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Mystery Cache

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Hidden : 4/19/2005
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The coordinates shown are NOT the actual coordinates. You must solve the puzzle to get the real coordinates
A Magnetic micro. Small, dark blue pillbox. Bring your own pencil.

PillBug is a friend and colleague of Shipshape, and he has a crush on her. They work in the same department at InOverOurHeads Corp. One Tuesday afternoon, he gathers up his courage and writes her an email asking her to go nightcaching with him on Saturday night. The email is passed to five other employees (all of whom cache) before it reaches Shipshape. Just as Shipshape receives the email their mutual boss, the hated Mr. James Johnson grabs a print copy of the email. After reading it, he wants to know what is going on in *his* office, and what in the blank is “nightcaching?” Seeing the strange names on the emails, he fears industrial sabotage. He wants to know all who were involved in this round of emails, and he questions everyone. He receives the following responses.

* The female engineer working in software design passed the email on to DirtyBoy who mailed it to the female engineer in the green blouse.

*The female engineer in the black dress gave it to Shipshape

*Celtic Maiden passed it on to the engineer in the blue shirt who then gave it to NutCake, who was solving the "Watersdown Affair" geocache puzzle, while pretending to read reports.

*PillBug first sent the email to MerryFool who was working in software design

*The female engineer in the black dress who was solving the Watersdown Affair puzzle got the email from Oil Derrick.

Mr. Johnson remembered that in the Tuesday morning conference,

*DirtyBoy was wearing a yellow sweater.

*Oil Derrick was working on new technology assessment and planning

*The female engineer in the green blouse was working on digital graphics.

*One of the employees wore red.

*An employee worked in quality assurance.

From the information given by the employees, can you determine what color each of them was wearing, what work they were doing and the order that they received the email note? [You are seeking information on 5 employees. (Do NOT include Pillbug and Shipshape), there are 5 jobs (solving the "Watersdown Affair counts as a job), and 5 colors. The names, jobs and colors are each only used once.]

Actual cache location N 37 16.ABC W122 00.DEF

A = Number of letters in the name of the person wearing red
B = Number of letters in the name of the QA employee plus one.
C = Number of letters in the name of the person solving the “Watersdown Affair” puzzle minus one
D = Number of letters in the color worn by Oil Derrick
E = Number of letters in the ‘first’ name of the employee who does digital graphics minus five.
F = Number of letters in the ‘first’ name of the employee who does new technology assessments minus 1

Total of ABCDEF = 31

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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:58:10 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:58 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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