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Programming Challenge Puzzle Series: Level 33

A cache by mokelly Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/13/2011
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: large (large)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is not at the posted coordinates, but is within three miles.


Fifth in a series: Level 1, Level 4, Level 9, Level 16, Level 33

This is a 2.5 gallon book-trading cache. FTF prize is your choice of the contents; everyone else please bring something to trade.
The final location is in a secluded meadow, a sentimental picnic spot for me and my wife. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!



Way back in grad school (lo these 5 or 6 years ago) I needed to teach myself a programming language called Python. The way I learned it was by solving the Python Challenge--33 of the most maddening, oblique puzzles I have ever encountered. (Well, until I moved to the Bay Area.)

Though the later stages can be difficult, the first few levels are very easy, so you can get your feet wet without much (or even any) programming experience.

Start Here at level 0.

The solution to each level is a URL that takes you to the next level. To find the location of this puzzle cache, solve Level 33, the final level and note the word at the end of the URL.

Enter that word here to get the coordinates of the cache. (For example, if the URL ended in foobar.html you would enter foobar.)



You might find this site useful, though additional tools will be needed to complete the Challenge:

Interactive Python prompt -- in your browser! You can solve many of the Python Challenge levels using just this. Comes with a nice tutorial, suitable for beginners, that you can try immediately.





No more puzzles in this series coming soon. ;)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Puzzle] uggc://jjj.clgubapunyyratr.pbz/sbehzf/ivrjsbehz.cuc?s=1&fgneg=0

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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