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Great Detectives: Warshawski, the Sequel
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V. I. Warshawski needed a new home. The puzzle's basically the same (to be fair to those who had solved but not yet found) but the location and container is new (so those who found the old one can also claim here if they wish). NOT AT THE POSTED COORDINATES. PLEASE PARK RESPONSIBLY.
Location is BIBB (Best if By Bike) (or hiking in) from the parking coordinates. Distance from recommended parking to solved final is approximately 1 mile (and that distance is indicated by the terrain rating and attributes). When parking closer or with chauffeur service, terrain would be 1.5 and the hike distance attribute removed.
That question mark on the map? Not the real coordinates, but just the virtual markers for 2 new Great Detectives and 5 sequels. You'll need to solve the puzzles to discover where the containers are. You can park once, then bike or hike in and get all 7.
Victoria Iphigenia “Vic” Warshawski took the day off to take in a Sox game on the south side. There she became acquainted with three Chicago baseball fans, Dave, William and Christopher. Based on the information she received during the game, while chatting with the three men along the third base line, see if you come to the same conclusions Vic Warshawski did.
STEP 1: Logic
Dave is a bigger Sox fan than the oldest of the three men.
William is not the youngest.
Christopher is younger than the man who is the least avid Sox fan.
Christopher is more of a Sox fan than the youngest of the three men.
STEP 2: Sports Trivia and an Anagram
When Vic asked the oldest of the three men who his all-time favorite Chicago White Sox player was, he responded, “Da last southsider to ever wear #35, dat’s who. Da Big Hurt.” When asked the same question, the youngest of the three surprisingly answered, “The one whose nickname is a synonym for ‘barefoot’.” The middle-aged of the three’s favorite White Sox player? “The one whose name is an anagram of ‘Glamorized Goon’.”
STEP 3: Analysis
This old photo of one of the aforementioned baseball legends has been modernized to represent a numeral associated with baseball. What is the magic number? Call it "x."
(If you are using an app which truncates images or does not support animated gifs, the image may be viewed here using any standard web browser.)
STEP 4: Compute the Answer
You should now have 7 different integers, called a, b, c, d, e, f, and x.
Solve (in order, calculator style, not in order of mathematical operations):
NOTE: "c2x10" and "c820832" are not mathematical operations, but simply integers where you need to substitute numbers for letters.
STEP 5: Convert for the Sequel
For those who had already solved the original puzzle cache (in addition to those who just completed step 4), use this chart to find the (new) final.
The Great Detectives series of geocaches has its own webpage, which may be accessed by using the “Related Web Page” link above.
Sources and Acknowledgments: The graphics were designed for this cache page by the cache owner, using fair use materials. The idea for using animated .gif images on puzzle pages had been under discussion for many months between The WBs and J&LA; when J&LA start using .gifs on their puzzles, you can bet they will be a lot harder than this one. Good luck!
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Last Updated: on 11/26/2017 9:50:13 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (5:50 PM GMT)
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