My company Christmas Dinner is in Cobham this Wednesday so I looked at the local puzzles last week to see if I could find one that ended up close by. Well long story short - I couldn't - but with three newly solved =AndyR puzzles (plus one I'd DNFed last year) I decided to pick them up this afternoon anyway.
This was the first of the three I looked at. I had attempted it when it was published (way back in 2012) but couldn't make any inroads into it at all. Perhaps this time I might have more luck - actually another reason I was keen to solve it was that it was in an empty square of my Explorer 146 grid.
It took me quite a while to make a breakthrough. Even with that I wasn't very confident that I had the questions all answered correctly. So I was very pleased when I got through the geochecker at my first attempt. A tricky puzzle - harder than D2.5 I would say (but I guess I would given that its taken me 3 years to finish it).
I found the cache in the first place I looked. However handicapped by my huge lorry driver hands I struggled to extract it from its hidey hole. But finally after a couple of minutes out it popped. The log was very soggy but I managed to sign it.
!!Resuscitated after 13 and a half months!!