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    Default A few thoughts on puzzle structure

    I posted this over at Quest4Treasure, and thought I would repost here:

    What if "xi" on the table of contents is the missing page "11"?
    What if this is a process of elimination game, where players cross off every place identified, and go after what is left?
    If we are listing places to exclude, what do they have in common? (Are they all state parks starting with the same name, or style of name -- like the state tree/flower/governor?)
    Why is the 1 poem not listed with the 10 short stories?
    Other questions abound, but I will start with those for now.
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    What if the calendar in “Grandfather’s Office” refers to a polybius grid? A grille cipher, with instructions on where to put the holes?
    “The Bow” has a message made up of First letters — but none of the other stories do. What if that is because each story has its own unique puzzle not shared by the other stories? Or, if it is, have we checked for 2nd, 3rd, and up to 10th/last letters for the 10 short stories?
    Why are some keys bigger than others? Do they signal a running puzzle through all the stories or a change of style in puzzles?
    Why are there some places in the book without proper paragraph indentation?

    Must get another copy of this book!
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