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Irony
« on: April 15, 2012, 09:15:28 pm »
As I drive through the Ledbury area quite often I keep having a look at http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=f5d478a7-d6c8-464c-a84c-07197b8bd36d. I am not having too much luck and I need it for my D/T grid, I think I have figured out it is something to do with metals but that is a far as I got

PLEASE HELP  ??? ??? ???

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Re: Irony
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 10:35:24 pm »
I assume by the flood of answers that it isn't just me struggling then.

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Re: Irony
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 10:38:23 pm »
Yep!
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Re: Irony
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 10:45:34 pm »
 :D

I have been passing by this thread, and keep on looking at the puzzle, but just can't get my head around it  ???
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Re: Irony
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 10:47:59 pm »
What a useless bunch.


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Re: Irony
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 10:48:55 pm »
I'm too busy getting my toys back  :P :P :P
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Re: Irony
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 10:52:32 pm »
What a useless bunch.

Yes. Having said that, I will sleep on it, and guarantee an answer by 18:00 tomorrow to prove you wrong  :D

Will be interesting to see what I come up with  :)
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Re: Irony
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012, 02:47:56 pm »
3 hours to go, looking forward to getting the cache tomorrow as I drive through Ledbury.

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Re: Irony
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 04:06:16 pm »
 :o Double the pressure now. Let me do my homework, and then I'll look at it  ;) :D
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Re: Irony
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2012, 05:55:46 pm »
Ok, I'm sorry TJ, don't have any coordinates for you ( :o) But I'm not completely useless, as I know what to do... just a case of working out the answers.

Somehow you get values from these clues on the listing:

Parking? I have no idea! - representing a car park

Do you need a pen? Iím in disarray! - representing a pen


Then, you look at the next two points:

1. The cache is NOT at the above co-ordinates (is that a car-park?). Check your calculated co-ords here.
2. The devil is in the detail. You will need some luck (but you don't need to be lucky) -  Lucky? Why that is a lucky HORSE SHOE!! .


What are horse shoes made of? IRON So, thus why the cache is called Irony

Then, if you look below, you'll see:

If you are still "at sixes and sevens" over this cache, feel free to email me for a hint.

By "sixes and sevens", this is what a website says on how horse shoes are made:

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"strand are all "at sixes and sevens," too unstable in position to be adjusted."


So, it is something to do with horse shoes. 5 minutes to my deadline, give me a little more time, and I may have some numbers. At least I provided some help  :D
« Last Edit: April 19, 2012, 05:57:37 pm by Griff Grof »
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Re: Irony
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2012, 06:30:59 pm »
Fair play to you young man,that is some clever working out,you are far cleverer than me   ???
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Re: Irony
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2012, 08:22:07 am »
Just driven through Ledbury......

I know that cache is out there........ somewhere :-\

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Re: Irony
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2012, 10:48:00 am »
I just tried at set of co-ordinates for it and I got the "Success!" message  ;D

Do you want a clue ?  ::)
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Re: Irony
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2012, 01:15:24 pm »
I would love one please

I know I am going to shout when I see how obvious it is.

Thanks

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Re: Irony
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2012, 04:00:44 pm »
Look at the published co-ords, then look at a line that talks about numbers.

[cover your ears - John's about to shout :o]
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