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#1 2019-11-26 15:53:13

Rolytic
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Registered: 2019-11-18
Posts: 23

Help please and thank you

Hello, it's me again

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I have a photocopy of the ID. but I've tried to put it on (or scale it on) puzzle 31. But I don't get anything closer to a word.

And if I instead looking for the third of those eye symbols, then I counted this one (puzzle 33) as the third.

So what am I missing here?

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#2 2019-11-26 16:23:07

winterer
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Registered: 2019-11-18
Posts: 126

Re: Help please and thank you

Rolytic wrote:

Hello, it's me again

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I have a photocopy of the ID. but I've tried to put it on (or scale it on) puzzle 31. But I don't get anything closer to a word.

And if I instead looking for the third of those eye symbols, then I counted this one (puzzle 33) as the third.

So what am I missing here?

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Did you find a trail to follow?

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#3 2019-11-29 06:35:33

Becky_P
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Registered: 2019-11-26
Posts: 31

Re: Help please and thank you

winterer wrote:
Rolytic wrote:

Hello, it's me again

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I have a photocopy of the ID. but I've tried to put it on (or scale it on) puzzle 31. But I don't get anything closer to a word.

And if I instead looking for the third of those eye symbols, then I counted this one (puzzle 33) as the third.

So what am I missing here?

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Did you find a trail to follow?

I have

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found the trail.  But where to begin/place it?

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#4 2019-11-29 07:07:11

winterer
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Registered: 2019-11-18
Posts: 126

Re: Help please and thank you

Becky_P wrote:
winterer wrote:
Rolytic wrote:

Hello, it's me again

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I have a photocopy of the ID. but I've tried to put it on (or scale it on) puzzle 31. But I don't get anything closer to a word.

And if I instead looking for the third of those eye symbols, then I counted this one (puzzle 33) as the third.

So what am I missing here?

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Did you find a trail to follow?

I have

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found the trail.  But where to begin/place it?

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Have you been briefed? Then note the start of the trail!

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#5 2019-11-29 11:52:08

Becky_P
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Posts: 31

Re: Help please and thank you

winterer wrote:
Becky_P wrote:
winterer wrote:
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Did you find a trail to follow?

I have

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found the trail.  But where to begin/place it?

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Have you been briefed? Then note the start of the trail!

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I have read the brief.  Tried applying the trail to the brief, but having had no luck there am looking for the 3rd location

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#6 2019-11-29 12:08:47

winterer
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Posts: 126

Re: Help please and thank you

Becky_P wrote:
winterer wrote:
Becky_P wrote:

I have

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found the trail.  But where to begin/place it?

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Have you been briefed? Then note the start of the trail!

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I have read the brief.  Tried applying the trail to the brief, but having had no luck there am looking for the 3rd location

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The start of the trail is obvious. You need to find the place where to place it. Think ball and socket joint.

Last edited by winterer (2019-11-29 12:25:31)

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#7 2019-12-01 20:25:03

Wabanaba nubnub
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Registered: 2019-11-19
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Re: Help please and thank you

Still stuck on this one..

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the 'trail' that needs to be coppied is obvious to mo, but where to? The 'third location'? Puzzle nr. 3? Page nr. 3?  I've tried mirroring the trace, but no luck there

Thanks for any help

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#8 2019-12-03 20:20:35

Stavr0s
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Registered: 2019-11-18
Posts: 29

Re: Help please and thank you

Me too. Still stuck. I think I got the basic idea but don't know where to apply it.

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How do I find the 'third location'. It can relate to a lot of things but none of them seem to give any viable answer.

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#9 2019-12-03 21:48:34

Rolytic
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Registered: 2019-11-18
Posts: 23

Re: Help please and thank you

winterer wrote:
Becky_P wrote:
winterer wrote:
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Have you been briefed? Then note the start of the trail!

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I have read the brief.  Tried applying the trail to the brief, but having had no luck there am looking for the 3rd location

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The start of the trail is obvious. You need to find the place where to place it. Think ball and socket joint.

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Your definition of obvious and mine and clashing right now. Wish that weren’t true.

Does it need to be resized to the same as puzzle 31? Still hasn’t helped over there though

I’m still stuck on this one. Any help?

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#10 2019-12-04 07:44:43

winterer
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Registered: 2019-11-18
Posts: 126

Re: Help please and thank you

Rolytic wrote:
winterer wrote:
Becky_P wrote:
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I have read the brief.  Tried applying the trail to the brief, but having had no luck there am looking for the 3rd location

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The start of the trail is obvious. You need to find the place where to place it. Think ball and socket joint.

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Your definition of obvious and mine and clashing right now. Wish that weren’t true.

Does it need to be resized to the same as puzzle 31? Still hasn’t helped over there though

I’m still stuck on this one. Any help?

Major hint:

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Nothing needs to be resized. The start of the trail is on the left, a point slightly thicker than the rest of the trail. The start of the trail needs to be placed somewhere appropriate: as it's round, it must be placed on something round. You'll need to have the choice of at least three such locations. Are we now on the same page? wink

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#11 2019-12-05 13:23:22

Alex55
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Registered: 2019-11-18
Posts: 121

Re: Help please and thank you

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If isn't 31, then where?

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#12 2019-12-10 21:53:22

Stavr0s
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Posts: 29

Re: Help please and thank you

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Still no clue where to place the trail. You can find something round on nearly every page.

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#13 2019-12-11 07:41:12

winterer
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Posts: 126

Re: Help please and thank you

Stavr0s wrote:
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Still no clue where to place the trail. You can find something round on nearly every page.

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Most puzzles don't require you to look elsewhere. On this page, you have four obvious spots where to place the start of the trail.

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#14 2019-12-11 11:36:36

Alex55
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Posts: 121

Re: Help please and thank you

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I place the trail in access. now word found

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#15 2019-12-22 10:12:27

Alex55
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Posts: 121

Re: Help please and thank you

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.I copy the signature anf try to put it in the circle of access. How I get letters? ..

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#16 2019-12-31 13:07:27

Alex55
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Posts: 121

Re: Help please and thank you

Any new idea?

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#17 2020-01-01 05:56:45

kite
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Registered: 2019-11-29
Posts: 13

Re: Help please and thank you

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You've placed the signature so it begins at the third location (of four)? Then follow where it goes. It’s about the journey, not the destination.

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#18 2020-01-01 11:25:40

Alex55
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Posts: 121

Re: Help please and thank you

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the signature find some letters but I can't make a word. letters t e c t r e  maybe .

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#19 2020-01-01 18:20:51

kite
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Posts: 13

Re: Help please and thank you

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If you use a very precise tracing and take all letters it touches in order of when it touches them (following along the loops and all) you should get a three word sentence that starts with TR. One place, it takes three letters in a row. Interpreting the statement gives you the one word answer.

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#20 2020-08-12 10:04:45

AcidBurn39
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Posts: 120

Re: Help please and thank you

Can someone please tell what trail are talking about and how to place and use it?

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#21 2020-08-12 12:57:39

AcidBurn39
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Posts: 120

Re: Help please and thank you

kite wrote:
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If you use a very precise tracing and take all letters it touches in order of when it touches them (following along the loops and all) you should get a three word sentence that starts with TR. One place, it takes three letters in a row. Interpreting the statement gives you the one word answer.

Can somebody give more precise direction of trail?

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#22 2020-08-12 13:06:41

AcidBurn39
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Re: Help please and thank you

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Truth is.. what is the last word of the phrase??

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#23 2020-08-12 13:22:58

AcidBurn39
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Posts: 120

Re: Help please and thank you

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follow the trail starting in 3rd location
it helps if you have transparent paper
6 letter word is the solution

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#24 2021-02-28 19:58:49

Mic140
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Posts: 4

Re: Help please and thank you

I need help!  I know what to do but can someone please tell me which page I have to go on.  I cannot get it with all the clues.

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#25 2021-02-28 23:27:24

404
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Registered: 2019-11-17
Posts: 56

Re: Help please and thank you

Everything you need is on the page - you don't need anything else at all. Just follow the brief.

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Thin paper to help you trace might be useful, though.

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#26 2021-06-17 16:31:17

Peadae2211
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Re: Help please and thank you

This is the last one to do and it still doesn't make any sense.


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I trace the signature and put it over the o's on the left? And then 3 words are created from where it crosses the text? This is my interpretation of what I've read so far, but I don't have paper thin enough for that level of accuracy. 

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#27 2021-06-17 17:51:52

404
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Posts: 56

Re: Help please and thank you

If this is the last one left, you've done well!

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The final answer is a single, 6-letter word, but you first of all need to find a three-word phrase on the gridded part of the page (the 'overseer card') that reveals that 6-letter word.

Here's what you need to do:

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The signature needs to be shifted so it starts on the third 'o' down. One option is to redraw it by eye, making use of the grid paper that it has been drawn on. That's how we tested it. It's a bit fiddly, but it can be done.

The lengths of the words are:

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5, 2, 6

The first letters of the words are:

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T, I, T

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#28 2021-06-17 18:45:43

Peadae2211
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Re: Help please and thank you

404 wrote:

If this is the last one left, you've done well!

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The final answer is a single, 6-letter word, but you first of all need to find a three-word phrase on the gridded part of the page (the 'overseer card') that reveals that 6-letter word.

Here's what you need to do:

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The signature needs to be shifted so it starts on the third 'o' down. One option is to redraw it by eye, making use of the grid paper that it has been drawn on. That's how we tested it. It's a bit fiddly, but it can be done.

The lengths of the words are:

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5, 2, 6

The first letters of the words are:

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T, I, T

Thanks, at least I know I'm onto the right track, but I still can't make it work.

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I've got tervat. Is that close?

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#29 2021-06-18 09:43:07

404
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Registered: 2019-11-17
Posts: 56

Re: Help please and thank you

Peadae2211 wrote:

Thanks, at least I know I'm onto the right track, but I still can't make it work.

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I've got tervat. Is that close?

Oops - sorry, it's a long time since I looked at this puzzle and I gave you the wrong answer yesterday:

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You were right, it is 3 words that the signature creates; but the answer to the puzzle is a single word. I'll edit my previous answer for anyone reading this discussion in the future.

The first letter is 't' as you say, but the rest of it is wrong, and there is no 'v' on the grid in any case so I suspect that something has gone wrong. Did you get the 'v' from the heading that reads 'overseer'?

You might want to re-read my answer from yesterday, now I've updated it, in case this helps you sufficiently that you can now solve it (and sorry for confusing you!).

Or alternatively here's a picture of the signature overlaid on the text, so you can see how it is intended to be placed: https://www.book-404.com/Code%2033%20si … gnment.png

Tracing the signature like this is much fiddlier than I intended it to be, so I'm sorry you've had such trouble with it.

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