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Clip Joint

A cache by The Rat Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/06/2003
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not at the posted coordinates, but it is within one mile of there. Solve the cipher to get the actual coordinates.

The barbershop at the posted coordinates is a real clip joint. You can get your hair cut at the one I use in Sunnyvale for about half the price. Of course, then your hair would look like mine. Bad idea. To find this cache, solve the cipher below and follow the directions in the encrypted message. There are no surprises or tricks, just pure cryptography. It is a Grandpre cipher. I followed the standard rules on the Cipher Exchange website, except this ciphertext is a bit longer, to make it slightly easier to solve. The cache contains an assortment of clips (paper clips, binder clips, hair clips, etc.) Please exchange only clips or Travel Bugs. The cipher contains the phrase "BYCOMPONENXDONT". The numerical references in the text are to minutes, not degrees.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Qb lbh xabj ubj gb ybbx hc gur pnpurf uvqqra ol nabgure pnpure? Vg jbhyq or urycshy va guvf pnfr.

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)



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