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Mystery Cache

It's all about the letters Challenge Cache

Hidden : 9/5/2011
In Southern England, United Kingdom
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:



This cache is at the stated coordinates but before you rush out of the door, read on.
Here's a Challenge cache that you can make as easy or hard as you like.

Scrabble.
We all know the letter tiles have different values, the more obscure letters scoring higher than the common ones.


This challenge covers ONE day.
All caches must be found AFTER the date this cache is published.


Make a word using the initial letters of the caches you find in one day.
Find any caches you like, Traditional, Multi caches, Unknown, all caches count, but must be found on the same day.
BUT: The first character of the cache title must be a letter so if the cache has a quote mark or a dot or ! Or 123. Or / then it does not count for this challenge.
This Challenge cache does not count as one of your finds.
Caches you have logged before can not be logged for this cache.

Each cache can only be used once, but if you have more than one cache with the same letter, they can all be used. The word must be English and in normal usage.
We will use the Collins Concise Dictionary if there is any doubt.
Hyphenenated words are not allowed

Minimum word length is 4 letters
You are not limited to 7 letters as you would be in the game.
The score you will be awarded is the Scrabble value of your word.
No doubles or trebles, no bonus points, just the letter value.
OK. New amendment to the above rule as suggested by Nebias.
If any of the caches you find are "We do checks and cache" caches, they will count as a double letter.

This is the official scoring system.
1: a, e, i, o, u, l, n, r, s, t
2: d, g
3: b, c, m, p
4: f, h, v, w, y
5: k
8: j, x
10: q, z

If you found 4 caches in a day, and their initials spelt FIND, you would score F=4 I=1 N=1 D=2 So 8 POINTS
A leader board will be displayed showing the top caching names and their scores.
Once a word has been logged on the board, it is not allowed to be used again.
If two cachers find the same caches together in one day they cannot use the same word to qualify.
You can only log this cache once so why not try for a high scoring word and go to the top of the leader board.



Here is an example from our recent caching day on the 24th Sept 2011. Amongst others we found:

Coloured Ribbons GC2HFZA
Hola GC31541
Route 46 #6- "Leicester" GC1DQRE
OMG another puzzle GC2QRGD
Norman's Final Rest Home GC1E3ZA
Are The Seasons All To Pot? GC32FPE
XH558 GC2KNP0
Inbetween The Colours GC2J5VM
Ermine Street Station GC2G40A
Shiny happy people GC2PHNH

Making the word CHRONAXIES which scores 22 POINTS.



As part of your log, list your qualifying caches and the date you found them, along with your chosen Scrabble word, as the above example.

You do not need to find this cache on the same day as your qualifying finds, but they must be found before you can sign the log.
Any logs not meeting the above criteria may be deleted
Get out there, get creative and think letters, not numbers.

 

Your name here Your word here Your score here
Dave's Piglings Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 59 Points
Norfolk12 Quizzifying 46 Points
CASH and Gary Quizzically 43 Points
Kitey Quicksilvered 32 Points
happy_hunter_hp20 Bezique 28 Points
CurioCT Schmaltzy 28 Points
DTJM Subjectives 25 Points
Malpas Wanderer Honeycombing 25 Points
Dirtyrat27 Jewelfish 25 Points
Purplecougette Jewfishes 25 Points
mellers Cockmatch 24 Points
Nebias Quiz 22 Points
Mimozakon Matchbook 22 Points
El-Jo Weighbridge 22 Points
pixeltash Jodphurs 21 Points
tazmyers Bawcocks 21 Points
gingko Skramjets 20 Points
Woking Wonders Whipsaw 18 Points
MQ2010 Strengthening 18 Points
lodgebarn Amazes 17 Points
Wavvy Tapeworms 16 Points
MikeJenB Bitchy 16 Points
MonkeyPushButton Scabbards 16 Points
Mario McTavish Ranchman 15 Points
Maja&Paja Spaz 15 Points
Stucuk Merchant 15 Points
MK Rambling Rose Standdowns 15 Points
bsh92673 Clacks 14 Points
Rumager Cyclist 14 Points
Runningduck Fleabag 13 Points
Little Fair Bear Byroads 13 Points
Beach hut Smithy 13 Points
Qrang Basket 12 Points
metal-bijou Clomb 11 Points
emmaw Herd 11 Points
Little Cassie Hash 10 Points
bingbonglong Bank 10 Points
EJR14 Cash 9 points
MikeRobinson Perm 9 points
MKGees Smote 8 points
Ordos Nasty 8 points
Ox and Monkey Boos 6 points
whitefriar Died 6 Points
Zensunni Star 4 points




There is a site where you can calculate your score easily here.
http://www.thekatespanos.com/scrabble-score-calculator/


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Npprff sebz gur cngu va gur jbbqf, abg gur pnany fvqr. Va n zhygv gehaxrq gerr. Nccebkvzngryl bccbfvgr gur 3eq orapu.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum