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Rush Hour

A cache by gallaghd Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/24/2013
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the coordinates above. I'm sure they would take you to a very nice location where you could enjoy God's creation. However, if you want to find this cache, I don't recommend going there; I recommend solving the puzzle instead.

A fun sliding puzzle game is Rush Hour®. The goal of the game is to slide the cars around until the red car can escape the maze. For rules, please go to this site.

For this puzzle cache, you will solve a series of Rush Hour puzzles, from different starting positions. The goal is to solve the puzzle in the MINIMUM number of moves. So, for the puzzle setup shown below, you can solve it in 4 moves: first slide the blue car left 2 spaces (this only counts as one move, regardless of how many spaces you move), then move the orange car up 1 space, then move the green car down one space, then move the red car right to the exit. Note that the order of the moves could have been changed, but the puzzle cannot be solved in less than 4 moves. In this case, since the puzzle can be solved in a minimum of 4 moves, you would use 4 for the digit to help build your coords. Simple enough? Note that many starting positions will require 10 or more moves to allow the red car to escape; use the least significant digit in the number of moves. So, if it requires 26 moves to complete the puzzle, use 6 as the digit for this puzzle.



On to the puzzle. Use the following 10 initial board positions. Please assume N39 and W084.























See, that wasn't so bad. Now go find it!


You can check your answers for this puzzle on Geochecker.com.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Chmmyr: Hfr n pbzchgre!
Pnpur: Abegureazbfg

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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