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    Default "Featured Puzzle" page on website

    Does anyone find it odd that "this week's interactive featured puzzle" on the website -- the one where you drag and overlay the leaves and twigs to spell out TREASURE TROVE -- hasn't changed for, oh, about two months? So much for weekly updating! Since I started this search during the holidays, the "Featured Puzzle" page has been completely static.

    Maybe this is due to the fact that Stadther is checking the boards, and he's seen that no one has successfully located an overlay puzzle. The only thing that comes close is THERE ARE THIRTEEN, but that's not really the same thing (folding p. 77 isn't the same as overlaying two distinct images). Clearly the dandilion seedlings are the most obvious candidate for an overlay, yet I (and many others) have had no luck with them.

    Also, as far as I know, no one has positively ID'd an optical illusion where shading distorts your percetion (Puzzle #1), nor has anyone found mirrored numbers or letters (Puzzle #3). Some people think that the border of the spiderboard is an example of Puzzle #2, where arrows are made by the pattern of interlocking links, but this observation hasn't really aided our solving of the puzzle.

    I can't help but wonder if the "Featured Puzzle" page hasn't been updated intentionally ... that we won't get a fifth puzzle until we start finding the other ones in the book. Or maybe it's just that the webmaster for atreasurestrove.com is lazy.

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    Actually that was the very first puzzle , then there were two more, the one with the frog and another one I cant remember. If the layover is back then it is back after being gone for a few weeks.

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    Hey - just FYI I think there is a mirrored number puzzle on the fairy page. You know, where the fairies make contortion type movements around the border? I really think their outlines are mirrored numbers. Try drawing the outline and then cut it in half and you'll see what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderman
    Hey - just FYI I think there is a mirrored number puzzle on the fairy page. You know, where the fairies make contortion type movements around the border? I really think their outlines are mirrored numbers. Try drawing the outline and then cut it in half and you'll see what I mean.
    Are you talking about page 31? It would be awfully difficult to spell something AND do a mirrored number thing. Or maybe you're talking about page 36?

    I don't see what you're talking about... help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huddy911
    If the layover is back then it is back after being gone for a few weeks.
    Uh, I've been checking the site about 3x per week since I started (just before New Year's), and I'm quite sure that it hasn't changed. All of those puzzles (the overlay javascript, frog shading illusion, multiple arrows, and mirrored letters) have been up on the site since day one.

    Maybe some of the old timers, who have been working on this since before the holidays, can clarify.

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    Yeah, I've been checking regularly too. I've never seen it change either.
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    I'm sure its the same. since day one.

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    Hey Mackado - It's page 36. I can't get it to say something, because when you outline the fairies they really seem to be mirroring numbers more than letters. To get you started, the trio of fairies on the mid left - three heads stuck together. If you outline the heads and mirror it you get a 3. Hope that helps.

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    I'm thinking that page 33, and 41 are overlay pages, I just haven't had the patience to figure them out yet. I can't figure out how to use photoshop to do it either. Maybe I could try copying the pages on translucent paper or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderman
    Hey Mackado - It's page 36. I can't get it to say something, because when you outline the fairies they really seem to be mirroring numbers more than letters. To get you started, the trio of fairies on the mid left - three heads stuck together. If you outline the heads and mirror it you get a 3. Hope that helps.
    thanks spidey. I'll take a look.
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