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    As I was reading the story, I noticed the word ‘Code’ and ‘Key’ used a few times. Because there should be hints given on how to make a solution, I considered how the use of these words could be used to hint at a solution method----the type of code or key to use or look for.

    On page 23 it is written about the Mayor –“making KEY new friends’. Owen became a new friend to the mayor. It has been mentioned (on the other site) that OWEN sounds like 0-1. I thought it was a possibility that 0-1 or dot-dash could have been hinted at as being a “key”—like morse code. 0-1, owen, a key new friend.

    There are other phrases found throughout the story that could possibly hint at morse also—
    *page 145--- “see if it was a matched set” is one. And then there are others.

    As for the word CODE---These are a few of the ones I saw.

    *page 7- code of silence

    *Page 12- Dress Code

    *page 144- maybe code(referring to weather and family)

    *page 171- entry code

    *page 247- color code

    *page 319- code of the west



    To mention the possible use of a few of these. Any ‘pair of words’ could be used throughout the story to give morse code(like the suit code at the end of the chapters)—as long as there is another word used to signal a space or break between them. There is a phrase on page 79 of –“get the word, and the timing” and then on page 12 the phrase of “each marked with a sign and work function.” I was thinking that certain words, with the right timing, or signal could be used to give a morse message.

    For example---when I read the story—the opening and closing of gates/doors(and other things) was very suspicious to me. Could ‘open’ be the dot or dash and then ‘close’ be the other? The space could be by chapter, paragraph, or a given word. This sounded like it could be considered a ‘ENTRY CODE’.(door—open and closing)

    The code of silence--- silence is used many times all throughout the story. It may be used to signal a space or for a code of something else. I had tried to use it for the space between the use of the words ‘CLUB, HEART, and DIAMOND’ in the story. Those words are found throughout the story—for example the first 50 pages gives---

    Club/heart/heart/diamond/heart/club/heart/heart/heart/heart/diamond (and I could have missed some--I only have read the story once so far)

    Im still working on trying to get a message with that—but since I have little time—I thought I would throw that out there for others to try. I have considered them to be needed to add to the part one suit strings at the end of the chapters—but nothing yet.

    These ‘suit’ symbols made me consider ‘Dress code’—since a ‘suit’(as in business suit(which is mentioned in the story quite a few times)) is a ‘dress code’=’suit code’.

    Color code is obvious.

    All for now----

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    Good thoughts..

    I like the entry code idea especially "Owen =0-1" attached to opening and closing. This makes me think of binary.

    Guess I'll have to try and pick up a copy of the book. There goes my life again...

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    Hi kophykupp--

    There is mention in the story about a computer convention being in town.

    Another reason why I like the idea or possibility of the entry code being related to the open and closing of doors in the story is because of the use of phrases throughout the book of ‘KEY people/friends/names’.

    There is a character named ‘Theodore’. The author does seem to like ‘word play’—and on page 129 there is the phrase of ‘let’s play a word game.’

    Theodore---sounds like theo-DOOR-- being a ‘key’ new friend also.


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    Here's another one on the word "code" that a Questor sent me. (Don't have the page number on me)

    Gemmie is talking about Theodore being able to "code up to 6 decks". (counting cards at blackjack)

    I think Sixer has shown there is a lot more to this book than I originally thought. Time to read it again!!

    Mike

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    Well there's 0-1 again

    Aces and 10-value cards (kings, queens, jacks and tens) are worth -1; twos, threes, fours, fives and sixes are worth +1; and sevens, eights and nines are worth 0.

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    On the page that MDC777 is talking about—page 252—the ‘code up to six decks’ is followed by…

    “He can code up to six decks, assigning values for the face cards, and never look like he’s concentrating on the game play.”

    I agree kophykupp—I think there could be some coding going on of card names in the book. King is mentioned many times because of elvis. Jack is mentioned in the name ‘jackson’ and Ace could be sounded in the name ‘CHASE’. And then of course the numbers are mentioned.

    --good idea kophykupp.


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    Don't forget about JACK son Flynn

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