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Seventh Door opening - December 21, 2006 - December 28, 2006

Book 7 Title Christmas present

Page editor: Belinda Hobbs

Instructions for working the puzzle behind the Secret Door (now closed)

Puzzle steps 1 - 5

The secret Door on Jo’s site opened just in time for Christmas! But you still had to puzzle your way in. Here’s how it worked:
1. Click on the open door in the mirror, a small tree will appear.
2. Click in the top pane of the Door, a wreath will appear.
Unopened present 3. Click on the hall ceiling in the mirror, garland will appear.
4. Click on a spiderweb, to “clear the cobwebs”. (Either one will work.)
5. Click on the windchimes (second chime from the right), it turns into a key.
6. Drag the key to the lock, the Door opens.
7. Click on the gift, it opens.
8. Click in the box to play the game of Hangman. Type letters on your keyboard to guess the title.

Hangman game opened

Notice the shrinking candle flame. The first image is from June2004, the center image from April 2006 and the right from Dec. 21, 2006.

Candle June 2004 Candle April 2006 Candle Dec 21, 2006

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