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15.How Do I Solve These #@& Puzzles-Still Stumped?

A cache by charliewhiskey Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/26/2015
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not at the posted coordinates. This is the fifteenth in a series to help people get a start at solving puzzle caches. I tried to make these easy to understand, but if you have any questions about them, please ask.


Still can't get it? Now what?!!


So what do you do if you've tried all these tips and tricks on a @#$%& puzzle, but you STILL can't get it?

Here are some more things to try:

It's courtious to ask a puzzle owner for hints before going to friends or previous finders. By doing so, a puzzle owner might see parts that need correcting, clarification, or an added hint.

Here are some ways to meet fellow puzzle enthusiasts:

- Attend an event. GEO: Geocachers Exploring Oregon GEO holds monthly Meet-and Greet events and occasional classes on beginning and advanced geocaching subjects. I've made several dear puzzle friends by attending events specifically so I could meet them and ask questions about puzzles of theirs.

- If you're on Facebook, consider joining The Portland Geocaching group.

And if you still can't get it after all that, click on this link for a Puzzle Stress Reduction Kit, and remember ...


Just one more note: After being inflicted with many excruciating puzzles, it can be tempting to take revenge by placing one's own devilishly tricky puzzle. Before doing so, please take a look at Advice For Making A Good Puzzle from Geocachers of the Bay Area, and Geocache Puzzle Construction Tips by respected Florida cacher ePeterso2.


Now for the puzzle.

Count the letters in the words missing from these statements from the description above, and do the simple math to get the numbers needed to finish the coordinates.

[If you're having trouble with a tough puzzle:] Set it aside for a few days, weeks, or even _____. = U. U - 6 = A

Ask the _____ for a hint. =V. V - 2 = B

Keep working on different _____. = W. W = C

"The best way to get a good idea is to have a lot of _____," according to Linus Pauling. = X. X - 5 = D

"Advice for making a _____ puzzle" is provided by Geocachers of the Bay Area, = Y. Y + 4 = E

"Geocache puzzle construction _____" are provided by Florida cacher ePeterso2. = Z. Z - 2 = F

The cache is at N 45 15.ABC W 123 06.DEF



Important Note: Be sure to get the bonus numbers from each cache in this series. You will need those to get the coordinates for the These #@&% Puzzles - Graduation Bonus Cache

Yet One More Note: This is the last in this series of #@&% Puzzles. If you've collected all the bonus numbers, they won't lead you directly to the #@&% Graduation bonus cache. The Graduation Bonus cache final location was moved halfway through the series. You must do a little adjusting to the numbers, as shown on the Graduation cache page.


As I said, this is one of a series of "How Do I Solve..." caches. They are spread out in different neighborhoods. It might help to solve them in order, but you don't need to. I tried to make these easy to understand, but if you have any questions about them, please ask.

Here are all the caches in the series. They are also posted in a "How Do I Solve These #@&%$ Puzzle Caches?!!" bookmark list.


This series of #@&%$ Puzzles contains the following caches:


Cache Techniques
1. GC5HFTZ - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles?!! Intro Intro. Puzzles can be fun. No - really!
2. GC5EQV9 - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles?!! Start Easy Where do you start? Start with easy puzzles!
3. GC5HJ70 - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles?!! Start at End How do you start? Start with the end in mind.
4. GC7AEJA - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles?!! Coord Formats Different coordinate formats
5. GC5DQ9M - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles?!! Patterns Look for patterns, and anything that's awkward, unusual, or out of place.
6. GC78KAK - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles?!! Subst Ciphers Solving substitution ciphers.
7. GC7AM55 - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles?!! Old Codes Other codes and ciphers. (Oldies are goodies.)
8. GC7AF6Y - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles?!! Number Bases Different number systems and bases.
9. GC5J529 - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles?!! Web Searches Search the internet for information and images.
10. GC5J53Y - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles?!! Hidden Info Two ways to hide info on a cache page - White Font and Source Code.
11. GC5JGNC - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles?!! Pictures Five ways to hide information in images.
12. GC5HYEF - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles? Cache Page Tips There are many ways to hide hints, and even the puzzle itself, in places other than the cache description.
13. GC7F6PH - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles?!! Map Tricks Tips on using maps and coordinate checkers when solving puzzles.
14. GC5JA76 - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles?!! Use Tools Start building your puzzle-solving tool kit.
15. GC5J5PP - How Do I Solve These #@&% Puzzles?! Still Stumped? If you've tried all these tips and tricks, and you're still stumped, here are a few more things you can try.
16. GC5J52X - These #@&% Puzzles - Graduation Bonus Cache Congratulations! You've done it! Here's your bonus graduation cache!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Cache:] Ol srapr, haqre tebhaq pbire

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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