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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Absolutely Fabulous - 12/31/13

With today's California puzzle I take the opportunity to wish you a New Year's Eve that is absolutely:

Fabulous

Tomorrow we'll celebrate New Year's Day in Nebraska.

Monday, December 30, 2013

More Numb3ers - 12/30/13

For one of our last puzzles of 2013, I thought I'd share this California one with the number thirteen in the title.  I like the fun way the CO allows remote solvers to confirm their solves on:

Numb3ers: "Thirteen"

Tomorrow we'll celebrate New Year's Eve in California.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Black Box - 12/29/13

Today's California puzzle calls to mind a classic science lab experiment:

The Black Box

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Don't Blink - 12/28/13

If you want to solve today's California puzzle:

Don't Blink

Tomorrow we'll hang around in California another day.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Word for Word - 12/27/13

Today's California puzzle is one that appeared in my in-box recently.  Be sure to take it:

Word for Word

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Boxes for Boxing Day - 12/26/13

Today's puzzle takes us to Finland, where you'll get to practice a skill I am notoriously bad at.  Unfortunately this skill comes up frequently in sewing, and I have been known to cut and/or sew pieces together in every possible wrong way.  I never realize I have goofed up until after I have it put together and it turns out wrong!  Have some fun with:

Boxes - Spatial Visualization

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day - 12/25/13

Today's California puzzle seemed the perfect one to wish you a very Merry:

Christmas Day

This puzzle originally published early, so if you've seen it before, this is the one that you missed (which is also appropriate for today0:

Noel Enigma

Tomorrow we'll head to Finland.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Star Light Christmas Puzzle - 12/24/13

Today's Idaho puzzle is just right for the season.  Our Christmas Eve puzzle is:

Star Light Christmas Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll visit California for Christmas.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Just Bluffing - 12/23/13

A couple of months ago I featured a  puzzle with a dogs playing poker theme.  When I came across today's Florida puzzle, I knew it would be a good follow-up to that one.  I love the version of the classic painting in this puzzle:

Just Bluffing

Tomorrow we'll be spend Christmas Eve in Idaho.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Kama Sutra Cipher - 12/22/13

This log from today's Australian puzzle sold me on sharing it with you today: 
"Kamasutra and Geocache  ...   Two words you would never expect to be used in the same sentence."  This one was definitely a new cipher for me:

Cipher Mlecchita-Vikalpa

Tomorrow we'll be in Florida.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Yum, Chocolate Banana - 12/21/13

Today's puzzle caught my eye with its yummy name, and after I checked it out I thought it would be fun to share the first puzzle cache published in the country of Macedonia:

Chocolate Banana

Tomorrow we'll head to Australia.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Check Back Later - 12/20/13

Today's puzzle from France is a pretty tricky one.  You have to be there at the right time, and then you'll have to be fast.  If you get there at the wrong time you'll have to:

Revenez plus tard

Tomorrow we'll pay a visit to Macedonia.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Rear Window - 12/19/13

Earlier this year I had the chance to visit the virtual cache "It's a Wonderful Life," and I expect many people are enjoying that movie for the umpteenth time this year.  Jimmy Stewart has always been one of my favorite actors ... I think I first saw him on TV in "No Highway in the Sky," playing a scientist convinced that an airplane's tail was going to fall off.  Today's Pennsylvania puzzle features another of his classic movies:

Rear Window

Tomorrow we'll be in France.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Merry Xmas on Christmas Island - 12/18/13

If you've been following this blog for very long you'll know that I happen to love holiday-themed puzzles.  As such, it shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that I was tickled to come across a puzzle located on Christmas Island entitled:

A Merry Xmas

P.S.  If you don't remember exactly where Christmas Island is, click on the map on the cache page and zoom out.  It was quite a surprise to me to see that geocaching.com reports its location as being 10,219.1 miles north from my home location in New York(!)  I guess that's one way to think about it. 

 
Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hallelujah! - 12/17/13

I enjoyed writing holiday-themed puzzles in 2011 and 2012 for our monthly puzzle series, and even though we didn't keep up the puzzle of the month this year, I thought it would be fun to continue this part of the tradition, perhaps prompting central New York puzzlers to say:

Hallelujah! It's Another Holiday Music Puzzle!

Tomorrow we'll pay a visit to Christmas Island.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Fruitcake Recipe - 12/16/13

Just in case you should find yourself in need of one, today's Texas puzzle provides you with a:

Holiday Fruitcake Recipe

Tomorrow we'll be in upstate New York.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tag! You're It! - 12/15/13

Today's California puzzle brings back memories of a childhood game I was never very interested in playing:

Tag! You're It!

Tomorrow we'll be in Texas.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Remember - 12/14/13

Today's California puzzle is a difficult one to get through, but not for the usual reasons.  It was written as a tribute in the aftermath of an unspeakable tragedy and asks us to:

remember the children

Tomorrow we'll have another California puzzle.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sally's Song and Dance - 12/13/13


Today's puzzle takes us to New York's Long Island where you might need some fancy footwork to follow:

Sally's Song and Dance

Tomorrow we'll take note of a somber anniversary with a puzzle in California.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Rush Hour - 12/12/13

For today's Ohio puzzle you'll have a little fun with:

Rush Hour

Tomorrow we'll be in New York's Long Island.

I recently had an inquiry about following the blog by e-mail, so I investigated and added a gadget to the page for that purpose.  I have no idea how well this feature works, but figured it was worth giving it a try.  Every so often you'll see one publish prematurely, but I hope to keep those to a minimum. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Winds - 12/11/13

Today's puzzle takes us to Greece, and the Tower of the:

Winds

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Santa's 2nd and 4th - 12/10/13

When I saw that the California puzzle I featured yesterday had actually become a series I couldn't resist sharing:

Santa's Second and Santa's Fourth

Tomorrow we'll be in Greece.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Santa's Fifth - 12/9/13

My experience with today's California puzzle echoes the finder who wrote:  "When I saw the title, I wasn't sure whether the reference was to a musical composition, e.g. The Fifth of Beethoven, an extreme weight loss program, or Santa has been hitting the Holiday Cheer a trifle early."  See what you can make of:

Santa's Fifth*  Link fixed.  Sorry!


Tomorrow we'll hang around in California another day.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

X-Lacks - 12/8/13

Today's Minnesota puzzle has the surprising name of:

X-Lacks

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

O Christmas Tree - 12/7/13

Today we pay a visit to Canada's Ontario province where there is a geo-art Christmas tree full of Christmas puzzles.  I chose this particular one because I remember Christmas caroling with my mother's French students and singing the song in the title of:

Christmas Tree: Vive le Vent:

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Friday, December 6, 2013

A Square in China - 12/6/13

Today we pay our first virtual visit to China.  At the time I looked into it, there were only 14 puzzle caches in the whole country, so I guess it wasn't too surprising I hadn't featured one so far.  The puzzle is:

A magic square ?

Tomorrow we'll pay a visit to a geo-art Christmas tree in Canada's Ontario province.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Noel Enigma - 12/5/13

Christmas is coming, so I thought a good puzzle for today would be this one, from Colorado:

Noel Enigma

*Note:  This puzzle had the wrong link, so I've updated it.  The other one was a perfectly nice puzzle, (I'm planning to feature it later in the month) but it's not the one I'd meant to share for today.

Tomorrow we'll make our first virtual visit to China.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Case of the Missing Cache - 12/4/13

Today's California puzzle asks whether you can solve:

The Case of the Missing Cache

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

On the first what? - 12/3/13

I'm a sucker for holiday puzzles, so I was quite intrigued by this one from California entitled:

On the first "day-ta" of Christmas

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Miriam and Christoper - 12/2/13

Today's California puzzle, created way back in early 2004, is:

Miriam and Christopher Moss

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

It's December and that means we're nearing the end of another full year of Puzzles of the Day.  I've enjoyed hearing from a few new readers lately, and am planning to continue in 2014 for as long as it remains fun, and doesn't start to feel like work.  I'm considering doing a "best of" puzzle once a week, going back to a previously featured puzzle that I really liked.  I'd also like to have a "viewer's choice" once a week, featuring a puzzle submitted by a reader.  Those submissions are really appreciated, so I'm hoping that in 2014 every regular reader would be willing to submit at least one fun puzzle they have created or enjoyed.  You can send it by commenting on any puzzle (I screen comments before they publish) or by contacting me (teamajk) through geocaching.com.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

You Might Be a Geocacher - 12/1/13

Today's California puzzle confirmed it for me (#2 especially!) ... test yourself with:

You Might Be A Geocacher If ...

Tomorrow we'll hang around in California another day.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Arrow-Space - 11/30/13

Someone mentioned this Texas puzzle to me not long after all the "Geocaching in Space" events earlier this month, so I thought it might be a fun one to pass along.  If you solve the puzzle you could find a cache in: 

Arrow-Space

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Christmas Shopping - 11/29/13

Today's Idaho puzzle is in honor of all those doing a little Black Friday:

Christmas Shopping

Tomorrow we'll be in Texas.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thank You ... Thank you Very Much - 11/28/13

Happy Thanksgiving!  Today's Oklahoma puzzle fits the theme for today when we all say:

Thank You....Thank you Very Much.

Tomorrow we'll spend Black Friday in Idaho.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fifty What? - 11/27/13

Today's Oregon puzzle involves:

Fifty Effervescent Zebras

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Thanksgiving in Oklahoma.  Best wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah beginning this evening ... I read somewhere that it will be more than 70,000 years before there is another Hanukkah/Thanksgiving confluence!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Eyes Up - 11/26/13

I recently came across a puzzle cache with posted coordinates in a location I'd never even thought of looking for puzzles before:  Vatican City.  Try your luck with:

Eyes Up

Tomorrow we'll be in Oregon.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Kenny - 11/25/13

Today's puzzle, from Canada's province of British Columbia and written way back in 2003, is:

Kenny

Tomorrow we'll visit a puzzle in a new location for the blog:  Vatican City.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Come Get Another Smiley - 11/24/13

Today's puzzle is another from the western NY series we visited yesterday:

Come Get Your Smiley #24

Tomorrow we'll be in Canada's province of British Columbia.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Come Get your Smiley - 11/23/13

Today's puzzle from western NY is part of a series of 31 caches that form a geo-art smiley.  I'm hoping to get there before long and see how many I can collect.  Have some fun with:

Come Get Your Smiley #12

Tomorrow, another form the series.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Ragbaby - 11/22/13

Today's California puzzle is another one I had fun testing before its publication.  See if you can:

Give Homer the Key-Ragbaby 

Tomorrow we'll be in New York.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rock this Puzzle - 11/21/13

Today we pay a visit to New York's Long Island where I hope you will:

Rock this Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

For Grammie - 11/20/13

Today's puzzle from New York's Long Island got me thinking about my own "Grammie," and wondering what she would think of all the technology we have today.  She never even had the opportunity to use a cordless phone let alone a "smart" one.  This one is in honor of all the wonderful "Grammies" out there:

No, No - Grammie

Tomorrow, another from Long Island.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

States of Jefferson - 11/19/13

I grew up in what was once unofficially called the State of Franklin (part of east Tennessee), so naturally I thought it would be interesting to check out this California puzzle:

States of Jefferson

Tomorrow we'll be in New York.

Monday, November 18, 2013

The In-Crowd - 11/18/13

I was recently perusing certitude and came across this California puzzle.  Since I knew who exactly who it referred to, I decided to check it out.  In doing so, I discovered that there is new entry in the mystery series written by The Rat.  I haven't had a chance to read it yet (I have it on good authority it will be waiting for me under the tree on Christmas morning) but I decided I shouldn't wait to congratulate the author and feature another of his fun crossword puzzles here.  See if you can break into:

The In-Crowd

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

On the Fringe - 11/17/13

Today's North Carolina puzzle is:

FA27: On the Fringe

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Stretcher - 11/16/13

Today's puzzle takes us to New York's Long Island. If I ever get there I certainly hope I won't leave on a:

Stretcher

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Rhymes with What? - 11/15/13

Today's puzzle from Canada's Alberta province has the unusual name of:

Rhymes with Orion

Tomorrow we'll be in New York's Long Island.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Bananagram! - 11/14/13

Today's Nevada puzzle brings us a fun little game of:

Bananagram!

Tomorrow we'll be in Canada's Alberta province.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thanks for Geochecker! - 11/13/13

Today's Massachusetts puzzle reminds me of just how often I find myself saying:

Thanks for Geochecker!

Tomorrow we'll be in Nevada.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Genetic Code - 11/12/13

A date like 11/12/13 deserves something special, I thought, so today instead of just one puzzle I'm presenting a pair of puzzles from Texas:

Genetic Code #8 - Chromosomes

& Genetic Code #9 - DNA Sequencing

Tomorrow we'll be in Massachusetts.

Monday, November 11, 2013

A Veteran Code - 11/11/13

I didn't have to look too far to find a puzzle to use in honor of Veterans Day this year, as I am very familiar with a certain central New York puzzle based on:

A Veteran Code - (PIE 2.11)

Tomorrow we'll be in Texas, with a different kind of code.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Most Popular - 11/10/13

I chose today's California puzzle to honor a certain baby girl born 17 years ago today.  Where does the time go?!  Have some fun with:

Most Popular Girls Names

Tomorrow we'll be in central New York.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Checkerboard - 11/8/13

I enjoy beta-testing puzzles and today's California puzzle is one I had fun solving in advance of its publication and suggesting small tweaks.  I love the story the cipher tells, and bet you will get a kick out of it too.  Have some fun with:

Give Homer the Keys-Checkerboard

Tomorrow we'll be in Utah.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cross Words - 11/6/13

Here's hoping today's California puzzle doesn't elicit any:

Cross Words

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Three Sums of Squares - 11/5/13

For today's Ohio puzzle, you'll just need to calculate:

Three Sums of Squares

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Scorpio - 11/3/13

I chose today's California puzzle because, along with everyone else born between roughly 10/23 and 11/22, I'm a:

Scorpio

Tomorrow we'll be in western New York.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Birthday :) - 11/2/13

Today's California puzzle is a nice fit for today.  Everybody's got one of these, and today happens to be mine.  Whenever your next one will fall, I hope it will be a:

Happy Birthday!

Tomorrow we'll hang around in California another day.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Russian Doll Cryptocache - 11/1/13

Today's New York puzzle is one I enjoyed working on with some friends a while back, and recently had the opportunity to pay it a visit.  It was quite lonely at that point, so it was great to be able to get my name in the log.  Have some fun working your way through the:

Russian Doll Cryptocache

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Party - 10/31/13

Today's Minnesota puzzle is just perfect for today.  Have fun at the:

Halloween Party

Tomorrow we'll be in New York.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pumpkin Chucking - 10/30/13

Tody's California puzzle reminds us that it's almost Halloween, and the perfect time of year for a little:

Pumpkin Chucking

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Halloween in Minnesota.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Let's Get ... - 10/29/13

Don't worry, the CO of today's Minnesota puzzle doesn't mean anything off-color in the invitation:

Let's Get Lat-er-al

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Monday, October 28, 2013

A Note Rang - 10/28/13

Today's California puzzle will have you sorting out what happened when:

A Note Rang

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bonkers - 10/27/13

Today's puzzle from Canada's Alberta province had the CO claiming:

i'm Really Going Bonkers now

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Just a short riddle - 10/26/13

Today's puzzle brings us to Sweden, and involves:

Just a short riddle

Tomorrow we'll be back in Canada's Alberta province.

Friday, October 25, 2013

A Cryptocache - 10/25/13

Today's puzzle from Washington State is one I learned about recently when a friend was visiting in the area.  We both found it quite a worthy challenge.  Try your luck with:

A Cryptocache

Tomorrow we'll make a visit to Sweden.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Compressed Air - 10/24/13

Today's Minnesota Puzzle is:

Compressed Air

Tomorrow we'll be in Washington state.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Domino Delight - 10/23/13

I was recently doing a puzzle that I thought might be about dominoes.  It turned out that it wasn't (at least, I think it wasn't) but it did inspire me to choose today's Washington state puzzle:

Domino Delight

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Is He Rich Like Me? - 10/22/13

Today's puzzle from Canada's Alberta province had me humming the tune to:

What's Your Name? .... Who's Your Daddy?

Tomorrow we'll be in Washington state.

Monday, October 21, 2013

SPUZM - 10/21/13

Today's puzzle from Canada's province of Quebec is:

SPUZM

Tomorrow back out to Alberta.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

K9999 - 10/20/13

Today's California puzzle had me grinning, and I bet it does the same for you.  Enjoy:

K9999

Tomorrow we'll be in Canada's province of Quebec.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

More Mumbo Jumbo - 10/19/13

Today's California puzzle contains more:

Mumbo Jumbo

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Friday, October 18, 2013

University 10/18/13

Today's puzzle from Canada's Alberta province is a natural follow-up to last Friday's feature.  When many folks graduate from school, they head on to:

University

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Dicey Situation - 10/17/13

Today's puzzle finds us back in Canada's Alberta province, where the CO of yesterday's puzzle finds himself in a:

Dicey Situation

Tomorrow, more from Alberta.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Focus! - 10/16/13

Sometimes I start a puzzle only to be distracted by other things.  More often, though, I find that a good puzzle can distract me from the other things I should be doing.  As mystery author Lawrence Block blogged recently:  "Nothing so spurs one’s creative energy as the need to avoid essential work."    I wonder how many folks reading this today have found that to be true? 
Whatever the task, today's puzzle from Canada's Alberta province reminds us how important it is to:

Focus!

Tomorrow, another from Alberta.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

MNOP ... - 10/15/13

Today's puzzle came recommended to me from Canada's Alberta province, and I enjoyed it as it taught me about something I had never known before.  It's not really mnop, it's:

qrst

Tomorrow, another from Alberta.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Giant Etch-A-Sketch - 10/14/13

I recently received a great list of recommended puzzles in Canada's Alberta province, so we'll spend quite a bit of time over the next couple of weeks visiting there.  Today's puzzle features a really cool:

Giant Etch-A-Sketch Compass

Tomorrow, another from Alberta.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fallacious Puzzle - 10/13/13

Today's featured puzzle, from Washington state is:

Fallacious Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll return to Canada's Alberta province.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Numbers Game - 10/12/13

When it comes to today's Minnesota puzzle:

It's A Numbers Game

Tomorrow we'll be in the state of Washington.

Friday, October 11, 2013

School - 10/11/13

Today's tough puzzle from Canada's Alberta province may make you think you need to go back to:

School

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Bigger the Better - 10/10/13

The first geocaching event I attended was a 10/10/10 celebration held by the honoree of today's puzzle.  It's hard to believe that was already three years ago now.   The event was exceptionally fun,  because a puzzle (which I featured previously) published during it, and I collaborated with some folks to get the solve and make the find right then.  Today's central New York puzzle is:

Vanelle's Golden Ammo (The Bigger, The Better #5)

Tomorrow we'll be in Canada's Alberta province.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

All the Earth's A Cache - 10/9/13

When you think like the CO's of today's puzzle from Canada's Ontario province,:

All the Earth's a Cache

Tomorrow we'll return to central New York.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Spider Web - 10/8/13

Today's California puzzle presents us with a very unusual:

Spider Web

Tomorrow we'll be in Canada's Ontario province.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fillomino - 10/7/13

Today's puzzle from Germany is an example of a puzzle type I came across recently while testing a puzzle for a friend.  You can easily google-translate what is written for the rules given below the puzzle itself.  I just love the German word for puzzle, "rätsel."   To me it sounds like "pretzel" which is a great description for many of the puzzles we have to untangle.  Have some fun with:

Logikrätsel 3 FILLOMINO

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

It's Playoff Time! - 10/6/13

Since the baseball playoffs are now in full swing I thought I would mark the occasion with a California puzzle in honor of the:

Oakland A's

Tomorrow we'll head to Germany.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

No, He's Not - 10/5/13

It was funny that just a couple of days after solving the puzzle posted yesterday I came across another New York puzzle with the same theme:

Paul is Dead

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Just Try - 10/4/13

Today's central New York puzzle is another entry in a series of puzzles that spun-off from some fun cipher puzzles several of us were working on over the winter.  Have some fun with:

FL-ACA Try and Ditch It All

Tomorrow another NY puzzle.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sliders - 10/3/13

Today's fun California word puzzle involves:

 Sliders

Tomorrow we'll be back in central New York.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

rey de solucionadore - 10/2/13

Finding the solution to today's California puzzle might have you feeling like the:

rey de solucionadores

Tomorrow we'll hang around in California another day.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I hope QR - 10/1/13

The owner of today's Minnesota puzzle warns:

I hope QR steady handed

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Another Way To Look At It - 9/30/13

Today's Ohio puzzle reminds us that even if you're familiar with something, sometimes there is:

Another Way To Look At It

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lights, Camera, Action! - 9/28/13

Today's North Carolina puzzle landed in my in-box recently, suggested by a puzzler who enjoyed it.  Have some fun with:

FA30: Lights, Camera, Action!

Tomorrow we'll be in Utah.

Friday, September 27, 2013

OneZero - 9/27/13

Not long ago I was talking to the creator of today's New York puzzle about her figure logic series, and I told her to "keep them coming."  Have some fun with the most recent installment:

OneZero

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

1000 Days of Geocaching Puzzle of the Day - 9/26/13


Today marks the 1000th day of the Geocaching Puzzle of the Day.  What started out as a challenge to myself to see if I could solve a good puzzle for every day of the year has turned into an almost three year long odyssey - and what a fun trip it has been.  While it's also been a lot of work, I have really enjoyed  seeking out clever, unique, and intricate puzzles written by wonderfully creative people, many of whom I have had the pleasure of chatting with via e-mail, and some of whom I've even been able to meet in person.

Since many cachers mark the 1000 cache milestone with a golden ammo can, I thought it would be fun to share a golden ammo puzzle with you.  I originally had a different puzzle in mind, but since I recently celebrated my 1000th find with a fun golden ammo can puzzle puzzle created by Ithacadoodle (one of the puzzlers who got me into this hobby in the first place), I hope you'll indulge me for sharing:

teamajk's GOLDEN SLICE OF PI

Tomorrow we'll hang around in central New York another day.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Periodic reunions - 9/25/13

Today's western NY puzzle involves:

Periodic reunions and tables at which they occur

Tomorrow we'll be in central New York to celebrate the 1000th day of Geocaching Puzzle of the Day.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Three Little Words - 9/24/13

Today's California puzzle will have you asking:

What Three Words?

Tomorrow we'll be in New York.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Tri-al by Fire - 9/23/13

I recently came across  this tri-bute puzzle in honor of a puzzler who lives in the Research Tri-angle area of North Carolina.  Since both the CO and the honoree work as part of a tri-o of solvers and are regular readers here, I thought they might like the chance to tri-umph over today's Illinois puzzle, which is another tri-doku:

Tri-al By Fire

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Ear Infection - 9/22/13

Just when I start to think I've seen puzzles on just about every theme there is, I come across one like today's California puzzle entitled:

The Ear Infection

Tomorrow we'll be in Illinois.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

ABC! Easy as 123! - 9/21/13

Today's Ohio puzzle's creator claims:

ABC! Easy as 123!

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Fly Me - 9/20/13

Today's Texas puzzle invites you to:

Fly Me To The Earth

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Face It! I'm No Poet! - 9/19/13

The owner of today's Minnesota puzzle claims:

Face It! I'm No Poet!

Tomorrow we'll be in Texas.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Method To His Madness - 9/18/13

Today's California puzzle had me asking, as I have more than once about puzzle CO's, whether there is:

A Method To His Madness

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Serpentine - 9/17/13

Sometimes the path to a puzzle's solution is quite straightforward, but the route to today's California puzzle is downright:

Serpentine

Tomorrow we'll be in California for another day.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Lean Manufacturing - 9/16/13

I always enjoy puzzles that demonstrate an interesting juxtaposition of cultures.  Today's puzzle from the Netherlands is a great example.  Fortunately there is an English translation so you can learn all about:

Lean Manufacturing


Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Up Down Left Right - 9/15/13

Today's central New York puzzle will have you looking:

Up Down Left Right

Tomorrow we'll head to the Netherlands.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

ESP - 9/14/13

Today's Minnesota puzzle is posted in honor of all those puzzles out there that at first glance it seems like you might need ESP to solve them.  Or maybe that should be XSP:

xtra senstitive precepshun

Tomorrow we'll be in New York.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Invisible Ink - 9/13/13

Today marks the end of our visit to Utah and one final puzzle (for now) from Mom the Cook and cashnhubby:

Invisible Ink

I love it that a fellow cacher thought of this blog as a means to thank the CO's for their creativity and wish them well.  I would like to add my thanks and best wishes to all of the puzzle makers and solvers out there who have made this such a great hobby.  You are not only clever, witty, and sharp individuals, but from everything I can see, genuinely nice people as well. 

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Yes, IT is - 9/12/13

Today's Utah puzzle asks the question:

Is IT Useful?

Tomorrow we'll wrap up our week of Utah puzzles from Mom the Cook and cashnhubby. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's a good thing! - 9/11/13

All I have to say about today's Utah puzzle is it's a good thing that:

Mom saved the coords!

Tomorrow another from Mom the Cook and cashnhubby in Utah.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Man, oh man - 9/10/13

Today's Utah puzzle might have you saying:

MAN OH MAN A PUZZLE CACHE

Tomorrow, another from Mom the Cook and cashnhubby in Utah.

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Gambler - 9/9/13

In case you missed the story behind this week's featured puzzlers, I recently got a message from a reader asking me if I had seen the work of the Utah puzzlers Mom the Cook and cashnhubby.  He was interested in having me feature some of their puzzles as a way to wish them well and thank them for all the inspiration they have provided him as a puzzle maker.  Being a big fan of Kenny Rogers back in the day, I had to include:

The Gambler

Tomorrow, another Utah puzzle from Mom the Cook and cashnhubby.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

It's all about the Latitude Longitude - 9/8/13

 
Today's Utah puzzle really made me smile, and I'm betting it will do the same for you:

solvethepuzzlefindthecache LATITUDE LONGITUDE

Tomorrow, another Utah puzzle from Mom the Cook and cashnhubby.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Another Knock Knock - 9/7/13

I recently got a message from a reader asking me if I had seen the work of the Utah puzzlers Mom the Cook and cashnhubby.  He was interested in having me feature some of their puzzles as a way to wish them well and thank them for all the inspiration they have provided him as a puzzle maker.  Having featured several of their puzzles before, I was more than happy to go back and seek out some more fun ones and I'll be sharing them with you this coming week.  Let's kick things off with:

Knock Knock.....Who is it?????

Tomorrow, another Utah puzzle from Mom the Cook and cashnhubby.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Scoring the PSAT - 9/6/13

Today's featured puzzle from California seemed like a timely one for me.  Around our house there's been a lot of talking about testing over the last year ... SAT, ACT, AP, etc., so I thought I'd take a shot at:

Scoring the PSAT

Tomorrow we'll kick off a week of puzzles in Utah.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Numbers the Army Way - 9/5/13

Today I decided to feature a California puzzle from way back in 2004:

Numbers the Army Way

and realized I should really include the follow-up puzzle as well ... read the logs for the story of:

Kablooey's Glove

Tomorrow we'll hang around in California another day.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Suddenly - 9/3/13

Today's central New York puzzle is one I thought I had shared a while back when I first went and claimed the find.  Have some fun with:

Suddenly I Feel Like Royalty! -- Pigpen

Tomorrow we'll be in Illinois.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day Again - 9/2/13

Today we have a puzzle from Texas which is perfect for:

Labor Day

Tomorrow we'll be back in central New York.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Eye in the Sky - 9/1/13

Today's Utah puzzle is:

Eye in the Sky

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Labor Day in Texas.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Souvenir Hunting - 8/31/13

Today's puzzle comes to us from Minnesota.  It's the last day of the "31 days of Geocaching."  I wonder how you've all been doing with your:

Souvenir Hunting


Tomorrow we'll be in Utah.

(This puzzle published prematurely, so sorry if you saw it early.  Haven't made that goof in a while.)

Friday, August 30, 2013

Pbqr Oernxre - 8/30/13

Today's California puzzle caught my eye because of a note about it on someone's bookmark.  When I checked it out and read through the logs I gathered I would be in for some fun working on:

Pbqr Oernxre

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's Elementary - 8/29/13

Just about the time I start to think I've seen everything, I come across something fun and cool like in today's California puzzle:

It's Elementary

Tomorrow we'll hang around in California another day.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pull My Finger - 8/28/13

Today's featured puzzle is from California.  I'm glad I gave it a try, although I'm always a bit leery when someone says:

Pull my finger

Tomorrow we'll visit another California puzzle from this CO.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Talented Mr. Bean - 8/27/13

It's great having geo-friends that travel more than I do, as I've learned about some great puzzles that way.  Today's interesting historical gem from Canada's Ontario province landed in my inbox recently.  I think we puzzlers have a kindred spirit in:

The Talented Mr. Bean

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Reverse Geocache Puzzle Box - 8/26/13

Today's California puzzle, passed along by one of its fans, is based on a clever contraption which I first read about here.  Have some fun with your very own:

Reverse Geocache Puzzle Box

Tomorrow we'll be in Canada's province of Ontario.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Caelifera? - 8/25/13

I had a hard time deciding which of ecrane's clever new California puzzles to wrap up our week.  I finally chose one, but will undoubtedly feature another of them sometime soon.  Try your luck with:

Caelifera? That's Rear Admiral to you!

Tomorrow we'll have another California puzzle, not one of ecrane's, but one he recommended to me.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Slew o' vowels - 8/24/13

Knowing the CO's love of palindromes, I could not get through featuring a week of his California puzzles without at least one of his many "title is a palindrome" puzzles.  Have some fun with:

Slew o' vowels

Tomorrow one final (for now) ecrane California puzzle.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Which cache ... - 8/23/13

Today we have another California puzzle by ecrane -  a geocaching logic puzzle in which you'll ask yourself:

Which cache is painted green?

Tomorrow, more from ecrane.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Obvious? - 8/22/13

Today we have another California puzzle from ecrane, this one with a bit of puzzling poetry.  Will you think the:

Meaning is Obvious?

Tomorrow, another from ecrane.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

And this is my associate ... - 8/21/13

Today's California ecrane puzzle features a television show which is watched regularly at our house, although not usually by me.  I have heard enough of it to know that the dialogue can be quite fast-paced and witty, and you never know what one character is going to come up with after he says:

And this is my associate ...

Tomorrow, another from ecrane.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hexed - 8/20/13

Today we continue our visit with California puzzle maker ecrane.  Hope it won't leave you feeling:

Hexed

Tomorrow, another in California.

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Art of Noyes - 8/19/13

One of the things I have enjoyed about this puzzling hobby of mine is getting to know puzzlers by the puzzles they write and the logs they post.  On my cachecation to Florida earlier this year, I was tickled, yet surprised, to discover a familiar name in some of the logs I was signing:  ecrane.  I recognized his name because I knew he had written some fun puzzles ... in California, though, not Florida.  In honor of that fun coincidence I thought it would be great to spend a week looking at some of his California puzzles.   We'll start things off with:

The Art of Noyes

Tomorrow, another of ecrane's California puzzles.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Number Stripes - 8/18/13

Sometimes when I'm working a puzzle, like today's featured one from California, I get the feeling I can't even tell up from down: 

Number Stripes

Tomorrow we'll hang around in California.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Lost in Guam - 8/17/13

Happy International Geocaching Day!  In honor of the occasion, today's puzzle takes us to a new location for this blog:  Guam.  If I ever manage to get there I will have to see if I can find:

The Lost Golfer

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Cryptic Crossword - 8/16/13

I have long been a fan of crosswords, but until recently had never tried the type featured in today's Arizona puzzle.  It's a whole different ballgame when you're working a:

Cryptic Crossword Cache

Tomorrow we'll head to a new spot for this blog:  Guam.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Moebius Strip Crossword - 8/15/13

Today's Ohio puzzle gives an interesting twist (literally!) to a familiar puzzle type:

Moebius Strip Crossword

Tomorrow we'll wrap up with another type of crossword in Arizona.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sharing Cross - 8/14/13

Today's California puzzle features a type of crossword I hadn't tried before:

Sharing Cross

Tomorrow we'll look at another unusual crossword from Ohio.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Knock Knock - 8/13/13

Today's puzzle from England is another that was passed along to me by NYC puzzler childofatom.  Have some fun with:

'Knock Knock'

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Dawn Surprise - 8/12/13

Today's puzzle (passed along by its FTF) takes us to Florida and the story of a:

Dawn Surprise

Tomorrow we'll be in England with another puzzle that was passed my way.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Original Score - 8/11/13

Today's California puzzle, passed along to me by someone who enjoyed it, reminds me of those summers long ago when going to the movies was a fun and inexpensive way to get out of the heat for a few hours.  When a new summer blockbuster came out, I would often see it in the theater more than once, and more than likely it had an:

Original score by J. Williams

Tomorrow we'll be in Florida.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Power of Horses - 8/10/13

Today's Ohio puzzle reminded me of the time earlier this summer when I was out caching with a friend and we drove by an Amish farmer plowing a field with a team of seven(!) horses.  We really admired the beauty and:

The Power of Horses

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Rhode Island Gauntlet - 8/9/13

Today we head to Rhode Island, and a series of puzzles designed to really put you through your paces.  It all starts here:

Puzzle Gauntlet 1.0: Certitudity

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

FL-ACA 8/8/13

One of the things I enjoy about doing this blog is seeing cases where puzzles I have posted inspire other CO's to create their own versions of those puzzles.  In a few cases, I have even been able to make finds on those 2nd (or even 3rd) generation puzzles.  Today's central New York puzzle is an example of one such puzzle I hope to be able to go and find soon:

FL-ACA Board the First A8/Marathon

Tomorrow we'll be in Rhode Island.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Bar Chart - 8/7/13

Today's Ohio puzzle, passed along by a reader, is:

Bicentennial Bar Chart

Tomorrow we'll be in central New York.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Grand Theft Puzzlery - 8/5/13

The CO of today's Illinois cache was inspired by a puzzle seen on vacation (or, "cachecation," as it says in the description), and created a version back at home.  I love the way the CO gives proper credit to the original puzzle maker instead of committing:

Grand Theft Puzzlery

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pick Any Card - 8/4/13

I'll wager that today's California puzzle will have you telling your friends:

Pick Any Card


Tomorrow we'll be in Illinois.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

For the Rest of Us - 8/3/13

Even though today's California puzzle claims to be designed for those who hate puzzle caches, I think there are definitely some grins to be had in this puzzle:

For the Rest Of Us

Tomorrow we'll visit another from this CO.

Friday, August 2, 2013

More Figure Logic - 8/2/13

Early last month I wrote about one of my new puzzling friends and her work as a math/logic puzzle creator, and featured the first in her new logic puzzle cache series.  Since then I've been able to work through the rest of them (that have been published so far, anyway!) and was even able to go and make the finds.  These definitely got trickier as they went along, so it will be interesting to see how I do with anything harder than:

Figure Logic 3

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Befuddled - 8/1/13

Today's Colorado puzzle features a:

Befuddled Babel Fish

Tomorrow we'll be in central New York.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

20th Century Fox Presents - 7/31/13

Today's central New York puzzle puts me in mind of being in a darkened theater and hearing the distinctive fanfare for the opening:

20th Century Fox Presents

Tomorrow we'll be in Colorado.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Gold-Travel Bug - 7/30/13

Today's New Hampshire puzzle is:

The Gold-Travel Bug

Tomorrow we'll be in central New York.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Rebus - 7/29/13

Today's Massachusetts puzzle is the culmination of a series of puzzles done in a very creative way.  Have some fun with:

Rebus #7

Tomorrow we'll hang around in Massachusetts another day.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Box - 7/28/13

Today's puzzle from Canada's Alberta province says:  "This puzzle is all about thinking inside the box."  I can appreciate that, because I often have a hard time thinking outside of:

The Box

Tomorrow we'll be in Massachusetts.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Highwayman - 7/27/13

Today's puzzle is another from Canada's Alberta province.  I've been told that my paternal grandparents were great lovers of poetry, and would spend many an evening reciting long, classic poems.  I wonder if their repertoire included:

The Highwayman

Tomorrow, another Alberta puzzle.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Other Guys DNF - 7/26/13

I recently passed through Hershey, PA, and loved seeing the names of some of the streets there.  I can just imagine being able to give these directions to my house:  "From Chocolate Avenue, go south on Cocoa Avenue, then west on Almond Drive and around to Goodbar Court." Yum.  Just like those street names caught my eye, this puzzle from the same area caught my eye because of its name.  It's always fun to find a cache that:

The Other Guys DNF

Tomorrow we'll be in Canada's Alberta province.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Geo ChEcKeRs - 7/25/13

Like many cachers, I really appreciate it when a puzzle includes a checker so that you know you've gotten the right answer.  Today's Kansas puzzle involves:

Geo ChEcKeRs

Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gametime - 7/24/13

I recently became aware of the large crossover between puzzlers and gamers.  Today's Pennsylvania puzzle is especially for all of those who are:

Never Board of Gametime

Tomorrow we'll be in Kansas.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hieroglyphs - 7/23/13

Today's puzzle from Canada's Alberta province takes me back to the time I thought it would be fun to teach myself to read:

Hieroglyphs

Tomorrow we'll head to Pennsylvania.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Great Caching Debacle - 7/22/13

We'll wrap up a week of kablooey puzzles with this one from California, in which he details a:

Great Caching Debacle

Tomorrow we'll head up to Canada's Alberta province.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Water You Looking For? - 7/21/13

Today's California kablooey puzzle asks:

Water You Looking For?

Tomorrow we'll wrap up our week with kablooey in California.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Letters - 7/20/13

Another kablooey puzzle today, this one from Hawaii.  This one is set at a Scrabble tournament, and is called simply:

The Letters

Tomorrow, one final (for now) kablooey puzzle from California.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Ten Dollar Words - 7/19/13

Today's California cache is another kablooey masterpiece.  I have featured several of his intricately clever word puzzles here before, so I thought I'd follow up today with:

Ten Dollar Words

Tomorrow, another from kablooey, this time in Hawaii.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

King of the Hill - 7/18/13

Another appropriate California kablooey puzzle to honor his amazing milestone achieved this week:

King of the Hill

Tomorrow, another of his California puzzles.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Only Time Will Tell - 7/17/13

Yesterday I featured a puzzle in honor of a remarkable anniversary for California puzzlemaker kablooey.  How long will he be able to keep this up?

Only Time Will Tell

Tomorrow, another of his California puzzles.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Perseverence - 7/16/13

Today's California puzzle is posted in honor of its creator, to congratulate him on his incredible:

Perseverence

Tomorrow, another of his California puzzles.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Black and White - 7/15/13

I really like the line in today's Pennsylvania puzzle's write-up that states:  "Trying to solve a tough puzzle is often the best way to come up with ideas for new ones."  I've certainly found that to be the case myself.  This one is:

Black and White

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Chamber Pot - 7/14/13

Today's Minnesota puzzle has the unlikely name of:

Chamber Pot

Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

It's a Secret - 7/13/13

I can't say too much about today's California puzzle, because it says right up front:

Shhhh...It's a Secret!

Tomorrow we'll ... be back in Minnesota.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Miss Marple is Missing! -7/12/13

Today's clever Ohio puzzle was passed along to me by a reader (if you have any you'd care to share, please send them along to me here- it makes my task a lot easier!)  I hope you will be able to solve the mystery of:

Miss Marple's S.O.S.

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Heat Wave Remedy - 7/11/13

Today's puzzle finds us in Kansas.  The extreme heat in parts of the country recently got me wishing I could send those folks:

The Big Chill

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ohm Overload - 7/10/13

Today's Pennsylvania puzzle taught me some new things about something I had been a little bit familiar with before.  Try your luck with:

Ohm Overload

Tomorrow we'll be in Kansas.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Figure Logic - 7/9/13

One of the things I love about this "puzzling" hobby is the interesting folks that I have been able to meet, both in person and on-line.  One of those interesting people belongs to the caching team that are the CO's of today's central New York puzzle.  She has a long history of publishing this kind of puzzle (and other kinds as well) in magazines like "Math and Logic Puzzles" and it was fun to see her put that talent to use in creating a series of geocaching puzzles starting here:

Figure Logic 1

Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Puzzle? What Puzzle? - 7/8/13

Today's Minnesota puzzle is one of those that leaves you asking:

Puzzle? What Puzzle?

Tomorrow we'll be in upstate New York.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Jeopardy - 7/7/13

Today's Minnesota puzzle is a fun and clever tribute to a fellow cacher.  If the clue is:  "Today's Geocaching Puzzle of the Day" then the answer is:  What is:

I Lost on Jeopardy

Tomorrow we'll spend another day in Minnesota.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Jordan Curves - 7/6/13

Today's Pennsylvania puzzle taught me something about:

Jordan Curves

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Master of Mystery - 7/5/13

I've seen several of the puzzles from around the world that make up this multi-puzzle from France (a couple have been featured here), but until a friend's recent trip to Paris I had never worked all the way through:

Master of Mystery #01 - Paris

Tomorrow we'll head to Pennsylvania.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day! - 7/4/13

Today I found a puzzle in Hawaii that works quite nicely to wish everyone a very happy:

Independence Day

Tomorrow we'll head to Paris.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bejeweled - 7/3/13

I recently started playing the little game "Bejeweled" and it got me wondering if I could find a puzzle that featured it.  Sure enough, I did, in Canada's province of Quebec.  If, like me, you don't read French, you can use Google Translate to understand the rules of:

Géo-puzzle No.2

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Independence Day in Hawaii.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Futoshiki - 7/2/13

Today's puzzle from Germany involves the Japanese logic puzzle known as:

Futoshiki

Tomorrow we'll be in Quebec.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Berserk - 7/1/13

Today's featured California puzzle contains a video in which:

CacheMan Goes Berserk

Tomorrow we'll be in Germany.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Brain Teaser - 6/30/13

Today's California puzzle is a real:

Brain Teaser

Tomorrow we'll spend another day in California.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tip the Cows - 6/29/13

Today's cute California puzzle asks us to:

Tip the Cows

Tomorrow we'll be in California again.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Tintin in Paris - 6/28/13

A new caching friend of mine was planning a trip to Paris recently, and asked if I had ever looked at the Tintin series of puzzles caches, some of which are located there.  I had not seen them before, but we set out to see what we could make of them.  I wasn't sure what I was in for: Tintin was a character I knew nothing about, all the puzzles had with medium to high difficulty ratings ... and many were written only in French.  What we found was a challenging, complex group of multi-layered, well-done puzzles.  This one was a good starting spot, since it included an English translation:

Le Secret de la Licorne (Be sure to translate the message when you get the green light).

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Foursquare - 6/27/13

It's funny how words can mean different things to different people.  I wonder what you think of when you see the title of today's California puzzle:

Foursquare

Tomorrow we'll be in France.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

TKO - 6/26/13

Today's California puzzle put up a bit of a fight but I managed to win by:

TKO

Tomorrow we'll have another California puzzle.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Classic - 6/25/13

Today's California puzzle asks us to consider a:

Classic Positioning System

(Be sure to take a look on street view at where the answer takes you!)

Tomorrow we'll hang around in California another day.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Dominion - 6/24/13

My caching team-member "A" (age 14) recently suggested that our next puzzle cache be modeled after one of his favorite games, and explained to me just how he would go about setting it up.  I thought it was a good enough idea that I bet someone somewhere had already done it.  Sure enough, we found today's puzzle from Finland:

Dominion - Valtakunta


Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

FFD - 6/23/13

Today's California puzzle is:

FFD

Tomorrow we'll head to Finland.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Solitaire Hike - 6/22/13

Today's California puzzle reminds me that while I have had some great times out caching with friends, some of my most satisfying finds have involved a:

Solitaire Hike

Tomorrow we'll continue in California for another day.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Give Homer the Keys - 6/21/13

Today's California puzzle provides an interesting twist on the cipher puzzle genre, in which translating the ciphertext is not the only goal:

Give Homer the Keys - Tridigital

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Winers Never Fail - 6/20/13

Today's New York puzzle states that:

Winers never Fail

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Alphabet Soup - 6/19/13

Today's offering from California is a healthy serving of:

Alphabet Soup (link fixed)

Tomorrow we'll be in New York.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

What is the question? - 6/18/13

Today's North Carolina puzzle asks:

43 or not 43 ...?

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Very Interesting ... - 6/17/13

Today's California puzzle reveals some little known facts about:

The Most Interesting Geocacher in the World

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day Cache - 6/16/13

Today's puzzle comes to us from Maine, and since I missed out on honoring Mother's Day with a puzzle this year, I am especially glad I was able to find a:

Father's Day Cache

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Friendship 7 - 6/15/13

Today's California puzzle features:

Friendship 7

Tomorrow we'll be in Maine.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Come Here! - 6/14/13

Today's clever New York City puzzle is one that at first I wasn't sure could be solved remotely.  Knowing now that it can, I am pleased to share with you:

Come Here!

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Exit Through The Gift Shop - 6/13/13

Today's Nevada puzzle showed me something new about a subject I was already familiar with.  However, I must admit that I was unfamiliar with the movie from which it takes its name:

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Tomorrow we'll be in New York City.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Building Character - 6/12/13

Before seeing today's Texas puzzle I hadn't thought of geocaching puzzles as a tool in:

Building Character

Tomorrow we'll be in Nevada.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Or Has It? - 6/10/13

Today's California puzzle begs the question of how this cache has had so many recent finders if indeed:

--This Cache Has Been Archived --

(The certitude link from the cache page is broken, but this link works.)

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

One of the First - 6/9/13

I recently came across this North Carolina cache, which if not the very first puzzle cache (which may have been GC58, although any puzzle that was there is gone now), is definitely the oldest active one:  from September, 2000, cache GC70 is:

Octopus Garden

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Straightforward? - 6/8/13

Today's puzzle cache comes from California.  Do you agree that it's:

A Straightforward Puzzle?

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Monome-Diome - 6/7/13

Today's California puzzle is another lesson about ciphering from a master of the genre.  Today's exercise involves:

Monome-Diome (link fixed!)

Tomorrow, one last California puzzle (for now!)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Color of Right - 6/6/13

I'm not exactly sure what color it is, but today's California puzzle involves:

The Color of Right

Tomorrow, another from California.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Entre Nous - 6/5/13

Today's puzzle continues our string of well-favorited California puzzles.  If you enjoy it, don't feel you have to keep it:

Entre Nous

Tomorrow, another from California.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Betwixt and Between? - 6/4/13

Today's California puzzle isn't actually betwixt and between ... I just like using the word "betwixt."  The puzzle is in fact:

Beneath, Between, & Behind

Tomorrow, another California puzzle.

P.S.  Sorry if you saw this one publish prematurely ... haven't made that goof in a while!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Impasse - 6/3/13

Today's puzzle comes to us from California.  I hope that in solving it you won't come to an:

Impasse

Tomorrow we'll remain in California.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Game Set Match - 6/2/13

Today's puzzle features a game our family has enjoyed.  Try your luck with:

Game Set Match

Tomorrow, another California puzzle.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Mind-Parole - 6/1/13

People sometimes ask me how I track down all of the puzzles I feature here.  I have lots of different things I try, but one good method is looking at bookmark lists from other puzzlers.  For the next few days we'll be visiting puzzles I found from a bookmark full of favorite puzzles.  Today's choice is:

Mind-Parole

Tomorrow, another favorited California puzzle.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Farmers in New York City? - 5/31/13

I promised you we'd return to some of the fun New York City puzzles I worked on in preparation for a recent trip down there, and I have one for you today.  What you need to know is that:

It Begins At The Farmers' Gate

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Rag Man - 5/30/13

Today's California puzzle is:

A Rag Man

Tomorrow we'll be in New York City.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Digital Sudoku - 5/29/13

Today's Texas puzzle was the first time I had ever seen a:

DIGITIAL SUDOKU

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Me either - 5/28/13

Today's fun California puzzle claims:

I don't see a turkey here.

Tomorrow we'll be in Texas.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day - 5/27/13

Today's Delaware puzzle was created last year in honor of today's holiday:

Slaughter Beach Series - Memorial Day Cache

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Eyecons - 5/26/13

Today's Delaware puzzle's cache has been archived, and the geochecker no longer works, but you can still have some fun with:

Eyecons

Tomorrow we'll stick around in Delaware to celebrate Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

May 25, 1977 - 5/25/13

Do you remember where you were on May 25, 1977?  That was the day the world first heard the line featured in the title of today's puzzle cache.  Back in the days before Netflix (heck, this was before VCR's even), about the only way to see movies was on the big screen.  I saw this one in the theater at least ten times the year it came out.  From western New York:

CW4: Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?

Tomorrow we'll be in Delaware.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Word Association - 5/24/13

Today's California puzzle comes to us from the Rat, whom we already know is a master of:

Word Association

Tomorrow we'll be in western New York.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

le golf petit - 5/23/13

Today's Virginia puzzle involves a sport our whole family has enjoyed:

le golf petit

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hello, Bob! - 5/22/13

Today's central New York puzzle was recommended to me by a couple of different friends.  Have some fun with:

Hello, Bob!

Tomorrow we'll be in Virginia.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

No Clue - 5/21/13

Today's central New York puzzle reminds that sometimes you just have:

No Clue, Sherlock

Tomorrow we'll be in central New York another day.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Blackbox - 5/20/13

Today's central New York puzzle is from a CO we've visited before several times.  See if you can figure out the logic of the:

Blackbox

Tomorrow we'll hang around in central New York another day.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

You Make the Call - 5/19/13

Today's North Carolina puzzle is part of a series of puzzles relating to different hand signals.  You might try the others after solving:

You Make The Call - FOOTBALL

Tomorrow we'll be in central New York.