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What I talk about when I talk about puzzles


It's not about the answer.


It's about the idea--an interpretation of a purposely cryptic clue.


Recently, Fenix couldn't have said it better:

A good idea in the wrong city could lead to progress if applied properly in the correct city.

So many posts in the various forums devoted to The Secret: A Treasure Hunt get ignored because the ultimate answers are far fetched or don't align with the preconceived notions of how this particular puzzle should end. However, each of these answers has a dozen individual interpretations of clues leading to that answer that could be correct. Even if the true application of said interpretation is a few miles away.


When I personally post an idea, it's not because I believe the idea is correct or even that I think my post leads to the proper end point. I post because an idea gets me thinking and challenges my impression of what a puzzle can be.


This excites me.


I don't expect folks to agree with me. But I do expect them to see the merits in a new interpretation that's supported by patterns, evidence, or conjoined clues.


And to consider that not everything is as we want it to be.



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Sabrina X
Sabrina X
Apr 23, 2022

Why the Murakami reference? I have a love hate relationship with that author (most of it being hate). I need to know why.

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Unknown member
Feb 04, 2022

Nailed it.

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trovebespokearts
trovebespokearts
Sep 07, 2021

Nice. Buuuttt... Everything is always exactly how I want it to be. But for serious... every post on this site and every vid y'all have made is at the very least enjoyable to read or listen to. Most of them come with nice idea sparklers on top of that.

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