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Zippy, Wombles, Dorothy Gale aand Mr Toad (4 kidz)

Hidden : 09/09/2018
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


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. You have to crack a puzzle or code first.

Method 1: Use some AANDs (Aluminium Alpha-Numeric Discs. There are around 4,000 in circulation) and go to:

N51° 4A.JJH'

W000° 3E.FEE'

Picking which combination of AANDs you need could be a 1/100,000,000 guess, so I've added some clues to this page. Be careful. Eight different ones used.

Method 2: Solve this cache's twin, and add 0.053 to the Northings and add 0.189 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 creations for children 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.BC W000 3D.EF where:

A = [G-S]
B = [(H+J)x(M+W)]
C = [Y-P]

D = [O-R]
E = [(KxX)+(Q+U+P)-N]
F = [L+T-V]

Checksums: G+H+J+K+L+M=27, N+O+P+Q+R+S=14 and T+U+V+W+X+Y=34

G=
H=
(First book of the series- this character was introduced the following year.
Not this later TV series.)
No I to avoid mistaking it for a 1.
J=
K=
L=
(As a regular TV series.)
M=
N=
(Original book of the series, not this 1978-79 TV series)
O=
P=
Q=
(Original book, not the comic or cartoon series)
R=
(In Switzerland)
S=
(1950s comic strip in The Beano.)
T=
U=
V=
(As Edward Bear in a book of children's verse.)
W=
(Original TV series)
X=
Y=

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


RIP Peter Firmin 11.12.1928 - 1.7.2018 - Co-creator of The Saga of Noggin the Nog, Ivor the Engine, Clangers, Bagpuss, Basil Brush and many more.

RIP John Cunliffe 16.6.1933 – 20.9.2018 - Author and creator of the much-loved children’s TV shows Postman Pat, and Rosie and Jim.

RIP Geoffrey Hayes 13.3.1942 - 30.09.2018 - Presenter of Rainbow from 1973 to 1992, alongside Bungle, Zippy and George.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Uhttvat gerrf?

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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