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Complete Solution from OP Well, my Uncle would be proud... It was a team effort, but ultimately it was rand al'thor who eluded the pirate's curse and found the treasure! Although rand's answer is ultimately correct and he has been awarded his bounty, I'm posting/accepting this answer to provide a canonical solution and to recognise the contributions made ...


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Partial answer Definitely correct stuff... Text is Which produces: Based on the hint, Other notes and observations... The stamp appears to be Except that it has been squared off, and Probably less relevant, but Finally, commenters below have noted that the image in the top left


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Following on from Rand al'Thor's answer... Level Three Our next challenge can be found... The hidden page is... The remaining pages give the ingredients we need: Or more compactly: Rearranging: Level Four This level is a fairly simple exercise, and following the instructions gives the answer Level Five Looking back and using the pictures provided ...


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I think I've solved the second stanza! Paired up, pared down, the truth exposed, lies within lies. Heading onwards north, reeling seas terrorize. Apply the first line to the second line. First pair up the words to get headingonwards northreeling seasterrorize, then pare down to get (headin)go(nwards) (nor)three(ling) (s)east(errorize). This stanza ...


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Are you


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Posting this in a second answer so that solutions to different parts of the puzzle are separate. If people disapprove, I'll edit my previous answer and delete this one. North is Reasoning: In-universe explanation: Now we're in good shape to solve the first three stanzas. There are six caves on the island (candidates for the "dead man's cave"), namely at ...


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Using Jonathan's answer of the Previous riddle: where you can see: UPDATE: Printed : UPDATE 2: Thanks to Jaydm's answer: We get: UPDATE 3 AND LAST so using this decrypt tool: The treasure is:


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Partial answer Level One Start by running your cursor over the Thyme clan badge in the bottom left-hand corner of 47 web pages. Each one will reveal a different number and a letter of the alphabet. Simply write the letters in numerical order to discover your first clue. I managed to find all of the pages with alphanumeric clues. It took hours. Here's a ...


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I think it is


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For those who want to edit my base map without the paths: Corners: Page 1 of the Journal Journey 1 - Top Left of Page Journey 2 - Top Right of Page Journey 3 - Bottom Right of Page Page 2 of the Journal Journey 4 - Middle Left of Page Page 3 of the Journal Journey 5 - Top Left of the Page Journey 6 - Bottom Right of the page Page 4 of the ...


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EDIT - Apparently the answer is "dead easy" which suggests that some local knowledge is required. So here are a few additional comments in italics and I give up. The 6 digit coordinates are from the Ordnance Survey National Grid reference system. The first 3 digits are eastings and the last 3 digits are northings. In about 1980 when this treasure hunt was ...


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Here's my partial solution. Firstly, as per rand al'thor's answer, north is Start your search from dead man's cave and follow the clues herein. Sharpen a sword and your wits and you're ready to begin. Paired up, pared down, the truth exposed, lies within lies. Heading onwards north, reeling seas terrorize. Right is left and left is right, turn and go ...


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No idea if this is correct or even on the right track, but


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A few observations on the photo at CvdNbvV: Leads me to believe: Following on from Fifth_H0r5eman's answer. The LSB decoded image reveals the last bit of the QR code. Following on from Deans reassembled QR code and hint 2. Partial Answer Guess Revised guess after riddle change


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Following Vlad's answer: This translates to:


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The key and treasure chest are ... The directions refer to ... The paper with the diamond, circle and red X ... The message on the last sheet of paper ... The key ... The clipping with the volcano sketch ... The treasure chest ...


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The treasure could be in any of these spaces.


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First post on this site! I would just leave a comment, but I don't have enough rep. The vigenere key is That gives us (referring to Jonathan Allan's answer: I take no credit for this whatsoever.


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The thirteen words are The clues: (thanks to @MOehm for getting 8, 9 and 10) Now, note that If we then These words form the quote given above.


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This white plastic jungle feeds nations and can be seen from Earth’s orbit. Find it using Google Earth. Zoom in on that place and find the largest body of water within it. Find the bridge crossing the middle. Take the coordinates of the center of the bridge. Subtract 0.64 from latitude (the first coordinate.) Subtract 2.61 from longitude (the second ...


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PSE very likely stands for puzzles.stackexchange, hence I'm starting right here. The statement 2 + 2 ≠ 4 is wrong. The opposite of wrong is right. The opposite of right is left. .5 is rounded up (usually, on pen and paper). Up (proper) is down (1), and down (1) is up (2). Ergo up (2) is up (proper), and we can deduce that down (2) is therefore down (proper). ...


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Steven is at The image is Going ahead Now as per hint, the numbers can be used only in Ireland


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Using a LSB decoder: However I cannot seem to piece the image together well enough to to read it... The parts I have seem to be out of proportion to one another (Or at least the grey does). From Dean's Answer and the comment from OP there, I have tried: From the fact we are given:


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Next step after Dorrulf's observation:


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So, I think I worked out the fourth stanza. Cardinals sitting in their nests, pick them up one by one. Set them free and follow them, then turn to what's undone. Then turn to what's undone: Updating one of my points, hopefully this wasn't actually the thing I got right... Adding some more Plus, I got rid of the RS...


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The diary entries lead you to find the letter If it helps, ... ... we found the letter! Continuing from there, if you ... One gentle nudge from OP later, we reveal And finally .... ... we found the manuscript! As for what else could this mysterious place be hiding from you? I am going to start looking in this place for Jimmy Hoffa. Addendum by the ...


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Most of the answers for the crossword have already been given in Deusovi's answer, so I'm going to focus on the... Final Clue To save some arithmetic trouble, hint 4 is probably referring to The natural next step is then to These probably are As it turns out, an idea I had discarded earlier because it would mean insane dedication on part of the setter, ...


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