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Gelateria Flyer Clue #1

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The tagline “The Twelve Perfect Endings To Any Meal” provides a hint about what to do. Specifically, “endings” doesn’t just refer to the fact that dessert comes at the end of a meal.

Gelateria Flyer Clue #2

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Look at the very last letter of each of the flavors.

Gelateria Flyer Clue #3

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Take the last letter of each flavor and put them in order of the months (January to December).

Gelateria Flyer Clue #4

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The last letter of each of the flavors creates the phrase “third letters”. But of what? Can you use this phrase with the top nine favorite flavors?

Gelateria Flyer Solution

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Starting with the #1 favorite and ending with the #9 favorite, take the third letter from each flavor. This spells out the answer, BEES KNEES.
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Restaurant Menu Clue #1

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Start with the word search. Find all of the pasta names listed on the right.

Restaurant Menu Clue #2

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Look at the tip on the left. Think of a way to use it with the finished crossword.

Restaurant Menu Clue #3

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The “leftover” letters that were not part of any found words spell out a message.

Restaurant Menu Clue #4

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The message from the leftover letters spells out BOTTOM RIGHT OF IMAGES TO ENTREE DOTS.

There are five images on the menu of various dishes. Try to match up as many as possible with the entrees on the left. Feel free to use the Internet or other resources to figure out what some of the dishes look like!

Restaurant Menu Clue #5

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There are three images that can be matched to entrees: Spaghetti and Meatballs (with the 4th image from the top), Farfalle with Tomato and Zucchini (with the 5th image from the top), and Cannoli (with the 1st image from the top). Connect the bottom right corner of the image to the dot next to the corresponding entree. You'll want to use a straight edge such as a ruler.

Restaurant Menu Clue #6

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After drawing two lines, can you use the Trivia fact about pirates to figure out the answer, which contains two words?

Restaurant Menu Solution

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The three lines cross at WARD and EIGHT. The final answer is WARD EIGHT.
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Gazzetta Weekly Tabloid Clue #1

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Begin with Agent Morris’s note about the tabloid. He provides a 7x7 grid with numbers. Where else in the tabloid is there a 7x7 grid?

Gazzetta Weekly Tabloid Clue #2

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The first place to start is the crossword. Click here to view the crossword answers.

Gazzetta Weekly Tabloid Clue #3

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Use the grid’s numbers with the crossword to get a message. The message is FIRST WORDS IN DOODLE. There is a “DOODLE TIME” comic. Is there a way to get “first words” from the comic to get another message?

Gazzetta Weekly Tabloid Clue #4

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Taking the first words in the sentences of the comic spell out the message “FIND MISSING LETTERS IN THE ARTICLES.” There are two articles in the tabloid.

Gazzetta Weekly Tabloid Clue #5

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Read each article carefully and look for the missing letters in them. The first article’s missing letters spell out PAIR BITES and the second article’s missing letters spell out GET SHARED WORDS. There is a “Weekly Bites” section that the message seems to refer to.

Gazzetta Weekly Tabloid Clue #6

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Each of the eight bites seems related to one next to it by its topic. When they are “paired” together, each pair shares 1 to 2 words each. For instance, the first pair about the new playground and the recreational areas shares the word “not.”

Gazzetta Weekly Tabloid  Clue #7

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The shared words spell out the phrase “not modern or whiskey drink.” Is there a phrase that fits with “not modern” and is also a “whiskey drink”?

Gazzetta Weekly Tabloid Solution

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The final answer is Old Fashioned.
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Poker Tournament Clue #1

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We are told that Sam has to be at Table 1.

Poker Tournament Clue #2

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Clifford, Kurt, Thomas, and Joe cannot be next to each other. Since Sam is already at table 1, that means the four of them must be in tables 2, 4, 6, and 8.

Poker Tournament Clue #3

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Joe, Clifford, and Geraldine are next to Sam. Using the previous hint, that means Joe and Clifford are at tables 2 and 8 (though we don't know who's at 2 and who's at 8). Kurt and Thomas are at tables 4 and 6 (though we don't know who's at 4 and who's at 6). Geraldine must be at table 9.

Poker Tournament Clue #4

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From here, after going through the rest of the hints, you should realize that there are multiple cases that can make everyone happy. So, put Joe at table 2 since it doesn’t make a difference to anyone else.

Poker Tournament Clue #5

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With Joe at table 2, Clifford is at table 8. Clifford wants to be next to Virginia, so she is at table 7.

Poker Tournament Clue #6

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Thomas wants to be between Virginia and Martha, so he is at table 6. Martha is at table 5.

Poker Tournament Clue #7

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That leaves Kurt at table 4 and Lauren at table 3. The final table placements from tables 1 through 9 are Sam, Joe, Lauren, Kurt, Martha, Thomas, Virginia, Clifford, and Geraldine.

Poker Tournament Clue #8

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From the distillery diagram, you know you’re looking for an 9-letter word. Can you think of a way to do that using the table placements?

Poker Tournament Solution

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Take the 1st letter of the name at table 1, the 2nd letter of the name at table 2, etc. This spells out SOUTHSIDE.
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Famiglia Club Flyer Clue #1

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Examine the flyer and the membership card thoroughly.

Famiglia Club Flyer Clue #2

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The grid of letters on the back of the membership card corresponds to the maze on the back of the speakeasy flyer.

Famiglia Club Flyer Clue #3

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By solving the maze and matching the path with the grid of letters on the back of the membership card, a message is revealed.

Famiglia Club Flyer Clue #4

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The message from solving the maze is FOLD ALONG SPOTLIGHT EDGES. Fold back the two corners of the large speakeasy flyer along the edges of the spotlight. The edges should just meet.

Famiglia Club Flyer Solution

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Once folded back, the answer appears when the two separate edges came together. The answer is MARY PICKFORD.
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Distillery Diagram (Final Puzzle) Clue #1

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The answer to each of the other puzzles fits into this one. You can only solve this puzzle with the answers from the other five puzzles.

Distillery Diagram (Final Puzzle) Clue #2

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The lines indicate the same letters. The bottom of the connections reveal a hidden message.

Distillery Diagram (Final Puzzle) Solution for GELATERIA

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Using the answer to the Gelateria flyer, BEES KNEES, you get the word SEEK.

Distillery Diagram (Final Puzzle) Solution for RESTAURANT

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Using the answer to the restaurant menu, WARD EIGHT, and filling in an empty letter at the end of the word, gets you EIGHTEEN.

Distillery Diagram (Final Puzzle) Hint for WEEKLY

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The secret message contains two words.

Distillery Diagram (Final Puzzle) Solution for WEEKLY

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Using the answer to the tabloid, OLD FASHIONED, and filling in some empty letters, you get the words THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Distillery Diagram (Final Puzzle) Solution for TOURNAMENT

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Using the answer to the poker tournament, SOUTHSIDE, you get the word HIT.

Distillery Diagram (Final Puzzle) Hint for CLUB

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The answer is a name. Check the Gazzetta Weekly.

Distillery Diagram (Final Puzzle) Solution for CLUB

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Using the answer to the speakeasy flyer, MARY PICKFORD, and filling in a missing letter, you get the name CERMAK.

Distillery Diagram (Final Puzzle) Solution

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The final answer is SEEK EIGHTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS? HIT CERMAK.
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Envelope from A.A. (Weekly Bulletin) Initial Clue

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Thompson’s note for A refers to this envelope from Arthur Avery. Find synonyms for each of the two underlined words in the news that only differ by one letter. So, each pair of synonyms yields one letter.

Envelope from A.A. (Weekly Bulletin) Clue for #1

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The first word is WAITED.

Envelope from A.A. (Weekly Bulletin) Clue for #2

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The first word is PLEASANT.

Envelope from A.A. (Weekly Bulletin) Clue for #3

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The first word is CELLAR.

Envelope from A.A. (Weekly Bulletin) Clue for #4

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The first word is REVEALED.

Envelope from A.A. (Weekly Bulletin) Clue for #5

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The first word is LESSEN.

Envelope from A.A. (Weekly Bulletin) Clue for #6

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The first word is DEAREST.

Envelope from A.A. (Weekly Bulletin) Clue for #7

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The first word is HALL.

Envelope from A.A. (Weekly Bulletin) Clue for #8

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The first word is CHAIR.

Envelope from A.A. (Weekly Bulletin) Clue for #9

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The first word is RAINED.

Envelope from A.A. (Weekly Bulletin) Clue for #10

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The first word is ICONIC.

Envelope from A.A. (Weekly Bulletin) Clue for #11

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The first word is HEALED.

Envelope from A.A. (Weekly Bulletin) Clue for #12

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The first word is DONOR.

Envelope from A.A. (Weekly Bulletin) Solution

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#1: WAITED / WASTED → S
#2: PLEASANT / PHEASANT → H
#3: CELLAR / COLLAR → O
#4: REVEALED / REPEALED → P
#5: LESSEN / LESSON → O
#6: DEAREST / NEAREST → N
#7: HALL / HALF → F
#8: CHAIR / CHOIR → O
#9: RAINED / RUINED → U
#10: ICONIC / IRONIC → R
#11: HEALED / HEATED → T
#12: DONOR / HONOR → H

The message is SHOP ON FOURTH. The only shop on 4th Street is Teresa's Market.
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Envelope from B.B. (Party Invitation) Clue #1

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The first step is decoding the symbols. The main invitation card seems to have symmetry between the symbols and the text.

Envelope from B.B. (Party Invitation) Clue #2

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Count the number of letters in each line and the number of symbols that corresponds to each line.

Envelope from B.B. (Party Invitation) Clue #3

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Each symbol represents two letters e.g. “TA” and “KE”

Envelope from B.B. (Party Invitation) Clue #4

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By being able to decode the symbols in the invitation card, the same symbols are used in the enclosed card.

Envelope from B.B. (Party Invitation) Clue #5

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The enclosed card encodes the message “LOCATION. SWIM! LOOSEN UP! DEPART RESTORED” which clues into a specific location.

Envelope from B.B. (Party Invitation) Solution

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The decoded message refers to Galena Hotel & Golf Course, which is a place for relaxation and swimming.
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Envelope from C.C. (Baseball Cards) Clue #1

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The Gazzetta Weekly tabloid also has a mention of four baseball cards.

Envelope from C.C. (Baseball Cards) Clue #2

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Line up the matching icons on the backs of the cards and the tabloid’s fourth page. There are little lines that also help match up the corner of a card.

Envelope from C.C. (Baseball Cards) Clue #3: Solution for Card 1

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The first card points to the word SELLS.

Envelope from C.C. (Baseball Cards) Clue #4: Solution for Card 2

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The second card points to the word SINKERS.

Envelope from C.C. (Baseball Cards) Clue #5: Solution for Card 3

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The third card points to the word FOR.

Envelope from C.C. (Baseball Cards) Clue #6: Solution for Card 4

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The fourth card points to the word CLAMS.

Envelope from C.C. (Baseball Cards) Clue #7

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The four cards point to words “SELLS SINKERS FOR CLAMS” - you may want to search the Internet to decode the 1920s slang. Or, you might see the answer from the Gazzetta Weekly itself.

Envelope from C.C. (Baseball Cards) Solution

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The phrase “SELLS SINKERS FOR CLAMS” clues into Regio’s Cinema. In the 1920s, donuts were also referred to as sinkers, and dollars were also referred to as clams. 
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Envelope from D.D. (Arlington Park) Clue #1

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Use the instructions under “How to Place Wagers” to understand how the betting and winnings work. It is important to know that there are three types of bets. It is also important to know that when you win, you get your original bet back, but when you lose, you do not get your original bet back. The two betting forms each contain 5 distinct bets from the same race. Figure out the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place horses that would give the correct total payouts in both bettings form.

Envelope from D.D. (Arlington Park) Clue #2

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First start by looking at the betting forms one at a time. Figure out how much each bet would win if it were correct.

Envelope from D.D. (Arlington Park) Clue #3

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For the betting form with Win/Place wagers:

Man O’ War (Win) would give $3 in winnings. Minotaur (Win) would give $6, Windy City (Place) would give $5, Voltear (Place) would give $10, and Bay Beauty (Place) would give $8.

Envelope from D.D. (Arlington Park) Clue #4

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For the betting form with Win/Place wagers:

The winnings was $11, and the total payout was $15. This means $11 was won from successful bets. $4 was reimbursed for money initially spent on bets that ended up being correct ($11 winnings + $4 reimbursed = $15 total payout). Since $4 worth of bets were correct, you know 2 of the bets were correct ($2 each).

Envelope from D.D. (Arlington Park) Clue #5

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For the betting form with Win/Place wagers:

Without looking at the other betting form, there are two possibilities. Man O’ War could have been 1st and Bay Beauty could have been 2nd (since $3 + $8 = $11 in winnings). Or Minotaur could have been 1st and Windy City could have been 2nd ($6 + $5 = $11 in winnings).

Envelope from D.D. (Arlington Park) Clue #6

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For the betting form with Show wagers:

Start by figuring out how much each bet would win if it were correct. Clyde Van Dusen (Show) would give $3 in winnings. Minotaur (Show) would give $2. Paul Bunyan (Show) would give $5. Prince Pat (Show) would give $4. Bay Beauty (Show) would give $6.

Envelope from D.D. (Arlington Park) Clue #7

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For the betting form with Show wagers:

The total winnings was $9 and the payout was $13, and since $13-$9 = $4 that means two of the bets out of the five are correct since $4 was returned. That means there are two possibilities. Clyde Van Dusen could have placed (1st through 3rd) and Bay Beauty could have also placed since $3 + $6 = $9 in winnings. Or, Paul Bunyan and Prince Pat could have placed since $4 + $5 = $9 in winnings.

Envelope from D.D. (Arlington Park) Clue #8

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Using information from both forms, the only order that can be valid in both cases is if Man O’ War got 1st place, Bay Beauty got 2nd place, and Clyde Van Dusen got 3rd place.

Envelope from D.D. (Arlington Park) Clue #9

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Use Thompson’s note for “D” which refers to this envelope from Doris Drefs.

Envelope from D.D. (Arlington Park) Clue #10

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Take the first letters from each part of Man O’ War (M, O, W), the second letters from Bay Beauty (A, E) and the third letters from Clyde Van Dusen (Y, N, S). Unscramble them to reveal the name of the business.

Envelope from D.D. (Arlington Park) Solution

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Unscrambling M O W A E Y N S gives the business Nemo’s Way.
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Envelope from E. E. (Radio Schedule) Clue #1

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See Thompson’s note for “E” which refers to this envelope from Edward Eakley. The visual layout of the radio schedule is important.

Envelope from E. E. (Radio Schedule) Clue #2

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Each program corresponds to a column of shaded or unshaded squares. For each list of programs, try combining these columns. See if something stands out visually.

Envelope from E. E. (Radio Schedule) Clue #3

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Line up each column in the order the programs are provided. Each numbered list creates one letter. For instance, the first list forms the letter B:

Envelope from E. E. (Radio Schedule) Solution

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The first list creates the letter B. The second list creates the letter F. The remaining lists create the letters TEA. BF TEA corresponds to the Boni & Fusco Tea Company.
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The Final Puzzle Clue #1

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Following Thompson’s note for the encoded message, get the address numbers for the five businesses.

The Final Puzzle Clue #2

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Add up all of the address numbers from the five businesses (416 + 563 + 921 + 83 + 127).

The Final Puzzle Clue #3

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The sum of the addresses is 2110, which has four digits. Use these digits to alternate shifting the letters of the encoded message from Bruno Costa, Vincent Milano’s consigliere. Shift the first letter by 2. Shift the second letter by 1. Shift the third letter by 1. Shift the fourth letter by 0 (which does nothing to it). Then, repeat to reveal the message.

The Final Puzzle Solution

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The letters spell out “FORTY GRAND FOR BLIND EYE ON ST VALENTINES FROM VINNY”