# Solving Puzzles

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I am absolutely horrible at solving puzzles. Besides asking others who have answered it - is there a strategy or resource?

Here's one - for example:

http://coord.info/GC3WAVR

Thanks.

Linda

resource?

Ask the Cache Owner. The CO appears to be active, and seems to think the solution is obvious (the cache has a very low difficulty rating). So the CO may be happy to give you a nudge.

I have info on my own caches prepared to email, in case a cacher is stumped. Others probably do, too.

I'm not sure you want to hear this, but it took me about 2 minutes to solve using Google.

If you're really stuck then send me a message and I'll send you a hint.

I am absolutely horrible at solving puzzles. Besides asking others who have answered it - is there a strategy or resource?

You could do a search of the forums for "puzzle".

Then you would have found the excellent post by niraD, which should be made a sticky in each forum where this question comes up so frequently.

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=305890

B.

Heres what I learned, look at the given numbers in the coords. N 44° 54.020 W 093° 24.653 For the final GZ, it needs to be within a set range of the posted GZ. N 44° 5 & W 093° 2 should be a given. Compare the the puzzle clues and questions to the coords and work from there.

Hope this helps. Think I explained the idea.

The solution took me a few minutes of Googling but once you get to the right place the answer will be obvious.

It's generally considered bad form to ask for the solution to a specific puzzle in the forums. The answer will stay out there forever. Best to contact the CO for a nudge, most times they want people to find their hides. Next best option is to check with a friend who has already found it. Discussions on general puzzle strategy is a bit different.

And someone will come along soon with their canned list of previous threads on the topic too, so I don't have to spend the time using the search function found in the top right corner of every page here.

BTW I am pretty weak at puzzle solving too, and I found the key to this one in just a few minutes. Stick with it.

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