4TF and resuscitated
Well what a brilliant set of puzzles - and what a great way to celebrate setting 100 caches. It took me a little while to get started: I always find crosswords difficult but once I got through that and discovered the theme the other stages started falling. I was the first through the checker but was beaten to the FTF (by 20 months).
I've been leaving the collection itself for one of my caching landmarks - for when I finally completed all 366 days with puzzle caches. That was last Thursday. I knew there was still "something else" to do once you reached the GZ, but after an hour of searching (and a PAF to a previous finder) we gave up and went to another of MrCryptic's puzzles instead.
I emailed the CO last night to confirm that we'd interpreted the final stage correctly and were searching in the right place. It seems we were, but the cache had gone missing. So thanks for the speedy replacement this morning.
We decided to go out immediately to get it. We went straight there and Bobcat had the cache in his hand in seconds. A great relief.
Left a Jeep travel bug.
#1324 TFTC (+ a fave point obviously)