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Mystery Cache

American Authors---#1

A cache by Paladin8 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/1/2008
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Park on Sterling Road.

As an English teacher and librarian, I wanted to combine these interests with my other
interest---geocaching. I have accomplished this in a series of caches of which this is the first. The first set of coordinates will give you the last name of a famous author in American Literature. THE CACHE IS NOT THERE !!!
Please don't disturb the residents while looking for the cache !

The second set is as follows: 40 59 xxx

73 42 yyy
This is where the cache is. It is a metal tin about 3 1/2" X 1 1/2".

PLEASE NOTE: IF THERE ARE TWO AUTHORS WITH THE SAME LAST NAME, ALWAYS CHOOSE THE EARLIER ONE !

To find "x", convert the letters of the author's last name into numbers, using simple substitution. (A -1, B - 2, etc.) Thus, Poe would be 16-15-5.
Add them together (for Poe it would be 36), and subtract 1. Place a zero in front of your answer,

To find "y", simply add 524 to "x".

Enjoy !

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

1. Sbe gur svefg pbbeqvangrf: V ubcr lbh unir n oneery bs sha !

2. Sbe gur frpbaq pbbeqvangrf: Ab arrq gb fpenzoyr qbja gur irel fgrrc uvyy !

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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