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Celluloid Hero

3 July, 2013

Remember that film-maker, the one seeking a visual clue for his movie? We had a Storm toying with the shapes of letters, dreaming up some ingenious stuff. Still can’t say for sure whether our auteur used any of the podium material…however: do you feel like one more reel challenge?

The film-maker has only now dropped a line with a very particular question for a very ambiguous pathway. Why not let Dilan explain:

I’m at that point where I need to determine a clue whose solution is ‘cryptic’. Do you have any suggestions for what that clue could be? Preferably it is one where there are a few potentially viable alternatives…”

No promises, no Oscars, but if you’d like to take up the challenge, the forum is open. I’ll be having a dip as well. (Just ensure you don’t betray your cover names from the Storm, as I’ve done before.) May the best clue win the limelight.

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