Mystery Cache

PMC Lite - Monty Python HG

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Hidden : 5/15/2010
In Maryland, United States
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Welcome to the PMC Lite!!!

This series was created in response to the many people who wanted a puzzle series, but did not want anything as difficult as the Puzzle Masters Challenge.

This series is meant to be fun and get those cachers, who are not normally interested in puzzle caches, to try their hand at them and realize that they are not as bad as they seem.

It is meant to be fun and entertaining and take you many places in the Mid-Atlantic region.

So have fun, begin to find these caches and collect the clues in each cache you find. They will eventually lead you to the final.

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This puzzle will test your knowledge of the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Determine the answers to the four following questions. Two answers will be numbers and two answers will be words. For the word answers you must then determine the number for each letter of the answer, from the table below, and add them together to get the number value for the word. (Example: An answer “WART” would convert to the number 31. W=7, A=7, R=9, T=8, thus 7+7+9+8=31)

The cache is not at the posted coordinates. The posted coordinates are for nearby parking. If you stay on the yellow trail, it will get you within 100 feet of the cache.

Now for the questions:

 (A) How many times a second must a swallow beat its wings in order to maintain air-speed velocity?
 (B) What is the name of the 37-year old man that King Arthur mistook for an old woman?
 (C) What is the number of the “Swamp Castle” that finally stayed up, making it the strongest castle in all of England?
 (D) What is "the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on"?

A = 7      N = 2
B = 9      O = 5
C = 2      P = 4
D = 0      Q = 6
E = 3      R = 9
F = 6      S = 1
G = 5      T = 8
H = 8      U = 5
I = 1       V = 3
J = 4      W = 7
K = 7      X = 0
L = 3      Y = 1
M = 9      Z = 6

The final stage is N 39° 30.???’ and W 76° 27.???’

Now for a little math;
For North Latitude solve: (A x B) + 114 = ???
For West Longitude solve: (C x D) + 191 = ???

You can check your answers for this puzzle on

This cache was approved by the Maryland DNR on April 23, 2010.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

(1) Qb na vagrearg frnepu sbe Zbagl Clguba naq gur Ubyl Tenvy dhbgrf vs lbh pna’g trg n pbcl bs gur zbivr. (2) Jung bapr jnf gnyy naq fgebat; vf abj snyyra naq ebggvat.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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