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A Fine Pair # 787 ~ Greenwich - Cutty Sark

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Hidden : 02/25/2017
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Number 787 in a series of caches where a red telephone box is in close proximity to a post box.

The only rules are that they have to be able to be photographed together, be not more than 100’ apart and the phone boxes have to be red.



At the given coordinates, you will be standing between A Fine Pair, aka a red telephone box and a post box. Sadly, neither are operational, so one can only assume they have been positioned here as monuments to these iconic British artefacts. Update: I was passing the other day and I saw a Royal Mail van collecting from the post box, so it would seem that it is in use.

You need to gather some information from these objects to find where the geocache is hidden.

The total number of embossed crowns on the exterior of the phone box and the post box = A

The first letter under the large crown on the front of the post box = B

The second letter under the large crown on the front of the post box = C

The number of letters in the first word next to the slot for letters on the post box = D

The number of letters in the second word next to the slot for letters on the post box = E

The cache can be found at

N 51° 28.   A+D    C-E    B-A

W 000° 00.   E-D    B    D


The Fine Pair series was originally started by wizardsmum but is now managed by mattd2k

If anybody would like to place 'A Fine Pair' of their own please do. I would just ask that you first visit to request a number to avoid any duplication

mattd2k also keeps a public Bookmark List of this series. Once your cache is published please contact him via to have yours added

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

1. Zntargvp
2. 2.5z / 8' hc (hfr fgrc)
3. Nobir snqrq oyhr pvepyr, oruvaq

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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