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Cachers Meet

A cache by FamousEccles Message this owner
Hidden : 03/22/2014
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Geocache Description:

Five local cachers (Ann, Ben, Carol, David and Emily) got talking at a recent geo-bash and discovered the following interesting facts:

Each of the five had found their first cache in a different year (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009). They each collected only one type of cache (Trads, Unknowns, Virtuals, Multis and Earthcaches). On the previous day, they had each bagged a different number of caches (5, 6, 7, 8 and 9) and had each found all of their caches in a single, different county (Kent, Essex, Sussex, Dorset and Berkshire).

Carol told the group that she had started caching in 2006 while someone else said that they had found their first cache a year later. The third member of the group said that they had been caching in Kent the previous day while the fourth mentioned that they had found six caches that day. The fifth said that they only collected Trads.

The cacher who went to Essex specialised in Virtual Caches. The cacher who started in 2005 only liked Multis. Ann, who only liked Earthcaches, wasn't sure whether she had started in 2007 or 2009. Carol and David both visited counties ending in the same three letters. The person who went seeking Trads in Berks started in 2009. Emily spent the previous day in Kent while David, who started caching in 2008, was in Sussex.

The person who found seven caches was not Ann (who had found nine caches) or Carol. Ben, who started caching in 2009 found eight caches the previous day.

The cache can be found at:

N51 AB.CDE W000 FG.HIJ, where:

A = The name of Emily’s favourite cache type.

B = The name of David’s favourite cache type.

C = The number of Trads found.

D = The year that the person who liked Unknowns started caching.

E = The year that the person who liked Virtuals started caching.

F = The year that Emily started caching.

G = The number of Earthcaches found.

H = The name of Ben’s favourite cache type.

I = The county in which exactly seven caches were found.

J = The number of caches found by David.

*** Congratulations to wendykmj on your FTF - and for managing to solve the puzzle on the move! ***

Chmmyr: Hfr gur svefg yrggre bs jbeqf (N=1, M=6), naq gur ynfg qvtvg bayl bs qngrf.
Pnpur: Guebhtu Trbpurpx.

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)