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Solution to Last Issue's Puzzler

The answer is in plain view, on top of Willis’s head.

Look at the photograph closely while squinting, and hopping lightly on one foot.

You will see the tiny knots that Headley the Hairdresser put into each of the fourteen strands of Willis’s hair.

The knots express a simple, Morse coded message: "In the cabinet."

And that’s exactly where the gold dubloon is -- in the curio cabinet visible in the lower right corner of the picture.

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This HotAIR feature first appeared in VOLUME 7-ISSUE 2 of the print magazine. For a complete list of web site featured articles, see What's New.