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Re: verse 3

Postby Choice » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:52 am

Actually that makes perfect sense. That AA sign also creates a delta with A, similar to the delta at Beacon and Arlington.
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Re: verse 3

Postby Choice » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:12 am

Why make things complicated? Midnight run April 18, 1775
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Re: verse 3

Postby rtsbeacon » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:03 pm

Durian wrote:Another interesting parallel in the Boston image to other images is the use of the square and the triangle with the dots within. In the Boston puzzle they are a bit more embellished than in the SF puzzle, but they are still essentially USGS topographical map symbols.

In Boston it's interesting to note that we have the square symbol presented on top of the triangle symbol. According to the USGS, this would be a monument (square) and a mountain, hill, or elevated point (the triangle). Sounds like it could be a reference to Bunker Hill (if my Thucydides thought is correct), or some other monument located on a hill. I find it interesting that in SF, the symbols may well be referring to objects seen in a line on the horizon, hence they are presented horizontally.


I am very interested in this idea. I looked up topo symbols and I don’t really see any that match. Can you share a link or image to what you see as similar?
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Re: verse 3

Postby BINGO » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:30 pm

https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/TopographicMa ... ymbols.pdf

This is the best usgs symbol legend you will find.
FWIW, I am a land surveyor and these symbols are in no way universal to land surveying or mapping. Every firm, municipality, city, town, state and local agency has its own adopted symbols and format of how plans are delivered and accepted. This is why almost every plan has a legend to explain the various symbols shown on that plan.
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Re: verse 3

Postby renovator » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:05 pm

This is why almost every plan has a legend to explain the various symbols shown on that plan.

So, what's the problem? We just find the legend in the book and we are good to go. Of course, BP being BP, we will probably need a legend for the legend. But hey, it's a puzzle.
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Re: verse 3

Postby four21thrasher » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:21 pm

I got a legend I am putting together for Erexere right now.
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Re: verse 3

Postby BINGO » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:23 pm

renovator wrote:
This is why almost every plan has a legend to explain the various symbols shown on that plan.

So, what's the problem? We just find the legend in the book and we are good to go. Of course, BP being BP, we will probably need a legend for the legend. But hey, it's a puzzle.


It seems the problem is that too many people are trying to be a legend rather than trying to find a legend in the book...
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Re: verse 3

Postby four21thrasher » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:18 pm

BINGO wrote:It seems the problem is that too many people are trying to be a legend rather than trying to find a legend in the book...

Why bother looking when you can just "Pimp the Palencars" and get a twofer?
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Re: verse 3

Postby BINGO » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:47 am

Durian wrote:
I've never visited Boston, but for all you Bostonians out there, this puzzle has given me a small glimpse of what a lovely city you have. I hope to visit in person someday to enjoy it—maybe take in a Red Sox game, and perhaps get photo evidence of the various things I've seen online that I think match the image.


Come on up. The city is a Mecca for education and medicine, but we are wicked friggin good at tourism too...
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Re: verse 3

Postby gManTexas » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:06 pm

Let's talk about these lines:

Take five steps
In the area of his direction

To me this is a strange arrangement of words in the second line. Normally if you were telling someone to go somewhere, it would say, "In the direction of his area".

Without applying any particular location to this, what do you all think is the meaning of this?
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Re: verse 3

Postby dosethree » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:40 pm

The two ways I tend to read it are:

Find a statue and take five steps in his direction (and digg or continue on)
OR
Take five steps in the north area (north end)

In first interpretation it's five of your steps, in the second, you could be taking five steps as part of some stairs or whatever.
Here's a park in the north end where you can take 5 steps on stairs, charter street park

http://i.imgur.com/yTybALbr.jpg
edited to use link instead
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Re: verse 3

Postby Choice » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:47 pm

Try the link for large images.
http://i.imgur.com/yTybALbr.jpg
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Re: verse 3

Postby Choice » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:55 pm

I thought it may be a word riddle. Anagram of 'there', all letters are here.

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Re: verse 3

Postby GoldenMartyr » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:44 pm

gManTexas wrote:Without applying any particular location to this, what do you all think is the meaning of this?

Given Thucydides heavy use of cause and effect, the conditional structure itself must be a nod back to him. Could his direction not be referencing north or the location of his name but instead his direction as in his command? Thucydides was elected a strategoi and was given command of a fleet. Ultimately, his failure resulted in his exile.
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Re: verse 3

Postby gManTexas » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:03 am

GoldenMartyr wrote:
gManTexas wrote:Without applying any particular location to this, what do you all think is the meaning of this?

Given Thucydides heavy use of cause and effect, the conditional structure itself must be a nod back to him. Could his direction not be referencing north or the location of his name but instead his direction as in his command? Thucydides was elected a strategoi and was given command of a fleet. Ultimately, his failure resulted in his exile.


I like this, but it seems a little abstract.
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