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"Oh magus, you have begun thy journey. Your master's temple has fallen but his work is not yet finished…" - Orrin Oscar Lutwidge
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There's Something in the SeaEdit
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This symbol code, referred to as “Lutwidgian cipher” covers the outside of the Lunchbox Puzzle, and is used in unlocking the various levels of the Metal Box. It can also be seen on the cover of the book itself, where it forms a rectangular border around the title. This border, when decoded, reveals the message:
Starting from the top left reading to the right:
- “Yawn not darer and wander nary/ Be warned and ready/ Dawn’s ray nears/ Will my wand err nay”
Reading in the opposite direction down the left side:
- “Read now and be wary”
Notably, many word combinations in this message form an anagram of “Andrew Ryan”:
- Yawn + darer: Andrew Ryan
- Wander + nary: Andrew Ryan
- Wand + err + nay: Andrew Ryan
This copy of the book could be opened to a page containing a cryptic word search puzzle. The symbol filled grid of this word search doubles as an ADFGVX cipher  for solving the fourth level of the Metal Box puzzle.
In November, Mark received Cindy's personal copy of A Child's Garden of Cyphers from his estranged wife, Amanda. This copy was much dirtier than Mark's, and it had Cindy's signature on the front, along with a short cypher warning: "KEEP OUT!!!"
The Cryptic Word Search Edit
The word search contains cypher sybols that, when translated, read:
(Bold letters were circled in the book.)
The following text is on the adjacent page.
(Highlight the white blocks with your pointer to see the answers.)
|Now test your knowledge of the cipher! Find the hidden words... and remember, on this grid sometimes Y = X! We've checked off the first few to get you started.|
|✔||1. No if, this, or but!||(3)||AND|
|✔||2. Home for a Hungary Pest.||(3)||ERD|
|✔||3. Not me, but I. Not us, but --.||(2)||WE|
|✔||4. A ham's humor is often---.||(3)||WRY|
|✔||5. Yea? I say thee ---!||(3)||NAY|
|6. What Painvin cracked.||(5)||ADFGX|
|7. Dirigible, in a hurry.||(3)||ZEP|
|8. Swindler's Act.||(3)||GYP|
|9. Where the frog lays on a log.||(3)||BOG|
|10. 1872 Black Friday's scoundrel.||(4)||FISK|
|11. Thor's stunning sweetheart.||(3)||SIF|
|12. Auction term.||(3)||BID|
|13. Maybe hetero- or ortho-.*||(4)||DOXY|
|14. Arabian tea with no u.||(3)||QAT|
|15. Hull of a nut.||(3)||ARK|
|16. Hollow, to a Welshman.||CWM|
|17. Mecca trek.||HAJ|
|18. She fell underground.||ALICE|
|19. Sr. Varsity's offspring. (abbr)||JV|
|*Remember! On this grid, sometimes X=Y|