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#1 2019-11-26 19:54:25

Rolytic
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Registered: 2019-11-18
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Extra symbols?

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How do you deal with the symbols that aren't included in the puzzle on page 8? Or the ones that are longer than viable strings of symbols?

Ex:
Black circle (as seen in top row, second box)
Square-black circle-X-square (top row, first 4 boxes)

I've tried going forwards, backwards, vertically, but I'm not sure how to find, let alone "project" the letters.

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#2 2019-11-27 11:08:15

Becky_P
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Re: Extra symbols?

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I haven't solved this but I have found "the plan". As in 8 hollow circles (O) are the start of the word, while solid circles are the end..

The letters start with a "O" and then move in any straight line to the solid circle.

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#3 2019-12-10 20:37:00

Stavr0s
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Re: Extra symbols?

Edited because I unknowingly posted the solution.

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you found 'the plan'. Now follow (each letter) of it.

Last edited by Stavr0s (2019-12-10 20:40:55)

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#4 2019-12-10 21:47:15

Wabanaba nubnub
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Re: Extra symbols?

I still don't get it man...

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does It have anything to do with the QR code again?

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#5 2019-12-16 17:53:52

Rolytic
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Re: Extra symbols?

Stavr0s wrote:

Edited because I unknowingly posted the solution.

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you found 'the plan'. Now follow (each letter) of it.

Still stuck.

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#6 2019-12-17 09:07:33

winterer
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Re: Extra symbols?

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Follow the letters = follow their strings of symbols (and continue following them).

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#7 2020-02-15 15:46:54

racketaddict
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Re: Extra symbols?

winterer wrote:
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Follow the letters = follow their strings of symbols (and continue following them).

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Yes I can do this, for example the T symbols lead to an X in a circle, which is the letter S. The problem I have is that I dont have anything following on from my E or L so I get SS_N_WW which doesnt look like a word to me

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#8 2020-03-24 20:20:18

Cpostano
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Re: Extra symbols?

Ok so kind of stuck here

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I have found letters B A T L L E L W and there appears to be a code string made up of symbols in the third column starting on row 6 and reading up vertically as white circle, black square, black half ellipse, circle with X and black circle that I cannot match to any letters on page 8.

Please let me know whether I am on the right track - thanks!

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#9 2020-04-16 04:45:38

siangbilly
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Registered: 2019-12-27
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Re: Extra symbols?

This is my final code left unsolved!

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I have tried converting the letters 'THE PLAN' into symbols and try following through the symbols on the grid, but it's not yielding any recognizable patterns. Which white circle 'O' should I start from?

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#10 2020-07-29 22:24:42

CaseyH77
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Re: Extra symbols?

siangbilly wrote:

This is my final code left unsolved!

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I have tried converting the letters 'THE PLAN' into symbols and try following through the symbols on the grid, but it's not yielding any recognizable patterns. Which white circle 'O' should I start from?

I don't know if you're still looking for help on this one, but:

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you need to think (follow) outside the box (grid).

Hope that helps!

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#11 2020-09-07 12:02:01

AcidBurn39
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Re: Extra symbols?

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Do I convert leters in The plan as following the pattern and that gives me the new letters??

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#12 2020-09-07 13:07:06

404
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Re: Extra symbols?

That's the core of it, yes.

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#13 2020-09-08 08:20:26

AcidBurn39
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Re: Extra symbols?

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So the solution have 7 letters?

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#14 2020-09-08 08:52:46

404
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Re: Extra symbols?

AcidBurn39 wrote:
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So the solution have 7 letters?

Yes, that's right.

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#15 2020-09-10 12:25:39

AcidBurn39
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Re: Extra symbols?

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How to convert letters in THE PLAN to another letters?
Is the first letter S?
How to continue?

Last edited by AcidBurn39 (2020-09-10 12:26:57)

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#16 2020-09-10 12:29:28

404
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Re: Extra symbols?

AcidBurn39 wrote:
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How to convert letters in THE PLAN to another letters?
Is the first letter S?
How to continue?

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You need to follow 'the plan'... with the emphasis on 'follow'.

Try tracing your finger along each coded letter, to point you in the right direction...

And no, there's no 'S'.

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#17 2020-09-10 12:44:50

AcidBurn39
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Re: Extra symbols?

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I don't get it.
Any extra nudges please
So following the pattern letter T is white circle, black square. How to get a letter in the grid?
So..
T=
H=
Help please

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#18 2020-09-10 12:46:45

404
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Re: Extra symbols?

First things first, if you look at the spread you might spot that the text is laid out really unusually. Why, from a puzzle point of view, might it have needed to be set out like this?

One possible reason is so that

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the letters could be pointed at by something without it being ambiguous...

...and that's exactly what's going on here.

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#19 2020-09-10 12:55:51

AcidBurn39
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Re: Extra symbols?

I think I am being really thick here.
I don't have a clue...
Any extra nudges?

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#20 2020-09-10 12:58:00

404
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Registered: 2019-11-17
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Re: Extra symbols?

The final hint on the solver tells you exactly what to do, if you need a further hint.

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From the ODE:

projection:
"4. A thing that extends outwards from something else"

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#21 2020-09-10 13:03:05

AcidBurn39
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Posts: 120

Re: Extra symbols?

I can't solve it sorry.

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Can't see what I am following and what is the projection...

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#22 2020-09-10 13:04:36

AcidBurn39
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Re: Extra symbols?

Step by step guide to solution would help.

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#23 2020-09-10 13:05:00

404
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Re: Extra symbols?

Here's a full solution:

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1) Find the letters of 'the plan' in the grid, using the code from earlier. Each is written in a straight line.
2) Follow each straight line until it reaches a letter.

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#24 2020-09-10 13:15:51

AcidBurn39
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Re: Extra symbols?

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So folllowing the letters of THE PLAN
T=W
H=L
and so on???

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#25 2020-09-11 07:03:08

AcidBurn39
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Re: Extra symbols?

SOLVED

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Follow the code and use the ruller.
That will take you outside the screen and with ruller you'll be able to collect the letter
First letter is F
Solution is 7 letter word "when you start something and don't get the ending as you hoped"

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