Mystery Cache

Rash #1: Musical Artists

A cache by JWCOREY Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/22/2010
In Massachusetts, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:



This is a mystery cache. The listed coordinates are NOT for the final cache. You must solve the puzzle below to determine the final coordinates. The final coordinates are within 2 miles of the listed coordinates. The listed coordinates provide an appropriate place for parking. This cache may be difficult in the winter if there is more than 2 feet of snow on the ground.

RASH Puzzles Rules: The clues are mixtures of components (words or syllables) that, when verbally replaced with appropriate counterparts, will integrate into answers that correspond to the puzzle’s theme.

  1. Relatives are like things. Apples and oranges are relatives in the fruit family; Cupid and Blitzen are relatives in Santa’s reindeer; Mars and Jupiter are relatives in the family of planets.
  2. Antonyms are opposites: black and white, will and won’t, now and then.
  3. Synonyms are different words with similar meanings: yellow and amber, cold and brisk, trash and rubbish, near and close.
  4. Homophones/homonyms. Homophones are pronounced the same, have different meanings, and may or may not have the same spelling: merry, marry and Mary. Homonyms have the same spelling and pronunciation but different meanings: bank (edge of a river, carom, or depository).

Here are a few explanatory notes to help you solve:

  • If you can get a part of a clue, you can usually reason through the twisted combination of “nyms” to get the whole answer.
  • Some homonyms are not exact, but close. For example, day may be as close as we could get to Dave. Such rough homonyms are denoted in italics to alert the solver to beware.
  • Hyphens separate syllables (single or multiple) within a single word. For example, Gas-yuk could translate to Air (synonym for gas) – ick (synonym for yuk). This could represent Eric (translating the appropriate homophones).
  • Multiple words with no spaces constitute a single syllable or word. (For example, foursidedfigure could be replaced by square, rhombus, rectangle, etc.)
  • Underlined words or letters are not replaced; they are left as-is. For example, the remains untranslated as the in the answer.



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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur Lnjvat Trzf

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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