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I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears

A cache by charliewhiskey Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/07/2020
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:


The cache is not at the posted coordinates, although you could go there to hang some noodles on your ears.

From May 17 to July 16, construction will block access from the east. You will only be able to get to it from the west off NW Glencoe Rd.


Idioms are curious and colorful expressions. The technical definition of an idiom is a group of words, always used together as a phrase, where the meaning of the phrase isn’t clear from the meaning of the words in it.

Idioms are, in a sense, untranslatable even in their own languages. They are like little cryptic word puzzles.

Here’s an example: I’m not pulling your leg. Or, as they would say in Russia, I’m not hanging noodles on your ears.

For this puzzle, match up the idioms with their translations. Count the number of letters in the first word of each translation. Using those numbers, the final coordinates are:

North A B ° C D . (E-1) (F+1) G

West (H-4) (I-1) (Jx2) ° (K+2) (Lx3) . (M-5) N (O+1)

Do this offset before entering the solution into checker:

Subtract 0.006 from north and subtract 0.002 from west.

If you solved this before Jan. 21, 2021, either apply the offset or go about 35' SSE of your solution.

As an added bonus, this cache qualifies for Telephone Booth challenges. Really. I’m not hanging noodles on your ears.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre raq juvgr; vafvqr cubar obbgu. Ernyyl. Hafperj pnc, abg gur jubyr pbagnvare.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)