Tuesday, June 28, 2016

FCRRRYB: IMOn A Boat! HINTS

Does this week's Mystery Monday puzzle have you rowing in circles? Some hints will you give you a star to navigate by!

I will give you five hints, each getting progressively more revealing, but they will be encoded in ROT13, just like the hints on geocaching pages. You can copy and paste the hints here to decode them. HINT 5 will be nuclear level, so only look at it as a last resort!

HINT 1: Lbh'yy arrq n gbby.

HINT 2: Jung xvaq bs vasbezngvba vf nffbpvngrq jvgu fuvcf?

HINT 3: Gur gvgyr vf abg n glcb.

HINT 4: Na VZB vf n glcr bs ybbx-hc pbqr sbe n fuvc.

HINT 5: Fuvc VZB'f fgneg jvgu avar, ohg gur pbbeqf qb abg. Vf gurer n uvag naljurer nobhg jung gb qb jvgu gung avar?

Good luck! Answers tomorrow!

Monday, June 27, 2016

FCRRRYB: IMOn A Boat!

Get your life-jackets, and watershoes... It's time for a Mystery Monday Puzzle!




For more information on using puzzle stats see this post.The checksum will be for the DD MM SS style of coords. Your coords, and the exact object you are looking for, are a bit soft this week but not TOO far off. Satellite view will help. 

As always, hints will be posted tomorrow, and answers on Wednesday.

Happy Puzzling!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

FCC4NDY: A Rainbow of Flavor HINTS

Finding this week's Mystery Monday puzzle a bit sour? Maybe some hints will sweeten your outlook!

I will give you five hints, each getting progressively more revealing, but they will be encoded in ROT13, just like the hints on geocaching pages. You can copy and paste the hints here to decode them. HINT 5 will be nuclear level, so only look at it as a last resort!

HINT 1: Sbhegrra cvrprf bs pnaql (xvaq bs) sbhegrra qvtvgf sbe pbbeqf.

HINT 2: Gur gvgyr vf n uvag.

HINT 3: N pregnva zarzbavp bs n tragyrzna'f anzr jvyy or urycshy.

HINT 4: "Pbzovarq" cvrprf bs pnaql pnyy sbe n yvggyr nqqvgvba. Juvgr pnaql snyyf bhgfvqr gur envaobj.

HINT 5: Erq rdhnyf bar, benatr rdhnyf gjb rgp. Qba'g sbetrg vaqvtb!


Answers tomorrow!

Monday, June 20, 2016

FCC4NDY: A Rainbow of Flavor

Summer has definitely started in the Northern Hemisphere, yesterday was our first day over 90°. It really makes me want to stay inside all day, in the A/C... and maybe just do puzzles. Here's today's Mystery Monday for you to enjoy:



Here's that image in case you want a closer look:


For more information on using puzzle stats see this post.

As always, hints will be posted tomorrow, and answers on Wednesday.

Happy Puzzling!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

FC1NDNS Arrows of the Comanche HINTS

Need someone to point the way on this week's Mystery Monday puzzle? Point your arrows this way!

I will give you five hints, each getting progressively more revealing, but they will be encoded in ROT13, just like the hints on geocaching pages. You can copy and paste the hints here to decode them. HINT 5 will be nuclear level, so only look at it as a last resort!

HINT 1: Gur qrfpevcgvba vf xrl.

HINT 2: Gur qrfpevcgvba nyzbfg npgf nf vafgehpgvbaf.

HINT 3: Erranpg gur fgbel sebz gur qrfpevcgvba.

HINT 4: Svaq gur yrggre ba lbhe xrlobneq naq guvax nobhg jung uvf ybt fnvq.

HINT 5: Gur yrggre vf lbhe fgnegvat cbvag, gur neebj vf gur qverpgvba. Fgbc jura lbh unir n ahzore.

Answers tomorrow!!

Monday, June 13, 2016

FC1NDNS Arrows of the Comanche

I just finished reading Lonesome Dove, (as all American men of a certain age are required to do by law), and spent some time researching the area where I placed today's cache, looking for locations and the real world people mentioned in the book. Out of that came the idea for this puzzle. (None of that will actually help you solve this, what you need is on the cache page, not in this text.)




For more information on using puzzle stats see this post.

As always, hints will be posted tomorrow, and answers on Wednesday.

Happy Puzzling!


Friday, June 10, 2016

Resource: Follow The Arrow

For this week's Resource Friday I featuring a website that isn't strictly for puzzle solving but for geocaching in general: Follow The Arrow. Follow The Arrow was created primarily for UK geocachers, but contains a wealth of information about GPS use, alterations that can be made to your browser to make viewing cache pages more information rich, and HTML instructions for enhancing your own cache page listings. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

FCN1SL3: Kiwi Close Up HINTS

Craving a hint on this week's Mystery Monday puzzle? I've got you covered.

I will give you five hints, each getting progressively more revealing, but they will be encoded in ROT13, just like the hints on geocaching pages. You can copy and paste the hints here to decode them. HINT 5 will be nuclear level, so only look at it as a last resort!

HINT 1: Fb... unir lbh gnxra n pybfr ybbx?

HINT 2: Lbh'yy cebonoyl arrq n gbby.

HINT 3: Bar vf terra. Bar vf oebja.

HINT 4: Bar jbeq: mbbz. Arrq nabgure jbeq? Cvkry.

HINT 5: Trg pybfr! Gur pbbeqf ner svir cvkryf gnyy.

Answers tomorrow!

Monday, June 6, 2016

FCN1SL3: Kiwi Close Up

Summer is finally arriving here on the East Coast of America, so I am in the mood for fresh fruit, and a fresh puzzle! Let's see if we can combine them...




You might want a closer look at that kiwi photograph, so here it is, just in case.


Please don't spoil the answer in the comments! Hints published tomorrow, and the answer on Wednesday.

Happy Puzzling!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Resource: DCode

For this weekend's resource I wanted to focus on DCode, the tool I mentioned Wednesday in the answer for this week's puzzle. DCode is a French website, but has an English translation available. It features over 400 ciphers and other tools that puzzle solvers might find useful. One of the most useful features it has is that for each cipher it contains a description of how to recognize the code. As always, I recommend at least reading the list of code names so that you familiarize yourself with the names of ciphers. Knowing cipher names helps you recognize them in hints on cache pages.