Post by lampwithfourkeys on Jun 6, 2019 20:17:24 GMT -5
I'm going to post something that will make these colored boxes easier to understand. It will also help with Clue 2 and the bonus clue, since they relate back to Clue 1. I plan to post it tomorrow, about 9 pm Eastern time.
Post by lampwithfourkeys on Jun 7, 2019 20:26:24 GMT -5
Hint for the boxes on Clue 1. This is less colorful version of the boxes. If you want, you can use this instead of the colored boxes -- because they do exactly the same thing as the colored boxes do. Do you see why these repeat the same thing the colored boxes do?
It would probably be easier to use this instead of the colored boxes. I put a little message in the boxes...But remember you still have to figure out what these boxes are *really* saying, and for that, you need the solution to the Starter Puzzle. If you can find the real message in these boxes, you are close to finding the First Key, because as I said before, the First Key uses a similar method, although it has some different elements. You have to figure out what the other elements are.
Also think about how the second clue and the bonus clue relate back to this.
Post by lampwithfourkeys on Jun 7, 2019 23:16:03 GMT -5
I'm now re-posting this image for the colored boxes on Clue 1. I have made a very slight correction to the colored boxes in this clue. As you can see, everything remains the same except for one thing. in the 10th row,, where there are two colored boxes right next to each other, the RED and GREEN colored boxes have switched places. This is the way they are supposed to be. When I made Clue 1, I somehow inadvertently got those two switched.....It is really supposed to be GREEN on the LEFT and RED on the RIGHT.
I also posted a black-and-white image, with a hint for the boxes. This one does reflect the correct order on these two boxes in the 10th row. . I posted it below here, so you can compare.
I apologize for that oversight. It wouldn't have mattered a great deal in figuring out what the colored boxes say.
When I was making the clue on Microsoft Paint, I did it in only a couple hours one night, and I was having fun.. I didn't spend enough time double-checking I guess! These two boxes are right next to each other , so they're easy to miss. I am sure I didn't miss anything on the lamp, because I spent a lot of extra time triple-checking everything over and over. Besides, as I have said before, the individual keys use only one color at at time.
Post by lampwithfourkeys on Jun 11, 2019 4:03:44 GMT -5
About the "empty" colored boxes....I posted this on Facebook, so I wanted to post it here too, in case some of you don't get Facebook. I have not said whether you are supposed to u are supposed to actually "fill hem in" with anything at all besides what is already there. So don't assume anything! This black-and-white hint is supposed to hint what you can do with the colored boxes, using what is already there.
Post by lampwithfourkeys on Jun 12, 2019 19:47:55 GMT -5
Another Facebook post I want to share!
"Where do we get the letters to fill in the colored boxes?" Several have asked this or something similar. Maybe it's the other way around. Maybe you don't find letters for empty colored boxes.....Maybe instead, the empty:colored boxes help you find letters. Where could letters be? Clue 2 and the Bonus Clue have hints for this.. And when you figure out where, you might be able to see how to use the Starter Puzzle solution then.
Post by lampwithfourkeys on Jun 14, 2019 0:18:55 GMT -5
Here's something else I posted today on Facebook that I want to share here, for those who don't get Facebook:
You will instantly know the 12-letter phrase when you see it, because refers to the Starter Puzzle solution. So when you see the find the 12-letter phrase, you will know what to do with the Starter Puzzle solution. It does not leave anything for you to interpret -- it tells you what to do.
That's why I said, "If you can figure out what the boxes are saying in Clue 1, you are very close to finding the First Key." You can still find the First Key in the lamp without figuring out the boxes in Clue 1. But it's a shortcut to help you see the right method to apply to the lamp.
So you can rule out any other kind of phrase you get from Clue 1. You'll know it when you see it!"
Post by lampwithfourkeys on Jun 14, 2019 15:17:38 GMT -5
I'll post one simple image as a new hint -- tonight at 8 pm Eastern.
It's to help you see method to solve the colored boxes in Clue 1 (and of course it's the same method to solve the First Key). I tried to make the concept a bit more obvious in Clue 2....and I thought I made the same thing more obvious in the Bonus Clue. But people don't seem to be seeing it yet. Maybe when I post this new image, which I think will make it more obvious, people will get it! It might help to look Clue 2, the Bonus Clue, and this new hint together, and see if you get them, and THEN look at the "empty" boxes in Clue 1. There is a lot of info in Clue 1, and I think people are not seeing the forest from the trees. This will make it easier to see. I hope 8 pm Eastern is a good time for everybody!
Post by lampwithfourkeys on Jun 24, 2019 19:10:55 GMT -5
A hint for the "empty" boxes on Clue 1, and also for the First Key:
When you are stuck with tangled cords that you have to untie, how do you do it? Sometimes the cords are in a tight knot. It's confusing because they are going in all different directions. First concentrate on the outer edge of the cords all around this knot. Then you will find the rest!
Another hint: Something is tangled here. What is it? And what's missing? And is there one thing extra somewhere?
This relates to all the other recent hints. If you get what my other most recent hints have been referring to....look at what I'm saying here. What could be in a knot? What's the outer edge around it?