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It's a small world after all, really

A cache by L Clan
Hidden : 6/14/2011
In Texas, United States
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Geocache Description:

Not here. Somewhere else. Solve the puzzle.

Many people have wondered why the Epicycloids decided to visit the area earlier this year. It turns out they were looking for a suitable location to put the world’s population while they prepared them for transfer back to their home world. After departing Katy they reviewed some other parts of Texas and found a suitable County where they could put the world’s population. The Epicycloids planned for each person to have at an area 3ft x 3ft to wait in. The Hypotrochoids went through this same exercise previously in another part of the world in 1960. Fortunately, both groups of aliens realized that Earthlings did not taste very good and aborted their plans. Maybe this is why Waldo is hiding.....but that is another story

So, identify these counties and solve for the cache location. As you work through this you may come to realization that it is a small world (or is it a big world…)!!!

29 43.ABC

95 45.DEF

A= The absolute value of the difference between the number of characters in each county multiplied by 2 then added to 1 (ignore any spaces).

B = Position of the “e” in the Hypotrochoids county of choice

C = Simple number substitution of the 5th letter in the Epicycloids county of choice

D = The number of times “p” is encountered considering both counties

E = The sum of the number of times “d’, “e”, ‘”f”, and “s” are encountered considering both counties

F = The number of the times “t” is encountered in the Hypotrochoids count of choice + 1.

CONGRATS TO FAMILIERYAN FOR FTF

Uvag 1. Gur nyvraf ner xvaqn avpr naq tvir rnpu crefba ng yrnfg n 3sgk3sg nern.

Uvag 2. Pnpur vf arne tebhaq yriry nobhg 4-5 cnprf fbhgu bs n guerr gehaxrq gerr arne gur rqtr bs gur jbbqf.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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