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Found it colincactus found The Inscrutable Bull

Saturday, November 19, 2016South East England, United Kingdom

{*FTF*} at 10:40am

I think it was nearing the end of Monday lunchtime when I noticed this puzzle - I printed it off to give me something to look at on the train journey home. I didn't make much progress. Usually I would be able to spend some time puzzle solving in the evenings but this week my social calendar was unusually full (a Billy Bragg gig on the Monday and a meal and film on the Tuesday). So it wasn't until Wednesday when I could begin to make serious inroads into it.

However I had problems with one of the black boxes. I had made a link between two things and was using that to fill it up. It was making partial sense so I was convinced it was right. I spent the whole of Wednesday evening trying to complete it (using ever more obscure decoding methods), but I couldn't.

I reviewed my progress on the journey to work the following morning. Just as the train was arriving at my destination I had a sudden realisation - my assumption was wrong and the work that I'd been doing last night was total nonsense. However it was now clear what I had to do instead.

I had to wait until lunchtime before I could continue though. However this time I was convinced that I was on the right track and it just took a few minutes to confirm it. By the end of lunch I had completed all of the boxes and now just had the final crossword to do.

My train journey home took nearly an hour longer than usual, but I didn't care as I was carefully going through solving the crossword. Its very easy to make a mistake with these things so I actually did it twice. The checksum worked and when I got home I confirmed that the co-ordinates gave a sensible place.

An excellent puzzle and I must say I was really impressed with how all of the parts fitted together. I was so impressed actually that I explained how it worked to my wife (she was a bit nonplussed I have to admit).

I live the other side of Guildford so my first opportunity for collecting the cache was today (I know Sunday would've been more appropriate but I had already arranged to attend a CITO in West Sussex). My journey here was trouble free. It took me a minute to find the cache - my first interpretation of the hint was wrong. Then I noticed something else that fitted and phew there was the cache.

#2935 TFTC (+fave point obviously)

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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