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Big Woods Puzzle 1: "Roads"

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Hidden : 12/16/2009
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

(but it is the best place to park!)

This cache is hidden in the Wayzata Big Woods, one of my favorite spots in Wayzata. More information on this area can be found in the cache description for another cache I have hidden here, "Wayzata Big Woods".

This puzzle is actually a couple of years old, it came out of a brainstorming session while trying to find and exploit pfalstad's puzzle-solving Achilles Heel. I started compiling pictures, but ended up throwing it all away because the puzzle was way too easy to solve. Then last week I had lunch with Ampersand and Seeingitdifferent, and they reminded me that compared to all the strange and esoteric puzzles out there, the number of easier puzzles was quite low. That, combined with the fact that I finally figured out that pfalstad has no weakness, seemed like the perfect excuse to dust this one off!

Anyway, the puzzle is below. If you need to, you can click on any of the smaller pictures below to get a full-sized version. As always - thanks, have fun, and happy hunting!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Assume 44/93 - see the hint image if you need a spoiler. If you find conflicting information, use the info from Wikipedia...that's what I did. :-) ]

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)