(This Treasure Has Been Found)

Dixie College kicked off it's school year this week, so to celebrate $20 has been hidden somewhere on campus. All you have to do is solve all the clues to find the treasure. Most of the clues relate to places on campus like buildings, statues, etc., but some of the clues are simply answers to things that you might learn while attending college! Good luck and have fun. You can click on the image below and zoom in to make it larger.

## Friday, August 26, 2011

## Wednesday, August 17, 2011

### Treasure Hunt: HUNT FOR THE TEN - Solution

Here is the solution to the HUNT FOR THE TEN treasure. Enjoy!

Clue and Answer to Coin 1

What has eight legs and sings?

- quartet

Clue and Answer to Coin 2

I am one more than a square but one less than a cube

- 26 (25 is the square, 5x5 and 27 is the cube, 3x3x3)

Clue and Answer to Coin 3

Fill in the missing squares in such a way that the rows, columns, and the two diagonals all add up to the same number. The answer to the clue is the product of all the numbers in the missing boxes.

27x34x17x26x18x33x24 = 5784457536

Clue and answer to coin 4

Complete the sequence

2, 5, 26, 677, ?

458330 (to get the next number in the sequence, square the previous number and then add 1)

Clue and Answer to coin 5

What word, expression, or name is depicted?

- bermuda triangle

Final Clue and Answer

You have made it to the final leg of your hunt

Hopefully you have been able to find the five coins

They will be helpful in solving the final clue to the treasure

tkadj stceh kktbk tkadj stcet ejskt rhkbq lktsk toki

The Key to the cipher is common, to be terse,

No meter, not poetry, nor is it verse

Each of the 5 coins had a letter on it

O R P E S

With these five letters you could spell several words but we were looking for one in particular, the word PROSE.

The definition of PROSE is as follows: the ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse.

Hopefully you can see how the clue was describing this word.

Now what to do with it. One of the most important parts of the clue was the first five words, “The Key to the cipher”. This should have been taken literally meaning that the cipher needed a key and was a big hint that the cipher was a key word cipher. The rest of that clue described the “Key” which was PROSE.

Using the word prose the cipher text looks like this

Using this one could decode the cipher to read “to find the loot go to find the ten dot blogspot dot com”

Thank you for playing. I hope you had a good time. Stay tuned for our next hunt coming soon!!!

Clue and Answer to Coin 1

What has eight legs and sings?

- quartet

Clue and Answer to Coin 2

I am one more than a square but one less than a cube

- 26 (25 is the square, 5x5 and 27 is the cube, 3x3x3)

Clue and Answer to Coin 3

Fill in the missing squares in such a way that the rows, columns, and the two diagonals all add up to the same number. The answer to the clue is the product of all the numbers in the missing boxes.

27x34x17x26x18x33x24 = 5784457536

Clue and answer to coin 4

Complete the sequence

2, 5, 26, 677, ?

458330 (to get the next number in the sequence, square the previous number and then add 1)

Clue and Answer to coin 5

What word, expression, or name is depicted?

- bermuda triangle

Final Clue and Answer

You have made it to the final leg of your hunt

Hopefully you have been able to find the five coins

They will be helpful in solving the final clue to the treasure

tkadj stceh kktbk tkadj stcet ejskt rhkbq lktsk toki

The Key to the cipher is common, to be terse,

No meter, not poetry, nor is it verse

Each of the 5 coins had a letter on it

O R P E S

With these five letters you could spell several words but we were looking for one in particular, the word PROSE.

The definition of PROSE is as follows: the ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse.

Hopefully you can see how the clue was describing this word.

Now what to do with it. One of the most important parts of the clue was the first five words, “The Key to the cipher”. This should have been taken literally meaning that the cipher needed a key and was a big hint that the cipher was a key word cipher. The rest of that clue described the “Key” which was PROSE.

Using the word prose the cipher text looks like this

Using this one could decode the cipher to read “to find the loot go to find the ten dot blogspot dot com”

Thank you for playing. I hope you had a good time. Stay tuned for our next hunt coming soon!!!

### The Hunt For The Ten is Over!

The treasure in the HUNT FOR THE TEN treasure hunt has been found. A Great job to the McDonald family for solving the final clue and finding the treasure. A full solution will be posted soon! Thanks everyone for playing.

## Saturday, August 13, 2011

### Treasure Hunt: HUNT FOR THE TEN - Final Clue

Here is the final clue to the treasure. Remember that the five coins will help you to solve the clue. Good luck and happy treasure hunting!!!

Remember you can click on the image to make it larger if you need to.

Remember you can click on the image to make it larger if you need to.

## Friday, August 12, 2011

### Treasure Hunt: HUNT FOR THE TEN - Clue 5

Here is the fifth clue. It is for the last coin. The final clue to the treasure will be given tomorrow. If you have been able to collect all the coins they will help you solve the final clue...if you know how to use them.

Have fun and happy treasure hunting!!!

Have fun and happy treasure hunting!!!

## Thursday, August 11, 2011

### Treasure Hunt: HUNT FOR THE TEN - Clue 4

Here is Clue 4. You can click on the picture to make it bigger! Have fun and happy treasure hunting!!!

## Wednesday, August 10, 2011

### Treasure Hunt: HUNT FOR THE TEN - Clue 3

## Tuesday, August 9, 2011

### Treasure Hunt: HUNT FOR THE TEN - Clue 2

Here is the clue to the second coin. Click on the picture to make it larger. Good luck and happy treasure hunting.

## Monday, August 8, 2011

### Treasure Hunt: HUNT FOR THE TEN - Clue 1

(This Treasure Has Been Found)

The HUNT FOR THE TEN has begun! Here’s how it will work. Over the next 5 days you will be hunting for 5 coins. Each of these coins will help you with the final clue to the location of the treasure.

Here is your first clue. We'll start out with a pretty easy one. You can click on the picture to make it bigger. Have fun and happy hunting!

The HUNT FOR THE TEN has begun! Here’s how it will work. Over the next 5 days you will be hunting for 5 coins. Each of these coins will help you with the final clue to the location of the treasure.

Here is your first clue. We'll start out with a pretty easy one. You can click on the picture to make it bigger. Have fun and happy hunting!

## Friday, August 5, 2011

### Treasure Hunt: Hunt for the Ten!

Our first treasure hunt will be for $10 and will start on Monday August 8th. It will be a virtual treasure hunt so no matter where you live you can join in!

Be sure to "like" us on Facebook. If we get 50 "likes" by Monday before the first clue is given, you'll be hunting for 2 tens instead of just one.

100 "likes" = 3 tens ($30)

150 "likes" = 4 tens ($40)

200 "likes" = 5 tens ($50)

Let all your friends know and happy hunting!!!

Be sure to "like" us on Facebook. If we get 50 "likes" by Monday before the first clue is given, you'll be hunting for 2 tens instead of just one.

100 "likes" = 3 tens ($30)

150 "likes" = 4 tens ($40)

200 "likes" = 5 tens ($50)

Let all your friends know and happy hunting!!!

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