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Tobias & Petronella: Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We had hoped to keep this one going but every time we've driven by GZ at night it appears that people are parked right near GZ (possibly homeless) and during the daytime too many bored park-goers were always curious as to what we were doing. But on the bright side, for those that want to learn about this puzzle the information will always stick around.

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Puzzle Secrets Revealed - Invisible Text #1

A cache by Tobias & Petronella Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/25/2011
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

  XXX
**** It's Working - Welcome to Invisible Text. ****

The cache is not at the posted coordinates.

This series "Puzzle Secrets Revealed" is designed to help those that are new to working/solving puzzles on this site. The main focus of these caches is to show some of the little tricks that are used to hide or disguise important information such as the coordinates.

On each cache page we will tell you what needs to be done to "solve" that puzzle. This is to show how easy it is to get the coordinates using one or more of these tricks. We will not spoil or reveal the tricks on any other cache page unless we have the written permission of that CO. However what we will be doing is giving you the knowledge on what to look for and a few things to try. On this web site there are puzzles that will use one or more tricks. There are also lot that don't use any. What we will be showing you in this series are things to try first or to try when you are not sure what else to do.

Since we are not computer techs, the examples and methods shown are how we do it. There could be an easier and faster way to do the same thing.

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And now for the first Puzzle. This first trick is called "Invisible Text". That is when the background color of the page is the same color as the words. To solve this puzzle find the XXX at the beginning of the description for this puzzle. Click and hold the left mouse button just before the first X. Then slowly move the mouse so you highlight the page until you get to the ZZZ at the bottom. You could also start and stop at any other location between those two points. Or you might try clicking on the text, then while holding down the "Shift Key" use the arrow keys to highlight the page. As you do look carefully for any changes. Some Invisible Text is important while others are not.

Sometimes there is "Invisible Text" on the page in different spots.
***Hello***
Sometimes you will find "Invisible Text" right in the middle of a block of regular text.
AaBbCcDdEe 1234567 FfGgHh
It might be placed in the space between sentences or at the end of the sentence. 987 XYZ 1-a-2-a-3

And1sometimes2there3is4"Invisible5Text"6in7between8the9words.

Below is an example of Green Text on a Green Background



*** This is an example of Green Text on a Green Background ***



Below is an example of Blue Text on a Blue Background


*** This is an example of Blue Text on a Blue Background ***

N 47 22.220


Below is an example of White Text on a White Background



*** This is an example of White Text on a White Background ***


Below is an example of Black Text on a Black Back Ground


*** This is an example of Black Text on a Black Background ***

W 122 14.421


Congrats on solving the puzzle.

We hope you found the hidden coordinates.

ZZZ  



* * Congratulations to psykokiwi, Terpnurse, and baesparza on their three-way co-FTF. * *
We are glad that you like the first puzzle in our series.


Cache is at its new location and this time you can park within a few feet it.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Abegu fvqr naq haqre

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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