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globeadnak
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Re: Page 77

Post by globeadnak » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:56 am

I solved it by accident,
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why is it related to the newspaper?
yodazhang
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Re: Page 77

Post by yodazhang » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:53 pm

Because the newspaper
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shows you the date
Delly1984
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Re: Page 77

Post by Delly1984 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:05 pm

I've tried the date of the incident and the date of the paper.

No luck, what am I doing wrong ?
yodazhang
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Re: Page 77

Post by yodazhang » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:16 pm

The
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photo at the end of the book says he died at his birthday.
The
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newspaper shows the date of the incident.
Make sure to
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calculate the right date, because the date of the newspaper is not the date of the incident. Read the text.
qwaserity
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Re: Page 77

Post by qwaserity » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:04 pm

Finally got it. The number format is:
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six digits long.
It is also:
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MDYEAR
And now I feel stupid because:
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It's the type of a date you would use as a password.
Tallis
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Re: Page 77

Post by Tallis » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:02 pm

This is a challenging and very rewarding puzzle that requires observation, deduction, and maybe a touch of old fashioned trial and error. Escape room fans and point-and-click adventure gamers will find this right up their alley. It requires information in other areas of the book. Below are some graded hints leading to the solution, which is ultimately a 6-digit number.
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Within the storyline of the book, the crew makes the realization that someone has explored this area before (Jason). The goal is to learn more about Jason, and specifically his birth and death dates.
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The information you need to solve the puzzle is in the Notes section, specifically the map page (with the scrap of a newspaper article) and the picture of the sign taken near the camp of the team of explorers.
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The newspaper scrap on the map page (dated Thursday, April 8th, 1982) says that a man died in the cave 4 days earlier on the Sunday previous. Figure out the date of Jason's death.
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The picture of the sign says that Jason died on his 53rd birthday (unfortunate indeed). Calculate his birth date, for it is the answer to the puzzle.
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Getting the answer in the right format is tricky and may take several tries to get it right, due to differing conventions of dates (month first vs day first, year abbreviated or not, etc)
And the solution is below. DO NOT CLICK IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW THE ANSWER!!
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The date format is MDYYYY - 441929
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