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    MP,

    What is the meaning/intent of the interior letters you box out in your animation? turn and ?

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    I like the idea of Ana and sixteenth What about "tokn"?

    "Ana sixteenth tokn"

    He clearly abbreviated in the Rusful solution. This would decrease the letters by another 4.

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    Lizzy wrote:

    What is the meaning/intent of the interior letters you box out in your animation? turn and ?
    That's a good question. Thanks for asking, since I didn't give an explanation on the website.

    There are 34 letters, but a few of them had to be fixed by other hints. N, T, U, and R in column 0 are fixed because they are part of ADVENTURER. (I think ADVENTURER was a hint on where to put the 0,0 coordinate on the grid. I also think it is helpful in identifying where the ring had to be formed; its column doesn't shift).

    T in column 2, and U in column 3 are fixed because they are a part of CUTQ.

    I think E, T, P, S, U, A have to be in a column (e.g. column 4), but can be in any order. One of the ideas for the letters in this column is TREASURESP. However these letters could also be used for 'USE STAR REP' or 'REUSE PARTS'. I like the reference to 'STAR' because of the star formed by the line path.

    So to rephrase. MS chose a message with 34 letters. 6 had to be assigned to particular cells, and 6 more were perhaps assigned to a particular column. I wondered to myself, does that help at all in the anagramming?

    Thanks,

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    bruinmd,

    Thanks for your thoughts on tokn. I'll keep it mind.

    MS had some flexibility in the number of letters he uses. He could have widened the ring a little to include more than 34 letters. But even with that opportunity, I don't put it past him to throw in a few abbreviations like he did on Rusful.

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    thanks

    i come back to clue 3 about once a month

    just cuz i'm stubborn

    always back to this circle

    so many anagrams; i keep looking for a "system"

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    I've submitted some guesses for a possible solution for Clue #3 to ATT, but none seem sure enough to be the 'Ana'versary solution. So it goes on. I'll be breaking the link to my discussion webpage soon. Thanks for all who contributed a few thoughts on solving this clue.

    - MP

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    Thanks for getting this going again, Mark. I go back to this clue every month or so as I feel like Stadther has probably used something like it in Dar as he knows we haven't been able to crack it.

    Sue
    Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!

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    7 months before the end of the first hunt. Perhaps the clue is solved by then. (If not, I'm looking for the solution to be given after that time!)

    - MP

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    Aw, don't break the link. Pretty please.

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    I'll keep it up a bit longer.

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