Post by efanton on Mar 16, 2020 10:11:27 GMT -5
Thanks to all who participated, especially those that submitted solutions.
Here is a complete solve for Hunt Number 2.
A score table with results of submissions received is also posted below the solve.
Complete solve for hunt number 2.
In this fair city
Dublin is sometimes known as the 'Fair City'
you must find the girl so pretty
that Wheeled her wheelbarrow
Through streets broad and narrow.
This is a reference to the well known old Irish song 'Molly Malone'
You are told to 'find her' and searching google maps for 'Molly Malone', a statue of her can be found outside St Andrews Church on Suffolk Street, Dublin
Google Maps -Molly Malone Statue
arches you will see,
the number is important,
you will soon see
If you view the statue in google maps street view, you will see St Andrews church in the background with four large arches
"emperor, autocrat, dictator"
This clue was pointing you to CAESAR. The roman emperors after Augustus were in fact all three of the above.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary definiton of CAESAR gives this definition
Definition of Caesar (Entry 1 of 2)
1: any of the Roman emperors succeeding Augustus Caesar —used as a title
2 often not capitalised
: a powerful ruler:
(2): AUTOCRAT, DICTATOR
b[from the reference in Matthew 22:21] : the civil power : a temporal ruler
no not this man, he was for liberty
A hint that you are looking for a man that was a freedom fighter or rebel.
but here-in lies the clue
that will let you clearly see
back to the CAESAR reference this tells you decode the message using CAESAR CIPHER
jmjxc xlvii, jmjxiir, jmjxc wizir,
wmb, xlmvxc rmri, jmjxc jsyv,
Using a Caesar Cipher with a shift of 4 you get
fifty three, fifteen, fifty seven,
six, thirty nine, fifty four,
Jibberish I hear you cry
Yet in this jibberish the solution lies
'the solution lies' could indicate a location
given we have two strings containing three numbers we could easily convert them to a geographical coordinate to get
53° 15' 57" N
6° 39' 54" W
If we enter those coordinates in to google maps we arrive at Bodenstown Cemetery
The solution 'Lies' in this cemetery inferring a man buried here is the solution to the hunt
Google maps actually show an image of the man you are looking for. If you looked at the photo's most of them are of Wolfe Tones grave or his bust on a wall.
Who or what am I?
Final Solution is Wolfe Tone
Wolfe Tone was a protestant of French descent who became leader of the United Irishmen
Wolfe Tone urged co-operation between the religions in Ireland as the only means of obtaining redress of Irish grievances and ultimately Irish independence from Britain.
If you wish to learn more about Wolfe Tone
Only one winner of this months hunt.
chipveres scored a maximum 16 points, so a big congratulations to him or her.