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    You think Simon and Garfunkel is obscure?

    In terms of solving the Secret? Yes, very much so, there is no direct reference to them anywhere. If there was a point where Preiss said "Scarborough fair" or "Sounds of silence", then no. But he doesn't.
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    This is most likely a reference to the song "Dirty Water," recorded by the Standells in 1966. The song's refrain emphasizes the line "Boston you're my home."

    This was obviously Ridiculously Wrong, trying to fit a clue.

    and you say,

    Compare to Simon and Garfunkles 2nd verse of Mrs Robinson,

    "Look around you all you see are sympathetic eyes
    Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home."

    Now you're two steps away, even farther from the first guess which was ridiculous in the first place.
    Yes, S&G is obscure, BECAUSE NOTHING EVER SUGGESTS THEY HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING with the puzzle, which is very straightforward

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    Thank you for your answers.

    I hope you didnt take offense ar anything I said. Your arguments seem a little rough around the edges to me, but maybe I'm just reading it wrong.

    I'm making more of an effort to be under no assumption about things that really come off as misleading. Many things could be drawn upon to influence an understanding and many things could also be unintended consequence of the absence of direct or unique reference calls. We rarely have the opportunity to know the difference and the evidence put forth in the reports on Boston's was not presented in a way which promotes a simple understanding. Again I may be misunderstanding the information provided.

    The finder began with Thucydides and Xenophon being on the wall of the Boston Public Library and neglected to recognize that many cities also have their names on walls. The finder said its the likeness of Columbus and that gives you the direction of the area to search as well as the Italian connection, but then JJP said it wasn't the Columbus statue, whereas the subject of the painting was a witch. The finder then said 5 wharfs are the way to interpret taking five steps, and that doesnt really make sense to me without more information. Saying the green bridge was the green tower of lights and the ice rink is the intended fit for being with metal walls didnt seem especially casual to me.

    I believe there is room for internal consistency and that theres a simple reason for choosing a thing in its participation in the puzzle. It doesnt feel like a simple or easy puzzle when many uncorrelated items are mashed together without a unifying theme.

    I did like one thing said on the EU episode. The reference to Revere and his crossing the river by row was believed to have happened in that vicinity.
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