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
From Part 1 of this series: Sanborn's 'mistakes' are clues.
Step 2: Irrelevant Arguments
Doesn't really explain why he left out the 'X'.
Step 3: The Red Herring
Meant to mislead us.
Step 4: Compare Panel 1 With Panel 2
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
This regular pattern would stick out like a sore thumb if not for the destractor.
Step 6: Starting to Visualize K4
Sanborn is really into visual clues.
Step 7: K4 by Itself
Use your imagination here.
Step 8: The Key in Plain View
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
The next two parts are really going to be convoluted and complicated.