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Geocaching Crossword #2

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Hidden : 09/03/2006
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Geocache Description:

Cache is NOT at the above coordinates!!

Solve the crossword puzzle to reveal the final coordinates.

Although the cache page is long, it's a pretty easy puzzle. It just takes some time to walk the reader through all the steps.

Update 9-17-06 It appears that the cacher with the most finds, 2 Down, has changed, and may change again. You should still be able to solve the puzzle, though.

Update 11-17-06 The MNGCA president has changed. Make sure you find the 2006 president. Also, added some hints for some of the harder questions. They may be spoilers...

Step 1: Find the letter for each item. Then, convert the letters into numbers by using the letters relative position in the alphabet (a=1, b=2, c=3,..., y=25, z=26).

Step 1 - Find the letter
Item Description Letter Value
A 1 Across, 2nd letter ______ ______
B 2 Down, 2nd letter ______ ______
C 1 Down, 6th letter ______ ______
D 4 Across, 4th letter ______ ______
E 5 Across, 5th letter ______ ______
F 6 Across, 4th letter ______ ______
G 7 Across, 1st letter ______ ______
H 8 Across, 5th letter ______ ______
I 4 Down, 9th letter ______ ______
J 5 Down, 5th letter ______ ______
K 9 Across, 3rd letter ______ ______
L 10 Across, 3rd letter ______ ______
M 11 Across, 4th letter ______ ______

Step 2: Use the "Values" in Step 1 to solve the equations.

Step 2: Solve
Item Equation Value
X 119-I-L-M= ______
Y A-D= ______
Z 85+C+J+K+H= ______

Step 3: Replace the "Values" from step 1 or step 2 into the coordinates below.

Actual Coordinates
N 45' GB.FX
W093' EY.Z

You can check your answers for this puzzle on

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

4Npebff - Prageny Cnex va Ebfrivyyr vf n tbbq cynpr gb svaq guvf pnpuref anzr.
2Qbja - uggc://pnpurfgngf.gevcbq.pbz/vq18.ugzy (gurer ner bguref, gbb)
5Qbja - N engure dhvrg thl.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)