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## a subtle clue

I think that logically if the author were to make 12 separate clues leading to 12 separate treasure and he would make the puzzles in a logical order. Example the author may first make the spider puzzle then first make the aunt puzzle ect ect ect. IF he was making the puzzles in a chronological order the dates on the pictures may to organize our thoughts. Example I don't think he would make a particular jewel's puzzles in several differnt years. So all the "Stadther 03" could be referring to similiar jewels. Just a thought

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Good idea but its unlikely to lead anywhere since of all the pictures in the book less then half have a date on them...of those we have the following,

Inside Front Cover, 03 ( continuous with inside back cover )
pg 10, 99
pg 19, 03
pg 31, 03
pg 33, 01
pg 36, 03
pg 39, 03 ( continuous with pg 38 )
pg 41, 01
pg 44, 99
pg 46, 03
pg 93, 04

That leaves only 11 pictures meaning that some would have to share clues assuming each puzzle has a clue in a signed piture, and 4 years total meaning you would have to figure out in which order he did each of the pictures from a given year.

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I've actually found 12 signed pages (not counting the inside cover (is that a page?)).
Code:
```10      Foreward            MS	      99
93      Crystal Pook        MJS	     04
101     Ending              MJS	     04```
I stopped once I found 12, so there may be more, but I thought I should post this correction.

Here are some questions I still have:

1. What's the signifigance of the wide range of dates? Could they be clues? Do they signify that paintings had to be re-created for some reason? Does MS perfer painting in odd numbered years?

2. Why are other painted illustrations not signed? The center of 55 is hand drawn, but no sig; 80 certainly looks like a painting (am I missing a sig here?); it seems like the pages with heavy digital illustration are not signed; p10 contradicts this.

3. What's the signifigance of the signature content: MS -> STADTHER -> MJS? What's MS's middle name? Could it be the best movie password of all time: Joshua?

Zachster

4. Originally Posted by zachster
Could it be the best movie password of all time: Joshua?
Zachster
Would you like to play a game?

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page 78, across the bottom ("seize your token" page), no date that i've found.

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Originally Posted by zachster
Could it be the best movie password of all time: Joshua?
Zachster
Would you like to play a game?
1) Black Jack
2) Checkers
3) THERMO-NUCLEAR-WAR !!!! Oooooh YEAH!
4) Go Fish

7. Originally Posted by destructo
1) Black Jack
2) Checkers
3) THERMO-NUCLEAR-WAR !!!! Oooooh YEAH!
4) Go Fish
5) TicTacToe

Wouldn't you prefer a nice game of chess?

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Wow, I'm so thrilled to have inspired such movie trivia regurgitation. That's so much more satisfying that finding a token

Do you guys think Cindy625's point about the author's last name on p78 counts as a signature? If so, that makes 12 signatures visible and one hidden. Why does that sound familiar?

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Originally Posted by Cindy625
page 78, across the bottom ("seize your token" page), no date that i've found.

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[quote="k-gleason"]
Originally Posted by Cindy625
page 78, across the bottom ("seize your token" page), no date that i've found.

I'm-asuming-that-since-he-signed-it-that-way-that-it-was-done-in-03-like-the-other-ones-that-he-signed-that-way.