How to solve the Cowboy Cipher? The key can be found in the Guide to Solving Ciphers, directly above the Cowboy Cipher. The answer tells you the coordinates for the first time token to be placed on the Time Tangle Travel Tracker.
How to place your Time Tokens? Remove the time tokens from the perforated sheet and place them in order on the Time Tangle Travel Tracker. It does not matter where you start, as long as you continue to place the time tokens consecutively in either direction. Note: You can keep the poster flat and place the time tokens as you go, or you can fix the time tokens to the poster with glue or tape. Keep in mind that if you add anything in the wrong order you may need to remove them and re-stick them, so don’t use too much adhesive.
How to Reveal Your Final Message? This puzzle is ongoing, which means you will be able to answer questions as you progress through the mystery. For now, the only question you will be able to answer is the second (“Now try one for yourself). You will receive your final instructions for solving the entire puzzle in the 6th (final) installment. Keep this puzzle on hand as you will come back to it.
What to keep on hand? The only thing you don’t need to keep on hand is the Inter-timeline Memo. Everything else (the tangle tracker poster, the time tokens, the “How to Reveal your Final Message” puzzle, the book excerpt, the instructions, the ciphers worksheet) can be used, solved, or referred back to along the way.