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Paradise Lost Can Be Found Again

A cache by Odysseus2000 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/23/2013
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Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Your GPS will take you to the start of this adventure, but you must trust your GPS to get you to that right place. Then you'll need to answer a few more questions to find the treasure.  Can only be done: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Here is a location, a place to start your quest.
So many choices, must be right – not guessed.
Your GPS will guide you, but then you're on your own.
The clues will then tell you the cache is in that home.

Ready? Set. GO!

Q1: At N 43° 05.708 W 089° 30.569 you can see a 4-digit number. What color is it?
A: black number on white tiles ==> Clue1 = A
B: white numbers on black tiles ==> Clue 1 = M
C: red numbers on blue tiles ==> Clue 1 = Y

Q2: At N 43° 5.6790 W 89 30.5883 is a:
A: Electric charging station ==> Clue2 = I
B: Large flower planter ==> Clue2 = M
C: No Parking sign ==> Clue 2 = M

Q3: At N 43° 5.7078 W 89 30.5817 is a: small stone statue of
A: Alice in Wonderland ==> Clue3 = E
B: a child reading a book ==> Clue3 = D
C: Moby Dick the whale ==> Clue3 = Q

Q4: At N 43° 5.710620 W 89 30.57126 face south and count how many Brown benches you see.
A: Three ==> Clue4 = W
B: Four ==> Clue4 = U
C: Five ==> Clue4 = R

Q5: At N 43° 5.6983 W 89 30.5807 is a round trellis of what color?
A: Black ==> Clue5 = S
B: Red ==> Clue5 = E
C: Yellow ==> Clue5 = I

Oh, now you must go inside, where GPS says ow.
But you can use your eyes and brain to find the cache box now.

Q6: In the lobby is a place for
A: Free books ==> Clue6 = C
B: Free magazines ==> Clue6 = T
C: Both of the above ==> Clue6 = S

Q7: The artwork on the wall above the check-out desk is
A: squares and rectangles ==> Clue7 = T
B: circles and ovals ==> Clue7 = E
C: triangles and stars ==> Clue7 = A

Q8: The Kenneth J. Mack Reading Room has
A: a fireplace ==> Clue8 = space
B: a water fountain ==> Clue8 = N
C: a Mack truck ==> Clue8 = S

Q9: The doorway sign to the Teen section is
A: Blue neon ==> Clue9 = L
B: Purple glitter ==> Clue9 = space
C: Pink plastic ==> Clue9 = P

Q10: In the Teen section, back by Study Guides and Books by Teen Writers, what do you need to listen to the Playaway audio books?
A: an iPod ==> Clue10 = E
B: headphones ==> Clue10 = I
C: a cassette player ==> Clue10 = Q

Q11: What live animal is caged between the teen section and the children’s section?
A: a dragon ==> Clue11 = V
B: a griffin ==> Clue11 = U
C: a zebra ==> Clue11 = R

Q12: To go to the lower level you can take:
A: Only an Elevator ==> Clue12 = S
B: Only Stairs ==> Clue12 = E
C: Both elevator and stairs go down ==> Clue12 = I

Q13: Computer Lab furniture and equipment came from
A: Carnegie Library Foundation ==> Clue13 = S
B: Friends of the Library ==> Clue13 = N
C: Old UW technology ==> Clue13 = U

Q14: The current magazines are on shelves of what color?
A: Green-Lime ==> Clue14 = T
B: Beige-Tan ==> Clue14 = G
C: Red-Orange ==> Clue14 = P

Don’t go anywhere; stay right there.
Do you have all your clues in a line, like I have mine?

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
C1   C2   C3   C4   C5   C6   C7   C8   C9 C10 C11 C12 C13 C14

Do you remember where you are, ‘cause it’s not very far.
You can reach out and touch it, don’t push but do pull.
The cache is revealed, it should be quite full.

Note: all permissions required for this cache have been obtained. It only took two reviewers and a supercacher to beat some sense into my thick skull to get this field puzzle properly placed. Thank you for keeping trying until I understood.

Special Thank You! to all parties involved.

CONGRATS to j&k&kids on a quick FTF - a blazing 42 minutes from publication to log.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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