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Flower Garden (My Little Briones #2)

A cache by jeremiahsjohnson Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/22/2016
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

 


In celebration of finding the last remaining hide in Briones Regional Park, I've hidden a series of caches in the park itself.  Many of the caches were placed in "why is there no cache here" or "I wonder what this trail leads to" type spots, so hopefully even Briones veterans will see parts of the park they've never seen or rarely visited. And be prepared for normal Briones caching issues (thistles, possible poison oak, ticks, etc.) Enjoy!

Note that this cache was placed prior to the creation of its puzzle, so don't expect anything particularly themed. 

 

PINK BLOOMS

Cause to fall
Derived from oranges, lemons, etc.
Driveway covering
Like a prom
Locale of Krusty Krab restaurant
Mark clearly
Moving exhibits
Pantomime (two wds.)
Peewee
R.S.V.P., e.g.
Retailer
Rinkydink (hyph.)
Series of lows
Texas ballplayer

WHITE BLOOMS

A ghost-like being from Hindu mythology
Buffalo
Farm animals
"Golly!" in Glastonbury
[Grumble, grumble, grumble]
Large eel
Meadow sounds
Round a bend too fast
Scorches
Secured to the dock
Silver
Typewriter key
Wall or tooth covering
Wild West hangout

GRAY BLOOMS

87 or 93
Cage or box filled with rocks
Captain of the Red October
Girl bands?
Native of Nevada
Nuke, maybe
Somme place
Top stories?
Type of justice
Waning years

ROWS

A    Hint, part I
B1    Small-town officers
B2    Statistician Silver
B3    Sharing a rented space with
C1    Zones
C2    Definitely not chatty
C3    From Genève, par exemple
D1    A double (slang, hyphenated)
D2    Bard's output
D3    Tread roughly
E1    Like Sherpas
E2    Private group
E3    Rose protector
E4    Horse of the year that won the 1949 Preakness and Belmont
F1    Having the same age
F2    Bangor and Bangkok
F3    Dagger of old
F4    One of the muses
G1    Snarls
G2    Chant in "Dog Day Afternoon"
G3    ____-en-scène
G4    Grew older
H1    Go touring, again
H2    Author Jong
H3    Yield via treaty
H4    Timely benefit
I1    Remote button
I2    Van Halen song
I3    Nursery toy
I4    Map book
J1    Happening by lucky chance
J2    Terrazzo worker
J3    Attached to this
K1    Bewail
K2    Two-time player of Elizabeth
K3    They may be used to buy a flight
K4    Begin to blush
L    Hint, part II

 

Cache can be found at N 37 XX.XXX W 122 XX.XXX.


Puzzle notes: Blooms are not in puzzle order (they are alphabetically ordered by clue), may start anywhere within the bloom, and can go either CW or CCW.  Rows are given in order from top to bottom and left to right. And while canonically these puzzles have just two clues per row, I was not able to achieve that here.  The number of clues per row does not have anything to do with the meta answer to the puzzle.

 

 


You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.

 

 

 

For the first three finders, there are three unused trackables (please take one each).

 

And (again) I owe a massive thank you to teamajk for playtesting and improving the puzzle. Thanks.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

(Uvagf nyy nccyl gb 'nsgre lbh svavfurq gur tevq'.)

1) ZBQ 10
2) Jura lbh'ir svtherq bhg jung lbh'er ybbxvat sbe, guvaxvat onpxjneqf gb "ubj jnf guvf perngrq" zvtug uryc -- n fbhepr zvtug nffvfg jvgu lbhe frnepuvat.
3) VZB, gur rnfvrfg cynpr gb fgneg vf gur svefg be gur rvtugu.

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)