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The Rat: I've replaced or fixed this eight times in five years. I no longer work anywhere near it, so getting there is not easy and the terrain changes have been a constant problem. Although this is one of my all-time favorites, and popular based on the number of people watching it, I'm afraid it is time to archive it. As mentioned in my last log, you can still play the game by downloading it from the website as shown. > Sigh <



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Hidden : 6/1/2005
4 out of 5
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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The year is 1930, Prohibition is in force, and Treasury Agent Hanratty once again tangles with his nemesis, K3. This time the problem is counterfeiting; he needs to locate the stash of counterfeit money. First, go to the posted coordinates where you will find a CD. Insert that in the CD drive of a PC (not Mac, sorry) and read the Readme.txt file to get instructions on how to assume the role of Agent Hanratty. Then doubleclick on the file cntrfeit.exe to begin your sleuthing. If you are successful you will find a second stage where you will retrieve two numbers that you need. Then you will use those numbers to compute the third and final stage coordinates. When you go there, be sure to log a recovered bill into the evidence log. Then return the CD to its original location.

There are two CDs in the stage 1 cache, both the same. I have tested them on three machines, and all ran fine, but if you have technical problems, let me know. Be sure to read the readme.txt file for tips. It's OK to copy the files from the CD onto your hard drive, but don't mail them to others, or otherwise spoil the caching experience by allowing others to avoid stages 1 or 2. The software on the CD is not shareware or freeware - it is to be used on the original media only and returned. This is a multi-cache and every finder should visit all three stages, so be considerate and return your copy to the original stage as soon as you can. If you take one out and do not return it the same day, please log a note on the cache page stating how many copies remain in the stage 1 cache, so that others behind you do not go for an empty cache. I recommend you bring a laptop with you on this one. If you do, and if you are a good detective, you can finish this in half a day. On the other hand, you may have to take the CD home for a day or two.

The cache is not currently available on the ground. If you want to play the game, you can now download it HERE.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

fgntr 1: unatvat ng rlr yriry
fgntr 2: gurer vf n hfrshy uvag va Orurnq Zr Ntnva. Nyfb, ernq cerivbhf ybtf.
fgntr 3: Rirel gvzr V tb urer gur pbbeqvangrf frrz gb punatr be gur pnpur unf zbirq fyvtugyl. Vs lbh unir gebhoyr gel fhogenpgvat .004 sebz gur A pbbeqvangr naq nqq .001 gb gur J pbbeqvangr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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