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Rash #3: Classic TV

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Hidden : 9/14/2010
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2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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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.

This area provides a nice dog friendly walk through woods to an area with plenty of wildlife. This cache may be difficult in the winter if there is more than 3 feet of snow on the ground.

RASH Puzzle 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.
  • Italicized words identify homonyms that are not exact, but close. For example, Panel Moms might translate into Jury Mothers. Jury Mothers may be as close as we could get to Jerry Mathers. Such rough homonyms are denoted in italics to alert the solver to beware.
  • Hyphens separate partial word (usually a syllable) clues. For example, Craft-panel could translate to Art (synonym for craft) – jury (synonym for panel). This could represent Archery (translating the appropriate homophones).
  • Multiple words with no spaces or hyphens 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.

Determine the coordinates from the following observations about the correct answers to the 50 RASH TV elements.

A = The sum of all numbers represented in the 50 titles.
B = The number of different titles that include an acronym.
C = How many times the letter “j” occurs in all 50 titles.
D = How many times the letter “w” occurs in all 50 titles.
E = How many times the letter “c” occurs in all 50 titles.
F = How many times the letter “o” occurs in all 50 titles.
G = How many non-fictional family names (i.e., last names) occur in the 50 titles.

B + C + D + G
(A * C) + ( A * G) + B - F
F - G - C
B * D * E

You can check your answers for this puzzle on

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Chmmyr: Qba Cneqb pbhyq uryc lbh trg bar bs gur gbhture barf.
Pnpur: Inzbbfr Nqnzfsnzvylpbhfva Nyfb Pnfgbe.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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