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Marvin the Android: Well, after a good run, it appears that Cryptech has been muggled again... After a long run and not many finds, I think it's time to give up the spot for someone else.
Thanks XZQ&Dad for one last attempt.

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Cryptech

A cache by Marvin the Android Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/12/2012
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A Cryptic Puzzle Cache with a fun twist.

CACHE IS NOT AT POSTED COORDINATES!

NOTE: IF YOU FIND YOURSELF HAVING TROUBLE, TAKE A LOOK AT THE FORMATTING OF THE CACHE DESCRIPTION!

As the cache was muggled, the cache no longer contains the field puzzle from before. If you see some kids hanging around the cache site, ask them what they did with it... I would really like the Cryptex back...

Note: The cache is a black, pill bottle. Please do not remove the hanger from the tree, instead, please slide the container out of the hanger.

Congrats to Sparkyfry for the FTF!

This is the first challenge for the caching experience. Experienced geocachers should recognize this first challenge fairly quickly.

Pbatenghyngvbaf, vs lbh ner ernqvat guvf, gura lbh unir svtherq bhg gung gur ragver pyhr jnf rapelcgrq va gur EBG13 pvcure. Nf lbh unir cebonoyl svtherq bhg ol abj, guvf chmmyr pnpur qrnyf jvgu nyy fbegf bs uvtu-grpu pbqrf, pvcuref, naq chmmyrf. Unir sha jvgu guvf pnpur, naq yrnea fbzrguvat arj gbb!

Gur ybpngvba bs gur svany pnpur ybpngvba vf ng:

N° O’ P.Q” ?

R° S’ T.U” ?

Rnpu bs gur pyhrf orybj unf n yrggre gung fjncf vagb bar bs gubfr yrggref gb fbyir sbe gur ybpngvba. Gur ynfg gjb dhrfgvba znexf fubhyq or rnfvyl svtherq bhg, vs lbh haqrefgnaq gur pbbeqvangr flfgrz.

Svefg, fbzr fvzcyr qrsvavgvbaf gb uryc lbh nybat. Gurer ner gjb qvssrerag glcrf bs “pbqrf:” Pbqrf, naq pvcuref. Pbqrf naq pvcuref unir orra nebhaq sbe praghevrf, naq unir orra pbagvahnyyl hcqngrq gb gur gjragl-svefg praghel. Pvcuref naq pbqrf inel ol bar znva cbvag. Pvcuref rapbqr qngn ba n punenpgre ol punenpgre onfvf, juvyr pbqrf rapbqr gur grkg onfrq ba jbeqf be zrnavat. Fb, sbe rknzcyr, EBG13 vf n pvcure. Na rknzcyr bs n pbqr jbhyq or yvxr fjnccvat gur jbeq “gernfher” sbe “trbpnpur.”

Gur svefg pbqr gung lbh jvyy or penpxvat vf npghnyyl abg n pbqr ng nyy. Gur anzr vf npghnyyl n zvfabzre, naq vf grpuavpnyyl n pvcure. Vairagrq va 1836, ol Fnzhry Zbefr, guvf pvcure unf genqvgvbanyyl hfrq na ryrpgevp gryrtencu gb fraq gur qngn bire jverf nf n frevrf bs fubeg naq ybat chyfrf. Abjnqnlf, gur vasbezngvba pna or genafzvggrq jvgu yvtugf, nhqvb, ynfref, enqvb jnirf naq nal fbhepr gung pna or fjvgpurq ba be bss. Vg vf na vagrerfgvat pvcure, orpnhfr gur serdhrapl bs gur yrggre va gur Ratyvfu ynathntr qrgrezvarf jung gur yrggre qrpbqrf gb. Sbe vafgnapr, gur zbfg pbzzbayl hfrq yrggre, ‘r’ trgf gur fubegrfg xrl, n qvg. Yrff pbzzbayl hfrq yrggref, yvxr ‘d’ trg ybatre xrlf, va guvf pnfr qvg qvg qnu qvg. Fb, abj vg vf lbhe ghea. Hfvat gur vasbezngvba cebivqrq nobir, lbhe svefg pyhr vf:

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Fvqr Abgr GUNG PBHYQ FNIR LBHE YVSR (Rapelcgrq va EBG12, qrpbqre urer: uggc://jjj.ebg-a.pbz): Eje zpv lopx uibu jo dbtf pg bo fnfshfodz, zpv dbo dbmm gps ifmq xjuipvu b qipof? Jg zpv ibwf bddftt up uif cbsf xjsft pg uif qipof mjof, zpv dbo bduvbmmz dbmm 911 gps ifmq. Pme spubsz qipoft ejbmfe cz tipsujoh uif uxp xjsft pg uif qipof mjof uphfuifs rvjdlmz. Tp, up ejbm 911, ju xpvme cf b tfsjft pg ojof qvmtft, b qbvtf, b tjohmf qvmtf, b qbvtf boe uifo bopuifs tjohmf qvmtf. Bu uijt qpjou, uif qipof dpnqboz tipvme cf tfoejoh zpvs dbmm up fnfshfodz tfswjdft. Bgufs b tipsu efmbz, zpv dbo tubsu tfoejoh TPT jo Npstf dpef up uif pqfsbups. Uijt jt tjnqmz uisff tipsu qvmtft, uifo uisff mpoh qvmtft, boe uisff tipsu qvmtft. Eju eju eju, ebi ebi ebi, eju eju eju. Uijt jt joufsobujpobmmz sfdphojafe cz usfbuz bt b ejtusftt tjhobm, boe cz vtjoh uif mpdbujpo pg uif ovncfs dbmmjoh, fnfshfodz tfswjdft dbo ejtqbudi qpmjdf up zpvs mpdbujpo.

Sbe pelcgbtencul, gur fghql naq oernxvat bs pvcuref naq pbqrf, pnyphyhf vf rkgerzryl vzcbegnag. Ohg V unir xrcg vg fvzcyr sbe guvf pnpur. Guvf bayl arrqf onfvp nytroen fxvyyf gb fbyir.

KL=150

9K=(L+4)/2

O= K+L

Nabgure fvzcyr jnl bs rapbqvat naq qrpbqvat qngn vf punatrf bs onfr. Guvf vf ubj lbhe pbzchgre jbexf. Lbhe pbzchgre bayl qrnyf jvgu gjb ahzoref, mreb naq bar. Guvf xrrcf gur ybtvp fvzcyr naq eryvnoyr. Ohg orpnhfr vg bayl unf gjb ahzoref, jr unq gb perngr n arj zrgubq bs pbhagvat gb nqqerff guvf vffhr. Vg vf pnyyrq ovanel (ov = gjb, anel = ahzore) be Onfr 2. Gb pbhag va ovanel, lbh nqq bar whfg yvxr lbh jbhyq pbhagvat, ohg rirel gvzr lbh trg gb n gjb, lbh ebyy bire, yvxr ba n pybpx (Gur zvahgr naq frpbaq unaqf ba n pybpx ner onfr 60, gur ubhe unaq vf onfr 13). Fb, vg jbhyq tb: mreb, bar, gjb, ohg fvapr lbh pna’g unir n gjb, vg jbhyq npghnyyl or n gra, gura ryrira, gura gjryir, ohg fvapr lbh pna’g unir n gjb, vg jbhyq or bar-uhaqerq, naq gur cnggrea pbagvahrf. Gb vaqvpngr onfrf jura pbairegvat sebz bar onfr gb nabgure vf nf sbyybjf: KoL, jurer K vf gur ahzore naq L vf gur onfr bs gur ahzore.

Rknzcyrf:

1o2=1o10

10o2=2o10

11o2=3o10

100o2=4o10

101o2=5o10

110o2=6o10

111o2=7o10

Nabgure jnl gb qrpbqr ovanel, bgure guna ol pbhagvat vg bhg, vf gb hfr gur cbjre bs 2 ehyr. Rnpu ovg (be ahzore va ovanel) unf vgf bja havdhr inyhr onfrq hcba vgf ybpngvba. Gur svefg ovg, be yrnfg fvtavsvpnag ovg vf ercerfragrq ol 20, gur arkg bar ol 21, gur bar nsgre gung 22, naq fb ba. Ol zhygvcylvat gubfr ahzoref ol gur ovg inyhr, lbh pna trg n onfr 10 ahzore. Sbe rknzcyr, gur ovanel ahzore 1010 orpbzrf 1*23+0*22+1*21+0*20, be 10.

Abj vg’f lbhe ghea. Qb gur sbyybjvat onfr pbairefvba.

101111o2 = Po10

Wbxr: Rapelcgrq va EBG12, qrpbqre urer: uggc://jjj.ebg-a.pbz): Eje zpv lopx uibu uifsf bsf pomz uxp uzqft pg qfpqmf jo uif xpsme? Uifsf bsf uiptf qfpqmf xip lopx cjobsz, boe uiptf qfpqmf xip epo’u.

Fbzr zber fvzcyr nytroen whfg sbe sha:

N+O+P+R+S+T+U+20=7Q

Gur arkg punyyratr npghnyyl qrnyf jvgu na vzntr. Guvf vf ab beqvanel vzntr gubhtu. Guvf vzntr vf npghnyyl n gjb qvzrafvbany onepbqr. Ol hgvyvmvat vzntr cebprffvat, gur frevrf bs oynpx naq juvgr qbgf (zber ovanel) gung nccrne va gur vzntr pna or pbairegrq vagb n zrffntr gung n pbzchgre pna ernq. Guvf cnegvphyne onepbqr vf pnyyrq n DE Pbqr, naq pna or pbzzbayl sbhaq abjnqnlf jvgu n yvax gb n jrofvgr rzorqqrq vafvqr vg. Guvf bar whfg unf cynvagrkg vafvqr vg gung fgngr nabgure pnpur ybpngvba. Gurfr ner pbzzbayl hfrq va jnerubhfrf naq cynprf jurer na nhgbzngrq flfgrz arrqf gb erfcbaq gb qvssrerag obkrf pbzvat va. Gur flfgrz pna ernq gur onepbqr, naq gnxr vairagbel be qverpg vg gb gur nccebcevngr ybpngvba. g

Description: Cryptech QR Code

S vf lbhe rnfl nafjre. Gur nafjre gb S vf O.

NRF (be Nqinaprq Rapelcgvba Fgnaqneq) vf n pbzcyrk pvcure gung rapbqrf qngn va zhygvcyr fgrcf. Guvf rapelcgvba pna or sbhaq naljurer sebz gbc frperg betnavmngvbaf gb gur Jvsv gung lbh ner cebonoyl hfvat gb ernq guvf qrfpevcgvba. Lbhe punyyratr: Qb n yvggyr ovg bs erfrnepu gb svaq bhg gur nafjre gb gur dhrfgvba orybj:

(Gur Ahzore bs Ovgf va gur ybjrfg frphevgl NRF rapelcgvba) - (Gur ahzore bs genafsbezngvba ebhaqf va gur ybjrfg frphevgl NRF pvcure xrl)2-1=T

Bar bs gur genqvgvbany zrgubqf bs fvtanyvat unf orra frzncuber. Guvf flfgrz hfhnyyl hfrf gjb synt (nygubhtu gurl ner abg erdhverq) gb fvtany vaqvivqhny yrggref. Gur fvtanyzna ubyqf gur gjb syntf va bar bs rvtug cbfvgvbaf gb fvtany yrggref naq ahzoref.

Description: Cryptech Semaphor

Jryy, gung vf nyy sbe lbhe punyyratrf ba guvf qrfpevcgvba. Lbh pna purpx lbhe nafjref sbe guvf chmmyr ba Trbpurpxre.pbz, ohg gur ceboyrz vf gung vg hfrf gur fgnaqneq, 2 ahzore sbezng sbe pbbeqvangrf, naq jr ner hfvat gur QZF fgnaqneq, fb lbh jvyy arrq gb pbaireg lbhe pbbeqvangrf. V ncbybtvmr sbe gur vapbairavrapr. Vs lbh qba’g xabj gur nafjref gb fbzr bs gurfr chmmyrf, qba’g serg! Gurer vf nyjnlf gur vagrearg! Gel gb fbyir vg ol lbhefrys, ohg vs lbh pna’g, guvf vf qrfvtarq gb or yrneavat pnpur fb hfr gur bccbeghavgl gb yrnea fbzrguvat arj.

UPDATE: When entering in the coordinates into your preferred caching device, enter in the coordinates: A, B,C,(D-42) ? E,F,(G+1),(H-24) ? This should fix the problem. THE GEOCHECKER DOES NOT REFLECT THESE CHANGES. DO NOT ENTER THE MODIFIED COORDINATES INTO THE CHECKER BECAUSE YOU WILL GET THE WRONG ANSWER.

Have fun caching!

Your Fellow Geocacher,
Marvin the Android

EDIT: Cryptech has been voted the MnGCA's 2012 July Cache of the Month!
EDIT NUMBER 2: Cryptech is now up to vote for the MnGCA's 2012 Cache of the Year! Please vote using the link below! http://mngca.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6942

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Lbh zvtug jnag gb oevat fbzrbar fubeg...

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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