Mr Milton, the sole proprietor and owner of the Whizzo Chocolate Company was under investigation for selling some pretty dodgy chocolates (see this video). Inspector Praline and Superintendent Parrot of the Hygiene Squad had just made a bust, but Mr Milton slipped away, and is now on the run. What's worse, he took all of the incriminating evidence with him and hid it nearby.
Praline and Parrot need your help to solve the case - find Mr Milton and the six incriminating chockies. If you park your car at the posted coordinates, you should be able to follow the latest lead.
Parking Waypoint - Cherry Fondue
"This is extremely nasty, but we can't prosecute you for that".
Coordinates as per the published ones for the cache. A few metres down the road is a pole, with 2 sets of numbers, vertical ABCD and horizontal EFGH. X is one of the digits (from A to H) that is upside down. We have a lead on where Mr Milton hid the first piece of evidence. We are reliably informed that the first chocolate, Crunchy Frog, is located at:
South 33° 41.(A+1)(X-8)(B+C) East 151° 07.E(B-1)(X-F-H+G).
WP1 - Crunchy Frog
"We use only the finest baby frogs, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose."
"If we took the bones out it wouldn't be crunchy would it?"
WP1 is a virtual. At WP1 there are words that will help you find WP2, which is located at:
South 33° 41.JKL East 151° 07.MNP.
J= number of letters in the final word, minus one.
K= number of cats that can be seen.
L= number of letters in the second word on the bottom row.
M= number of letters in the last word on the second row.
N= number of animals.
P= measure of distance plus N.
Ideal route to WP2 from here is via a smaller track that branches off near here and heads NNW past another cache and then downhill. At a T intersection (WP2 decimals +148S,-092E), turn right.
WP2 - Ram's Bladder Cup
"We use choicest juicy chunks of fresh Cornish ram's bladder, emptied, steamed, flavoured with sesame seeds whipped into a fondue and garnished with lark's vomit."
WP2 is a virtual. At this location are the remains of Mr. Milton's getaway car (Well as of Feb 2022 it seems or parts thereof have drifted downstream by approximately 21m) There are clues here that will help you find WP3, which is located at:
South 33° 41.QRK East 151° 07.SKQ.
There are two pedals: the left one has R horizontal lines; the right one has S horizontal lines..
Near the coloured cables, the maker of this car can be determined. In its abbreviated version, this maker has Q letters
R= The Number of spokes on the drum brake less the number of major retaining nuts for the drum.
S= The numbers of bolts per flexible boot divided by the number of flexible boots.
Q = On the Schaffer branded rubber grommet the number that appears the most. Where there is a tie use the lowest choice.
Ideal route to WP3 from here is via a trail marked by pink ribbons (not put there by me). These head east, turn south as it goes uphill and then turn north. Follow this trail until you get to another intersection (WP3 decimals -073S,+232E). At this intersection, the pink ribbons continue north, uphill, but you're going to leave the ribbons now and follow the other clear trail to the west.
WP3 - Cockroach Cluster
WP3 is a virtual. At this location is a barbed wire fence, but one section that can be walked through has no wire. The concrete posts on either side each have TU notches up one side. To the south, between the first post and the next, on the top row of barbed wire there are YZ barbs. The location of WP4 is at:
South 33° 41.(U+Y)YY East 151° 07.LTZ.
That's right! Mr Milton doubled back to throw you off the scent. Back to the start.
WP4 - Anthrax Ripple
From here on, WPs 4, 5 & 6 are physical containers. Each contain clues to the next one.
WP5 - Spring Surprise
"Ah - now, that's our specialty - covered with darkest creamy chocolate. When you pop it into your mouth steel bolts spring out and plunge straight through both cheeks."
WP6 - Newt Jelly
We are led to believe if you make it through all of the sweeties, you should be able to locate Mr Milton for us. 'e's a slippery character and 'e'll probably double back and twist and turn to throw off the scent. Plus, we think 'e's got about a two and half hour headstart on you, so wear your best walking gear and bring drinking water (and take extra care if there have been recent heavy rains). Prob'ly best you don't try at night. Once you find Mr Milton, you should be able to leave your name in the squad's case log book. Oh, and 'e might spill the beans with a code for some other case you might 'elp us with...
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FTF and $2 scratchy went to Constable Tyreless for being first to solve the case.