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A geocaching puzzle - just for fun

#1 Post by Vandal » Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:39 pm

Altered Book Titles

This is an active geocaching puzzle that I thought I'd share with everyone. The titles of ten classic books have been altered with similar words. Supply the correct title for each. There have been similar games of Lyrically Speaking.

Example: About Little White Rodents And Grown Boys - Answer: Of Mice and Men

If you feel daring, continue the puzzle and come up with the correct coordinates.

Please use spoilers! Feel free to continue to edit your post as you get more answers.


1. Kyphotic Soul of an Indiana School
2. Fauntleroy of the Circus Circles
3. Principal Lateral Appendages of a Plant Stem of Marijuana
4. Trials of a Deciduous Shrub with a Shark Appendage.
5. The Geezer and the Alphabet Letter
6. Student with a Blemished Body Part and a Conflagrant Cup
7. The #FF2400 Grapheme
8. Defensive Baseball Player in the Forage Crop
9. A Sapling Flourishes in the Dodgers Old Locale
10. Absconded with the Zephyr

Now count the number of each of these letters in your corrected book titles: (for example, if there were eight M's in your answers, you would put the number 8 next to M's in the list below.

B's ___

F's ___

G's ___

K's ___

L's ___

M's ___

P's ___

U's ___

W's ___

X's ___

Y's ___

Substitute those answers in the formula below:

N 42° PF.KUM

W 71° (G-B)W.XLY
_________________________________________________________________________________
Available now:
The Secret At Haney Field: A Baseball Mystery
The Right Hand Rule
Center Point
Dizzy Miss Lizzie
Running On Empty
The Tick Tock Man
The Dragon's Song by Binh Pham and R. M. Clark

Visit my website: http://www.rmclarkauthor.com

Ready: Devin Drake and The Family Secret

Working on:
Devin Drake and The RollerGhoster

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Re: A geocaching puzzle - just for fun

#2 Post by jarnon » Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:27 pm

I'm surprised that I know most of these.
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1. Hunchback of Notre Dame
2. Lord of the Rings
3. Leaves of Grass
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
5. The Old Man and the Sea
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
7. The Scarlet Letter
8. Catcher in the Rye
9. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
10. Gone With the Wind
I'm even more surprised that after I got all the names, I couldn't add up the letters correctly no matter how many times I tried. I finally used my computer to do it.
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B's ___ 4

F's ___ 7

G's ___ 5

K's ___ 3

L's ___ 8

M's ___ 2

P's ___ 1

U's ___ 3

W's ___ 3

X's ___ 0

Y's ___ 4

Substitute those answers in the formula below:

N 42° PF.KUM 17.332

W 71° (G-B)W.XLY 13.084

90 Brookline St, Needham, MA 02492
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Re: A geocaching puzzle - just for fun

#3 Post by Estonut » Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:00 am

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4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Re: A geocaching puzzle - just for fun

#4 Post by Estonut » Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:11 am

Spoiler
1. Hunchback of Notre Dame
2. Lord of the Rings
3. Leaves of Grass
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
5. The Old Man and the Sea
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
7. The Scarlet Letter
8. Catcher in the Rye
9. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
10. Gone With the Wind

Now count the number of each of these letters in your corrected book titles: (for example, if there were eight M's in your answers, you would put the number 8 next to M's in the list below.

B's 4
F's 6
G's 5
K's 3
L's 8
M's 2
P's 1
U's 3
W's 3
X's 0
Y's 4

Substitute those answers in the formula below:

N 42° PF.KUM
W 71° (G-B)W.XLY

N 42° 16.332
W 71° 13.084

Needham Golf Club?
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Groucho Marx

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Re: A geocaching puzzle - just for fun

#5 Post by Estonut » Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:29 am

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My result didn't look quite right, so I verified the exact book titles and found 2 missing articles:

1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
2. The Lord of the Rings
3. Leaves of Grass
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
5. The Old Man and the Sea
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
7. The Scarlet Letter
8. TheCatcher in the Rye
9. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
10. Gone With the Wind

CRAP! None of the letters in "The" are counted below, so my original answer stands.

Now count the number of each of these letters in your corrected book titles: (for example, if there were eight M's in your answers, you would put the number 8 next to M's in the list below.

B's 4
F's 6
G's 5
K's 3
L's 8
M's 2
P's 1
U's 3
W's 3
X's 0
Y's 4

Substitute those answers in the formula below:

N 42° PF.KUM
W 71° (G-B)W.XLY

N 42° 16.332
W 71° 13.084

Needham Golf Club?
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Groucho Marx

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Re: A geocaching puzzle - just for fun

#6 Post by Vandal » Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:26 pm

Estonut wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:29 am
Spoiler
My result didn't look quite right, so I verified the exact book titles and found 2 missing articles:

1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
2. The Lord of the Rings
3. Leaves of Grass
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
5. The Old Man and the Sea
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
7. The Scarlet Letter
8. TheCatcher in the Rye
9. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
10. Gone With the Wind

CRAP! None of the letters in "The" are counted below, so my original answer stands.

Now count the number of each of these letters in your corrected book titles: (for example, if there were eight M's in your answers, you would put the number 8 next to M's in the list below.

B's 4
F's 6
G's 5
K's 3
L's 8
M's 2
P's 1
U's 3
W's 3
X's 0
Y's 4

Substitute those answers in the formula below:

N 42° PF.KUM
W 71° (G-B)W.XLY

N 42° 16.332
W 71° 13.084

Needham Golf Club?
One of your counts is wrong, thus one of your coordinates is wrong.
_________________________________________________________________________________
Available now:
The Secret At Haney Field: A Baseball Mystery
The Right Hand Rule
Center Point
Dizzy Miss Lizzie
Running On Empty
The Tick Tock Man
The Dragon's Song by Binh Pham and R. M. Clark

Visit my website: http://www.rmclarkauthor.com

Ready: Devin Drake and The Family Secret

Working on:
Devin Drake and The RollerGhoster

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Re: A geocaching puzzle - just for fun

#7 Post by Estonut » Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:58 pm

Spoiler
My result didn't look quite right, so I verified the exact book titles and found 2 missing articles:

1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
2. The Lord of the Rings
3. Leaves of Grass
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
5. The Old Man and the Sea
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
7. The Scarlet Letter
8. The Catcher in the Rye
9. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
10. Gone With the Wind

CRAP! None of the letters in "The" are counted below, so my original answer stands.

Now count the number of each of these letters in your corrected book titles: (for example, if there were eight M's in your answers, you would put the number 8 next to M's in the list below.

B's 4
F's 7
G's 5
K's 3
L's 8
M's 2
P's 1
U's 3
W's 3
X's 0
Y's 4

Substitute those answers in the formula below:

N 42° PF.KUM
W 71° (G-B)W.XLY

N 42° 17.332
W 71° 13.084

90 Brookline St
Needham, MA 02492?
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Groucho Marx

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Re: A geocaching puzzle - just for fun

#8 Post by franktangredi » Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:48 pm

Spoiler
1. Kyphotic Soul of an Indiana School
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
2. Fauntleroy of the Circus Circles
LORD OF THE RINGS
3. Principal Lateral Appendages of a Plant Stem of Marijuana
4. Trials of a Deciduous Shrub with a Shark Appendage.
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
5. The Geezer and the Alphabet Letter
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
6. Student with a Blemished Body Part and a Conflagrant Cup
7. The #FF2400 Grapheme
8. Defensive Baseball Player in the Forage Crop
CATCHER IN THE RYE
9. A Sapling Flourishes in the Dodgers Old Locale
A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN
10. Absconded with the Zephyr
GONE WITH THE WIND

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