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Hidden : 01/12/2014
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Another fine teamdelphirune geocache. The cache is not at the posted coordinates, but is within two miles.  Solve the puzzle below to find the correct coordinates. Bring a pen to sign the log.


The strings of letters below may look like random jumbles, but there's actually some method to this madness. Each string contains the names of a pair of famous fictional friends, the letters of which have been woven together, but the left-to-right order of the letters has not been disturbed. To add to the fun, one extra letter has been added to each string. For instance, the letter sequence JEHCEKCKLLEDE = HECKLE, JECKLE, and D.  The extra letter represents the coordinate digit, in this case a 4.

It's not a race, so take your time and have fun figuring them out!

FOCESLIXCAR
EBEFRNRTIE
SWOYNODOSOPTOYCK
MISMORNDYK
CHHEANW BASOCLCOMA
PDAYMTOXHINAS
GELFOENRNIEGE
HARORKRNY
SALFROMWIDOSE
CHAWVIRLLBOTURTE
SKIPTROCKK
HOHAJRMALETITO
WHATOLSOMENUS
SADONNCH QOPUIAN XOZTEAR
GCHAOBLBVEINS

 


You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.

While most TeamDelphiRune puzzles are collaborative efforts, this one got more help than usual. Oakdragon suggested the coordinate encoding method and a few of the friends. N and a random couple at the next table at Mimi's Cafe suggested additional friends. And while reviewing, Roger Wolff made a suggestion that adds a nice little element of surprise. Thanks to all of them!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

zntargvp

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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