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One book, one piece of paper.

Two men

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How did he get her phone number?

If it was SM who wrote X 3239 on the back of the Rubaiyat he could have learned of it any time after July 1947 by looking in the Adelaide phone directory.
But he would have to have known what to look for if he wanted to find Jessica Harkness.

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“In 2002 I had a lengthy conversation with Jessica Harkness.”

Why did the police re-interview Harkness in 1982, and why isn't anybody talking about it?

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The tamam Shud Code: what they said

Seventy two years on

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Were they supposed to meet?

The man with a piece of torn paper and the other with the book it was torn from. Were they supposed to meet?

Yes, or no.


A deathly silence is understood: but you’ve just asked yourself the question by reading the post.

Yes or no?

The three Tibor Kaldors

There was no other way out.

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How do you draw them together?

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4 – The problem we are having ..

is why aren’t you claiming to have broken the code?

بگذار دیگران صحبت کنند

2 – “I’ll run the numbers.” Nick Pelling.

He did, we got 133:1.

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1 – A definable pattern in the Tamam Shud code






Every line consists of an odd number of letters.

Line 1 – 9
Line 2 – 11
Line 3 – 11
Line 4 – 13

M R G  O A B  A B D

M T B  I M P  A N E T P

M L I  A B O  A I A Q C

I T T  M T S  A M S T G A B

In every line consisting of over seven letters, the seventh letter is an A.

It’s as plain as day.


My work is done here …

A withered virgin emptying bedpans

An inconvenient suicide or a murder?

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Rubaiyat mnemonics … some untested ground

Quatrains and languages

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Malay / English version of the Rubaiyat

Sha’ir Omar Khayyam.

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Verse 70, the Rubaiyat Code ..

and languages using a common alphabet.

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Verse 70 and its implications.

Harkness and Boxall. There is no ignoring their relationship

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Two delays in the investigation – Two explanations.

DS Leane and Prof Cleland.

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December 2020. Where are we?


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Were the Keane name tags meant to confuse?

Confusion, Fortune and Misfortune. Where is Gerry Feltus leading us?

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Whose name was written on the back cover of the Rubaiyat?

Gerry Feltus knows more about this mystery than we ever will. But that doesn't mean he's about to give anything away.

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Was the suitcase found at the luggage office by DS Leane locked or unlocked?