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Puzzle Gauntlet 5.0: The Grand Finale! 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.

5.0: The Grand Finale!
Every puzzle is created to be solved. After going through all of the data, figuring out how to solve it, and working out the answer, the puzzle is finally complete. Now, it's time for the grand finale: confirmation. You plug the solution into the checker provided and you hope that you pieced it together the right way. If so, you can finally relax and cross another puzzle off the list. If not, well, it looks like you have more work to do.

So this is it. There is no holding back, so be prepared for anything. Be sure to take note of every last detail, break it all down, and see what you can make of it. This is all that stands between you and completing the Puzzle Gauntlet. Best of luck.

(Note: Before starting, you must solve the prerequisite puzzles first, starting 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.

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Decryption Key


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