OM: "Go West, young man."
YM: "Why should I, old man?"
OM: "Because you're a geocacher, and that's the only way to find this cache."
YM: "Oh, so the cache is to the west of the listed location?"
OM: "Actually, no. But you have to go west to get the final coordinates."
YM: "How far west do I have to go? If it's too far, I think I'll skip this one."
OM: "You'll have to find that out for yourself. But it's no more than 100 feet each."
YM: "What do you mean, each?"
OM: "You have to go west from 10 different places."
YM: "That's a lot; I hope they're close together. Where are they?"
OM: "The first one is at retail.merrier.educations."
OM: "Don't you know about what3words?"
YM: "Never heard of it."
OM: "Well, it's a website and a smartphone app that divides up the earth into squares about 3 meters on each side (except near the north and south poles, where they get distorted). Then it gives each square a name made up of 3 words. The idea is that words are easier to remember than numbers."
YM: "Hang on a sec..." [Fiddles with phone for a while.] "OK, got it. Hey, retail.merrier.educations is in Australia!"
OM: "True, but you don't actually have to go there; you just have to go west from there."
YM: "Hmm, OK. What about the other places?"
OM: "Here, I wrote them down for you." [Hands paper to YM.]
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YM: "So what am I looking for at each place? Something with a number written on it?"
OM: "No, but you should look for something similar. You'll know it when you see it."
YM: "Any hints for the cache itself?"
OM: "Certitude will give you one. And you'll probably need it, because satellite reception isn't great at the cache location."
YM: "Anything else I need to know?"
OM: "Oh, so many things. But for now just be aware that ten equals zero."
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Congratulations to the first certified solver, turuthok, and the first finders, VPPlayer and madnessofmalkav.
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Thanks to ecrane for creating the cache that prompted the research which made this puzzle possible.
On 7/31/2017, this puzzle was