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Big G: Cryptic

A cache by HHHP20 and the NT Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/11/2016
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A series of 15 puzzles set with kind help from The National Trust on the Ashridge Estate as a part of the 2016 Geolympix Legacy.

The cache is not hidden at the published coordinates. Do not go there. Thank you.

All caches in this series are placed within two miles of the published co-ordinates. All caches are placed close to footpaths so please be careful not to get muggled.

The cache is not at the published co-ordinates. Solve the puzzle below to locate the cache.

Big G Cryptic

Across

1. Difficult new route for a top climber (11)
9. Criticise turning over in sleep (3)
10. Cleverly add noun to fifty-fifty resort (9)
11. Aid charity blushing and angry (3,5)
12. Yarn length on court (4)
14. Unacceptable to harbour one idea (6)
16. Senora's unusual motive (6)
18. Shake head off fish (4)
19. After morning, brothers and I have a heavenly food (8)
22. Romanians struggling in this republic (3,6)
23. A ship's fool (3)
24. English sent modern form of approval (11)

Down

2. A drip can be fast (5)
3. Dance venue is all right in prosperous time (8)
4. Please change and slip away (6)
5. Assistant's bad idea (4)
6. Popular entrances under cover (7)
7. Give the vote to confused chef, a sinner (11)
8. When cooking, also I handle sauce (11)
13. You've got it coming to you! (8)
15. Received or deceived (5,2)
17. A smile troubled correspondence (6)
20. Salvation's regularly eliminated (5)
21. Pudding is a gooseberry, to some extent (4)

The cache can be found at N51 48.ABC W000 34.DEF where:

A=1 across, letter 11
B=21 down, letter 3
C=22 across, letter 4
D=13 down, letter 3
E=7 down, letter 3
F=8 down, letter 1

There is on-foot access to every final location of caches in this series. If you find your way blocked, go round. DO NOT climb fences as this is unnecessary, dangerous and may result in this cache being archived at the request of the landowner.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Puzzle] Qebc gur yrnqvat qvtvg bs nal gjb qvtvg ahzoref
[Cache] Orfvqr ybtf

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)



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