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A Mere Sudoku Challenge 6 - Hanmer

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Hidden : 10/15/2006
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Geocache Description:

This is the sixth 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. The difficulty rating relates to the difficulty of the puzzle.

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, you will have had to solve the sudoku puzzle found inside the lid of the Ellesmere cache, and insert the appropriate figures into the coordinates below:

Cache location at:
N 52° (A8)(D6).(B6)(C2)(F4)
W002° (F7)(E3).(H9)(G2)(I2)

This cache is a small rectangular Tupperware container containing a logbook and pencil and a few swaps. If you thought that the puzzles were a bit straightforward so far, this will hopefully provide a bit more of a challenge. Inside the cache is a bag containing copies of a final sudoku puzzle. You need to solve this puzzle to obtain the coordinates to the final cache of the series, the Crose Mere cache. However this is a puzzle with a twist! There are no starting numbers for you. Instead there are a number of cells joined by dotted lines with a figure printed in the top left hand corner. The digits contained within the cells must add up to this figure. Within each cell a digit may not be repeated, and normal sudoku rules apply.

This cache used to be a quick drive by but has been muggled twice within the space of a few weeks. It has therefore been relocated and now requires a short walk to find it. It should be accessible to buggies providing it isn't too muddy

Please only take one copy of the final puzzle and let me know if the stock is running low.Please also be sure to re-hide the cache fairly well after your visit as I really don't want to have to replace it for a third time!

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)

Jvguva 5 cnprf bs gur fgvyr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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