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June 25, 2009

Prepping for Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol

dan brown the lost symbolDan Brown's blockbuster-in-waiting, The Lost Symbol, won't be released until Sept. 15, but you can start flexing your mystery-solving skills now. Publisher Random House is tweeting mini-puzzles that might -- or might not -- be related to the plot.

A sample: Codes of ethics? T 10 C; 6 P O T SOD; 12 S O T Z

Of course, Brown also has a Facebook page, where fans and detractors can have their say.

For more fun, try this Dan Brown Plot Generator, or Read Street's Dan Brown quiz. (Answers here.)

Posted by Dave Rosenthal at 9:50 AM | | Comments (1)


I have a blog where I have posted comprehensive descriptions of each of the Lost Symbol tweets, solving the puzzles, giving the historical background, and showing how each element might fit into The Lost Symbol. The blog is at

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Dave Rosenthal came to The Baltimore Sun as a business reporter in 1987 and now is the Maryland Editor. He reads a wide range of books (but never as many as he'd like), usually alternating between non-fiction and fiction. Some all-time favorites: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; and anything by Calvin Trillin or John McPhee. He belongs to a book club with a Jewish theme.
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