Back in August, we first introduced the official Lost Jigsaw Puzzles, and then in September, we broke the news about hidden codes and blast door map printed in glow-in-the-dark ink on the backs of the jigsaw puzzles.
Today, there’s more breaking news, courtesy of ‘P0pnfresh2002′, who is the first one I’ve heard of to assemble the newest “Connections” Puzzle #4, just released last week, and available at TDC Games. View photos of the fronts and backs, including the newest “c-codes” at Lostpedia.
Apparently, there’s a new clue on the back of #4 now, which reads in French:
Un Vis Classique, Chapitre et Vers
This apparently confirms that the “c-codes” (see Lostpedia entry) are indeed a chapter and verse cipher for some book, but which one? The Bible, Bad Twin and Our Mutual Friend have all been attempted, with no success. The confusing part is the “Vis” word, which doesn’t make much sense the way it is used, according to my French friend. Suggestions have been made that it could refer to A Turn of the Screw, or that “Vis” could have other meanings (such as Old French, vis, face). My own thought was maybe that it referred to the poetry book by Alfred de Musset, since these were the pages of French poetry that Locke drew his version of the blast door map recreation on.
Join in the mystery, and help us solve this puzzle… anyone have any ideas as to which book will decipher these hidden clues? Frenchy Florims and other native French readers, we’d love to hear your suggestions!