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Cyanocitta Cristata

A cache by cyan_blue Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/06/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not located at the posted coordinates.
Solve the puzzle below to determine the correct coordinates for the cache.

So here's the deal: I'll give you the latin, you tell me the common name.

A Cyanocitta cristata = ____ Jay
B Perisoreus canadensis = ____ Jay
C Cyanocitta stelleri = ____'s Jay
D Aphelocoma insularis = Island ____ Jay
E Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus = ____ Jay
F Aphelocoma californica = ____ Scrub Jay   
G Perisoreus infaustus = ____ Jay
H Cyanocorax yncas = ____ Jay
J Cyanocorax caeruleus = ____ Jay


The cache is located at N 37 24 PQR, W 122 05 STU, where:

P = (Number of letters in the word in part G) minus (Number of letters in the word in part F)
Q = (Number of letters in the word in part A) minus (Number of letters in the word in part B)
R = Number of letters in the word in part E
S = Number of letters in the word in part C
T = (Number of letters in the word in part H) minus (Number of letters in the word in part D)
U = Number of letters in the word in part J


In your log, tell us what your favorite type of bird is - and feel free to give either the latin or the common name! ;-)

NOTE! There is no need to go near the railroad tracks.
You should be looking clear across the street from the railroad tracks.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

zntargvp anab, abg uvtu bss gur tebhaq

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)