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MN0PQ10 Puzzle 1 Hints

Hints:

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Hint 1

If you’re having trouble wrapping your head around the messages here, go past how it’s being presented and come back to the beginning.

 

 

 

Hint 2

All 4 borders seem like they match up on opposite sides. But why are there three points of interest in each row?

 

 

 

Hint 3

Can we make them more uniform? What an interesting, bumpy turn this has taken.

 

 

 

Answer

START

Walkthrough

There’s a few subtle hints going on, but let’s look at the text:
Mostly gibberish. References to loops, and ‘eating itself’? But that’s not enough really.
The visuals are the important part here. You’ve got a jagged edge pattern on the edge, and you’ve got balloons and hearts that are cut off at the edge of the page – but they clearly ‘wrap around’. This ‘wrapping around’ can also apply to the jagged edge of the inset page – the jagged border would seem to ‘fit’ on the opposing border. Your introduction clue also subtly suggest this, by having a hyphenated word that wraps (think-ing)
This should hopefully have you looking at the words on the edges. If you look at the words on the right edge and read ‘around’ to the words on the left edge, you may be able to spot that there are words that ‘cross’ the edge, hidden inside the two words. These words are the following:
satchel Low = hello
you very = you’ve
disc covered = discovered
orchid dense = hidden
mess age = message
bloc ate = locate
prep eating = repeating
avow else = vowels
can doing = and
clasp aces = spaces
safe elapsed = feel
forth employment = them
muffin did = find
rash apertures = shape

Hello – you’ve discovered hidden message.
Locate repeating vowels and spaces.
Feel them.
Find shape.

If you do as the message tells you – finding the double spaces and letters – you’ll notice that there is a total of three such doubles on each line of text.

If you are marking these as two different ‘kinds’ of doubles, you may find that you have something that resembles the long rectangle of shapes at the bottom. The ‘packed’ version next to it implies that you can just pack your shapes together. This may be a stretch for how easily this communicates it, but you may figure it out otherwise.
Anyways, here are the doubles as you find them (with x’s marking double letters, and o’s marking double spaces):

oox
ooo
xxx
oxo
xxo
oxx

oxx
ooo
oox
oxo
xxo
oox
xxo
oxx

If you scrunch them together like this, rather then leaving them spread out in the lines themselves, you’ll be closer to noticing the association with the ‘feel them’ clue: These can be brail letters (rotated, but definitely braille).
If you break them up into letters reading top down (tilting your head to the right), you can get this:

xo
oo = A
oo

xo
xx = R
xo

ox
xx = T
xo

xo
xo = B
oo

xo
ox = E
oo

ox
xo = S
xo

ox
xx = T
xo

Art Best.

Not really a final word. But if you notice one more time that the invitation ‘wraps’ not just horizontally (as indicated by the border), but VERTICALLY as well.
So if you employ the wrapping trick again you can extract like this:

Best Art = START.

Start is the answer.