# Thread: A whole new box idea

1. But, Hunnytree, there are spaces for 12 jewels! One in each of the smaller boxes, and one in each of the spaces in the larger box NOT taken up by the smaller boxes (the white areas in my first diagram).

2. I see what you are getting at.

Well, that IS the shape of the jewelry box that Snail is pointing to in the 'flip book' in the Table of Contents. If you measure that box, altho it is not exact, it is pretty close to 4 centimeters long, and 2 centimeters wide. When opened, it would be a square box as long as it is wide with two sides, each 2 x 4.

Tried it with a little piece of paper, folded in half, adjusted for perspective, of course. It's a square, as long as it is wide, when unfolded.

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I am a tad confused though. Aren't the box from the grotto and the jewelry box that Zac made two totally differentl things?

sorry if this is a dumb question... but that's the assumption I've been working under. Not good to assume so I thought I'd clear it up for myself.

4. Luddite...Notwithstanding....have you thought of approaching the Ten Commandments from a Beale cipher point of view ??

I'm thinking about it. What if...

A code of numbers - describes the cipher - MS uses the Beale cipher in CPB as an example - it was constructed from a very important document - the Declaration of Independence

Five to a side - describes the very important document to apply it to - The Ten Commandments

the image you posted was an excellent trigger
thanks -

edit: well I tried that - got zilch

5. I think the idea is creative, witty, and may have some promise, but the problem would be which translation to use.

6. I went to wikipedia....common knowledge pretty much

used "simple english" set

el zilcho
but thanks for the props

7. Originally Posted by luddite001
Or what if the solution has nothing at all to do with boxes? The riddle refers to a "code of numbers five to a side." What if the "code" the author refers to is not a cipher, after all, but a "moral" code. How's this for a possibility?

Let's all start anagramming T H E T E N C O M M A N D M E N T S
As interesting a point as this is, we run into problems in translation. The ten commandments, after all, were not written in English...

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sorry but luddite has got to be wrong, because i live in miami and it would take me over 24 hours to get to any of those states!!

9. You must drive REALLY slow. Miami to Biloxi is 12 hours, 31 minutes, if you follow the posted speed limits.

10. can't the box be a 5x5x5 equilateral triangle? Now you're only filling 15 slots instead of 25.