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Puzzle Secrets Revealed - Invisible Text #2

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Hidden : 07/06/2011
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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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.

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***There is no Invisible Text here.***

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.
***OK, maybe there is something here.***
*  *  *  *  *

This puzzle is called "Invisible Text #2". In Invisible Text #1 we looked at what we mean by invisible text. This is when the background color of the page is the same color as the words. Here is a shorted version of that page since the same "trick" is also used to solve this puzzle. Find the XXX at the bottom of this paragraph. 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 below the black strip. 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.
***This why you should always check.***
  XXX

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.
*** This is an example of White Text on a White Background ***
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 color Text on the same color Background

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

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

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


ZZZ  



This "Invisible Text" trick can be done in three places. The majority of the time you will find in either the "Short Description" area or in the "Long Description" area. I have marked edges of these two areas. Most of the time it doesn't matter where the Short Description ends and the Long Description begins. The one will flow right into the other. The third area where there can be Invisible Text is in the "Additional Waypoints" area. This is located just below the "Hints".

To solve this puzzle you will need to read the invisible text in the "Notes" area below the "Additional Waypoints". To find it, highlight the area for the "Notes". This area is not used a lot but it is one of the three places that where "Invisible Text" can be placed. Most of the time a single line is used otherwise it would stand out. In this puzzle the note area is very large. The Top shows the top line of the "Notes" area and the Bottom shows the bottom line. Highlight this area for the answer.

*** Congratulations to Terrible Ts for a quick FTF ***
Honorable mentions goes to mc3cats for a hard earned STF.


Important note: The final has been changed as of 07/04/2016.
Shoes might get a little wet during the rainy season.


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gra gb gjryir srrg Abegu bs znva genvy.

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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