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Hidden : 3/5/2009
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Geocache Description:

I have been having a lot of fun playing a puzzle out of the Pioneer
Press's Sunday Comics, so I decided to try one out my self for a
puzzle cache. This is my first puzzle so I hope you enjoy it.

To solve this cache, you need to solve the puzzle below:

To solve the puzzle, you will need to place numbers 1-4 across and up and down, such that the numbers in any row or column do not repeat and that the numbers in the boxes solve the problem listed in the grouped boxes. Example: the first two boxes going down have a darker line surrounding them, grouping them together. If the clue was 4(+), then the numbers in those boxes would need to add up to 4 so the numbers would have to be 3 and 1, because the only other numbers that add to four are 2 and 2, but numbers can't repeat, so that won't work. If the clue had been 2(-) the answer could have been either 4 and 2 or 3 and 1.
To make the puzzle unique, I am giving you the answer to spot D (see chart below).

Still confused, not sure how this works? I made a YouTube Video to show how to solve this type of puzzle:

Then once you have filled it out, you will need to use the reference guide and the formulas below to get the lat and long:

North (N+P) (L+C) deg (I+J) (O+K+C) dot (I-N) (D+F+G)

West ZERO (B+M+C+G) ((H+L)/K) deg (E+L) (O+C+A+J) dot (B-J)
((H+G)*(D-K)) (H+O+G)

Placed by a proud member of the

Minnesota Geocaching Association

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[If you are having problems try this hint...but try it without the hint first]
Ybbx ng gur rdhngvba gb fbyir sbe gur svefg qvtvg va gur yngvghqr. Fbyir gung gb trg gur gjb cbffvoyr inyhrf, gura lbh fubhyq or noyr gb qrgrezvar juvpu bar tbrf vagb juvpu fcbg ybbxvat ng gur chmmyr. Nsgre qbvat guvf, lbh'yy unir guerr inyhrf...gur erfg fubhyq tb dhvpxyl.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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