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xmts: I'm done. I've caused enough pain to my wife. I'm so sorry.


Blame it on Kablooey

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Hidden : 2/4/2009
3.5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache isn't at the posted coordinates. It isn't a very exciting cache container either. And the location isn't all that spectacular. There is no theme. And it is only available during daylight hours. But it is easily accessible (check out the cache attributes). And a faux bison tube is included as an FTF prize. You should consider all these factors when deciding whether or not to solve this puzzle.

I've been looking at the latest Kablooey 2009 Puzzle Challenge cache and I'm getting cross-eyed from staring at all the numbers. In fact, I think a vein just went POP, my brain is hurting, and I'm seeing a different set of numbers.

394,949,957 70,266,082
136,161,343 87,570,215
109,343,019 368,969,011
141,044,281 196,213,873
54,295,613 323,861,569
4,395,678 175,206,817
16,888,019 225,470,203

Hopefully writing down what I'm seeing and hiding a cache of my own will make the pain go away.

(Unlike some puzzlers, I'm providing a puzzle where the coordinates can be directly derived -- no hokey 2nd stage here)

(Edit 2009-02-06: OK, fine, there is a 2nd stage -- but it doesn't take a leap of faith to get there )

You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude or see who solved this puzzle.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[puzzle step 1] "Lbh fubhyq pbafvqre nyy gurfr snpgbef..."
[puzzle step 2] "CBC" (Oynzr vg ba JrOrQaQ)

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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