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## Krypto Kakuro

A cache by gallaghd Message this owner
Hidden : 03/29/2013
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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.

dr_mikes excellent Muzzle series introduced me to Kakuro; I've played it many times since. I've also loved crypto puzzles since I was a kid. So, what's not to like about a combination of Kakuro and crypto? Solving this puzzle is easy ... well, straightforward. Simply solve the two Krypto Kakuro puzzles (one for latitude; one for longitude), which will give you a mapping of letters to digits. Then go find the cache. What could be simpler?

To solve a Krypto Kakuro puzzle, you must determine what digit each of the letters stands for, and then solve it like a normal Kakuro puzzle. In Kakuro, each horizontal and vertical "block" of squares contains only the digits 1-9, and the same digit cannot be repeated in a block. The sum of the digits in each block (encrypted) is shown on the left/right sides of the horizontal blocks and on the top/bottom of the vertical blocks. Cake!

Ok, first the latitude. The coords are in the form: N39 45.CAH, where C, A, and H come from puzzle #1.

Next is the longitude. The coords are in the form: W084 03.AHC, where A, H, and C come from puzzle #2.

Ok, now go find the cache. Thanks to krazydad.com for the idea, and for all the great puzzles available!

Congrats to KKMlooters for First to Solve on 03/31/2013

Congrats to VPPLAYER and KKMlooters for Co-FTF on 03/31/2013

Cbyvfu lbhe Xnxheb fxvyyf svefg.

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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