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So my question is, when you got "CARDINAL_ KOOKY ACTOR" with a "D" left over and one extra blank left after the "L" in "CARDINAL_", how did you know where to put that extra "D"? (Without already knowing the Addams Family part, that is.)
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I see it now. Thanks +Felipe Novaes.
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For the http://AncientSocieties.com/look-up-high challenge puzzle, there is some text on the page:

✦ Look Up High (title and heading)
✦ "recall under duress"

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Or maybe you only need "under duress" after getting something from the grid squares in the image. For example, once you get SHEEPSKIN - via the Solution in http://endgame-arg.wikia.com/wiki/Look_Up_High - you look up that with "under duress" and wind up with England's Magna Carta, which was signed "under duress" by King John I on June 15, 1215 and having it's 800th anniversary 2 days after the date of this challenge puzzle. Although not originating in Australia, the chances of a 100th X anniversary within two days is 1 in over 18,260 and there is an "Inspeximus" copy of it in Australia: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-05/australia-magna-carta/6072830
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For the http://AncientSocieties.com/look-up-high challenge puzzle, there are 9 pairs of crossword-like squares:

✦ all but two are crossed, with a common square
✦ the other two run parallel horizontally and have two squares that are adjacent

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If each of the 9 pairs is intended to give us two letters, then why the difference? I've always thought that the crossed pairs should provide one letter of the solution and the non-crossed ones provide two letters, for a total of 11 letters in the answer.
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For the http://AncientSocieties.com/look-up-high challenge puzzle, there are 9 pairs of crossword-like squares:

✦ 1 is on the left
✦ the other 8 are on the right

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There is a supposed hint for that weekly Look Up High challenge puzzle. The http://t.co/y1EjFZh6XJ/s/cJFn link in the tweet redirects to http://stl.la/lookuphigh but that redirects again to a Not Found
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"ITHER" and "SYPHONED"?  Maybe those are supposed to be "OTHER" and "SIPHONED", but then the prefixes don't work. Unless come up with a new word includes coming up with words that don't already exist.
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or maybe Grave of the Fireflies
Congratulations! You solved the Challenge!  -REWARD- Official Solution: You match the anime characters that appear in the same movie/television show: You then draw a line between each character, noticing that most of them cross a specific single letter: Starting with the line originating at the top left and moving down, this gives you your answer: MOUNT FUJI stl.la/mountfuji
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Clearly Grove.. because it is such a happy movie and all ;)
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For the http://AncientSocieties.com/look-up-high challenge puzzle, there are 9 pairs of crossword-like squares, for a total of 18.

✦ each of the weekday's answer is used an even number of times:
• Monday's is used 6 times
• Tuesday's is used 4 times
• Wednesday's is used 2 times
• Thursday's is used 2 times
• Friday's is used 4 times

✦ the longest answers are used a bit more often than the shorter ones:
• Monday (18 letters) and Friday (17 letters) are used 4-6 times each
• Thursday (6 letters), Tuesday (8 letters) and Wednesday (10 letters) are used 2-4 times each

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If the longest ones were in the verticals, then I might think that "down under" and/or "under duress" might mean putting the downward answers or maybe their synonyms under "duress" ("duress" + "happyanimal" = 17 letters, "duress" + "boxjellyfish" = 18 letters). But there are shorter ones in the verticals and longer ones in the horizontals, so that's not the case.
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For the http://AncientSocieties.com/look-up-high challenge puzzle, there are 9 pairs of crossword-like squares:

✦ two are rotated
✦ the other 7 are aligned horizontally and vertically

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If we assume that the one on the left gets rotated clockwise to align it with the others, then the pair of letters we get is B and I.  For the one on the right, it could be rotated either way, resulting in either B and D or B and L. (There are even more possibilities if the solutions can be entered backwards.)
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A Carmel apple?
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For http://AncientSocieties.com/look-up-high ...

Since day one I figured that the two non-crossed pairs represented double letters, or at least maybe two of the same letter, while the crossed ones represented only one of the matching letter.  The most likely were one or two LL and maybe one RR, since those were the only double letters in those.  But Gallirallus, Gallirallus Australiis and Weka, etc. didn't work.

In the two non-crossed pairs, the way to get those letters into the right position is to push (force under duress?) the letters from one side or the other until the adjacent squares have the same letter in them. The same thing can be done with the crossed ones, pushing the letters and filling in the blanks being created on one end with the letters that are dropping off the other end until the letters match up in the common square.

I've tried various ways to do that, and get many variations where the letters at the crossing points match up.  But nothing stands out to me.

Does anyone else see any Australia-related anagrams in this list?

http://Imig.com/endgame/lookuphigh-anagrams.txt

Thanks!
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Try to find some native word from those letters relative to nature (dunno why?) but no luck at all...
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HINT








Decode each group of letters separately after doing the "symmetry" part. @\
Today's Challenge (our 200th!) will polish your skills of symmetry and cryptography. Enter solution into stl.la link. ex.: stl.la/[solution]
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+Scott Kim the city isn't the solution... (you tried to enter it as one?)

it's a pointer to what you need to solve the challenge.
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