The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Clues 10 &11: From Basic Code to Flag Semaphore [UPDATED]
Oh my, two clues are out there and the rush of adrenaline Mouth Taped Shut gave us in the last hour was pretty intense.
It started with this nicely framed picture of Harriet Vanger and numbers at the bottom of the picture: 6, 15, 21, 14, 04.
Each number simply corresponding to the letter of the alphabet, so 6 = F, 15 = O, 21 = U, 14 = N and 04 = D. You got it, the word was found and revealed that clue number 10 was waiting for us in Cambridge/Boston.
But that’s too easy, right? So while we were getting excited about the Cambridge prospect Mouth Taped Shut went a bit wild and posted back to back and in disorder four pictures showing clocks with different time on it. I will spare you the details of what happened in my poor brain while I was trying to find a code because Sheepdean on the nin.com forum found it in matter of minutes, followed by Star Nubalo on the MTS tumblr, deciphered it fast and quick thanks to a flag semaphore technique.
Here is how: (i’m posting the pictures in the order they were posted on MTS, even though their position was indicated in the tagg section)
And that’s how you get burn, revealing that the second flower of the day is in Mesa, Arizona.
None of the clues have been found yet so I’ll update later on. I was just very excited to share the flag semaphore technique.
I’m back and here are the latest updates about the flowers and everything else that matters. (to me)
Congrats to @djchristensen for finding the flower before everybody else, including mentorless reader Rich Shores who missed the picture, and tell his experience in a great article, just the way it happened to me in Los Angeles.
Christensen shared a picture of the flower:
He kindly uploaded a picture of the clue #2 (yay) and tweeted me that it was in a tiny envelope with a writer inside saying where to go:
The funny thing is that two days ago he tweeted that he wished a flower would be in Phoenix/Tempe. Good omen I guess.
Kuddos to Byron Galbraith who found the flower #11! Boston was the first clue posted on MTS but the flower is #11 on the Fincher’s signed card. The crazy thing is that Galbraith was literally one of the latest tweet on the #MOUTHTAPEDSHUT feedstream until MTS uploaded pictures this morning.
The grid is filling up quick this week. I don’t have much to add since yesterday but the new information appearing now:
So we reached 5 clues in two days, will there be a surprising surprise tomorrow or are we done for another long weekend?
To be continued…
check the archives for a taste of it.