Skip to Content

This cache has been archived.

The WBs: Might return elsewhere, thanks for playing.

More
<

Great Detectives 2.0: Veronica Mars

A cache by The WBs Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/15/2014
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Related Web Page

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

Not at the listed coordinates; solve to find. Small, appropriately designed lock & lock. The supplied difficulty rating is estimated for those puzzle solvers who solve the webpage puzzle as designed; those who find the final by other vicarious means, your mileage may vary.


Veronica Mars has four six-sided dice. Each side of each die has a letter on it, and each letter appears only once. When rolling the dice, Veronica created the following words, many of which are geocaching terms:

BATH COPY FIDO JINX PARK TREK
BOLT DNFS FIND JUMP SENT WARP
CITO DOGS HUGE LOGS TIME ZERO

 

To solve the mystery, determine all six letters found on each die.

 

Write the letters (1) in alphabetical order for each die and (2) list the four dies alphabetically by first letter. (Remember that the supplied lower-case letters a, b, c and d are for later reference only, and are not starter letters.) The letters “q” and “v” are not used.

 
Now convert from decimal degrees to the standardized GPS format used above. One site to accomplish this is here.
Click here to check your solution on GeoChecker.com
The Great Detectives cache series has its own webpage; it may be found by clicking on "Related Web Page," above.

This puzzle is an original example of a relatively rare deductive logic puzzle known as "Cast-a-Word," "Building Blocks" or "Dicey Words." For those who like this sort of thing but haven't encountered one before, much of the fun will be in figuring out how to figure it out. There is some information online should you want it. Most published versions of these puzzles feature 11 or 12 words; Veronica is supplying you with 18 words to make it much easier.

SOURCES: The materials were assembled using open-source or promotional internet materials, including Wikipedia.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fghpx ba ubj gb fgneg? Gur eryngrq jro cntr unf n cqs svyr jvgu n obahf fbyivat tevq gung tvirf lbh n fgengrtl.

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)



 

Find...

20 Logged Visits

Found it 13     Didn't find it 2     Archive 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 1     Post Reviewer Note 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 6 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.