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Princeton Sculptures

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Hidden : 9/26/2010
In New Jersey, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


Walking around the Princeton University campus, one can admire a fascinating permanent collection of twentieth-century sculpture. Many of the sculptures are part of the John B. Putnam Memorial Collection.

Through this cache you will see first-hand most of the beautiful sculptures of this collection, as well as a few extra that are of interest along the way.

I have not reproduced the history of the sculptures here, as there as too many, but I highly recommend that you take a look at the publication available below produced by Princeton University, either before or after the cache to truly appreciate the very interesting stories behind some of these sculptures!

http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ptoniana/sculpture.pdf



Instructions:

This geocache is split into two parts; each part will allow you to calculate part of the final coordinate.

Part I

You will find one of the sculptures partly pictured in the grid below at each of the first 7 waypoints. Cross them off on the grid as you see them. Once you have been to the first 7 waypoints, you should end up with two ‘four-in-a-rows’ which can be either vertical, horizontal or diagonal! Reading off the associated caption around the grid will give you the numbers A, B, C and D.



Part II

Continue your exploration of Princeton sculptures with waypoints 8 to 13. For each the sculptures you encounter at the waypoints, answer the corresponding question.

Waypoint 8: What is the standing figure holding in his hand?
(a) a knife [E=3] (b) a sword [E=4] (c) nothing [E=2]

Waypoint 9: What can you find very close to the sculpture?
(a) a weather station [F=3] (b) a sundial [F=2] (c) a sculpture of a famous engineer [F=4]
Note: The weather station was recently removed- I will update this with a new clue, but for now, please just use F=3 :)
Waypoint 10: Who designed this sculpture that depicts a symbol of Princeton University?
(a) Einstein [G=3] (b) Putnam [G=8] (c) Hobbs [G=1] (d) General Nassau [G=4]

Waypoint 11: How many bolts attach this impressive sculpture to the ground?
(a) 12 [H=2] (b) 16 [H=6] (c) 24 [H=8]

Waypoint 12: At the base of the sculpture: “Author of the principle of ……”?
(a) Complementarity [I=1] (b) Relativity [I=6] (c) Quantum Mechanics [I=9]

Waypoint 13: Year of execution minus year of birth of original artist?
(a) 90 [J=5] (b) 80 [J=8] (c) 70 [J=2]




Use this space to note down your answers:

A=
B=
C=
D=
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F=
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H=
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Then use the following to calculate the final coordinates:

N 040° AD.JIC W 074° EB.FGH


If you wish, you can use the following link to check your coordinates!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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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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