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Danger, Adventure aand Action! Winter Geolympix 18

Hidden : 09/24/2018
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) 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:

A=H+J
B=Qx(L+N)
C=T+R
D=P-G
E=Z-Y
F=(M+W)xK

Checksums:
G+H+J+K+L+M+N=34.
P+Q+R+T+W+Y+Z=27.

G
The year he found international fame.

H
Year the film is set in, not released! (1981)

J
In pulp literature, not this 1982 film version.

K
Numeric value (A=1, J=0, Z=6) of the first letter of his middle name.

L
Numeric value of the first letter of the name of the writer of Odyssey.

M
Year of release of the first film of the franchise.

N
In literature, not this 2003 film adaptation.

P
The number he refused to be known as.

Q
First appearance in serialised stories.

R
This film adaptation, not the comics or series it was based on.

T
First appearance in a Marvel comic, not this 1998 film.

W
Heroic, but a hero? Year of publication of the first book.

Y
A radio Richard from 1946-1951 The numeric value of his surname's first letter. He liked to gallop like the devil...

Z
Numeric value of the first letter of the Greek hero's name.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ernpu va. Nibvq Gur Jbbq Ornfg...

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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