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Monday, August 29, 2016

Secret Agent Mission - 8/29/16

Did you complete the 3rd Geocaching Mission this weekend by finding a puzzle cache?  More on my experience with that later in the week.  I created my own separate little mission last Friday afternoon ... trying to spot (if not be) the 1 millionth solver on certitude.  Admittedly I could have tried to game the system by putting in some anonymous guesses and watching the checker climb (which also would have confirmed I had the right answer to what I would be submitting) but that just wouldn't have felt right.  I can report two things ... I did spot it (photographic evidence below) ... and it wasn't me.  I think I came in at number 1,000,001 with today's Illinois puzzle:

Secret Agent Mission

Tomorrow, the one that I'm pretty sure got the 1 millionth woo-hoo.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Office Supply - 8/28/16

It's the time of year when lots of folks are heading back to school.  I always enjoyed a trip to the office supply store to stock up on fresh binders, notebooks paper, folders, and the like.  It always felt like the beginning of an exciting journey.  These days my kids are doing their own school shopping, but I did add one item to their list:  a box of 24 Bic mechanical pencils (0.9 mm lead) to keep me supplied for the next year of geocache puzzling and math teaching.  For the last few years I've purchased a new box every fall, and they last just long enough to get me to the next year (it's not just that I use them up, but I loan them out to students and the dog chews a surprising number of them).  Today's Ohio puzzle envisions a land of:

Endless Office Supply

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Quick Solve - 8/27/16

Today's puzzle takes us to Texas.  This weekend I'll bet there will be a lot of folks looking for:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 26, 2016

The One Millionth "Woo-hoo!" ... Today?

I've been watching the counter at certitudes.org this summer as it approaches its one millionth "woo-hoo!" and it's going to happen very soon ... wouldn't be at all surprised if it were today.  Will it be you? If anyone happens to spot when it goes over the top, please let me know.  Congratulations and thanks go to CO and certitude developer xophe for making "Making Homer Happy" short-hand for puzzling success.

In the Matrix - 8/26/16

Today we pay a visit to a Nevada cache I was pleased to be able to visit on my recent vacation.  It was:

Hiding Out In The Matrix

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Off to College - 8/25/16

Today's puzzle takes us to Kansas, but I myself will be in Massachusetts getting our youngest off to:


Tomorrow we'll be in Nevada.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

To Catch a Thief - 8/24/16

It's always interesting to see where puzzle CO's get their inspiration.  Today's California puzzle calls to mind the Cary Grant classic:

To catch a thief

Tomorrow we'll ...