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Companion Commemoration

A cache by CJ-Curry Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/19/2013
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Puzzle, cache and placement: CJ-Curry

The given coordinates are false.


I am placing a puzzle cache to celebrate exactly one year of geocaching. In that time, I've moved house, finished uni, found over 750 geocaches, and more importantly, had a lot of geocaching companions.

Often, it is important for geocachers to have companions. Even if you are the lone-wolf type cacher who would rather have your own geocaching experiences and not be part of a larger team, companions are very useful to get a different perspective or simply to share the journey. At least 40% of my found geocaches have been with a companion, usually a different one each time, for different reasons each time. Several have very good eyesight, some are great at spotting urban caches, others spot me when I go tree climbing (and some climb with me!), and every single one of them has perked up my energy, especially after a string of DNFs.

Twenty-nine of my good friends and family have helped me find at least one geocache. Names such as Erin-Rose, malea263, Figs89, SanguineDragonflye, al.grimes, PunkRockZoologist and Hevic have come along to help me in these adventures.

So I've created this puzzle with the number twenty-nine in mind. Below is a zip file containing twenty-nine QR codes. Each code contains two or three initials - you may safely ignore these, they are commemorative only - and one clue. Use these clues to logically deduce the location of the cache.

One simple rule: each letter A, B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L stands for a different digit from 0 to 9. Your job is to find out which letter represents each number, then to transform these numbers into coordinates. Good luck!

ALERT: The link below will begin a file download. As the cache owner, I represent that this file is safe to download although it has not been checked by Groundspeak or by the reviewer for possible malicious content. Download this file at your own risk.

ZIP FILE

GEOCHECK

Note: in my absence, my caches are being maintained by Archie B1 & B2 and SanguineDragonflye. For puzzle hints or solution checks, feel free to contact me directly.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Puzzle] erzrzore gung mreb vf rira, naq bar vf abg cevzr.
[Cache] fubhyq or boivbhf

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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