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Christmas Morning Chaos

A cache by van der Decken Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/20/2009
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not at the posted coordinates.

Ahh, Christmas Day. The shopping is done, the presents are opened, and the smell of turkey roasting in the oven fills the house. It ought to be the most peaceful of times.

Except the kids are already fighting over the latest video game. The stove's circuit breaker keeps popping. The dog has the cat treed and decorations are raining down in a cacophony of hisses and barks. You can't find the cranberries to save your life, and how could the discarded packaging occupy ten times the volume of the gifts they so recently surrounded? The phone is ringing off the hook and is that turkey ever going to cook? You're one place setting and two chairs short somehow (again) and just realized that you'd promised yourself that the silverware was going to be polished last year before you put it away. The relatives are arriving within the hour and nothing at all is ready for them!!!

Stop. Close your eyes. Think about what's important; what's really important. The little things that are everything. Sometimes it's hard to remember them amongst all the hustle, bustle and noise. It's so easy to be overwhelmed and forget that all you need is the smallest bit of silence in order to see what's truly important.

In that spirit, I offer up this puzzle. Put away the the secret decoder ring and shut down the web browser. To the best of my knowledge, there are no tools, either on-line or off-line, that will decode this message for you. I'm not saying that such a tool doesn't exist; just that I'd find it a bit odd if you could find even one! Everything you need to figure this puzzle out is right here on this cache page. There are no hints hidden cleverly away in obscure places; what you see is all there is. So print off the puzzle, sharpen up a pencil (and your wits!) and grab a coffee to get those brain cells going.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fbhgu fvqr, sbhe srrg hc.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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