A Puzzle-type Letterbox/Hybrid cache (please don't remove the ink pad or stamp; they're not swaps) set for the 2018 Winter Geolympix Mega. - The cache is NOT at the given co-ords but is within a couple of miles. You have to crack a puzzle or code to locate it.
Method 1: Use some AANDs (Aluminium Alpha-Numeric Discs. There are around 4,000 in circulation) and go to:
N51° 4 D . F (It is all about the numbers/Puzzles are a mystery to me/The Rookie Error)
D B (Cache Machine/Aliens have stolen 1/8th of the Earth!/Under a Rock)'
W000° 3 J . D (I 'heart' GC/All Day Eventing/The Logbook Octopus Wrangler)
AA (I went Geocaching but all I found was this lousy.../Wherigo, there I am/The Bad Timing)'
Picking which combination of AANDs you need could be a 1/10,000 guess, so I've added some help...
Method 2: Solve this cache's twin, and add 0.174 to the Northings and deduct 0.017 from 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 years requested for these heroic people/creations to calculate the final co-ords of this cache, using the following formula. If letters are used to find letters, drop the leading number from two-digit numbers - eg. Zeus is Z is 26 becomes 6. 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:
The year he found international fame.
Year the film is set in, not released! (1981)
In pulp literature, not this 1982 film version.
Numeric value (A=1, J=0, Z=6) of the first letter of his middle name.
Numeric value of the first letter of the name of the writer of Odyssey.
Year of release of the first film of the franchise.
In literature, not this 2003 film adaptation.
The number he refused to be known as.
First appearance in serialised stories.
This film adaptation, not the comics or series it was based on.
First appearance in a Marvel comic, not this 1998 film.
Heroic, but a hero? Year of publication of the first book.
A radio Richard from 1946-1951 The numeric value of his surname's first letter. He liked to gallop like the devil...
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Numeric value of the first letter of the Greek hero's name.
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