The 2020 Cryptex Mini Puzzle Hunt

An online puzzle hunt launching, Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 8:00pm EST, the day before International Cryptex® Day.

GRAND PRIZE: Nevins Line Cryptex® Security Box

The Fourth Eye

Hints for Chapter 1

Please note, the answer is not a random word or phrase in the novel. There is an exact way to find out what the answer is.

Hint 01 - Where to start

The epigraph gives a clue. (That's the quote at the beginning of the chapter).

Hint 02 - What to ignore

The first two lines and the attribution of the epigraph can be ignored for now.

Hint 03 - What you don't need to do

Don't look underneath the door. There's nothing important there.

Hint 04 - About the symbol

This points out what's important. Does the top part of the symbol resemble anything in the chapter?

Hint 05 - About the door

This also helps point out what's important. Does it resemble anything in the chapter?

Hint 06 - What's important

Focus on the separators between the paragraphs.

Hint 07 - You don't see how 06 is important

They are not all the same. Take note of all of them and what's different.

Hint 08 - You don't know what to do with what's important

Note the number of squares in each one. Remember the epigraph.

Hint 09 - Still don't know what to do.

The number of squares in each separator matches something directly beneath it.