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Krypto Kakuro

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Hidden : 03/29/2013
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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.

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 for the idea, and for all the great puzzles available!

You can check your answers for this puzzle on

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

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

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Cbyvfu lbhe Xnxheb fxvyyf svefg.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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