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Hi everyone

 

Was just reading a thread by someone who hates puzzles.

Well it seems I am not the only one who loves them.

I have to admit I have looked at some and gone 'What the beep where do I even start!!'

 

So what I am after is puzzel caches I can solve with out having to live close enough to visit the actualy location. No I have no intention in asking for a smily face for them just the enjoyment of completing a puzzel. One day I might actualy get close enough to sign the log.

 

Here is one I am working on at the moment ...

 

Starry Night

 

Thanks

KN

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Hi everyone

 

Was just reading a thread by someone who hates puzzles.

Well it seems I am not the only one who loves them.

I have to admit I have looked at some and gone 'What the beep where do I even start!!'

 

So what I am after is puzzel caches I can solve with out having to live close enough to visit the actualy location. No I have no intention in asking for a smily face for them just the enjoyment of completing a puzzel. One day I might actualy get close enough to sign the log.

 

Here is one I am working on at the moment ...

 

Starry Night

 

Thanks

KN

 

Hey, please feel free to visit my profile page and look through my ten puzzle caches. They're all kinda different but you might find one or two in there that appeal to you. Many of them have a link to the evince co-ordinate verification tool so you'll be able to confirm if your solution's right. By the way, I like the look of yours - it doesn't seem that it would be too difficult to do but I'd definitely learn something new along the way. Have fun! :laughing:

 

* Edited to add links to a few of my personal favorites (in increasing order of difficulty).

 

Pocket Monsters!

BP's Legacy!

Jungle Fever!

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That looks like a cool puzzle cache. I'm pretty sure I figured it out. Although I can hardly ever do that so I might be wrong lol. Here is one I've been working on and can't seem to figure out Hard Rock Cachet

 

I thought I knew how to figure this one out, but was wrong (had a similar one locally). But then I had the a-ha moment. Very clever (but straightforward) puzzle.

 

Here are two of my puzzles:

 

Drop Me A Letter

Digging for the Gold...

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My personal favorites (solved and found)

 

The puzzle cache that got me hooked on puzzle caches:

Viper's Secret

 

Hardest puzzle for me (took me a month to solve) the dragonfly scroll which I chose for my 800th find.

 

Second finder ever (and subsequent finders were with me.)

Viper's Hummingbird mystery

 

My contribution to creative yet not too hard puzzles:

 

The Guardian of the Lost Treasure

 

Hog Wild

 

The Wolf Bird

 

The Lair of the Great Horned Owl (Night Cache)

 

My contribution to fiendishly hard puzzle caches:

 

The All Seeing Eye

 

1563

 

Agent Fox

 

My hardest puzzle cache hidden.

Dream On

 

I prefer puzzles that I can learn something new, and be able to solve without having a master's degree in cryptography.

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Thanks everyone keep them coming.

Have just opened up the first one 'Pocket Monsters!'

I used to watch that show everyday.

Will work through them.

Love the ones with the valadation on the page so I can tell when I have got the right answer, but having said that can always e-mail the owner.

 

:-)

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The Clairvoyant in Chester has to be the best puzzle cache I've seen. No specialist knowledge is required, although perhaps a little research wouldn't go amiss. You don't need a degree in IT or maths, and there's no clever web trick involved: a child could solve it in minutes. When solved, you have the exact coordinates. Nice location too.

 

Here's the puzzle itself - it had me stumped for weeks!

 

Poor Johnson is another classic...

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So what I am after is puzzel caches I can solve with out having to live close enough to visit the actualy location. No I have no intention in asking for a smily face for them just the enjoyment of completing a puzzel.

Eight of the ten caches in The Nefarious Camarilla series are armchair-solvable (TNC 5 and the TNC Final both require some field work). Although the puzzles are a series, they were created by ten different people who had no inkling of what types of puzzles any of the others were creating, so they are all quite different from each other.

 

Of our own puzzle caches, I like Scatter-brained Crab the best (and it has been well-received by solvers).

 

Some puzzles that we have enjoyed solving include:

The New Atlantis

Two Cats One Can

Tour de Equus

Wayland 13.0 - Fortress of Solitude

Not A Little Red Schoolhouse

The Path of Least Resistance

Some caches, make a difference

It's In S(tyle), Maybe A Mac, But Not An IPOD

Good Riddance (solved but not found, since it's pretty far away from us)

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Award Winning Puzzle Cache

 

For the last couple of years, the Manitoba GeoCaching Association has had a cache placement event. In the fall we wrap up with a party and vote on our favourite caches. This year’s hands-down winner was:

 

CSI:Winnipeg - SPLASH! by Lizardo

 

The truly inspired part of this cache is the video - click on it and prepare to laugh till your sides hurt. If you find yourself in Winnipeg you can treat yourself to finding this cache and possibly even meeting some of the local characters.

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Here's a couple for you:

First, these are mine so I can unashamedly say they are "good." :huh:

This one is mine. It is not really a puzzle but if you can solve it, considering the theme, who am I to question a log?

 

Also mine, If you solve it the actual finding of the cache is pretty much guaranteed, so if you want to log it I'm OK with it. It is DEFINITELY not worth a plane ticket. Email me the solution and it is good enough for me.

 

There are a lot of good ones in my area. Here are a couple I have solved successfully:

 

This one is very simple after you realise what is going on. But there is an "evil" twist that makes it seem insoluble.

 

This one requires some local knowledge. Everything you need is available on the internet. I would bet this is a real stumper for those living in other countries.

 

This one is brandy new and I jhust solved it a day late for the FTF. I really enjoyed this puzzle. Not too hard, but not a "no-brainer" either. I would bet that cultural differences might make it a little harder for people in other countries though.

 

I'v "pondered" this one quite a lot and I got nowhere so far. I have a hunch but haven't visited the area again lately to try it out. This is one that would greatly benefit from the new "coordinate checker," IMO.

 

This one is like, a major rabbit hole, dude! I have gotten the first couple of levels, but it seems to never end.

 

This one is real easy. Hopefully i'll get down there some time to log it.

 

Recently we had a little "tiff" in the community and some of the absolute best puzzles were archived. I had been working on this one and it seemed simple if you "check your sources" but I, as well as many others, was unable to find the cache on several trips to what I thought was GZ. Check Your Sources.

 

His puzzles were excellent. The web site linked to the archived cache is his newest entry. As usual, I've gotten NOWHERE with it. :huh:

 

One of the coolest things about puzzles is that even if the cache is gone and archived, most times you can still work the puzzle. Maybe we should have a new category for "virtual" puzzles without physical logs.

 

As I said, my area is full of 'em. There are MANY that are too difficult to even begin. But a lot of moderate ones also.

 

Happy puzzling.

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In our local area 3jaze is considered a puzzle legend. His puzzles tend to strike that perfect balance -- difficult enough to make you think about what to do but then simple enough to actually solve. It's easy to make a simple puzzle; it's easy to make a stupidly hard puzzle, but to achieve that balance takes a master.

 

My personal favorites of his:

 

Royalty? In Calgary?

 

h^jn+ hs&o+ - &n swo++0q

 

Just Another Dvptr

 

X-temporaneous? 66!

 

The Highwayman

 

Star St®uck - Rosedale

 

Like Me

 

And, for good measure I'll add one of my own puzzles that many of the finders have told me they really enjoyed: Donkey Unlocker

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It took almost 6 months for someone to find A Mystery Cache.

 

I received 18 emails from cachers begging me to help them solve it. :o I swore an oath of secrecy to the cache owner.

 

 

Who knew that trees could be used to create a puzzle cache? Tactical Adventure 1 (Tree-o-cache)

 

And flowers too! Tactical Adventure 2 (Pipe Dreams)

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This one is on my To-Do list, but only when I know I can do a 5 Terrain.

 

What's the one-way travel distance?

 

Andrew

 

THE JOURNAL

 

It took me a while to figure out how simple the initial puzzle actually is... but the rest of the caching experience here is anything but easy. The ratings are appropriate, especially if you think Illinois is just another one of them 'flat states' with corn :ph34r: .

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Strange... a thread that's been around for 3.5 months, and no one's mentioned GOATS?? Is Vinny sleeping on the job?

 

And here is a copy-n-paste from a different thread discussing the possibility creating a new cache type to move "Puzzles" out of the "Unknown (Mystery)" category:

 

Examples of caches that would fit this definition:

- Coordinates hidden somewhere on the cache page, or in a picture.

- Coordinates hidden in a file you must download.

- Solve a crossword or soduko

- Answer trivia questions.

- Search for solutions on the internet.

 

(Some are already listed, but I'm to lazy to edit it)

 

And here's a couple more good local ones that can be solved from afar, of varying difficulties. There's a Matchmaking Game, a Word Search, another with coordinates hidden on the cache page, and one where you must answer a riddle to open a Cryptex.

 

You also probably want to check out the bookmarked puzzle lists by:

bargle

hedge777

Rouge Ramblers

The Rat

Dowbiggin

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