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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Not too big, not too small ... just right - 4/30/11

Today's puzzle cache from California reminds me of Goldilocks.  The number in question is not too big, not too small, it's the

Perfectly Sized Number

Tomorrow we'll celebrate May day with a puzzle from France.

Friday, April 29, 2011

My dog ate it - 4/29/11

We have a dog now that is constantly getting into everything.  With a dog like this, the excuse "my dog ate it" becomes more truth than fiction.  Today's clever puzzle from Virginia has a humorous story of a little boy telling his teacher:

My dog ate my homework

Tomorrow we'll look at at another California puzzle.

Bonus Blog #17 - 4/29/11

For today's bonus blog I'm sharing a website with all kinds of interesting links about solving and making puzzles, a number of them specific to geocaching.  Spend a little time with:

Geocaching | Puzzlehead

Next week:  A useful database.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Blue Harvest Basic - 4/28/11

Today's Canadian puzzle taught me something new.  Do you already have what it takes to solve this one?

Blue Harvest Basic

Tomorrow we'll work doggedly on a puzzle from Virginia, and have another "bonus" blog.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Whose birthday was today? - 4/27/11

Today's puzzle from Washington State features a letter purportedly written 179 years ago today, and someone was having a birthday.  Good luck with:

Franklin and Abraham's Cache

Tomorrow we'll be take a look at another Canadian puzzle.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Penguins ... in Switzerland? - 4/26/11

Today's puzzle takes us all the way to Switzerland, where we'll have some unusual guides to the cache.  They are:

4 Penguins

Tomorrow we'll be back in Washington state.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Russian UFO? - 4/25/11

We English-speakers are lucky that there are puzzles all over the world written in our language, or for which an English translation is provided.  Today's example is from Russia.  See if you identify this:

UFO-FUNGUS

Tomorrow we'll wrap up this international tour with a trip to another new country for this blog:  Switzerland.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt - 4/24/11

For today's puzzle we travel all the way to New Zealand.  For those of us celebrating today's holiday, it wouldn't be the same without an:

Easter Egg Hunt (Auckland)

Tomorrow we'll continue the international theme with a puzzle from a country we haven't been to yet:  Russia.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Geo-Code - 4/23/11

Today's Oklahoma puzzle maker likes this puzzle's "simplicity in presentation," and I agree.   See if you can translate the:

Geo-Code

Tomorrow we'll "hop" down to New Zealand for a puzzle.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Ver-what? - 4/22/11

When you look at today's featured puzzle, you may think it's from Germany, but it's actually in upstate New York.  One of the few featured ones I've managed to log a smiley for, I found it a lot of fun.  Good luck with:

Verschwiegenheit

Tomorrow we'll take another trip back to Oklahoma.

Bonus Blog #16 - 4/22/11

Today we have another code-related website, one sent in by a reader (who happens to be a great puzzle maker himself).  If you know a site that you think others could benefit from learning about, please send it along to me.

http://www.secretcodebreaker.com/codes.html

Next week more puzzle solving and making resources.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

To the Moon - 4/21/11

Today's featured puzzle from California asks us to:

Go tell it to the moon

Tomorrow we'll check out a German puzzle (in New York).

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Voltron - 4/20/11

Today we'll visit another puzzle from Ohio.  I wasn't watching many cartoons by the time Voltron arrived on the scene, but he makes a fun puzzle.  Can you find him?

The Voltron Cipher

Tomorrow we'll return to California for a puzzle that might have you over the moon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

For Pete's Sake! - 4/19/11

Today's Oklahoma cache features some pretty neat artwork along with the puzzle.  For those of you unfamiliar with Pete, he's the Oklahoma State University mascot.  Give this one a try:

For Pete's Sake!

Tomorrow we'll head to Ohio for a superhero puzzle.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Uncrackable? - 4/18/11

Today's puzzle from New York features a code you may not have seen before.  Try your luck with:

The Uncrackable Code

Tomorrow we'll try an OK puzzle.  Let me rephrase that ... tomorrow we'll try a puzzle from Oklahoma.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Many Years From Now ... - 4/17/11

The title of this Arizona puzzle had me humming the Beatles tune for a while.  Take a look at: 

When I'm Sixty-Four

Tomorrow we'll see if you can "crack" a puzzle from New York.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Seeing Stars - 4/16/11

Today's puzzle from California asks us to

Touch the Stars

Tomorrow we'll head back over to Arizona for a hum-dinger of a puzzle.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tax Day? - 4/15/11

Today is usually federal tax day, but this year we get an extension until April 18th because of a holiday today in Washington, D.C.   Some people do taxes for a living, but I never thought I'd be doing a tax return for fun, which is what today's featured Massachusetts puzzle requires.  Will your calculations be on the spot?

Crunching the Numbers - I

Don't forget to check out today's Bonus Blog.  Tomorrow we'll be seeing stars in California.

Bonus Blog #15 - 4/15/11

Sometimes it can be useful to convert coordinates from one form into another.  This website can perform that process for you:

Convert Coordinates

Next week we'll another code-breaking tool.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wheel ... of ... fortune! - 4/14/11

Last week we looked at a puzzle based on the classic game show "Match Game."  Today we'll check out another game show related puzzle from New Jersey.

Wheel of Fortune - NJ

Tomorrow we'll honor "tax day" with a puzzle from Massachusetts, and have another "bonus blog."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Westen - 4/13/11


Today's featured puzzle from Ohio references a television character.  Can you make the connection?

Michael Westen

Tomorrow we'll head for a puzzle in .

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Round and Round - 4/12/11

Today's featured puzzle is out of Arizona.  Don't get dizzy while you're going

Round and Round

Tomorrow we'll check out a puzzle from Ohio.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Atlantis - 4/11/11

One last (for now) puzzle based on a song/album.  The Delaware cache owner featured today has over a dozen such puzzles, so if you like this theme, you'd do well to check them out.  Start with

Atlantis

Tomorrow we'll head for a dizzying puzzle in Arizona.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Never Mind - 4/10/11

Another puzzle related to a favorite album, this time from Sweden:

Never Mind the Beatles, Here's the Sex Pistols

Tomorrow, one more music-related puzzle.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Outskirts - 4/9/11

It's time for a round of puzzles with the theme of favorite songs or albums.  We'll start off with this one from Canada:

Outskirts

Tomorrow we'll stick with the theme with a puzzle from Sweden.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Travels - 4/8/11

Today's Virginia puzzle was submitted by its creator, and I found it to be a lot of fun.  Have a great trip!

Transglobal Travels of Timotheus & Tempest

Don't forget to check out today's Bonus Blog.  Tomorrow we'll start looking at some music-related puzzles with one from Canada.

Bonus Blog #14 - 4/8/11

Here we have another site with a wide range of puzzle solving tools.  This one was created specifically with geocachers in mind.  Have fun.

Useful Websites for Puzzle Solving

Next week: a useful converter.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Trivial? - 4/7/8

How good are you at trivia?  You'll have to be good, and fast, to get the coordinates for this one.  Try this fun set-up for a puzzle cache in Kentucky:

No trivial pursuit of a Cache

Tomorrow we'll head for a puzzle in Virginia, and another "bonus blog".

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Match Game - 4/6/11

I freely admit that I watched too much TV growing up, and one of my favorite things was game shows.  One pretty silly one that I enjoyed was "Match Game."   Here's an Ontario puzzle from someone else who remembers the show:

Get Ready to Match the Stars!

Tomorrow we'll check in on a puzzle in Kentucky.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Constellations - 4/5/11

The amount of creativity and hard work that goes into creating some geocaching puzzles is truly amazing.  Today's featured puzzle from Canada, submitted by a reader, is an elegant example:

Constellations

Tomorrow we'll look at a puzzle from another part of Canada, Ontario.

Monday, April 4, 2011

'tude - 4/4/11

Today's featured puzzle from Georgia is one of a series of 6 diffferent "tude" puzzles.  Not all of them are solve-at-your-desk type, but they fit together in a very clever way.  Give this one a try, and check out the others to see how the series all relates:

(2) Latitude!

Tomorrow we'll travel back north of the border for a very creative puzzle.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

They Ought To Be in Pictures - 4/3/11

Today's featured puzzle out of Iowa is very creative.  Remember the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words?  See if you agree.

Picture This

Tomorrow we'll look at a puzzle series from Georgia.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Word Games - 4/2/11

Today's Kentucky puzzle has us playing

Word Games

Check back tomorrow for a creative puzzle out of Iowa.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Minimalism - 4/1/11

Some puzzles have extremely elaborate stories or instructions to slog through.  Not this one, from Seattle, Washington.  Try your luck with:

Minimalism

Tommorrow we'll head to Kentucky.

Bonus Blog #13 - 4/1/11

Here is another site with a number of tools for your puzzle toolbox:

Puzzle Tools and Resources

Next week, yet another one.