First, I would like to say thank you for all of the wonderful posts from people who really seem to be kind and friendly! This is my first armchair hunt and am having a wonderful time working this puzzle. I have loved puzzles, riddles and such since I was a little child. I have been working the Sacred Scarab puzzle since it came out and have become so stuck that I'm wondering if anyone may be able to point me in a direction of where to go to help me with the symbol ciphers. Particularly the symbols: v^=|| v that are on the left wing. I'm sorry that I have nothing to share in return for your help but I am willing to share anything else about the puzzle that I may discover along the way. Thanks for all of your time and I look forward to contributing what I can to this group!
Post by sharkomarco on Feb 8, 2018 17:59:35 GMT -5
I'll throw in my 2 cents here. Maybe someone else has ideas too?
I figured these were directions on how to move within the grid when solving. The clue "WINGS DIRECT ACCORDINGLY" confirm this. Those symbols in the wings (three wings of them), give you directions.
If you break down the main symbols, they are either ^, >, V, <, ^>, V<, etc. North, east, south, west, northeast, etc. The || is a special symbol which appears along with a direction once in a while. I think they could mean "pause" or "end of word", etc. Might also mean "shift row, grid, etc."
It's also interesting to note that there is a --- line (one exactly) in each section that divides the nine symbols. That line break could mean "next grid" or something of that nature. I've play around with combining all three sections of wing symbols into one, either a line or a circle. A circle makes sense because then there are three sections of it, each one separated with the ---. Three sections, three "magic squares". See what I'm driving at?
Post by christinaann on Aug 8, 2018 9:08:29 GMT -5
I am stuck on this as well. I believe the three magic squares and the three arrow symbols match up top middle bottom. There are nine numbers in each magic square and nine directional symbols. The individual symbols are ^up vdown <left >right and I think the - symbol means stay where you are and record that number (or letter) again, and the || symbol indicates to move in that direction twice. But I am entirely unsure of this since 1 I don't know where to start, and two, I don't know what letters correspond to each number within the squares. I feel like I'm close but just can't see the forest for the trees here.
OK, just to keep discussion alive, Here's my 2 cents. Obviously, this could be VERY wrong. I think the double vertical lines (||) mean to write that number/letter twice. I think the horizontal line (-) means that it is the end of a word.
Hi all.... this helps greatly to know where you all are.... I can then make the clues more helpful ..... (don't give up, it's all right there --and also in the clues)... September is coming, but keep discussions going too!
Hey all. I'm new to armchair hunts and wanted to throw my name into the ring. Just started this one and got one puzzle solved so far. I'm more curious about the steps to solving than the actual solve right now since these are new. Glad to be here. Will start working some more puzzles today
Post by christinaann on Sept 4, 2018 13:36:55 GMT -5
Best clue I can give you about solving more of the puzzles without telling you how to solve them (because I sure needed help!) is EVERYTHING you need to solve them is on the page. Make sure you use everything!