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Solos - A 2-27-22 Palindrome Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 02/08/2022
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


A palindrome is a word or phrase that reads the same in both directions. The word is derived from the Greek which means "running back again." Examples include MOM, DAD and MUM for the Brits and for this cache, SOLO.

This is a county park open from dawn to dusk. No night caching. Street parking should be obvious.

As some of you know, the cache owners are amateur musicians (oboe you knew, but also bassoon) so we couldn't pass up the palindrome SOLOS. Now you can learn something about Joseph Haydn. He worked in Austria and England and wrote a ridiculous number of symphonies - 104 to be exact. His Symphony #47 was nicknamed "The Palindrome" because Haydn used a neat bit of musical trickery to create a section that is a perfect musical palindrome in the Minuet and Trio. The second part of this section is exactly like the first part "but in reverse." Here's a section of the introductory melody to demonstrate:

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Svatre ubyrf bs gur ubfg ner zhpu ynetre guna bobr be onffbba
CHYY HC

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)