|The first line does not refer to the breast sizes|
of the female statues. We checked.
|He's holding a compass in his right hand. Really.|
The starts of the lines are cardinal directions that point to specific stones (fortunately Josh had given us not one, but two compasses in our kit) and the numbers index into the stone names. The code decodes to "WE WERE KNOWN FOR", and fortunately someone online actually cares about stuff like this. The word "GROCERS" decodes the Vigenere, and gives us a message about looking for an Ent.
|Found it! Oh, you meant in the cemetery.|
We drive around and find this:
|It must have taken years to grow the concrete tree to precisely those|
angles and branch count.
|Either that or this is a very badly-designed golf course.|
|The picture is of Ollivander's. This is a reference to the|
fact that the statue appears to be holding a wand.
|Unfortunately, the wand was casting LUMOS at the time,|
so we couldn't actually see it.
|We were instructed to swear at GC. I swear.|
|And his family. And his little dog too.|
|At first we thought that Clue 8 had something to do with playing|
cards, but then we couldn't find the "Z" in our deck.
|That's a really big penny.|
|We put the "spread" in "spreadsheet".|
Anyway, the message decodes to "LOOK IN WOOD FAMILY CIRCLE". We're hoping to find more clues here because with that sheet consumed, we're fresh out again.
|Don't stick your hand there! You don't know|
where it's been!
|It was upside-down in the box, too.|
|I don't think Will Shortz is going to be approving|
this any time soon.