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A Mere Sudoku Challenge 1 - Blake Mere

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Hidden : 10/15/2006
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Geocache Description:

This is the first in a series of caches that will take you around the North Shropshire Meres.

The above coordinates are for the recommended parking. The caches must be done in the order below and each one will involve solving a Sudoku puzzle to be able to obtain the correct coordinates.

As you progress through the challenge the puzzles will become more difficult.

1. A Mere Sudoku Challenge 1 - Blake Mere
2. A Mere Sudoku Challenge 2 - Colemere
3. A Mere Sudoku Challenge 3 - Newton Mere
4. A Mere Sudoku Challenge 4 - White Mere
5. A Mere Sudoku Challenge 5 - Ellesmere
6. A Mere Sudoku Challenge 6 - Hanmer
7. A Mere Sudoku Challenge 7 - Crose Mere

In order to find this cache, solve the sudoku puzzle below, and insert the appropriate figures into the coordinates below:

Cache location at :
N 52° (A8)(B8).(C2)(D9)(E6)
W002° (C5)(G9).(F4)(H1)(I3)

Examples: A1 = 4, D5 = 8, G2 = 3 etc.

If you are new to Sudoku puzzles, you need to fill in the grid so that every column, every row and every 3x3 box contain the digits 1 to 9.

This cache is a small rectangular Tupperware container containing a logbook and pencil and a few swaps. Inside the cover of the logbook you will find the puzzle that you need to solve for the next cache in the series, the Colemere Cache. You should copy it down into the blank grid below.

The cache is a five to ten minute walk from the recommended parking, along a good stretch of tow path which should be wheelchair and buggy accessible (although there is a bit of an incline initially). This cache has had to be relocated due to a muggling (April 2009) please make sure that it is well hidden when you leave.

I recommend that you use a pencil when solving these puzzles or make copies of them to avoid getting half way through, realising that you’ve made a mistake and not knowing where you started from.

The Meres were formed at the end of the last iceage some 12000 years ago and more details can be found at Link

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ng gur onfr bs n zhygv-gehaxrq gerr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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