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

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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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 Crossword

Across

1. Floor covering (6)
7. Until this time (8)
8. Fish (4)
10. Dolour (6)
11. Kidnap (6)
14. Wheat spike (3)
16. Soup server (5)
17. Spool (4)
19. Quick (5)
21. Traitor (5)
22. Custom (5)
23. Bygone (4)
26. As a joke (2,3)
28. Twitch (3)
29. Rank (6)
30. Pugilism (6)
31. Among (4)
32. Unusual (8)
33. Thing thrown by athletes (6)

Down

1. Pursuer (6)
2. Not singular (6)
3. Melt (4)
4. French wine (7)
5. Haughty (5)
6. Strong point (5)
8. Elm, for example (4)
9. And not (3)
12. Father (3)
13. Talons (5)
15. Lowest point (5)
18. Happening (5)
19. Chafe (3)
20. Hit lightly (3)
21. Month (7)
22. Cabin (3)
23. Fairies (6)
24. Corrosive substance (4)
25. Pantihose (6)
26. Muslim religion (5)
27. Swoon (5)
28. Male cat (3)
30. Hairless (4)

Dropping the leading digit of any two digit numbers, the cache can be found at N51 48.ABC W000 35.DEF where:

A = [29 across, letter 6] - [18 down, letter 2]
B = [30 across, letter 3] + [11 across, letter 4]
C = [22 across, letter 3] - [4 down, letter 5]
D = [7 across, letter 2] - [21 across, letter 5]
E = [2 down, letter 2] + [5 down, letter 3]
F = [21 down, letter 1] + [10 across, letter 3]

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)

[Cache] Ebbg nebhaq onfr bs snyyra gerr

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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