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Hidden : 02/03/2011
Difficulty:
4.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


The cache is not hidden at the posted coordinates. The degrees and minutes are correct but you'll have to solve the puzzle for the decimal minutes. Cache is available between 6 am - 10 pm

This puzzle was for the Seattle FTF Bell. I had been considering doing something a little more ambitious and the Bell is the perfect excuse. Of course, for you experienced puzzlers, I'm sure this one will be child's play. I hope you enjoy.

The answer will always be a common English word. Convert that word to a number using a=1, b=2, c=3, ... i=9, j=0, k=1, ... z=6. Then replace the decimal minutes of the posted latitude with the 3 first digits. Do the same for the longitude using the last 3 digits. Note, if you have more than 6 digits you won't use them all and if you have less than 6 some will be used twice. For example, if you think the answer is EVIL then the digits would be 5292 and you would enter N47 32.529 W122 16.292. Even if you are completely sure of your answer, be sure to geocheck the results before heading out!

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Congratulations to team lamoracke, Honest_Servius, crs98 and EFHutton on the co-FTF!
Congratulations to DrTusk for the FTS in only 2 hrs! Wow!
Thanks to fizzymagic and jim_carson for being test subjects!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[puzzle1]Nafjre unf sbhe yrggref
[hide]arne ebpx

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)