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Found it colincactus found Matryoshka

Tuesday, December 1, 2015South East England, United Kingdom

{*FTF*} at 6:50am

I noticed this puzzle late last night. I'd been watching TV (Only Connect and University Challenge) and afterwards did a few things and finally turned on the computer to check my emails. A new puzzle from Ice - and published over 12 hours ago. I kicked myself - why didn't I check earlier.

I scanned the page and saw that four people had solved it but that nobody had found it yet. I'm rubbish at jigsaws but once I'd completed the edges it became a lot easier - just over 40 minutes. Then the next stages and after that I had a think. I considered a possible decode but that didn't work.

So I thought a little more. Aha - it has to be - and of course it was. I put my numbers through the checker and the fifth green tick was mine. All completed in just under an hour. A really enjoyable puzzle - so many layers but all very logical. Well crafted too.

I wondered when the previous four solvers had completed it. It could've even been at lunchtime. Maybe somebody had found it already today but hadn't yet logged it. I decided to get up early in the morning and check again.

Morning came with the cache still unfound so I decided to try for the FTF. It was just starting to get light but I needed a torch. I arrived at the GZ after a short walk and found the cache in the third place I looked. I loved the container.

A bit of juggling followed. Bag - GPSr - torch - pen - container - extract log - yippee ftf - pen doesn't work - torch - bag - find printout to scribble on - pen now working - sign log - reassemble container - and away.

A brilliant puzzle and cache - fave point obviously

#2497 TFTC

This entry was edited by colincactus on Tuesday, 01 December 2015 at 09:55:13 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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