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Great Detectives: Inspector Clouseau
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Micro about the size of a AAA battery, BYOP and a TOTT for extraction and re-rolling. Not at the posted coordinates; they point to a different target. Stealth, please! Difficulty is less if you already enjoy doing these kinds of puzzles. Solving the puzzle and finding the cache will be easier, no doubt, with the appropriate music going through your head. ("Dead ant, dead ant...")
Inspector Clouseau is a bumbling detective with a ridiculous accent. He was introduced in the first Pink Panther film in 1963, and has been portrayed by Peter Sellers, Alan Arkin, Steve Martin, and in one gag cameo appearance, Roger Moore. The similar character in the animated title sequences and Pink Panther cartoons (and a series of his own) is called simply "The Inspector."
To find the final cache location you'll need to solve this original, custom-made nonogram. Nonograms have been described as the intersection of logic and art. Nonograms usually feature artwork of some kind, but this one contains a key number and a key word.
These puzzles, particularly popular in England and Japan, can become habit-forming. More information (and the dozens of other names these puzzles have around the world, like "griddlers," "window art" and "paint-by-numbers"), including full strategies for how to solve them, may be found at the Wikipedia Nonogram page.
In short, the numbers adjoining the rows and columns indicate unbroken filled-in boxes. More than one number indicates several unbroken lines, in order, with at least one blank space between. This nonogram is 25x25; the shaded delineations of 5x5 squares are there to make counting easier. For example, a row marked "25" would need to be completely filled in, and a row marked "0" remains empty. A row marked 4/6/8 would have filled-in lines of 4, 6 and 8 boxes with at least one empty box between each. It's important to indicate that a box is sure to remain empty by using a dot or slash. A simple sample is to the right (but without dots or slashes to mark empty boxes). Do you see why the 3/1 column has only one solution and can be filled first?
This nonogram has only one possible solution, is entirely solvable, and has been double- and triple-checked for accuracy. If this is your first one, hopefully you'll be delighted to discover little solving tricks as you go.
The nonogram contains a number and a word. First take the word and turn it into a number (each letter in order) using alphanumeric substitution; here's a key to make it easier. Your result should be a 7-digit integer, which we'll call "CATO." The number embedded in the nonogram is a 3-digit integer we'll call "DREYFUS."
For more information on puzzles by The WBs, including a printer-friendly pdf of the nonogram, use the "Related Web Page" link above.
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