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Speech As Known To Us Was Unnecessary


Took my chances on a big jet plane. Never let 'em tell ya that they're all the same.


Imagine, these coordinates we are provided across the puzzles are step #1. It's easy if you try. So, we establish cities...Chicago, Cleveland, NYC, etc. We then move on to locate the Water Tower, Terminal Tower, Statue of Liberty or even Times Square. Ooooh, city confirmers! We now have Chicago, Cleveland, NYC, etc ...wait. Someone has a thought, early on, and coins a phrase - city confirmers. It's repeated over the years in discussion and on message boards. People do podcasts on it. Some jerk may even write a blog about it. I mean, we got this cause we get these puzzles, right?!? Now imagine you create a puzzle and provide exact coordinates for locating a city. I know, I know...some of you don't even believe this is a puzzle. Just imagine. It's easy if you try. Imagine, you provide a precise way of locating the city. Seems very direct and intentional, right? At some point do you believe these precise coordinates are too challenging to get people to land on their respective city? Or perhaps the most redundant thing in these puzzles are our egos. Imagine, the artist tells us - the verse picks up where the painting leaves off and sometimes the reverse. Imagine, we aren't arrogant enough to tell the artist - we know this and we know that! Instead, we listen to him speak. It's easy if you try. Water tower --> Michigan Ave(Michigan chosen -Fountain of the Great Lakes) --> Verse picks up Terminal Tower --> Euclid Ave --> Liberty Ave --> Verse picks up Times Square --> Brooklyn --> Byron went to school there, liked Coney dogs and roller coasters


Imagine, one of the above is not like the others. It's easy if you try.


The mountains and the canyons start to tremble and shake. The children of the sun begin to awake (watch out) Music - Led Zeppelin - Going To California

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Fenix
Fenix
Jun 28, 2023

Yeah, that visual you posted is definitely more complex than what I am suggesting. Mine feels slightly cleaner. A long journey but a single street gets you there. Start in 'Times Square'. You are standing on Broadway. Now, simply follow Broadway all the way south till you reach 'Liberty' Street. You will be standing directly in front of Noguchi's Red Cube. A literal 'red square' across from Liberty Plaza Park at the Marine Midland Building(such a clever verse usage of lines 15 & 16 a la Phil). Hmmm, any Russian greenspaces in the immediate area with shadows associated to them? I understand our views on the puzzle differ. This sort of interpretation would suggest that Byron was extremely s…

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Fenix
Fenix
Jul 02, 2023
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Possible. He definitely told him 10x13 is feet and the immigration connection is important to the puzzles.

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StrangeMorris
StrangeMorris
Jun 28, 2023

As far as New York goes, why not pick the Statue of Liberty as the object instead of Times Square? Then the verse picks up and you utilize the isle of B to get to Brooklyn?

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StrangeMorris
StrangeMorris
Jun 28, 2023
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I forgot to address a point which I'm glad you brought up. As the puzzles get harder, I believe that the clues in the verse become more jumbled up and out-of-order. So with a puzzle like NY we're not getting a nice linear "how to" like the Chicago verse.

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