Cultures of Lancaster City
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This is a multi-stage puzzle tour with a microcache at the end. The locations are all international restaurants and stores in and near downtown Lancaster, Pa.
You’ll discover a wealth of cultures, from Greek to South American, Italian to Korean, British to Japanese, Mediterranean to Caribbean, and lots of places in between.
The entire trip is designed as a 75-minute urban hike, although please allow time to stop in and meet the owners! You do not need to enter any buildings to find the clues, so you can do this at any time. If you choose to drive, please note that there are many one-way streets and parking meters. Please note the parking meter hours (and take some quarters in case you need them).
Considering taking children along on this tour! This cache is sponsored by Kids and Cultures, an educational company that introduces children to world cultures, promoting awareness, understanding, and responsible action as world citizens. Find out more at www.KidsAndCultures.com.
Unfortunately some of the smaller establishments have a high rate of turnover. Please let me know if any of the places have gone out of business or changed their signs, or if the coordinates are significantly off.
You may visit these coordinates in any order. Fill in the answers to each of the 14 questions (yes, write them down; you'll need them to claim your find). Then for each, transfer the digit requested into the grid below to find the coordinates for the cache at the end. (Thanks to mlscls and ratjam for their help with coordinates!)
1. N 40° 02.630 W 076° 18.411
What are the numbers in the street address? ______ Subtract 338. Fill in A below.
2. N 40° 02.580 W 076° 18.392
What is the phone number? ______ - _________ Add the first and last digits. Fill in B below.
3. N 40° 02.534 W 076° 18.385
What is the name of the restaurant with two trash cans in front? ___________________________________ How many times does the letter “Y” appear in the name? Fill in C below.
4. N 40° 02.348 W 076° 18.347
What are the numbers in the street address? ______ Subtract 46. Fill in D below.
5. N 40° 02.327 W 076° 18.344
What are the two digits on the orange sign? ______ Subtract the first from the second. Fill in E below.
6. N 40° 02.317 W 076° 18.215
What is the name of this restaurant? ___________________________________ Add up the number of letters in the first two words of the name. Fill in F below.
7. N 40° 02.299 W 076° 18.189
What are the numbers in the street address? ______ Add up the digits. Fill in G below.
8. N 40° 02.282 W 076° 18.257
What are the numbers in the street address? ______ Add up the digits. Subtract seven. Fill in I below.
9. N 40° 02.255 W 076° 18.592
What are the numbers in the street address? ______ Fill in the middle digit in J below.
10. N 40° 02.247 W 076° 18.669
What are the numbers in the street address? ______ Fill in the middle digit in K below.
11. N 40° 02.407 W 076° 18.496
What is the phone number? ______ - _________ Fill in the fifth digit in L below.
12. N 40° 02.337 W 076° 18.474
What are the numbers in the street address above the door? ______ Subtract 47. Fill in M below.
13. N 40° 02.296 W 076° 18.404
What is the phone number? ______ -______ - _________ Fill in the second-to-last digit in N below.
14. N40°02.295 W076°18.368
(Open Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and features at least half a dozen international stands!) What year was this place built? _______ Use the first digit as O below.
North: J____ M____ ° E____ A____ . L____ C____ D____
West: H (zero) F____ I ____ ° O____ B ____ . N____ G____ K____
Congratulations! Now you have the coordinates to the final cache. This isn’t exactly a cultural location, but a local business that is quite involved in bringing the community together (and gets you back not too far from your starting point). You're looking for a magnetic key holder. Watch out for muggles.
See emergency clues below (to be used only if an establishment has gone out of business or changed its information, after you have filled in all the other coordinates):
[Emergency clues (to be used only if an establishment has gone out of business or changed its information, after you have filled in all the other coordinates):] Ab purngvat, cyrnfr. r, u, naq z ner mrebrf. q, x, naq b ner barf. n naq p ner gjbf. t vf n guerr. w naq a ner sbhef. v naq y ner fvkrf. s vf n frira. o vf na rvtug. Ab purngvat, cyrnfr!