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On September 6, 2021 at 6:49PM EST noobiedog responded to notthatkindofdoctor:

Oh, wow - that did the trick!! Zoomed out and was able to complete. Thanks! Onward.... :)

On September 6, 2021 at 1:20PM EST notthatkindofdoctor responded to noobiedog:

Howdy—I was solving that on a Mac, and found it much simpler whe I finally zoomed out the view as far as I could.

On September 5, 2021 at 7:03PM EST noobiedog wrote:

I've hit a roadblock at the streaming emojis - any pointers?

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On September 6, 2021 at 1:20PM EST notthatkindofdoctor responded to noobiedog:

Howdy—I was solving that on a Mac, and found it much simpler whe I finally zoomed out the view as far as I could.

On September 5, 2021 at 7:03PM EST noobiedog wrote:

I've hit a roadblock at the streaming emojis - any pointers?

On September 5, 2021 at 7:03PM EST noobiedog wrote:

I've hit a roadblock at the streaming emojis - any pointers?

On August 10, 2021 at 9:18PM EST MissDaedalus responded to ZombieTaco27:

Okay I figured it out. You're likely overthinking it! Try clicking around a bit.

On July 30, 2021 at 11:52AM EST ZombieTaco27 wrote:

I am now stuck on the Pastafarian part and am really confused. Any help?

On August 8, 2021 at 9:50PM EST notthatkindofdoctor responded to Aras:

So you're on the right track, the letter-sounds DO combine to make a word

It's not an obvious word . Consider how much easier the puzzle would be if all the characters spoke a "common language" . . .

On July 21, 2021 at 1:21PM EST Aras wrote:

Stuck on the Common Experience puzzle. I have the letters in their designated spaces however I am not hearing any words out of the sounds?

On August 8, 2021 at 8:48PM EST notthatkindofdoctor responded to Aras:

ditto . . . I'm try to make words out of the letter-sounds

no luck yet! but that's gotta be the path

On July 21, 2021 at 1:25PM EST Aras responded to ZombieTaco27:

I am stuck here as well, any pointers if you've figured it out?

On July 18, 2021 at 6:16PM EST ZombieTaco27 responded to EMC2:

Thanks, I got there and am now working on the language bit i got all of the letters in their spots but i'm unsure of the next step.

On July 18, 2021 at 4:51PM EST EMC2 responded to themselves:

Interestingly, I just tried it again and it seems as though M removed the ordering step. You used to have to order the theorem cards based on the dates in the book, but now it immediately unlocks the card for 42 as soon as you enter the solutions for all the other theorems. You see that card on the hints and solutions page, right? If so you're good to go with continuing onto the rest of 42.


I always thought the ordering thing was a bit clunky anyway ;)

On July 18, 2021 at 4:42PM EST EMC2 responded to ZombieTaco27:

Once you solve all 41 theorems from the book by entering the solutions online, it should allow you to click and drag to reorder the theorems cards. You'll just need to find the correct order to put them in to proceed with 42

On July 18, 2021 at 2:23AM EST ZombieTaco27 wrote:

ok, I'm super confused. people are talking about moving things around on the website and I cant do that at all. can someone help me with just the very first step?

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On August 8, 2021 at 6:37PM EST notthatkindofdoctor responded to MissDaedalus:

Howdy -- I just filled a spreadsheet with fields to see if the calendar ordering would reveal anything . . . only to join the forum here and read that the drag-and-order function is now disabled . So I completed the steps to make box 42 visible on my laptop, and I'm similarly stumped. I'll be grateful for nudges to a next step. many thanks!


AH....made progress toward a page with a puzzle on it . . .

On July 27, 2021 at 10:35PM EST MissDaedalus wrote:

Hi all. I've solved all of the theorems, seen the box for puzzle 42 pop up, and noticed the reorganization of the puzzles by date. However, I'm not sure how to proceed from here in order to get to the additional layers of this puzzle? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

On August 7, 2021 at 11:15AM EST MissDaedalus responded to ZombieTaco27:

I am as well. Have you made any progress?

On July 30, 2021 at 11:52AM EST ZombieTaco27 wrote:

I am now stuck on the Pastafarian part and am really confused. Any help?

On July 30, 2021 at 12:01PM EST ZombieTaco27 responded to Aras:

I managed to get it. Once you have them all in their place, you need not use only your mind, perhaps a little south should do the trick

On July 21, 2021 at 1:25PM EST Aras responded to ZombieTaco27:

I am stuck here as well, any pointers if you've figured it out?

On July 18, 2021 at 6:16PM EST ZombieTaco27 responded to EMC2:

Thanks, I got there and am now working on the language bit i got all of the letters in their spots but i'm unsure of the next step.

On July 18, 2021 at 4:51PM EST EMC2 responded to themselves:

Interestingly, I just tried it again and it seems as though M removed the ordering step. You used to have to order the theorem cards based on the dates in the book, but now it immediately unlocks the card for 42 as soon as you enter the solutions for all the other theorems. You see that card on the hints and solutions page, right? If so you're good to go with continuing onto the rest of 42.


I always thought the ordering thing was a bit clunky anyway ;)

On July 18, 2021 at 4:42PM EST EMC2 responded to ZombieTaco27:

Once you solve all 41 theorems from the book by entering the solutions online, it should allow you to click and drag to reorder the theorems cards. You'll just need to find the correct order to put them in to proceed with 42

On July 18, 2021 at 2:23AM EST ZombieTaco27 wrote:

ok, I'm super confused. people are talking about moving things around on the website and I cant do that at all. can someone help me with just the very first step?

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On July 30, 2021 at 11:53AM EST ZombieTaco27 responded to MissDaedalus:

fast fingers, my friend

On July 29, 2021 at 7:57PM EST MissDaedalus responded to themselves:

Nevermind. I figured out this part, but I'm stuck on the emoji puzzle. Any hints here?

On July 27, 2021 at 10:35PM EST MissDaedalus wrote:

Hi all. I've solved all of the theorems, seen the box for puzzle 42 pop up, and noticed the reorganization of the puzzles by date. However, I'm not sure how to proceed from here in order to get to the additional layers of this puzzle? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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On July 30, 2021 at 11:52AM EST ZombieTaco27 wrote:

I am now stuck on the Pastafarian part and am really confused. Any help?

On July 29, 2021 at 7:57PM EST MissDaedalus responded to themselves:

Nevermind. I figured out this part, but I'm stuck on the emoji puzzle. Any hints here?

On July 27, 2021 at 10:35PM EST MissDaedalus wrote:

Hi all. I've solved all of the theorems, seen the box for puzzle 42 pop up, and noticed the reorganization of the puzzles by date. However, I'm not sure how to proceed from here in order to get to the additional layers of this puzzle? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

On July 27, 2021 at 10:35PM EST MissDaedalus wrote:

Hi all. I've solved all of the theorems, seen the box for puzzle 42 pop up, and noticed the reorganization of the puzzles by date. However, I'm not sure how to proceed from here in order to get to the additional layers of this puzzle? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

On July 21, 2021 at 1:25PM EST Aras responded to ZombieTaco27:

I am stuck here as well, any pointers if you've figured it out?

On July 18, 2021 at 6:16PM EST ZombieTaco27 responded to EMC2:

Thanks, I got there and am now working on the language bit i got all of the letters in their spots but i'm unsure of the next step.

On July 18, 2021 at 4:51PM EST EMC2 responded to themselves:

Interestingly, I just tried it again and it seems as though M removed the ordering step. You used to have to order the theorem cards based on the dates in the book, but now it immediately unlocks the card for 42 as soon as you enter the solutions for all the other theorems. You see that card on the hints and solutions page, right? If so you're good to go with continuing onto the rest of 42.


I always thought the ordering thing was a bit clunky anyway ;)

On July 18, 2021 at 4:42PM EST EMC2 responded to ZombieTaco27:

Once you solve all 41 theorems from the book by entering the solutions online, it should allow you to click and drag to reorder the theorems cards. You'll just need to find the correct order to put them in to proceed with 42

On July 18, 2021 at 2:23AM EST ZombieTaco27 wrote:

ok, I'm super confused. people are talking about moving things around on the website and I cant do that at all. can someone help me with just the very first step?

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On July 21, 2021 at 1:21PM EST Aras wrote:

Stuck on the Common Experience puzzle. I have the letters in their designated spaces however I am not hearing any words out of the sounds?

On July 18, 2021 at 6:16PM EST ZombieTaco27 responded to EMC2:

Thanks, I got there and am now working on the language bit i got all of the letters in their spots but i'm unsure of the next step.

On July 18, 2021 at 4:51PM EST EMC2 responded to themselves:

Interestingly, I just tried it again and it seems as though M removed the ordering step. You used to have to order the theorem cards based on the dates in the book, but now it immediately unlocks the card for 42 as soon as you enter the solutions for all the other theorems. You see that card on the hints and solutions page, right? If so you're good to go with continuing onto the rest of 42.


I always thought the ordering thing was a bit clunky anyway ;)

On July 18, 2021 at 4:42PM EST EMC2 responded to ZombieTaco27:

Once you solve all 41 theorems from the book by entering the solutions online, it should allow you to click and drag to reorder the theorems cards. You'll just need to find the correct order to put them in to proceed with 42

On July 18, 2021 at 2:23AM EST ZombieTaco27 wrote:

ok, I'm super confused. people are talking about moving things around on the website and I cant do that at all. can someone help me with just the very first step?

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On July 18, 2021 at 4:51PM EST EMC2 responded to themselves:

Interestingly, I just tried it again and it seems as though M removed the ordering step. You used to have to order the theorem cards based on the dates in the book, but now it immediately unlocks the card for 42 as soon as you enter the solutions for all the other theorems. You see that card on the hints and solutions page, right? If so you're good to go with continuing onto the rest of 42.


I always thought the ordering thing was a bit clunky anyway ;)

On July 18, 2021 at 4:42PM EST EMC2 responded to ZombieTaco27:

Once you solve all 41 theorems from the book by entering the solutions online, it should allow you to click and drag to reorder the theorems cards. You'll just need to find the correct order to put them in to proceed with 42

On July 18, 2021 at 2:23AM EST ZombieTaco27 wrote:

ok, I'm super confused. people are talking about moving things around on the website and I cant do that at all. can someone help me with just the very first step?

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On July 18, 2021 at 4:42PM EST EMC2 responded to ZombieTaco27:

Once you solve all 41 theorems from the book by entering the solutions online, it should allow you to click and drag to reorder the theorems cards. You'll just need to find the correct order to put them in to proceed with 42

On July 18, 2021 at 2:23AM EST ZombieTaco27 wrote:

ok, I'm super confused. people are talking about moving things around on the website and I cant do that at all. can someone help me with just the very first step?

On July 18, 2021 at 2:23AM EST ZombieTaco27 wrote:

ok, I'm super confused. people are talking about moving things around on the website and I cant do that at all. can someone help me with just the very first step?

On July 8, 2021 at 3:50PM EST JMerr responded to Squadalaah:

Thanks. I was definitely overcomplicating things. Done with #42!

On July 7, 2021 at 9:33AM EST Squadalaah responded to JMerr:

The realization that helped me the most was noticing that the numbers to the right of the slash are each unique and include 1 through 8, which means using them for ordering is probably a safe bet.. Then all that leaves is what do the numbers to the left of the slash indicate?


Other possibly helpful observations, in order of spoilage:

Everything you need to solve the puzzle is on the page.

Each number pair takes the place of a name, so they're definitely linked.

You're right to assume that the mirroring is important.

The song, while thematically relevant, wasn't actually useful to me.

On July 6, 2021 at 3:20PM EST JMerr responded to ccc:

I'm also stuck here. I've tried indexing and grouping but I'm still getting nonsense. What am I missing?

On June 23, 2021 at 8:06PM EST ccc responded to AJUG:

From the song you get the answer, "The answer is it's all a facade" Now just apply some of the skills learned in the training theorems

On May 27, 2021 at 11:23PM EST AJUG wrote:

Okay so I'm really stuck on the facade puzzle. I know the song is from the Jekyll and Hyde musical, and I think the "pillars of society" line has something to do with the answer. But I can't find any real correlation between the names and the numbers, even recognizing that the negative image is a mirror. Any pointers?

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