Thread: Chapter 5: Clues and Discussion

1. Good Twelever Gold
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Maybe it's chapter 4 that we still don't get and he's trying to pound a simple trick into our over-thinking skulls.
C4Q13
What is the name of the needle in the story from this chapter? Solve this clue and add the answer to your log book.
Perhaps the dichotomy of two questions was just referring to the Cryptex question. So, for anyone that can't see what might make the difference, the C5 question is:

C5Q20
Congratulations! You have unlocked the following clue: Who was comissioned to sculpt Mt Rushmore supposedly to cover up the landmarks of the treasure? (National treasure

2. Originally Posted by dawnplayer8
I think that we will use the questions again for Chapter 5 but it just fits into my personal thoughts on the underlying method of solving each chapter.
Well, it could be similiar to C4 but with a twist. Like, use the "answer" text instead of the question text for the codes.

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Originally Posted by Lobster
Well, it could be similiar to C4 but with a twist. Like, use the "answer" text instead of the question text for the codes.
Lol....re-read what I just wrote. I thought it was captain obvious.
What is the name of the needle in the story from this chapter? Solve this clue and add the answer to your log book.
The answer is easy enough to snare.

4. Here is some insight I am willing to share. I feel this will be helpful in coming up with the solution.

There are three constants from the previous 4 chapters, that I have determined in coming up with the solution possibilities. Take them for what they are worth; or not.
1) The solution is always somehow related to the cipher used in the chapter. Either it uses the same cipher on the chapter text [Ch3], or the original cipher text is related by location [Ch2], or the text used for the solution is the same as the original cipher text. [Ch4]. Think what could be the relationship in Ch5 to the Tap code.

2) The solution is composed of a 10 digit Alpha section, and also an Omega section, but the Omega section always has a missing digit(s) often found further downstream which needs to be appended to the end.

3) When working on the solution, always use to the text that is printed. You may need to modify that text, but don't use pre-deciphered text. Do not use the answers to the questions as the text.

These are my insights and I offer them to you.

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Originally Posted by bookworm660
Do not use the answers to the questions as the text.
I agree, the answers to the questions are not the solution. However, I think we are being trained to use the answers wisely. If nobody noticed, Weavers Needle, the cryptex questions in C4... happen to be the first keys for alpha and omega in C4. We just had to skip oVer to start. If you skip oVer, we realize we should have noticed the Q16 answer is 22, and the questions add up to that number. We were told the evens truly have it, and the answer to Q8 was "ditat deus". We should be kicking ourself for not realizing the meaning of the answer to those questions.

Can someone please post the second part of the cryptex to chapter 1? I don't have the second question as it got lost on a dead computer. I was nice enough to post the question for C5. I'm curious about that C1Q17 question and the answer.

6. Chapter one cryptex answer was Charlie Brown then the question in the cryptex was Who was the creator of the comic strip Charlie Brown. Answer being Charles Schulz.

7. Cryptex only asked for the last name which was Schulz.

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Ah, the memories of chapter 1. I remember grouping my questions that way for chapter 1:
For chapter 1: Q19-Q06-Q01 are tied together because the space needle was opened in C1Q6 in 1961. As it turns out, the cryptex gave us Schultz or Q19. 01 and 06 just happen to be the first keys for alpha and omega.

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More research is required...this must be it!
Pink Floyd performed at the Astrodome during their A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour on November 18, 1987.
The solution is illogical of course.
The summer brick wall will now hit

The 1986 National League Championship Series ended with what at the time was the longest post-season game in history. The Astros lost a 16-inning Game 6 to the eventual World Series champion New York Mets, 7-6.
The senior brother is 10 years older than the junior. Not really serious on this one, but maybe.

The Texas flags
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas...onal_flags.jpg

My personal favorite:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Eagle

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Originally Posted by Rx Jeff
The Filthy Thirteen was the name given to the 1st Demolition Section of the Regimental Headquarters Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division,
How are they to help us in solving chapter 5? Pointing to a WWII question? 13=M=the first key? Page 101 is the first page to search? Alpha, the first section, is found on page 101?
Something I noticed right after the "Filthy Thirteen" clue was give out but haven't been able to make it work yet: On page 89, Champ mispronounces "important" as being "emportad" and Jonathan corrects him. "emportad" is an anagram of "Drop Team".