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The Rat: This cache just doesn't work in this location any longer and it can't be relocated because other palindromic coordinates are no better. I have removed it.

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Palindromes

A cache by The Rat Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/9/2003
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

An easy micro with no puzzle, for a change.

I've always been fascinated by palindromes. A palindrome is a word, phrase, sentence, or even a paragraph that reads the same forward or backward. Like each of the coordinates of this cache. There are no puzzles to solve, just a cache to find and log, but I hope you will add to the list of palindromes posted on this page when you log. I won't delete your log if you don't, but try to find something others will enjoy reading. Let's see how many people will watch the cache just for the fun of it.

The first words ever spoken by man formed a palindrome: "Madam, I'm Adam."

And for Napoleon, at least, the last: "Able was I ere I saw Elba."

The two palindromes above, perhaps the best known in English, exemplify the two basic types of palindromes: perfect and imperfect. A perfect one (e.g., Napoleon) includes word spacing and punctuation in reverse order, whereas the imperfect (e.g. Adam) only has the letters in correct reverse order. You can find many more examples at palindromes.org and the various links on that page, but most of them aren't very interesting or clever. Some others that are among the best known in English:

A man, a plan, a canal - Panama

Live not on evil

Niagara, O roar again!

One of my own favorites for its cleverness is, oddly, not well-known. It makes the rounds at college frats, though:

Campus motto: bottoms up, Mac!

It is difficult to create a palindrome of any length that is readable and in any way clever. I once had a whole page of them I had written and saved, of varying lengths and quality, but that sheet disappeared on one of my moves. The only entry I remember was a bit of sage advice: "Slap not on pals." I discovered only recently that it is suspiciously similar to the well-known "Step on no pets." But I swear I made up the pals one.

All right, you get the idea. Find the cache. Bring a pen and Sign, G.I.'s (Geocachers International).

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

rlr yriry [two palindrome words - however, due to a recent change in the environment it is not quite accurate. The original cache went missing. I have replaced it as of 11/11 (another palindrome).]

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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