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Gears Mystery Cache

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PYC: This one did well over its 3-year span, garnering 5 Fav points from its 15 finders. Feel free to reclaim your Fav point; this archival note will serve as a snapshot of the cache's stats.
Hope you didn't get too dizzy riding around with the gearheads. Happy caching!
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Hidden : 06/20/2021
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is not at the posted coordinates. Do not go there!

For September 29, 2021

---------The Setup--------

These five gearheads,
Angry Bird, Horse, Mouse, Penguin, and Dog,
decided to spend the day riding the gears
at family friendly Cog Park.

There are only five gears at Cog Park.
They are aligned linearly,
(like the gears in the sample picture above)
such that the turning of one gear
turns all of the other gears.

The gears at Cog Park are numbered
from left to right: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Each gearhead rides a different colored gear (even blue).

Two of the gears have exactly 9 teeth each and
three of the gears have exactly 18 teeth each.

---------The Puzzle--------

Clue 1. There are 3 gears between the Mouse's gear and the Penguin's gear.

Clue 2. The Green gear, the Red gear and the Purple gear all rotate the same direction.

Clue 3. The Purple gear is to the right of the Orange gear, which is to the right of the Green gear.

Clue 4. The 1st gear is not the Green gear and it is not the Penguin's gear.

Clue 5. The two 9-tooth gears are adjacent to each other.

Clue 6. The Dog's gear is not the 3rd gear and it is not the Orange gear.

Clue 7. When the Red gear does 1 rotation, then Dog's gear & Angry Bird's gear each do 2 rotations.


To solve this mystery you need to do two things:

1. Solve the logic puzzle above. There is a handy printable logic grid with clues and questions in the picture gallery to help you.

2. Enter your answers to the following questions, in order, into the Certitude checker as a single string (no spaces and you can use majuscules or miniscules) to receive the final coordinates. For example (not the right combination): redhorse9dog3rdblueclockwise3rd

a. What is the COLOR of the Horse's gear?
b. Who is the GEARHEAD whose gear is Orange?
c. What is the NUMBER of TEETH (9 or 18) on the 1st gear?
d. Who is the GEARHEAD whose gear is 5th?
e. What is the POSITION (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) of the Angry Bird's gear?
f. What is the COLOR of the second 18-tooth gear?
g. What is the ROTATION (clockwise or counterclockwise) of the Dog's gear when the Mouse's gear rotates clockwise?
h. What is the POSITION (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) of the green gear?

---------The Checker--------

You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.

If your Certitude input is correct, then you will get the final coords.

Additional Hints (No hints available.)