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BELASO'S STOLEN CIPHER

A cache by Team Spoonhead Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/9/2004
In Massachusetts, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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UPDATE 2/18/13: The micro apparently is missing again! I have revised the cache to keep it as a puzzle but eliminated the first WP. The key word for the puzzle is the name of a country or city for the Olympics. It could be past, present, or future. I could also be winter or summer.

Cache on!

Giovan Batista Belaso was a 16th century Italian who devised a system for encoding messages. However he never received proper recognition for this achievement because his method was mistakenly attributed to another person and still bears that person’s name.

The listed coordinates will take you to one of Pepperell's notable landmarks but the cache is not there. The key word for the puzzle is the name of a country or city for the Olympics. It could be past, present, or future. I could also be winter or summer. You will need to determine the cipher that is being used. When you have done this and deciphered the coded message correctly, you will know the coordinates for the final cache and for the parking, both of which are close by. The local library might be of some assistance.

The final cache is a .30 calibre ammo can (thanks GoGG!) It contains a logbook and pen, finder’s stickers (please take one as souvenir - no need to trade), a tri-color marker, hot wheels car, Barbie make-up, two pack card game (Old Maid and Go Fish), patriotic air fresheners, and an address book. Round trip distance from parking is a little over one half mile. The cache is well hidden and may be difficult to find in the snow. Good luck!

EVNEY EENMP TUXCO HCDVG ATXDF BKTHX QIATL CTNHR TREYZ RGRTW HOETK EELEH VKTYG TNRIO IGEZR KOSXG EAMWO FTNHM ESGZR GAANW DEIXN TRZNR WEGKP EFMHI KEYFB XPHTN GYOUK QOHKN IGPMV GUTXD WRLTS NMTET CTIZI AMONX YIAXO NXQRB FTHXY DRVIM TWAAW ADWAO VGTOG PEVZH TMHOG HTHXH DRVIM TWTBI ARD

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