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Nightmare Before Cachemas: Dr. Finkelstein Multi-Cache

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Hidden : 11/18/2021
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Geocache Description:

NOVAGO Series 2021: Nightmare Before Cachemas!!

Week 5 of 8

Santa needs help... save him before it is too late and "Cachemas" is ruined..

Dr. Finkelstein woke up drowsy again. He began to wonder if Sally was putting something in his tea. He headed outside and noticed that everyone in Halloween Town was walking very quickly in the same direction. He put his wheelchair into high gear and followed them.

When they all arrived at the same spot he heard Jack asking for help with something called Cachemas. Jack asked Dr. Finkelstein to make reindeer and handed him a code. Dr. Finkelstein quickly read the code, put his wheelchair back into high gear and traveled a ways to the mad scientist shop.

When he arrived at the shop, he began to think about all the items he would have to get. He walked up to the counter and studied the book of science secrets. The shop had every item except for a section of antler.

Dr. Finkelstein Needed these three items

a. the number of large planks seen plus one

b. the number of things they don't want you to do, times positive two

c. all the animal legs shown plus nothing

Dr. Finkelstein Wanted these three items

d. all the shiny round eyes seen on the left side of all the large planks

e. the number of red words on the sign at the top of the white mountain to the left of the tall book

f. the number of very large black objects seen on the right side as you descend the white mountain

Dr. Finkelstein began walking excitedly towards his observatory. He was anxious to get on with the experiments. When he arrived at his lab he found an antler and extracted some of the cartilage. After a short time, things went boom, crash and suddenly reindeer appeared!

And what happened, then? Well, in Halloween Town they say – that Dr. Finkelstein’s small heart grew three sizes that day.

And maybe, just maybe Dr. Finkelstein can help save Santa in time for Cachemas!!

Congrats to the first finders!


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NOTICE: This cache is hidden within Fairfax County Park Authority. Geocachers must abide by all Park Authority rules. Park is open from Dawn to Dusk. Night Caching in Park Authority parks is expressly forbidden.


Nominee for Best Multi-Stage Cache



Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)