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Puzzle Gauntlet 3.0: Checking Resources Mystery Cache

Hidden : 04/12/2013
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Geocache Description:

puz·zle (pzl) n.
1. Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling.
2. Something that baffles or confuses.
3. The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment.

gaunt·let also gant·let (gôntlt, gänt-) n.
1. A protective glove worn with medieval armor.
2. A protective glove with a flared cuff, used in manual labor, in certain sports, and for driving.
3. A challenge: throw down the gauntlet; take up the gauntlet.
4. A dress glove cuffed above the wrist.

3.0: Checking Resources
Maybe you have a few ideas on how to solve the puzzle sitting in front of you. But the only way to know if any of those ideas work is by trying each of them out. Often times you'll have an idea of what may need to be done, but this is where you'll have to check various resources. Investigate any hints or references, such as names and terms. Make sure you fully understand how to a puzzle solving method works before putting it into practice.

Things should be getting quite difficult, but these puzzles are far from impossible. The information is all there, so just work the process. Sometimes, you may even learn something while you're at it. Don't be afraid of a little challenge.

(Note: Before starting, you must solve the prerequisite puzzles first, beginning with PG 1.0: Certitudity.)

Puzzle Gauntlet
1.0: Certitudity
1.5: Piecing It Together
2.0: Falling Into Place
2.5: Extracting the Elements
3.0: Checking Resources
3.5: Cracking the Codes
4.0: Exploring the Possibilities
4.5: Drawing Conclusions
5.0: The Grand Finale!

A very special thank you to all of those who helped in the creation and testing of this series, especially teamajk and mmammel, without whose help this would not have been possible.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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