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A Riddle in Rhyme

A cache by Elizabeth Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/12/2008
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

For those who enjoy a brain teaser, this is a puzzle cache located within 2 miles of the listed coordinates. A five dollar bill awaits the first to find; after the initial find, feel free to e-mail me for a clue if you get stuck. This cache will hold a few tiny trade items. Have fun!!

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Two begin with summer months, a season starts a third
A fourth shares its name with a Jazz Age dance
A fifth is a mythical bird
A sixth has great wealth, and another two rhyme
There's also the Iron Chancellor – List these nine

Now find an alliance within this group
Though it's not something easy to see,
A penultimate view will reveal it to you,
Scrambled up in a nine-letter key


From the answer you form you can find the co-ords –
Just follow the steps shown below
With a few quick summations and multiplications,
The cache destination you'll know!

Good Luck!

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1. List the 9; spelling is important! (the 9th may be tricky)

2. Unscramble the key and write each letter's numeric value based on its alphabetic sequence (1-26). (Do not reduce double digits to a single digit, e.g., L = 12, not 3.)

Answer:                ___    ___    ___    ___    ___    ___    ___    ___    ___
Letter Number:      1         2        3        4         5        6        7         8         9
Numeric Value:    ___    ___    ___    ___    ___    ___    ___    ___    ___

3. Complete the coordinates by solving the computations below:

N    41°   A   =   ___    ___    B   =   ___    ___     ___

W 081°   C   =   ___    ___    D   =   ___    ___     ___

A = Add the values of Letters 3, 5 and 9
B = Add the values of Letters 2 and 3, square the result, then add the value of Letter 1
C = Add the values of Letters 4, 5 and 6
D = Add the values of Letters 3, 4 and 8, square the result, then add the value of Letter 8 and subtract the value of Letter 7


Check your solution


For a bonus , e-mail me a State name that can be found in the vicinity of the cache.

Postscript: I didn't know there were two of them until Muddy Dawgs (the FTF - Congratulations!) found a different State than the one I had in mind! Either one will work for the second (the original one should be winter-friendly, the second one probably won't be unless there's no snow).

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