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Ulysses

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Hidden : 04/23/2009
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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One of the most famous Dubliners is James Joyce and the most famous novel written by him is "Ulysses". This story is about one day (16.06.1904) in Leopold Bloom's (fictional "antihero") life and his walk through Dublin. There are many parallels to Odyssey (e.g. correspondence between Leopold Bloom and Odysseus). The book is full of allusions, parallels and was very controversial. In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Ulysses first on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

Every year, on 16th June in Dublin people celebrate "Bloomsday", a commemoration of James Joyce. They follow the Joyce's and Bloom's footprints, some are dressed in Edwardian costumes and hard-core enthusiasts read the entire novel during that day.

The James Joyce Centre organizes walking tours of Dublin, where you can visit places connected to Joyce or his fictional characters. There are many plaques and sculptures in Dublin related to his work and life and characters from his books (mostly to Bloom), so it is hard to visit Dublin and not see any of them.

In 1988 14 bronze plaques were installed in pavement along Bloom's walk. Every plaque has a quotation related to the spot where it is placed. Your task is to follow these plaques and collect some information needed for the final cache location.

At the beginning , at his statue , look to the plaque at his feet .

What is the last letter on last line worth (using values A= 1, B= 2 etc) ? call it =Z .

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PLAQUE 1. (N 53° 20.902 W 006° 15.627)
Which episode is this quotation from? Call it =A =?. (uneven)

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PLAQUE 2. (N 53° 20.880 W 006° 15.587)
How many lines of text can you see? Don't count the page number below the text. Call it =B = ? . (Even)

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PLAQUE 3. (N 53° 20.845 W 006° 15.571)
There is a page number below the text. Add all digits together and call it =C=

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Plaque 4. (N 53° 20.805 W 006° 15.560)
There is a number (written as a word) In this quotation. Call it number =D=? . (Even)

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Plaque 5. (N 53° 20.773 W 006° 15.538)
How many words can you see in this quotation? Don't count the page number at the bottom. Call it E (uneven)

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Plaque 6. (N 53° 20.712 W 006° 15.540)
How many words can you see in the 4th line of the text? Call it=F=

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Plaque 7. (N 53° 20.586 W 006° 15.560)
How many capital letters (big letters at the beginnings of words but not the title on top) can you see? Call it =G =? . (Even)

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Plaque 8. (N 53° 20.569 W 006° 15.566)
How many letters are there in the 2nd word? Call it =H=? . (Uneven) .

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Plaque 9. (N 53° 20.539 W 006° 15.578)
How many commas are there in the text? Call it =I=? . (Uneven) .

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Plaque 10. (N 53° 20.513 W 006° 15.559)
This is the hardest part of your walk, because the plaque is outside a pub (Davy Byrnes) where tables and chairs are placed. Especially in the evenings this place is full of Muggles and it is hard to read the quotation between their legs.
read this plaque count all words in it (excluding the page number at the bottom) and call it =J=?.(uneven)

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Plaque 11. (N 53° 20.511 W 006° 15.539)
How many letters are there in the last word? Call it =K=?.( even) .

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Plaque 12. (N 53° 20.505 W 006° 15.492)
How many question marks can you see? (Plaque currently hidden. For now use the value of Z for L.) Call it =L=?.( uneven) .

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Plaque 13. (N 53° 20.471 W 006° 15.408)
How many words are in the 1st line of the text? Call it=M

Plaque 14. (N 53° 20.435 W 006° 15.317)
Note the last digit in the page number and call it =N .

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THE FINAL CACHE is at coordinates:
NORTH 53 (19+Z) .(K-A) (B-H) (C-(I+Z)) .

WEST 006 (14 +Z). (D-N+L) (E-F-M) (J-G)

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