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Great Detectives: Father Brown
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Cache is not at posted coordinates; solve the puzzle below to find the final location. UPDATE: New placement a little higher; 3-4 feet of TOTT needed, should find it at hand most seasons.
There is a trail most of the way, but the last 30 feet or so include a relatively steep grade and a small creeklet that may make the area marshy. Watch your step! Please observe the posted park hours of 6am-10pm. Placed with permission of Papio NRD; license issued 11/9/12, 12/2/13, renewal date 12/2/14. Thanks to the Papio NRD for its support of geocaching.
Father Brown was created by G. K. Chesterton, and the first collection of short stories was published in 1911. Like other famous detectives of the early twentieth century, the character was adapted for movies, radio and television. Among those who portrayed Father Brown: Walter Connolly (who also portrayed both Nero Wolfe and Charlie Chan), and Sir Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars films, among many other roles).
Father Brown was not the only crime-solving cleric in detective fiction; there are actually a surprising number of them. Among the most notable: Father Dowling, featured in a series of novels and a TV adaptation starring Tom Bosley (known to many as Richie Cunningham's dad from Happy Days) ; Fr. "Blackie" Ryan, created by Fr. Andrew Greeley; medieval Brother Cadfael, memorably portrayed by Derek Jacobi on the PBS Mystery! series; and Rabbi David Small. There's an impressively comprehensive list here.
Find the final by solving this fallen phrase puzzle. (Some call these "quotefall" puzzles.) The instructions are simple: just rearrange each column of letters into the spaces directly above, crossing off each one as it's used. For example, there's only one box for the "s" in the last column to be entered; what, then, must the previous letter be from the four choices?
N 41 22.abc
W 096 12.0de
abc=165 minus first key number
de=second key number minus 1873
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