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Re: Ciphers
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937899 by Oberon_Kenobi
Nov 13, 2016 1:11pm
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Yup, a little paraphrasing by me. I love the Knowledge is Powe assembly photo that didn't have enough people to form the "R" at the end.
Re: Ciphers
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937881 by Angel Winks
Nov 13, 2016 2:17pm
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Which puzzle/cipher would you consider to be a favorite?

Igpa Atinla
Re: Ciphers
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937898 by dingus dufus
Nov 13, 2016 2:36pm
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2) got to love Bacon Cipher.

Nooooooooo, we hate Bacon Cipher!

Been working on one of those for a couple of months now and all we have come up with is "I shot the Sherriff"? Not exactly the clue we were hoping for.

Has been a very humbling experience for the resident rocket scientist...
Re: Ciphers
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937898 by dingus dufus
Nov 13, 2016 3:27pm
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Yes, I like Bacon, too, but I don't consider Bacon to be all that easy. However, you have reminded me of something I do to give the beginners a break so they think they have a chance. Just encode that parts that they really need, and leave the rest in English. Wwicked!
Re: Ciphers
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937912 by Three FLAmigo's
Nov 13, 2016 3:39pm
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Nooooooooo, we hate Bacon Cipher!

Rub Some Bacon on It
Re: Ciphers
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937912 by Three FLAmigo's
Nov 13, 2016 3:50pm
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Re: Ciphers
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937919 by dingus dufus
Nov 13, 2016 4:18pm
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You've got a puzzle you can't solve
Rub some bacon on it
Re: No More Mystery Boxes For Me
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937870 by Kirbert
Nov 13, 2016 5:19pm
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I have a couple of favorite searches: Planet Earth and US Mystery. I like solving clues, even if I never make it to the location (some have been uncovered and found). When a new listing appears I look at it. I find some of the listings deceiving because quite a few of them are probably event boxes or personal travelers. I want a fresh list of what can actually be found in the wild at that moment. I filter out those I don't think are true mysteries. I'm not quite sure why these suspicious boxes are listed this way, especially if they aren't really findable. I wish the status of "active" really meant active.

I do have a mystery box out there that is always active, and can be solved from home. I hope more folks will give it a try. Please give it a try before you retire from mysteries, I think you'll like the outcome.

snickering,
speedsquare
Re: No More Mystery Boxes For Me
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937924 by speedsquare
Nov 13, 2016 5:38pm
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I'm the same as you, speedsquare. I solve the puzzles and ciphers of boxes I'll most likely never get. But I enjoy the challenge of the puzzles.
Re: No More Mystery Boxes For Me
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937924 by speedsquare
Nov 13, 2016 9:48pm
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I do have a mystery box out there that is always active, and can be solved from home.

I found it online. I'm familiar with color puzzles, but not this one. However, I do have an inkling but I don't have time to pursue it tonight.
Re: Desert Bar Event
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937932 by SnakeDoctor
Nov 13, 2016 10:04pm
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As always, you truly outdid yourself. Your event was like something out of the movies. The location was perfect and meeting up with old and new friends was wonderful.
Re: Thoughts on planting...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937746 by Kelsung
Nov 13, 2016 10:28pm
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"It made me chuckle to think of this recent thread. The fact that the question was even asked highlights the regional differences in this hobby. The person asking was not an inexperienced newbie. With over 10 years of boxing experience and nearly 800 finds, you've never found one in a guardrail. Meanwhile, on the opposite coast, I've found and planted probably hundreds that were, going back to 2001, and even more in lamppost bases ad nauseam."

Hi Kelsung! Nope we're not newbies. :)
We are from New England and most of the boxes we've found are on nature trails. There's lots of those around here.
And nope, believe it or not, we've never found a LB in a guardrail or under a lamppost skirt!
Locals would probably need detailed clues, I think. But, there's lots of great potential hiding spots, since there aren't any LBs hiding in there!
Thanks for answering my original question.
-TCC :)
Re: Desert Bar Event
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937934 by shutterbug2012
Nov 14, 2016 5:45am
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Yes yes great event! The off roaders were like extras on our movie set. And I think we all know we'll be seeing that bra again soon....
Re: Ciphers
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937881 by Angel Winks
Nov 14, 2016 5:58am
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Polybius cipher (commonly called the Greek Square cipher)
Pigpen cipher
Date Shift cipher

My favorite of these is the Greek Square because it's easy to learn and remember. Most of the time when I use this I get requests for help in solving - but it is quite easy. Pigpen too is quite easy once you get the knack of it while the Date Shift may be just a bit baffling but it is exciting to solve.

One of my favorite sources for ciphers is a book titled "Top Secret" A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing by Paul B. Janeczko. This book is no longer in publication but may be available in your library. It is considered a youth's book but most youths I know today wouldn't make it past the title page. It gives lots and lots of cipher examples and other techniques.
Re: Thoughts on planting...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937893 by MissMoon
Nov 14, 2016 7:16am
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Thanks to you both for the info on a folding stamp. Down to lab for my next creation!
Re: Thoughts on planting...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937935 by The Clue Crew
Nov 14, 2016 8:08am
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Talking about regional differences, some people swear by peanut butter jars, but we've only found ONE out of our 600+ finds, and that was a geocache hybrid (>.<). The lid was encircled by a wire, and hung down a vertical pipe.

J&J (we stomp the same ground as Kelsung)
Would you put on the Traveling Elvis Bra for a stamp?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Nov 14, 2016 12:40pm
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Many famous letterboxes have. Click the link. It takes a minute to load.
smilebox photos

Traveling Elvis Bra Letterbox

deniserows
with Elvis in the house
Hitch Hiker
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Nov 14, 2016 2:22pm
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Hey all,
While letterboxing we found a hitch hiker in another box. All it says is that it is a hitch hiker, no identifying info. How do I find/track if for the owner when they didn't provide info.
The stamp was a self carved double, capital letter HH, that's it.
Re: Would you put on the Traveling Elvis Bra for a stamp?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937963 by deniserows
Nov 14, 2016 2:23pm
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Need you even ASK?
Re: Would you put on the Traveling Elvis Bra for a stamp?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937963 by deniserows
Nov 14, 2016 2:42pm
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I would but I am not sure it's my size.....
Re: Would you put on the Traveling Elvis Bra for a stamp?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937968 by LROSEM
Nov 14, 2016 3:09pm
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One size fits all. It fit everyone at the Sacramento event!! LOL

(but not at the same time)
Re: Hitch Hiker
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937965 by Kittywalker
Nov 14, 2016 3:27pm
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I'd say it's a HH HH.
Re: Hitch Hiker
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937965 by Kittywalker
Nov 14, 2016 4:17pm
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I know this might be frowned upon, but I think I'd have to see it to really help.
Re: Hitch Hiker
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937965 by Kittywalker
Nov 14, 2016 4:34pm
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There is a hitchhiker listed called HH HH. Maybe that's it? Do the previous finders match with what was logged in on-line?
Re: Would you put on the Traveling Elvis Bra for a stamp?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937963 by deniserows
Nov 14, 2016 4:39pm
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So has this traveling beauty been to Vegas?
'cuz we would LOVE to sponsor this piece of lingerie In January!
Re: Would you put on the Traveling Elvis Bra for a stamp?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937976 by Dartmoor Dreamer
Nov 14, 2016 5:00pm
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It sure can be there.

deniserows
into LV
Re: Would you put on the Traveling Elvis Bra for a stamp?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937966 by wassamatta u
Nov 14, 2016 5:55pm
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I like big bras and I cannot lie...those other bitty travelers can't deny...when I see one all Wassified I get sprung. ;)

Sorry Sir Mix a lot
Re: Would you put on the Traveling Elvis Bra for a stamp?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937963 by deniserows
Nov 14, 2016 6:24pm
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Would you put on the Traveling Elvis Bra for a stamp?

Yes, yes I would...
Last call for Secret Stamp Santa!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Nov 14, 2016 6:44pm
I will be closing the tracker for this year's Secret Stamp Santa tomorrow night. Still want to join? This is your last chance!!

TG
Re: Would you put on the Traveling Elvis Bra for a stamp?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #937963 by deniserows
Nov 14, 2016 6:50pm
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Does one still get the stamp if one does not fit into said brassiere? Must it clasp? Inquiring minds want to know.