Introduction: HOW TO SOLVE SANBORN'S KRYPTOS: Part 4 - the Meaning of K4

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Part 4 of a series explaining how to uncover the messages hidden in various parts of Kryptos.

Step 1: Sanborn's Omission in Panel 1

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From Part 1 of this series: Sanborn's 'mistakes' are clues.

Step 2: Irrelevant Arguments

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Doesn't really explain why he left out the 'X'.

Step 3: The Red Herring

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Meant to mislead us.

Step 4: Compare Panel 1 With Panel 2

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Start looking to see what Sanborn is up to.

Wildcards are a clue to solving another part of the puzzle where 'PALIMPSEST' along with 'ABSCISSA' are also clues.

Step 5: Trying to Hide the Obvious

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This regular pattern would stick out like a sore thumb if not for the destractor.

Step 6: Starting to Visualize K4

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Sanborn is really into visual clues.

Step 7: K4 by Itself

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Use your imagination here.

Step 8: The Key in Plain View

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K4 cannot be solved. It is the key to a solution.

K2 also makes reference to the location of this key.

Step 9: Finding the Doorway

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The next two parts are really going to be convoluted and complicated.

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Part 1 on the final solution can be found in Part 10 of this series.

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The Final Piece of the Puzzle - Part I

Comments

FirwynnFirebrand71 (author)2015-02-18

I have some relevant information if you are interested- Ill see if I can help.

craftclarity (author)2014-05-28

Interesting.

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