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Heroic Wordgames #1 Mystery Cache

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Hidden : 04/08/2018
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Geocache Description:

This is one of a short series of puzzle caches that are developed around some wordplay.  I will provide some step by step directions that should make it pretty straightforward, but take care because the work involved can be tedious.

Step One: Do some on-line research about the English band XTC. Find the lyrics to a song by the band XTC that refers to a super hero in the song title. In those song lyrics, look for a reference to a super hero iconic location. For that location, select the word that uses 8 unique letters.

Step Two: You are going to assign a numeric value to each one of those 8 letters in the word from Step One. We are going to assign a value to every letter in the alphabet, where A = Zero and Z = 25. For example, the word MASK would have the following values: 12 - 0 -18 - 10. So now you should have 8 unique values for your word from Step One.

Step Three: Perform the following calculations to get the 10 digits needed for the cache location, where "1L" refers to the numeric value of the first letter (for the example MASK, "1L" = 12, then "2L" = 0, etc):

#1: 5L - 2L;

#2: 6L - 1L;

#3: 3L - 8L;

#4: 2L - (2 (7L + 8L) ) ;

#5: 5L - 1L ;

#6: 6L - 6L ;

#7: 5L - 3L ;

#8: 8L - 7L ;

#9: 6L - 1L ;

#10: 6L - 3L .

Your answer will be: N 38 XX.XXX W 077 XX.XXX

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Purpxfhz sbe gur inyhrf bs gur 8 yrggre jbeq = 97

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)