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Truncated Icosahedron

A cache by PhilNi Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/18/2010
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


Cache isn't at posted coordinates. You'll need to solve the puzzle below to find the cache.

People seemed to like my tetrahedron puzzle so I figured it's time to be more ambitious. Move over you puny 4-sided tetrahedron, here comes the 32-sided truncated icosahedron!

An icosahedron is a 20-sided polyhedron with each face being a triangle. At each tip 5 triangles meet. So what is a truncated icosahedron? Imagine each tip being cut off. At that spot you now have a pentagon (12 of them total). As for our triangles, they've now been changed into hexagons because the tips were cut. Or more simply, it looks like a pointy soccer ball. Here's a picture from wikipedia comparing the two.

As you cut out the pieces below you'll want to think about how the numbers work. Adhesive tape will help reassembly. Cache is located at N 47° 40.ABC, W 122° 08.DEF

You can check your answers for this puzzle on Geochecker.com.

Congratulations on DrTusk and _Shadow_ on the FTF

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[puzzle]Svthevat bhg gur ahzoref jvyy znxr pbafgehpgvba rnfvre
[final]Nobhg 4 srrg uvtu.

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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