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ABC
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DEF
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GHI
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JKL
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MNO
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PQRS
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TUV
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WXYZ
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You'll notice that on each little cube face the dots don't line up very well vertically, but on each full cube face the little faces are divided into a set of horizontal "slots" that are occupied uniquely by rows of dots. On the red and yellow faces there are four slots, while the orange face has six. (The "triangle" of dots on the orange face is just dots in two adjacent slots.)

If you read the dots in order of the horizontal slots on the little cube faces in top-to-bottom order, and treat them as button presses on a cell phone keypad represented by the full cube face, you can translate them into letters. The letters form one word per face (red, yellow, orange--rainbow order): FIND CLUE INSIDE.

 

 

At this point Game Control, sadistic fiends that we are, hopes that you solved the cube by taking it apart, because now you're kicking yourself for putting it back together! But don't feel too bad, because the next stage of the clue consists of tiny letters written in blue marker on the inside corners of the six center faces that hold the cube together. It turns out to be very hard to take a picture of them (because it's very hard to see them) but you may be able to see an "S" here:

 

 

Taking the squares in rainbow order of faces (red, orange, yellow, green, blue...white--OK, almost rainbow order) and reading around the corners of each face, the letters come out in groups of four. Arranging the four letters from each face in the correct order results in

VALL EYOF FIRE WHIT EDOM ES

or VALLEY OF FIRE WHITE DOMES.

During this clue's conception it was noted that even when the letters were written in shiny metallic gold ink, six out of six test subjects failed to notice them when putting the cube back together! But on the off chance that Game players are more sensitive than test subjects, we switched to the blue marker, which is nearly invisible except in raking light.

Clue author: Walter Smith




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