1. Getting the hang of it. Copper
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bizzymom wrote:
Has anyone ever gotten anything from dandelions anywhere??
I thought I'd see what I could decipher from the dandelion seeds. I equated each seed with a direction, ending with only 5 (NE, SW, NW, S and SE). Then I figured out the frequency of each of these directions; S was the least frequent, so I called it 5; SE was the most frequent, it became 1; NW became 2; and wouldn't you know it, both SW and NE had the same frequency.

So I assigned SW 3 and NE 4, then "translated" my directional notations into numbers and extracted letter from a 5x5 grid filled with the normal A-Z letters (-Q). Then I switched SW and NE and did it again.

Unfortunately, my extracted letters did not read clearly as I extracted them, but did get an SP from the group where NE = 3. However, both lists have only 3 or 4 vowels (if you count "Y").

I sent the collection of letters through several anagram generators, but haven't been able to figure out if there is anything there.

Grr. This is so frustrating! I just want to find a sequence that's right.

Kathy

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Originally Posted by cegodsey
Cavefish - Send everything you found, the solution, including the pictures to MS (ttadmin@hotmail.com). If it really is gone, then he will get a missing ANT up on ATT.

BizzyMom - sounds like you still need to catch up a little. You know that there are thirteen? I'm not talking jewels. I assume that you are talking about the Q grid (starts with the letter R). And the letters sequentially in columns isn't any different than going in rows, meaning to say, you can set it up like regular - ABCDE - then choose your coordinates backwards instead of forwards. Like 12 gives you a B, then 21 gives you an F.

Gabi - the map is the dragon
Thank you, yes I am behind. But from what I am reading it seems like
#1 - determine which way to populate your grid:

1 2 3 4 5
1 A B C D E

2 F G H I J

etc etc.

THEN you need to find something like the veins on either side of leaves (like the other puzzle) to get your sentence from your grid.

What I am saying IS I think this grid is populated differently from others. I think I stumbled upon how to do it in a real AHA moment, probably similar to the DER moment we all had after the grasshopper solve. But I can not make any sense of the dandelions, though I have been able to put them in an order I believe makes sense as well as pairs that I believe make sense. BUT I don't want to waste all kinds of time on them, because TRULY I am WAYYYYY behind the brilliant minds on here - and if they can not make sense of it - I highly doubt I can - Kabeesh ? (unsure of that spelling) So I was hoping there was another promising place to look for coordinates for my grid.

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ok been working for quite a while now, and still I can not get anything from the dandelions.I have them in an order that makes sense, in pairs that make sense, but I simply can not come up with what # to assign each direction. Was there rhyme or reason to the order the firefly acorns were numbered ? I know they were the same NE NW SE SW blank, but was there a reason each got the # they did or was it trial and error
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If anyone has concrete ideas , don't throw your #s away. If you are getting the right #s but using the wrong order grid to solve,you will get nothing.Plug those #s in the right grid and we may be talking some progress. Don't give up!!

4. check out the info i posted in dandelion code. should get us out of this rut.

5. ## Dandelion seeds

I tried out the 13 sets of coords you sent me. I ran them through my tool that tries out every combination for each of the X and Y coords (forwards and backwards, for a total of over a half million combos). I didn't get anything out of it though. It's possible I missed something in the deciphered texts though (I can't visually scan that much, so I search for certain common strings and then compare against a dictionary of 4-5 thousand words that are common for park names). I'm entirely sure I got the right order, so I may send you the coords I used and you can double-check that I did it right.

Steve

6. ## ant tree

tell me how to post an image and I will post the picture of the tree

7. Best to PM destructo. I tried once, and it never worked. Now I put 'em all in the treasurenet gallery, and post the link.