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AL003-CR Mystery Cache

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Hidden : 12/05/2004
3 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is the third of a series of puzzle caches dealing with Austrian literature (hence the abbreviation AL). Each cache deals with one author. You will likely need to read one or more books to be able to answer the questions.

The other AL-Caches can be found here: AL001-LP, AL002-RM, AL004-JM, AL005-RPG, AL006-GT, AL007-EJ, AL008-NG, AL009-ALH, AL010-PM.

Question A
In a novel by the author in question, 24 men leave for an adventure. How many of them were called Antonio? This number be Z.

Question B
On August 30th in 1873, at a position of 79°43' N, 059°33' E,  the crew discover new land. The depth of sea at noon on this day was Y meters.
The first crossfoot of this figure be B.

Question C
In a short story, the author tells about the undertaker at a tiny cemetery in Austria, Take the age in which the person applied for the job and calculate the second crossfoot. This figure be C.

Question D
In one of five scetches about old people, how many children does the bohemian master bricklayer K. have?
The number of children be D.

Question E
In another novel by this author, the title of chapter 30 includes some animals. The number of animals be X.

Question F
In the same novel, a concert is announced in chapter 15. For which weekday is the event scheduled (Monday=1, Tuesday=2 etc.)? The result be W.

Find the cache at the following coordinates:
N 48°1A.BC0'
E 014°1D.EF0'

The cache container is a black 35mm film container containing just a log sheet and a small pencil. Please be carefull when retrieving the cache (be aware of the terrain rating!).

Happy hunting/reading,

German translation (courtesy of OE1IKS) available at

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)