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International Man of Mystery

A cache by IceColdUK Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/2/2013
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is one of a pair - a puzzle and a challenge - dedicated to that ultimate International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers. Groovy, baby! (Neither of the caches are at their published coordinates).


Austin Powers

I may not quite have Austin Powers' mojo but having solved and found puzzle caches in five countries outside the UK, I'd like to think I too am an International Man of Mystery. See my Bookmark List.

I have set a challenge to see who else can achieve - or has already achieved - the mark. I thought those that qualify should also prove their puzzle solving skills on home ground, but rather than limiting the puzzle to those few who qualify for the challenge, I've opened it up to all here.

So, solving this puzzle will not only give you the coordinates of this cache, but it will also help you find the coordinates of the challenge cache. Good luck!


To find the cache coordinates you will need to decipher this message:
FHWYVQGWEOYWKHSDVAKBEYVAKSENTQRMEMPDAXCNZSVXM

(Assume N 51° 17 W 000° 35).


Deciphering the message is the final step (almost), so unless you're very good, there's more work to do first:

  • Crack this code to determine the theme: 1NW44-1ZQ05-1BAJH-3G9EW.
  • Identify the six 'alternatives' (*) and place them in the grid below to reveal the cipher key. (The grid also holds another clue to help with the final decode).

(*) There are now seven, but the latest can be ignored.

Answer grid

Answer grid


Fake ID cards for the first three agents to make the drop; counterfeit cash for the first.

Fake ID Card

Fake ID Card

 

Congratulations on the FTF to colincactus.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Puzzle:] Pnpure'f pbqr. Ivtrarer pvcure.
[Cache:] Onfr bs tngr cbfg.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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