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The Lost Weekend
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An easy to reach container hidden in Westport, CT. The header coordinates ARE NOT the cache location, but are within one mile of it – solve the puzzle to find the actual hide spot!
Did you ever have a weekend where you did absolutely nothing that was productive? (This excludes geocaching of course, which we all know is as important as breathing.)
I mean a weekend where you just lazed about and accomplished nothing – no grocery shopping, no laundry, NADA. On a good ‘Lost Weekend’ the most challenging thing that you undertook was the Sunday Crossword Puzzle. Well, here’s a Lostboy and Lostgirl tribute to just such a weekend, but with ‘breathing’ included!
Solve the crossword below, and use the answers to deduce the missing numbers to the coordinates of: N 41 (Down 1)(Down 2).(Down 3)(Down 4)(Down 5) W 073 (Across 1)(Across 2).(Across 3)(Across 4)
Once the basic crossword is finished, it is up to you to determine what unique number applies to each in order to decode the cache location. For example, if a crossword answer were ‘Henry’, ask yourself what number is commonly associated with that word. ‘Henry the Eighth’ you say? Then the digit you want is ‘8’.
In certain cases the crossword clue will point you in the right direction, in others your knowledge of common sayings, some Internet research, or simple faith in your hunches will help you find the missing numbers. Nothe the checksum below to confirm your guesses.
The container is tupperware, about the same size as a 30-cal ammo box. Besides the five bucks of cold, hard cash for FTF, it also contains a Log and Pencil and a few other fun trinkets.
It’s Sunday night, and we’ve already put far too much effort into this, so we’re off to lounge around for a bit. Happy Lost Weekends to all of you! And, without further ado, here’s the puzzle:
1: The first Earthling in Space
2: This three-headed foe of Godzilla, King ____, was known by other names
3: Popular TV actor _____ Sutherland
4: A fabulous band from England that heralded the ‘British Invasion’
1: In the movie ‘The _____ Before Christmas’, Jack had a ghostly pet
2: In a memorable episode of ‘Seinfeld’, there was debate over the name of a _____ that George wanted to use as homage to Mickey Mantle
3: Amy Tan novel ‘The Joy _____ Club’
4: Controversial Brando film ‘The Last _____ in Paris’
5: Frank _____ commanded a mission that sent a memorable December 24th message back home in 1968.
Puzzle Note: The coordinates of N 41° (A)(B).(C)(D)(E) W 073° (F)(G).(H)(I) can be confirmed in a checksum test where A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+I=54.
[The puzzle is the hardest part; the cache uses a fairly common hide tactic, is close to a roadside pull-off and walkable in less than five minutes. It was placed near 10AM with 10' accuracy and WAAS lock.]
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:26:23 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:26 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum