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capted
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Joined: 2009-08-29
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Location: NE Wisconsin

PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 2:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi Folks,

I am having a time solving the puzzle below. I am terrible with these things as I don't have a clue as to even where to begin.

The cache is hidden at coordinates:
N 45 22.AAA W 086 55.BBB

Solve: AAA = 5/8 - 173
BBB = 1/4 + 63

Can some worthy cacher steer me in the right direction in solving this puzzle?

Thanks...
Capt. Ed
 
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bartrod
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 2:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ha, Ha Laughing I had a dickens of a time with that one too. Then after I solved it, I made up one of my own with a different slant on it. And just recently another knock-off of that puzzle has popped up on Washington Island. I've sent you a PM with a clue...hope it helps. And don't be afraid of contacting cache owners...most are very willing to help with the solve Very Happy
 
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capted
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 5:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

bartrod wrote:
Ha, Ha Laughing I had a dickens of a time with that one too. Then after I solved it, I made up one of my own with a different slant on it. And just recently another knock-off of that puzzle has popped up on Washington Island. I've sent you a PM with a clue...hope it helps. And don't be afraid of contacting cache owners...most are very willing to help with the solve Very Happy


Thanks bartrod. This is the cache on the Island...

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The Happy Hodag
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 3:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

One hint that I feel comfortable with giving here is that it is imperative to put a big fat ZERO before the 63. Hope this helps. At least this is what I would do if this was KS9WI shortcut puzzle in Green Bay.

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capted
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 4:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks Happy Hodag...

I hadn't thought of that yet but I'll give it a whirl...
:wink:

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toxic_shock
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

"Shortcut this puzzle" is driving me mad. I hate brainteasers and the like, but I hate not being able to do something even more. Can a new cacher get some guidance too?
 
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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:37 am Reply with quote Back to top

Pretty much anything which has equations to solve goes on my ignore pile.
 
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Northwoods Tom
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Lostby7 wrote:
Pretty much anything which has equations to solve goes on my ignore pile.


That's to bad, because the answer isn't derived from an equation...
 
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ArtguyBill
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

my hint on Shortcut this Puzzle is focus on the fractions. maybe this will help. i have the solve on thi, but not the find, so more work remains....

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bartrod
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

And if you do one, you gotta try the other two versions. I moved my version to Marinette from GB...the old one got muggled. And Northwood Tom's is up on Washington Island. I don't know if anyone has logged all of them yet!???
Very Happy
 
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huffinpuffin2
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Joined: 2009-07-17
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:28 am Reply with quote Back to top

Last year we were on Washington Island, and saw this one sitting up there. But sitting in the restaurant, we couldn't solve it before the ferry left. So once back 'down here', we set about solving and hunting the first two, and that went 'crazy fine'. But the bugger up there, still eluded us last summer, though we thought we knew it's approximate location. Had we returned without the solve, we'd have still searched for it on foot without the true solve, as that's certainly one way to shortcut a puzzle. Now ya went and got our interest up again, so this one is back on top of the 'give it another shot' pile.

Keep those hints coming!
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SPOILER!

We're pretty certain GZ is on a rather large Island, but not certain if it is in Green Bay, or Lake Michigan. Or even if Green Bay is considered Lake Michigan..... Cool
 
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