Mystery Cache

PMC - The Order

A cache by hostanut Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/23/2008
In Delaware, United States
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:


A Puzzle Masters Challenge cache

PMC: PUZZLE MASTER'S CHALLENGE
This puzzle is part of a series of puzzles created by the greatest Puzzle Masters of the Mid Atlantic Region. There are a number of Puzzle Masters contributing to this series. Solve all of the Puzzle Masters' creations, follow the storylines, gather the clues and find the final. Will you accept the challenge?

Each puzzle is a unique work of art created and owned by each Puzzle Master/Puzzle Team. In each cache there will be a clue that you must gather and record. These clues will lead you to a final mystery cache located somewhere in the mid-Atlantic region. This series is designed to lead you on an epic adventure that will require Master puzzle-solving skills and extensive travel to unique locations. You must travel and log in at each cache in order to claim a find on the final. Due to the extensive time and effort put into this challenge, the cache can be done as a group but each member of the group must go to each cache site and sign each log. Dividing into sub groups and pooling their efforts will not be allowed.

PMC: THE PUZZLE MASTERS
Listed below are the owners and creators of each cache in the series. As each cache gets released, the link to the cache will be added to the roster.

Cinderbankers PMC - The Box
CondorTrax PMC - I Dislike Numbers
Dirty_Bird & BigNastyBrain PMC - Creative Confusion
East Village Family PMC - Urban Renewal
Ekitt10 PMC - The Message
Frodo_Underhill PMC - Quick Brown Fox +-25
GALAP PMC - Uncle Buck's Cards
GerIRL PMC - Hibernia
Grunriese PMC - Flatlander
Hostanut PMC - The Order
M_and_W PMC - The Sun, Moon and Stars
Mblatch and ericles PMC - S.E.T.I.
ODragon PMC - A Tribute To Caching
rehobch PMC - Clueless Again?
Resolution PMC - Professor Stone
Vinny & Sue and MMammel PMC - The Song of the Master Sun
We3girlsnaguy PMC - The Meeting House

AND THE FINAL.....
The elusive cache. It has been missing for a long time. Can you find it?

THIS CACHE
This cache is NOT at the posted coords.

This area is open for hunting. Access to this cache is allowed on SUNDAYS ONLY from SEPTEMBER 1ST to FEBRUARY 15TH each year, AND during SPRING WILD TURKEY SEASONS. Hunting Season information can be found at WWW.FW.DELAWARE.GOV

MY STORY

Back in the 1700s one of the forefathers of the Littleton clan had a dream (was it really a dream?).....

Grandpa was standing in the middle of a gathering……strangers everyone……odd clothes....different languages....perhaps even faraway times (was time travel a reality?).

The voice from on high told of a great treasure that would remain hidden “until the time is right” and that time would not be right “until the White House contains an amendable person”.

Each of the Puzzle Masters, as the gathered were called, were given a leather pouch containing what was called "THE clue". All of "THE clue"s would be needed to locate the great treasure.

Each Puzzle Master was instructed to hide their clue in the safest of places and then create a challenging puzzle to conceal the identity of their clue's hiding place. This puzzle was to be placed in the leather pouch. The leather pouch was to passed down from generation to generation…..but only to the oldest son. Each successive generation was to make an addition to the puzzle before passing the leather pouch on...My father’s addition to the puzzles was to add a puzzle on each page that would reveal the numerical order of the pages.

[I learned at Thanksgiving dinner (2008) that my dad gained his interest in puzzles from his grade school principal Dr. John W.(who later in life became dad's dear friend).....Research on-line revealed that Dr. W. was born almost exactly 100 years before me......well, actually 5 days less than 100 years.]

The puzzle was only to be revealed when the time was near [how and when was always a mystery but each generation was assured that it would be obvious when "it was time"].

Looks like it will be time for the great treasure to be found right after the Nov 2008 election:

If Obama/Biden are elected ……Obama may be considered a representative of Amendment 15

If McCain/Palin are elected……Sarah may be consider a representative of Amendment 19.

With the time drawing nigh……I feel it is time to reveal the puzzle of my pouch...Geocaching.com seems the appropriate place to reveal my puzzles………some cachers appear to be Puzzle Masters.

Please help me locate and release the great treasure before the muggles snatch it.

THE PAGES IN MY POUCH:

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31*46*48*46*42*28*50*52

What Number is associated with the following?.

Hearts and Flags.
Pro-golf and base

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32*22*32*80*78*50*49*54

2081855 x 19924 + 15145 equals what 2-digit number?

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26*36*42*42*52*72*68*30*42*38*43*45

Two numbers give the same total whether they are added or multiplied together. What is the largest of these numbers?(All digits in the two numbers are the same.)

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12*14*28*29*34*25*14*50*44*21*46*42*22*50*22

COMPLETE THE SERIES

WITH WHICH OF THESE:

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33*32*23*26*25*52*45*24*34*54

Just as the minute hand of a clock passes the 12, an ant crawls onto the clock at the 6 and starts walking counterclockwise along the outer edge of the clock at a constant speed. When it collides with the minute hand, the ant reverses direction and crawls clockwise around the edge of the clock at the same speed it originally crawled. Forty-five minutes later the ant collodes with the minute hand a second time. At this point the ant jumps off the clock. How many minutes less than or more than one hour did the ant spend on the clock?

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22*45*44*52*32

A bum has the ability to roll and smoke one cigarette from three cigarette butts. If the bum finds nine cigarette butts, how many cigarettes can he roll and smoke? (Only count whole cigarettes smoked, not any butts, if any, left.)

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65*27*22*72*26*42*43*67*52*18

What is the missing number?

                       
5 15 10
25 6 5
2 15


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40*54*36*42

What is the number of rectangles that can be formed with their corners on 4 of the following 12 circles?

O      O      O      O

O      O      O      O

O      O      O      O

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ADDITIONAL INFO:

Compass may be needed. Take what you have learned with you..

This is a multi cache! The solution to the puzzle reveals the coords to the 1st stage. The 1st stage will provide info that will allow you to search for stage 2. Stage 2 will allow you to figure out the final coords.

NOTE (Thanksgiving): After dinner today, I was going through some of my father's things when I came across a notebook cover page with "Places Where C.H.A.N.G.E. Was Named" stenciled on the cover. I wondered if this was some political document from the Obama camp......that didn't make any sense to me.....my dad was NOT political. A second look at the cover revealed faint letters written below each of the letters in C.H.A.N.G.E. ........C.alifornia.....H.elios....A.mericas...N.eptune...G.ermany...E.urope. ?????Surely no-one from Earth has been to the sun or a distance planet.

NOTE (10-7-08): Clarification has been added to the third listed page; addition has been made to the fourth listed page.

NOTE (11-11-08) Multiple answers may be acceptable but the 6th puzzled ended up having an alternate answer that was NOT acceptable for The Order and, therefore, that puzzle has been changed. I apologize for any inconvenience caused

Milestones:
Loco OCos: #900 on 11/28/09
tsemclarney: #2000 on 3/14/09

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