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Tip of the Day 11/26:Puzzle caches —source code

Find It Friday is taking a turn for the puzzling the next few weeks. We’ve heard from a lot of cachers that they don’t even try puzzle caches because they just don’t know where to start. We’re here to help, as always! We found a great resource on the Geocaching NSW site and Darren Osborne has agreed to let us share it with you.

Some puzzle geocaches have clues hidden in the HTML code of the page,also known as the source code. To look at the HTML code,right-click on the page and choose View source. It may be text that is commented out,made white or hidden using some other method.

Because most of the code is generated by the cache listing website,you will only need to look in the section that contains the cache description.

Examples:

The ‘City gates’caches sit close to large monuments declaring your entry (or exit) of the Australian Capital Territory. But not every border crossing has such an announcement. The border itself is even subtler.

You won’t see this clue either:It will appear as a blank line. It’s up in the tree.

To find the cache you must crack the puzzle. But where is it?

There are two ways of getting to this location,both short

enjoyable walks –down on the border.

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Thanks so much to Darren Osborne of Geocaching NSW for these helpful hints about puzzle caches!

If you’ve got a tip on how you start to solve puzzle caches,please share it by commenting on this post.

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