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Found it colincactus found It's a Kind of Magic

Sunday, May 19, 2013Southern England, United Kingdom

{*FTF*} at 6:25pm

A really good puzzle. Cryptic crosswords are something that I'm not particularly good at so when I first saw this my heart sank a little. However I printed out the cache page so that I could work at it in any spare moments I might have today.

I worked out some clues while eating my lunch, and then after an hour of gardening and a trip to the dump I did a handful more. I was still a long way from finishing it though. The computer was free so I checked to see whether anybody had solved it yet. Oh it had a tick - but well done Agglet for completing it so quickly.

I took Bobcat along to see my parents and the crossword came along too. It was fortunate that I did as I suddenly had a series of breakthroughs: the answers to some clues, a common theme, and the decode all fell in short order. My sister had turned up while I was doing all this, and I'd used her iPhone for the decode, so I offered her a share of the FTF spoils. Sadly she didn't have time so had to turn it down.

We had to return home to do the geocheck (and I'd remembered seeing that the formula had been corrected). My daughter wanted to come along for the FTF race (Bobcat has an exam tomorrow so couldn't).

A very appropriate place to hide the cache (it was quite magical this evening). We aimed to go for the shorter of the two routes offered, but there was a bit of confusion with the parking co-ordinates. So in the end we went via an intermediate route (but we did the short route back to the car).

We saw some pheasants on the way to the cache, and a hot air balloon on the way back. The best part however was when we reached the final field. We startled a group of fifteen deer and they ran in a huge 180 degree arc around us, from one side of the field to the other.

The cache was a quick find. Took the FTF certificate and left the Honda racing car travel bug.

#1363 TFTC (+favourite point)

This entry was edited by colincactus on Sunday, 19 May 2013 at 20:29:50 UTC.

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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