Out of curiosity, do you have a list of the sundry unsolved mysteries in the books? Or untied threads and references?
Yes, I do. And, I even have a list of ones Mr. Jordan was planning not to answer or reveal.
Mr. Jordan listed some mysteries in the notes that are NOT to be solved. Perhaps you should try to guess which ones.
Are they not explained, or are they explicitly noted to refrain from releasing the solution?
Some of each. There's one that I really wish I knew, but he didn't tell anyone, and said no answer is to be given.
As for the mysteries, there are indeed some that Mr. Jordan did not reveal in the notes. All he said was: "This is not revealed."
A lot of mysteries or just a few? And any major ones (without going into specifics, I know you can't)?
No major ones, in my opinion, except for a couple of unresolved plot threads he had been saving for the Outriggers.
I can't say much more about mysteries. I've said before that all major plotlines have resolution. Unresolved things are smaller.
If I have my way, the notes Mr. Jordan [left] will be printed after the series is done. At least in part.
Are the unanswered mysteries at least interesting, or are they like, "who made the baked ham in book 4!"?
Some are very interesting to me.
Are there also some that ARE revealed in the notes, but have an added "but this doesn't go into the books."?
Yes, there are, at least in implication. Many of these have to do with things I think he was reserving for the Outriggers.
Yes, I will push for that to be in the notes we release, if the Outriggers aren't written.
I'm afraid I'm not allowed to show any of the notes right now. Maybe after A Memory of Light. Some may go in the encyclopedia Harriet is doing.
I'm not going to say which ones. But it's good to hear what people are curious about.