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    Thanks Goatlady for spotting this on Stephens blog:

    It's time to give away a diamond. All of the clues to the armchair treasure hunt have been solved, just not by the same person. Next week I'll announce a plan to reveal the entire text of the puzzle and steer participants to the solution. The first person who finds the image of a diamond I've hidden somewhere on the web wins a genuine one carat stone. Stay tuned to this blog for more information.
    So the large letter blocks are solvable - i'm surprised nobody has all of it solved because the rest was quite straight forward - and mostly explained on this site.

    The next solution stage is the story - we have about 3/4 of it. So the story must be used in another way - maybe taking the the first letter of each sentence in a sort of Acrostic which I think were mentioned in the book.

    Looks like its going to be a foot race to the finish
    Good Luck All

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinyintelligentmachine View Post
    Thanks Goatlady for spotting this on Stephens blog:

    It's time to give away a diamond. All of the clues to the armchair treasure hunt have been solved, just not by the same person. Next week I'll announce a plan to reveal the entire text of the puzzle and steer participants to the solution. The first person who finds the image of a diamond I've hidden somewhere on the web wins a genuine one carat stone. Stay tuned to this blog for more information.
    So the large letter blocks are solvable - i'm surprised nobody has all of it solved because the rest was quite straight forward - and mostly explained on this site.

    The next solution stage is the story - we have about 3/4 of it. So the story must be used in another way - maybe taking the the first letter of each sentence in a sort of Acrostic which I think were mentioned in the book.

    Looks like its going to be a foot race to the finish
    Good Luck All
    Mr. Parrish sure likes to torture us. That comment was posted on 9/9/10 and there is still nothing further on the blog.

    I am not surprised that no one has gotten it all. I solved one months ago, and and the author told me ( I emailed him ) that mine was the first breakthrough, but I got nothing since. I was getting ready to scan the whole book and write a computer program to search for book codes, but then, what is the ciphertext?

    I was wondering if anyone else was still working on this, and obviously at least two others are. I hope, when he does start to give clues, he at least makes it a little challenging. As you say, it looks like it will be a foot race, but is is quite frustrating to work so long and hard, only to lose to someone who happened to log on a few minutes before you did.

    Good luck to everybody ( OK, not too much luck )

    carolinus

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    Which one did you solve Carolinus? Any hints?

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