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Found it colincactus found Men of Silver

Saturday, December 24, 2011South East England, United Kingdom

{*FTF*} at 8:55

I'd been in Nottingham since Tuesday and when I got back last night I found that quite a few puzzles had been published while I was away. Which one to look at first? I saw that Croquetmike had already solved this one but the FTF was still available.

I went down some blind alleys but gradually things started to make sense. It was a great feeling when everything fell into place. I'm very fond of terse puzzles and this is a really good example. Who'd've thought that NJT was interested in such things.

Nobody else had passed the Geochecker by this morning so we thought we were still in with a shout for the FTF. I thought this was going to be an easy find but it didn't turn out to be - it took about half an hour until I was on the point of giving up.

The search for the cache is something that I tend to be very bad at. If I can't find it immediately I get lost in a frustrating spiral of searching places I've already checked, over-expanding the search radius or interpreting the hint in ever more unlikely ways. This time was no exception. Usually "just one last look" doesn't work for me but this time it did.

Swapped path tags.

#842 TFTC

infoA Mystery Cache is the “catch-all” of cache types, this form of cache can involve complicated puzzles you will first need to solve to determine the coordinates. The only commonality of this cache type is that the coordinates listed are not of the actual cache location but a general reference point, such as a nearby parking location. Due to the increasing creativity of geocaching this becomes the staging ground for new and unique challenges.
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