One of the biggest guesses involves using Spanish translated words to navigate the map of New Mexico. An even bigger guess involves homonyms, or words that sound the same but have different meanings.
Today we’ll look at one of the shortest words in English – I. The poem starts “As I have gone alone in there.” It sure would be easy to overlook this line.
But what if I is intended to be a homonym for Eye – or Ojo in Spanish?
What if there was an unincorporated town in NM, 50 miles north of Santa Fe called Ojo Caliente? Would that be interesting?
I say yes, especially since caliente is a Spanish word that translates to hot, or alternately, warm. And the Ojo Caliente area is known for having hot springs, which of course consist of hot or warm water.
Is this a vital clue? Maybe or maybe not. The thing to remember is that no word should be overlooked, no matter how simple or inconsequential it appears on the surface.