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Re: verse 10

Postby Choice » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:04 am

Choice wrote:From decoding of the purple panel (instructions posted earlier) the map to the treasure ground shows two routs to the spot. That may explain the "Or more"
i.e. a double staircase with 22 steps on one side and 23 or more on the other.


Someplace similar to:

https://tinyurl.com/y2typevj
https://tinyurl.com/yxt7hw7t

And three domes:

https://tinyurl.com/y4b6z52b

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Re: verse 10

Postby XeroDM » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:44 am

I have been thinking of this method too Choice...
There are a couple of instances in all of the verses where there seems to be a choice. An "or" or other word that doesn't give a definite singular path. (I'm thinking Charleston verse...)
And there are quite a few of this style of dual staircase leading to the same place. There are a few in Central Park too (I was considering CP as a location for a while).
Good find, even if that location doesn't yield results.
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Re: verse 10

Postby Choice » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:20 am

There are overwhelming amount of places in CP and perhaps that's why BP is quoted to say it's not in CP. Also I think the red highlight around the rectangle means that it's not in CP.
The map of the old world in the book and the passage #2 includes north of Poland region which was Prussia. Remember it was Soviet and not Russia in the 80's.
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Re: verse 10

Postby gManTexas » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:29 pm

Since there is a bunch of activity in NYC at the moment, let's analyze these lines again:

Look down
And see simple roots
In rhapsodic man's soil

To me, this implies that we are standing at some elevation. It seems a bit ridiculous to say look down at your feet and see some grass, or possibly tree roots. Thoughts?
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Re: verse 10

Postby idyl » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:44 pm

gManTexas wrote:Since there is a bunch of activity in NYC at the moment, let's analyze these lines again:

Look down
And see simple roots
In rhapsodic man's soil

To me, this implies that we are standing at some elevation. It seems a bit ridiculous to say look down at your feet and see some grass, or possibly tree roots. Thoughts?

Agreed. And with the line after that, "Or gaze north," the word or seems to indicate the opposite of looking northward. So essentially you're looking south, downhill (overlooking Brooklyn).
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Re: verse 10

Postby gManTexas » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:14 pm

idyl wrote:
gManTexas wrote:Since there is a bunch of activity in NYC at the moment, let's analyze these lines again:

Look down
And see simple roots
In rhapsodic man's soil

To me, this implies that we are standing at some elevation. It seems a bit ridiculous to say look down at your feet and see some grass, or possibly tree roots. Thoughts?

Agreed. And with the line after that, "Or gaze north," the word or seems to indicate the opposite of looking northward. So essentially you're looking south, downhill (overlooking Brooklyn).


That's my feeling.
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Re: verse 10

Postby davinci4 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:34 pm

Couldn't this just be a clever way of saying Gershwin’s (rhapsodic man) home area (simple roots).
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Re: verse 10

Postby idyl » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:10 pm

davinci4 wrote:Couldn't this just be a clever way of saying Gershwin’s (rhapsodic man) home area (simple roots).

That, or maybe even Preiss's home area rather than Gershwin. We already have the "rhapsodic man's soil" referencing Gershwin -> Brooklyn, so the "simple roots" might be a reference to Preiss's own growing up there.

Although this wouldn't make a difference since they both are pointing to Brooklyn, it's interesting to wonder if maybe he added himself into the NY puzzle like that.
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Re: verse 10

Postby GoldenMartyr » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:06 pm

I find it interesting that you can tie or translate other words in verse 10 to music. What if the rhapsodic man was put there to simply get you thinking about music to forward the puzzle?

Here are some:
step - difference in pitch between notes
root - chord naming
v - minor scale
B - the note

Could any of this be applied to the verse? I suppose it all depends on where you are focusing your efforts. Imagine v not being a literal v but something minor or a scale. Now those would be devlish puzzle skills.

Gershwin even had an arrangement called Summertime in B minor for the song Summertime from Porgy and Bess. Quite the popular tune.
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Re: verse 10

Postby GoldenMartyr » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:06 pm

Edit - double post.
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Re: verse 10

Postby gManTexas » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:21 pm

GoldenMartyr wrote:I find it interesting that you can tie or translate other words in verse 10 to music. What if the rhapsodic man was put there to simply get you thinking about music to forward the puzzle?

Here are some:
step - difference in pitch between notes
root - chord naming
v - minor scale
B - the note

Could any of this be applied to the verse? I suppose it all depends on where you are focusing your efforts. Imagine v not being a literal v but something minor or a scale. Now those would be devlish puzzle skills.

Gershwin even had an arrangement called Summertime in B minor for the song Summertime from Porgy and Bess. Quite the popular tune.


Now that's some outside of the box thinking that I can get behind.
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Re: verse 10

Postby phrabbott » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:28 pm

Oh man, now the whole verse is reading like one of those awful pun-ny music theory stories I had to endure throughout college. Not sure I can unsee this. I may be done with NYC.

Example for the non-dweebs: https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments ... nto_a_bar/
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Re: verse 10

Postby GoldenMartyr » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:31 pm

Ignore the flaming bird, he is full of nonsense.
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Re: verse 10

Postby gManTexas » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:46 pm

phrabbott wrote:Oh man, now the whole verse is reading like one of those awful pun-ny music theory stories I had to endure throughout college. Not sure I can unsee this. I may be done with NYC.

Example for the non-dweebs: https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments ... nto_a_bar/


You can always go over to the dark side and try to solve Montreal, lol.
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Re: verse 10

Postby GoldenMartyr » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:02 pm

gManTexas wrote:You can always go over to the dark side and try to solve Montreal, lol.

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