Also note how the puzzle pieces fit together. But beware that Jenny has scattered some red herrings around the book. (So has Forrest, among his clues and hints.) Or, at least, be aware that an over-zealous puzzle-solver can often make up their own red herrings from the slightest unintentional thing.
Wow, no takers on the puzzle piece tilts? Indulge me: get your protractors out and measure the tilts of the pieces from vertical to 5-degree precision. There is purpose here.
I'll take this as a question.
And the answer would be 'No, the tilts of the puzzle pieces are not important to the solving of the code'
Hi Jenny: well, in a way I'm relieved. Though I have to say that it was deceptively coincidental that the tilts of the first 8 puzzle pieces could encode "THRILL OF" since tilts 1-8 are unique except for pieces 5 and 6 being the same.
Post by zaphod73491 on Nov 10, 2018 14:16:09 GMT -5
The other odd coincidence about the tilts is that they spanned from -65 degrees to +60 degrees: exactly 26 positions, which I ~thought~ couldn't be a coincidence. In any case, happy to close the door on that angle (no pun intended). (Though something for you to consider in a future puzzle, a la The Martian.)
Hi Jenny, Are you going to provide any other guidance to help those that want to solve the special words from Forrest? From what I gather at this time there are an infinite number of ways to go about the challenge and not much to go on. Also if nobody is able to solve the words by say New Years Day 2019 would you consider sharing so that you aren't the only searcher with knowledge of them?
There is actually lots to go on and try........ hints can be given to guide those working on it, but discussions here would help to know exactly what is needed--- or even wanted.
Start discussing....and I will be happy to throw out hints to get them solved. (But I'm not the only one who knows them...they have been solved by a few who are keeping them close, and rightfully so as they took time to solve them)
Thank you for responding Jenny. It's nice to know that others have been able to solve the puzzle. With 80 numbers on the back page, 80 numbers on the puzzle pieces, and dice thrown into the mix it really leaves a tremendous number of ways to go about finding the next step. Do the pages with the puzzle pieces contain anything relevant beyond the numbers on the puzzle pieces? Do the pages with dice help? I've spent a fair amount of time counting words and letters only to realize that it's tedious and hasn't produced any results. Do the letters within the picture on page 214 hold any value for decoding f's words? If anyone has a suggestion known to work or would like to offer a nudge, I know of at least 2 who would be grateful.
hearmeall -- there are a few red herrings. Jenny has said that most things to do with the FF puzzle should be obvious due to their connection to TOTC. That is true most of the time, although there are a small number of puzzles positioned on pages with information about the FF treasure hunt that are not part of the FF puzzle.
Hearmeall: the dice are a Polybius Square code, using a (fairly simple) keyworded-alphabet. You'll figure it out and uncover its somewhat banal message (a la, "Drink more Ovaltine") that, at least as far as I can tell, has nothing to do with the Forrest code.
Hi everyone, I have tried numerous ways to extract letters using the numbers in the back and on the puzzle pieces. And knowing that there could be red herrings adds much more to this challenge. If I had endless hours to burn, I'm still not sure I would want to devote that much time to this challenge. With that being said, if there is anyone who has solved this message and would like to share it, please message me.