is insanity. As is gambling. As are about 20 other things which span different forms of entertainment, culture, and science from specific sports to specific movies, specific poems, specific bands, to specific astrophysical themes, etc. There are a massive number of themes, and almost all of them are referenced and cross-referenced across different chapters.

    So yes, baseball terminology can be found in C4. It can also be found in C1, C2, C3, C5, etc etc... that's sort of the problem of analyzing a book where everything is tossed in together; you end up with a ton of circular relationships where things reference each other and you end up back where you started without any reliable starting point.

    They say that a picture can express a thousand words. Well in this hunt, a thousand words can express a billion sequences.

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    As for the five "this" clue, I am fairly certain I know where it is referencing, but no idea why it is being referenced. The place being pointed to I didn't think was where either sequence began (maybe im wrong?). So, call me confused on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster View Post
    As for the five "this" clue, I am fairly certain I know where it is referencing, but no idea why it is being referenced. The place being pointed to I didn't think was where either sequence began (maybe im wrong?). So, call me confused on that one.
    ... what if 'this' happens 5 times isn't something that happens in the book at all. There is an interesting thing that only happens 5 times every 100 years that could help validate a sequence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazoo View Post
    ... what if 'this' happens 5 times isn't something that happens in the book at all. There is an interesting thing that only happens 5 times every 100 years that could help validate a sequence.
    Could be something unrelated to the text... you never know in this hunt!

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    Has anyone mentioned that only twenty letters are used in the Navajo Code section at the end of the chapter? The letters F P Q R V X aren't used. The "The quick brown fox..." clue may imply to use this revised alphabet.
    Optimism: The ability to ignore your ignorance.

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    New clue confirms I'm right!!!

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