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Saturday, December 7, 2013Southern England, United Kingdom


What a great puzzle (and what a lovely tribute to Araucaria).

I had a look at this on the night it was published but could only manage a handful of the clues. At lunchtime on the following day I had another go and got my total up to 14. I still couldn't see how to fit them into the grid though so really that wasn't much progress. I'd tried out various ways but nothing seemed to fit.

Then I saw that a green tick had appeared on the page - IceColdUk had solved it (well done for being so quick). That spurred me into action again and I solved some more: by now I had over half of them.

I thought of a different way of fitting them into the grid on the train into work and tried it out at lunchtime. This time it all started to work out and I solved quite a lot more. Then just as my lunch hour was coming to an end I had another big breakthrough, and so had to wait for the train journey home before I could finish it off. It was a great feeling when it all came together.

I'd picked up three MrCryptic puzzles already this morning, but this was the main reason I was here today. Another nice walk to a pretty spot. There were a lot of crows cawing along here for some reason.

The cache was an easy find in the first place I looked. I took the 2TF certificate (to go with the 7, 9 and 10 TFs from the earlier caches).

#1618 TFTC (+fave point)

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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