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Sherlock 1 - The game is afoot!

Hidden : 10/27/2001
2 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

The first in the Sherlock multi-virtual cache series set in London.

A box of Watson’s memorabilia of Sherlock Holmes has been stolen from his club in Piccadilly. A note left at the scene of the crime tells you that the booty is hidden at the following co-ordinates -

North AB CD.Q(N-Q)E
West HJ GK.P(M-F)E

To turn the letters to numbers, you have to visit a series of London locations suggested by the thief (is the evil Moriarty playing with you?). The virtual caches are independent of each other, so you can visit them in any order. It is possible to complete this in one day, and to do so, we suggest you follow the caches in ascending numerical order to save yourself journey time and costs. However, each cache is chosen to be in an interesting, and hopefully slightly less well-known, area of London - so you may prefer to explore the area around each of them. Bring a guide book!

Cache 1 - The game is afoot!
I have some reason to believe that the brother of little Jack Horner is at the root of this crime. My first point of call is this building, reconstructed by the man himself. The rebuilding took place in the year abcd, thus M = a + b
G = c - d.
ALSO NOTE the last word you see (seven characters).

To claim this as a find, please post (NOT EMAIL as it fills my inbox) a photo of EACH person logging with your GPSr at the location (WITHOUT REVEALING ANY OF THE ANSWERS) AND using the below answers, send a blank email to (eg Make sure you include your caching name (eg rodz) as the subject of the mail or your log may be deleted. You will receive a confirmation email (remember to check your spam folder too) almost instantly if your answers are correct, at which time you may log your find.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Arnerfg ghor vf Yvirecbby Fg be Nyqtngr Rnfg.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)