# Thread: steer participants to the solution

1. ## steer participants to the solution

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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Originally Posted by tinyintelligentmachine
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

3. Which one did you solve Carolinus? Any hints?

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