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Long before Taylor Swift was the subject of serious ire and scrutiny, she was interested in laying out puzzles and being the sole keeper of the key.

Her album liner notes have always had hidden clues, as complicated as a Zodiac cypher, put there obviously enough for fans to figure out but never quite so obviously as to be confirmable. She’s known for naming names, but more often than not she has actually let fans do that last bit of work for her. On her 2012 album Red, she even didn’t have to say “Jake Gyllenhaal.” She said only “twin fire signs / four blue eyes,” left a liner puzzle that spelled out “SAGITTARIUS,” and appended a bonus track explicitly about being stood up on her birthday. Who else? Gyllenhaal’s birthday is December…

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