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Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« on: March 22, 2013, 11:25:29 am »

Plot a course from the mountain a cop went around
Keep walking up the coast till you find a cave by the sea
Add a trip Inland till you need a new pair of boots
By the time you got back to the start (about 45 hours later) you’ll have passed the spot.



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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 11:27:42 am »

Image not working?
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2013, 11:28:33 am »

Yeah, this one is a hard one!

(Fixing...)

What do people think about sharing info?
Should I clear out old clues once someone has solved it or not?

Thinking about future people who come along and try?
Or should I just not bother?
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 11:29:47 am »

Nah, I like the crowd sourcing aspect.
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013, 11:30:14 am »

Don't bother. People can not read through too far if they don't want too many clues. Aslo on this one, is the "for" at the end of line two a typo? If not I assume we should focus on that because it's weird.
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013, 11:31:05 am »

Fixed picture hopefully (and extra for as well)
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013, 11:52:50 am »

I like that this one's a bit different (unless I've got this completely wrong). Trying to find the mountain so I can get started though...
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013, 11:56:48 am »

I like that this one's a bit different (unless I've got this completely wrong). Trying to find the mountain so I can get started though...

Ahhhh, a nice spot of variety!

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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2013, 01:09:29 pm »

Can people confirm they can see the map please
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2013, 01:10:30 pm »

I can see it.
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2013, 01:15:59 pm »

On the solving front, I'm gonna keep the "twist" a secret because it's really interesting and I don't want to give that bit away (although it's probably not too hard to work out) but...

for the mountain a cop went around, a cop is a Police Officer. They're actually called Police Constables in the UK, and Ozle lives in London I believe. They're often referred to as PCs here, and that leads me to the Panama Canal, which kind of goes around "Ancon Hill" in Panama city, and that's the closest thing to a mountain I could find it going around.

I'm probably miles off, but that's what I've got if anyone wants to work with it. (Note the mountain should probably be near the coast, because once we've found it we need to go up the coast to a cave)
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2013, 02:04:19 pm »

I can see the image also.
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2013, 02:13:05 pm »

I've got nothing here though.  I don't see the so-called twist, I don't get even a piece of the clue.
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2013, 02:14:43 pm »

There's something in the picture which confused me at first. Then I worked out what it was and it linked into something in the clue. That thing is the twist I refer to.
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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2013, 02:17:33 pm »

"Add a trip Inland till you need a new pair of boots" keeps making me think we need to find a place called Wellington, but they only exist in NZ and Florida as far as I can tell. Wellington, NZ is not inland, and Wellington, FL doesn't seem to have any mountains near enough.

Edit: There's also Wellington, UK, but once again there are no mountains.
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2013, 02:50:06 pm »

I'm bad at these so I'm not really looking or anything, but the "back to the start" bit makes me think that the full set of directions leads you back to where you began.  Not sure how that works unless you're at the north pole or something.

Could the "45 hours" mean 45 degrees latitude or longitude?  They both break down into seconds, after all.

But again, I am not good at these puzzles.
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2013, 07:56:18 pm »

there are 2 more currently after this one!

But someone has to solve this one before you see the next!

Thems the rules
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2013, 08:25:26 pm »

The "till" in line three has to do with farming.  Given it doesn't match up with the rest of the line, I think that's definitely something to focus on.  It's a pun, given it fits the "until" part of the sentence, but is not an actual abbreviation for it (unlike 'til or maybe til, for example).
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2013, 12:32:59 pm »

Do we need another hint?
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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2013, 12:34:48 pm »

Yes please.

Please don't make it the one thing I've already worked out.
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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2013, 12:39:26 pm »

The trouble with this one, is once you have the first line the rest is pretty easy. However, think of it as two separate parts. You are NOT looking for the name of a mountain, but of a place.

Plot a course from the mountain ///// a cop went around
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« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2013, 05:59:20 am »

So.... "a cop went around" could be the letters of "a cop" reversed.

That would make the second half of the place name "......poca".

Update: according to some online translator "poca" means "little" in spanish.
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« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2013, 06:15:12 am »

Or a and cop surround it...

A...cop.
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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2013, 07:19:47 am »

Or a and cop surround it...

A...cop.

You are ignoring the word 'went'

The word went is just as important as 'a' and 'cop'
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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2013, 07:26:03 am »

I guess this means we're searching for an older word than cop. Copper?

Edit: I'm looking at Copper Mountain, Colorado but I don't think this is correct because "Coast" doesn't really make sense there.
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« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2013, 07:52:54 am »

I guess this means we're searching for an older word than cop. Copper?

Edit: I'm looking at Copper Mountain, Colorado but I don't think this is correct because "Coast" doesn't really make sense there.

But thats missing the importance of the 'a'....

'a cop went' around
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« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2013, 08:09:28 am »

a mountain cop
amount copper ?

What could "plot a course" mean?

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« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2013, 08:11:02 am »

ignore the mountain part for now. Thats just causing you added confusion and you dont really need it
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« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2013, 08:20:40 am »

"a cop went" means nothing to me.
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« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2013, 08:22:54 am »

"a cop went" means nothing to me.

Angram?  A pent cow...like a cow in a barn?
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« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2013, 09:26:28 am »

okay, so I think I've found the "cave", but not sure how far inland to go...or what to do from there.
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« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2013, 09:30:40 am »

okay, so I think I've found the "cave", but not sure how far inland to go...or what to do from there.


oohh, breakthrough!
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« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2013, 09:30:51 am »

okay, so I think I've found the "cave", but not sure how far inland to go...or what to do from there.


oohh, breakthrough!

(not a clue, just excited!)
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« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2013, 09:52:07 am »

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« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2013, 04:30:14 pm »

2 questions:

1) can we not get spoiler tagged solutions once solved?  It's killing my enthusiasm to try when we work on this as a team but only one person gets to revel in the knowledge.

2) am I wrong in assuming all of these are solvable without using Google/Google Maps?  I've been assuming these are solvable riddles...
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« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2013, 04:40:48 pm »

They are Google Map challenges...
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« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2013, 05:23:10 pm »

They are Google Map challenges...

Right, the picture comes from Google Maps.  But that's all, I thought.  Like, it's a picture of something we should be able to figure out without zooming in on a random spot on the Earth, right?  That's what I meant.  We should be able to know the location of the picture without going to the place on the map.

Like, start at the Empire State Building, go inland until you hid X River, south to the second state line, then east until the place of kings, and end up at Throneroom, Virginia.
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« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2013, 05:28:05 pm »

If you have satellite images of the whole Earth stored in your memory, sure. Otherwise, it's a challenge that you solve by finding a specific place on Google Maps using a few cryptic clues.
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« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2013, 05:32:43 pm »

If you have satellite images of the whole Earth stored in your memory, sure. Otherwise, it's a challenge that you solve by finding a specific place on Google Maps using a few cryptic clues.

Oh.  /doingitwrong
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« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2013, 07:03:44 pm »

Its like a treasure hunt, usually the first few clues give you the right area of the world, middle lines narrow it down
and then last line tells you exactly where to look for the picture.

sometimes you can skip a step and possibly brute force an answer though.
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« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2013, 07:05:40 pm »

2 questions:

1) can we not get spoiler tagged solutions once solved?  It's killing my enthusiasm to try when we work on this as a team but only one person gets to revel in the knowledge.

2) am I wrong in assuming all of these are solvable without using Google/Google Maps?  I've been assuming these are solvable riddles...

I can give you the solutions to anyone who wants them, no need to put them in threads.


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« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2013, 07:07:15 pm »

I'm fine with the posting of spoilered solutions once solved...I'm not sure everyone is?

Of course, now that you know how this works, you might feel differently?  I dunno.
Maybe if no one has any objections we could post a spoiler of more and more specific hints leading to a solution.
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« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2013, 07:09:03 pm »

I'm fine with the posting of spoilered solutions once solved...I'm not sure everyone is?

Of course, now that you know how this works, you might feel differently?  I dunno.
Maybe if no one has any objections we could post a spoiler of more and more specific hints leading to a solution.

Id rather its not spelt out for anyone directly in the thread, spoiler or not, and really it would be nice if all hints and clues were in spoilers, but meh...i just make these in my lunchbreak on a whim and they will only last as long as I can keep thinking up interesting ones!
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« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2013, 07:11:07 pm »

Also, not sure what more clues I could give to this one without deliberately SPELLING it out.

You have 'a cop went' around, once you work out what that means the rest is pretty simples. And to give any more clues on that one would be just akin to telling the answer. its not as complicated as it sounds.
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2013, 07:22:10 pm »

Also, not sure what more clues I could give to this one without deliberately SPELLING it out.

You have 'a cop went' around, once you work out what that means the rest is pretty simples. And to give any more clues on that one would be just akin to telling the answer. its not as complicated as it sounds.

Since you've been going on about it, I think I've figured out that clue.  But I am too lazy/busy to actually walk up the coast and all that. :P
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2013, 08:29:19 pm »

Also, not sure what more clues I could give to this one without deliberately SPELLING it out.

You have 'a cop went' around, once you work out what that means the rest is pretty simples. And to give any more clues on that one would be just akin to telling the answer. its not as complicated as it sounds.
By specific "hints" I just meant solutions to the various parts.  i.e. what the first line means, second line, etc.

Yes, it's essentially the same as giving the full answer, but it lets people work out the later bits instead of just receiving a map location and trying to reverse understand the clue.
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2013, 04:46:01 am »

OK.... I like doing these things co-operatively but I'm going to post the progress I've made as a spoiler in case anyone wants to do it all by themselves.

Ozle says it is easy once you've worked out the first part but I've worked out the first two bits and I still haven't found the actual location.

The answer to the first line is an anagram of "a cop went"

Which is to say Capetown

I assume the first part of the line is some reference to Table Mountain but I don't really understand what.

Following up the coast we come to Grotto Bay

That is as far as I've got so far....

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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2013, 05:20:17 am »

OK.... I like doing these things co-operatively but I'm going to post the progress I've made as a spoiler in case anyone wants to do it all by themselves.

Ozle says it is easy once you've worked out the first part but I've worked out the first two bits and I still haven't found the actual location.

The answer to the first line is an anagram of "a cop went"

Which is to say Capetown

I assume the first part of the line is some reference to Table Mountain but I don't really understand what.

Following up the coast we come to Grotto Bay

That is as far as I've got so far....

There is a Wellington if you go straight inland.
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2013, 05:41:01 am »

Well, I was right about the twist. Thanks for working out the hard bits, guys. (At least I knew we were looking for a Wellington).
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2013, 07:16:26 am »

Oh yeah. Wellington is blindingly obvious now you point it out to me. I somehow still haven't managed to find the actual spot on the map though....

Oh, and who knew South Africa grew so much wine? Not me, obviously.

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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2013, 07:20:31 am »

Oh yeah. Wellington is blindingly obvious now you point it out to me. I somehow still haven't managed to find the actual spot on the map though....

Oh, and who knew South Africa grew so much wine? Not me, obviously.

Look at the satellite image in the first post. Is there something out of place? Once you've worked out what it actually is, it should be easy (and certain parts of the riddle will make even more sense).
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #51 on: March 27, 2013, 07:21:57 am »

South Africa Grows a lot of wine
US Football fields go North to South

I like the fact we are all learning here!
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2013, 02:58:11 pm »

This is why I'm bad at these.  What the tizzy does "Add a trip Inland till you need a new pair of boots" have to do with Wellington??

"Add a trip Inland till you need a new pair of boots" keeps making me think we need to find a place called Wellington, but they only exist in NZ and Florida as far as I can tell. Wellington, NZ is not inland, and Wellington, FL doesn't seem to have any mountains near enough.

Edit: There's also Wellington, UK, but once again there are no mountains.

And why does nothing at all look out of place to me?
Look at the satellite image in the first post. Is there something out of place? Once you've worked out what it actually is, it should be easy (and certain parts of the riddle will make even more sense).
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2013, 03:06:31 pm »

This is why I'm bad at these.  What the tizzy does "Add a trip Inland till you need a new pair of boots" have to do with Wellington??

Wellington boots. :P
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2013, 03:17:30 pm »

And why does nothing at all look out of place to me?
Look at the satellite image in the first post. Is there something out of place? Once you've worked out what it actually is, it should be easy (and certain parts of the riddle will make even more sense).

Well the blue line in the satellite image is not a natural feature that you would expect to find in a satellite image.
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2013, 05:27:35 pm »

Ok, still rolling.  Got this too.
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Re: Ozle Google Maps Challenge 3
« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2013, 07:46:50 pm »

Got this one, but I needed a bunch of hints from the thread!
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