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Thing 1 & Thing 2: A Tribute to Dr. Seuss

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Hidden : 08/16/2016
1 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Those numbers up there?
Why, they’re not right at all!
They might lead to a lake or a road or a wall!
To get the right numbers, we have puzzles for you.
You’ll read, think and solve them, that’s just what you’ll do!


To honor the doctor, we decided to stash
Some "fun-in-a-box" (our first* geocache).

So go find Thing 1 — and after you do,

Use the numbers inside it to go find Thing 2.


To find them, you’ll have to to do much more than look.
You’ll have to know “things” from the good doctor’s books.

Each clue has a blank and each blank needs a word,
For instance: Horton’s lazy Mayzie is a _________.

A bird? Yes, indeed!
Now letter-count that word…
One, two, three, four — that’s the value of “bird.”

And now put that number in the place where we say.
Just fill up each space, and you’re well on your way!

Program your unit, then follow your feet
(The route takes you nowhere near Mulberry Street!).

This was hidden by Seuss-loving Kate and her mother,
Who know that if it’s not one Thing, it’s another!


*Well, it was our first cache the first time it was placed,
But then it was stolen (green egg on our face).
So now we've redone it and placed it anew
...a Seussian stash for cache-hunters like you!




A= _____
His menu doesn’t include toast or jam,
But if you want a green breakfast, ask Seuss’s chef __________.


B = _____
He’s 100% faithful; he says what he means,
And his ears can hear even the smallest Seuss things: __________.

C = _____
He speaks for the trees: the __________ MINUS those who prefer their bread butter-side-down: the __________.

_____ - _____ = _____

D = _____
As you travel to Solla Sellew, beware the Perilous __________ of Pompelmoose Pass — MINUS that snoozing fluffy lightweight who’s still “sleeping aloft” (he weighs minus one pound!): __________.

_____ - _____ = _____

E = _____
You should check out your lamp to see if there's a __________ MINUS that __________ in your sink ('cause it lives where it's damp).

_____ - _____ = _____

F = _____
Oh, Yertle the Turtle, that king-in-a-shell...
A plain __________ for his throne didn't suit him so well.

G = _____
It’s green and it’s gooey! It falls from the sky!
We know you know this one, just give it a try: __________.

H = _____
He handed out the Bitsy Big-Boy Boomeroo: The Chief ________.

I = ____
It’s a shirt. It’s a sock. It’s a shoe. It’s a hat.
But it has other uses, yes far beyond that: a __________ MINUS Mr. Gump’s seven-hump __________.

_____ - _____ = _____

J = _____
If you ever go caching on the Prairie of Prax, you might meet a North- or a South-going _________.

K = _____
The Fix-it-Up Chappie drove a very strange car;
He could give or erase this: a belly-based __________.

L = _____
Think up some black water…then think a white sky…and finish by thinking some __________ blowing by — MINUS those “pale green __________ with nobody inside ‘em.”

_____ - _____ = _____

M = _____
The Grinch really hated this most special day, so he slunk into town and stole __________ away.



This area closes at dusk. High traffic area, so please be very discreet while searching and trading. When we placed this cache the first time, Thing 1 was muggled several times (it seems our Dr. Seuss tins were just too attractive to the local kids). Now Thing 1 is very "attractive," but in a different way (yes, that is a hint). Thing 1 is a small container, and Thing 2 is a medium ammo box. Please be kind to any underbrush so there's not a geotrail to the hide.



FTF includes a certificate, a trackable FTF medallion, two Things, one thing and a little some"thing" to help you acquire some Seuss of your own. Enjoy!


Congratulations on FTF to david&diana and Ranger Fox! ("Did you find our hidden box? Did you find it with a fox?")


Congratulations on FTL to yercher! ("Have you ever seen or heard of the Yercher? That speedy and stealthy and super cache-searcher?")

To all of you...
"...a tip of our top hat that's striped white and red....we'll give a big tip, then it's back on our head!"


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[If you get stumped on the puzzles, here's a list of the books that we used. You can also dig up answers by online searching, but some sites we saw spell things wrong (and we really hope you read books instead!).]

Qe. Frhff'f Fyrrc Obbx
Terra Rttf naq Unz
Gur Ybenk
Lregyr gur Ghegyr naq Bgure Fgbevrf
Gurer'f n Jbpxrg va zl Cbpxrg!
V Unq Gebhoyr va Trggvat gb Fbyyn Fbyyrj
Gur Farrgpurf naq Bgure Fgbevrf
Ubj gur Tevapu Fgbyr Puevfgznf
Onegubybzrj naq gur Bboyrpx
Gur Ohggre Onggyr Obbx
Ubegba Urnef n Jub
Bu, gur Guvaxf Lbh Pna Guvax!
Bar Svfu, Gjb Svfu, Erq Svfu, Oyhr Svfu

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)