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They came from Aander Space! Winter Geolympix 2018

Hidden : 09/14/2018
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


Beware eukaryotic organisms! They have been seen close to the cache location. These macroscopic lifeforms are neither plant nor animal, and predate both...

A Puzzle-type Letterbox/Hybrid cache (please don't remove the ink pad or stamp; they're not swaps) - The cache is NOT at the given co-ords, but is within 2 miles of them. You have to crack a puzzle or code to locate it.

Method 1: Use six of the ten different AANDs (Aluminium Alpha-Numeric Discs. There are around 4,000 in circulation) and go to:
N51° 49.[If K=1, C=?][If J=0, B=?][If H=8, F=?]'
W000° 35. [If G=9, C=?][If F=4, E=?][If E=5, J=?]'.

Method 2: Solve this cache's twin (GC7R0WB), and add 0.349 to the Northings and add 0.751 to the Westings to get the co-ords for this cache. Easy! This also works vice-versa, of course...

Method 3: Take the final digit of the year these alien creations made their public debut to calculate the final co-ords of this cache, using the following formula. There are larger versions in this cache's Gallery if you need a better look. Good luck!

The final is hidden at N51 4A.B W000 3C.D where:

A=P+Z
B=(ExH)+((LxTx(U+W))+G)xJ)
C=F-N
D= Vx(K+(OxSx((X+Y)+((R-I)/2)))+(M-Q)

Checksums: E+F+G+H+I=36, J+K+L+M+N+O=26, P+Q+R+S+T+U=32, V+W+X+Y+Z=27.


E (The 'species', not this specific individual.)


F (Voice only.)


G (This film version, not the comics it's based on.)


H


I


J


K


L (First appearance.)


M


N (In literature, not this 1976 film adaptation.)


O (Not the previously unbroadcast pilot episodes)


P (NOT the 1996 film inspired by 'items'.)


Q


R


S


T (Original appearance, not this later incarnation.)


U


V


W (Serialised.)


X (In a comic strip, not this 1980 film adaptation.)


Y


Z (In the 44th episode.)

Please DO NOT remove the stamp or ink pad. Neither is a swap - They make this cache a LetterBox/Hybrid. Thank you!

Please join us on Sun Aug 30th 2020 at
GC8C8C9 - GEOLYMPIX IV: STOWE 2020
"The Perfect Vision!"

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Nobir tebhaq yriry

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)



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