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#1 2019-11-21 19:09:36

winterer
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Registered: 2019-11-18
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Missed the mark

I found the clue phrase, but what's the next step?

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Does the "L" on the scrap come into play?

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#2 2019-11-23 07:54:46

winterer
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Re: Missed the mark

Non-progress report:

Based on an element on the page that I hadn't used so far, it looked like I could use part of the clue

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to find another word on a previous page.

For the remaining part, all I could identify had only a much more tenuous connection to that unused element - always a bad sign in 404.

Taken together, it seemed to point to the code

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being a (physical) aspect of Plato's school.

But every code word I tried was rejected...

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#3 2019-11-26 12:55:39

Becky_P
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Re: Missed the mark

I followed the instructions on the scrap of paper, but no joy

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#4 2019-11-26 15:41:13

winterer
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Re: Missed the mark

Becky_P wrote:

I followed the instructions on the scrap of paper, but no joy

How far did you get?

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Did you get to the clue that is revealed when you follow the instructions? Tried to enter that?

I didn't get any further than half way through (kind of), and would like to discuss possible ways forward.

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#5 2019-11-27 08:22:20

winterer
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Re: Missed the mark

I suspect that

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it has to do with code 35.

But this may also be a complete dead-end for all I know.

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#6 2019-11-27 11:57:48

Becky_P
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Re: Missed the mark

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I presumed it was a grille cipher. traced the grey boxes and overlaid them on the excerpt from Plato.  Cannot make anything of it so i must be doing something wrong

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#7 2019-11-27 12:31:22

winterer
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Re: Missed the mark

Becky_P wrote:
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I presumed it was a grille cipher. traced the grey boxes and overlaid them on the excerpt from Plato.  Cannot make anything of it so i must be doing something wrong

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It actually is, so you haven't found the right spot yet. But that gives you only another clue. You can enter it on the website, so you can see that you've found the right phrase, but it's not the code yet. That's the point where I'm stuck.

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#8 2019-11-28 14:21:51

Becky_P
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Re: Missed the mark

winterer wrote:
Becky_P wrote:
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I presumed it was a grille cipher. traced the grey boxes and overlaid them on the excerpt from Plato.  Cannot make anything of it so i must be doing something wrong

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It actually is, so you haven't found the right spot yet. But that gives you only another clue. You can enter it on the website, so you can see that you've found the right phrase, but it's not the code yet. That's the point where I'm stuck.

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Thank you, I found the phrase.... now to figure that out

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#9 2019-11-29 06:08:03

winterer
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Re: Missed the mark

Another theory I'm working on:

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The scrap says "read over carefully" and has its lower left corner bend upwards. Does this mean that we are looking for someting that we have to add to the "L" and then read backwards?

Why is the eye on the bookmark identical to the eye on the airline ticket?

And is there a clue in "half the way there"?

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#10 2019-12-01 11:06:03

winterer
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Re: Missed the mark

Is anyone of you currently working on this?

I would like to discuss your working hypotheses, as I'm still not making any progress here.

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#11 2019-12-01 17:19:35

doublecross
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Registered: 2019-11-18
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Re: Missed the mark

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I am reminded of puzzle 9

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#12 2019-12-01 18:54:33

winterer
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Re: Missed the mark

doublecross wrote:
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I am reminded of puzzle 9

Thank you.

Finally!

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I still wonder if there's a connection to code 35 via the eye, though. Hidden code? Or just coincidence?

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