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Friday, May 31, 2019

Marking your way - 5/31/19

Today's puzzle is one that I beta-tested years ago, and then never went back and put the solution into the cache page after it published.  So when I came across it again recently I had to go through and solve it all over again.  Fortunately I remembered just enough about:

Marking your way through history (TPS2013)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Cloudy - 5/30/19

Today's puzzle is from North Carolina but it could have well been written for Ithaca, where about 210 days a year it's:

Cloudy out there

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina for another day.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Can Machines Think? - 5/29/19

Today's North Carolina puzzle is one that I enjoyed solving a long time ago. We're even closer today than we were back then to being able to say yes to the question:

Can machines think? (TPS2015)

Tomorrow, another North Carolina puzzle.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

In my Mind ... 5/28/19

I've been thinking about possible summer travels and as a result James Taylor is now in my head singing, "In my mind I'm going to Carolina."  I've got so many good puzzles solved in North Carolina, and in the process of poking around I've found even more.  Here's an example:

Room Morass Hit

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina for another day.  In fact, don't be surprised if we spend the whole week there.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day - 5/27/19

Since most of the "memorial" themed puzzle caches out there involve field puzzles I searched far and wide for a puzzle for today's holiday that I hadn't shared with you previously.  Here's one I found in Texas:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Puzzle Solver's Toolkit - 5/26/19

Today's California puzzle is one that I had beta-tested a long time ago, but then didn't get the coordinates on the cache page after it published.  So I had the fun of resolving it all over again:

Puzzle Solvers Toolkit #2

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Blue Star - 5/25/19

Upon further review I realized yesterday's puzzle had some issues.  I replaced it with a different one.  In the mean time, let's head back to Australia for this


Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, May 24, 2019

Take it Easy - 5/24/19

The puzzle I originally posted for today had some issues I hadn't noticed.  Sorry about that.  Let's try again with:

L'énigme facile

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A's, B's, and C's all around - 5/23/19

I got my grades all turned in recently, so this French puzzle was right up my alley.  Try your luck assigning all the A's, B's, and C's in:

10 - Grilles Logiques : facile

Tomorrow we'll be in ...



Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A Geocache in Heaven - 5/22/19

Today's puzzle takes us to China. I've been missing my Dad a lot lately, so it made me happy to think that there's:

A Geocache in Heaven

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

The End-Game - 5/20/19

By the time you read this, Game of Thrones will be in the books ... or, left to the books, I suppose.  I hope you'll indulge me for sharing my most recent puzzle in honor of:

Game On! #12: Playing the End-Game

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Suitable Alternatives - 5/19/19

Today we travel back to Australia.  I know we've spent a lot of time there recently, but I've really enjoyed the variety in this "MS" series and I've been so busy that I don't have any other:

MS 38 - Suitable Alternatives

Tomorrow we'll ...


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Out with a Bang - 5/18/19

Today's puzzle takes us to California. I've been so focused on Game of Thrones wrapping up this weekend that I almost forgot to make note of the fact that we're saying goodbye to:

The Big Bang Theory Too

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, May 17, 2019

Drama Queens - 5/17/19

Today's puzzle takes us to England and a little exercise involving:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Burger of the Day - 5/16/19

Let's head to Oklahoma where I'll treat you to the:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Chain of Hearts - 5/15/19

I've probably done one of this type of puzzle from Australia before, but it had been a while.  Test your logic with this:

MS 09 - CHAIN OF HEARTS

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Back to the Pyramid - 5/14/19

I thought the first one was fun, so let's head back to Australia and try:

MS 17 - WORD PYRAMID #2

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, May 13, 2019

Mission Impossible - 5/13/19

I'm using another one of Ol'Fogie's recommendations for today, since I ended up being delayed a lot on my trip home Sunday.  It felt like a "mission impossible," honestly, but I did finally make it in the end, only about 6 hours late.  I woke up to a cancelled flight and a suggestion by the airline to just wait another day, which wouldn't work since I have exams to give.  I got a ticket on a different airline and then ended up having my Atlanta-bound flight diverted to Knoxville because of a problem with the landing gear (part of it was stuck "down," which is obviously better than stuck "up," but they told us it created extra drag on the plane, burning a lot of fuel so we couldn't make it to Atlanta and it was enough of an issue that they declared it an emergency landing).  I probably would have had enough time while I was waiting around for a replacement plane to go ahead and go and find some of Ol'Fogie's caches. Let's see where he's sending us today:

"Good afternoon, Geocacher.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to solve this Cyprus puzzle in
order to find the correct coordinates. As always, should you or any of your team
be caught, we will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This blog will
self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck..."


Tomorrow we'll...

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Cache to the Future - 5/11/19

Ol'Fogie writes:

"2 stars

Flux Capacitor

I came across this New Zealand puzzle while researching for a cache I want to create. Completely different concept than what I have in mind, but found it to be a pretty groovy idea. Sadly, this one is archived, and mine is a...


Tomorrow we'll..."

Friday, May 10, 2019

A Wise Man - 5/10/19

Ol'Fogie writes:


Today’s Virginia puzzle is from my friend, biblemanrick. Rick has some really good
puzzles in the Wise, VA area and he is also the driving force behind the annual
Woodbooger event there. If you get the chance, attend the event sometime, enjoy
the quaint towns of Wise and Norton, and come prepared with Rick’s puzzles solved.
As for this one, if you make a correct deduction early in the final process, this
multi-layer conundrum can be a pretty quick solve. But, if you have trouble on
the final step, it can be tough to crack...


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Play Time - 5/9/19

Ol'Fogie writes:

This puzzle came to my attention by way of some fellow puzzle addicts that had moved away from my area to this Virginia neck of the woods. My schedule at the time didn’t allow me to help them, but it stuck in my mind and I went back and tackled it a few days later. Plenty of directions to go on this one, so explore all options. Enough of my jabbering; grab your joystick and....


Tomorrow we'll..

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Puzzle Pieces of Rome - 5/8/19

I'm letting Ol'Fogie take the reins here for a few days. Let's see where he sends us first. He writes:


We’ve all seen plenty of jigsaw-puzzle based caches, generally involving
completion of the jigsaw to obtain the final coordinates. But, what if the
puzzle is already completed and you have to disect it from the end? That’s
exactly what today’s Georgia mystery brings as I give you...



Tomorrow we'll...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Word Pyramid - 5/7/19

Let's head back to Australia for a building project.  Can you construct this:

MS 42 - Word Pyramid #1

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, May 6, 2019

You are Getting Sleeeepy - 5/6/19

I'll probably have my guest puzzle picker Ol'Fogie take over later in the week but I still have in reserve a couple more fun Australian puzzles that I can share with you before I take a short break.  Watch out for this one.  You may find that:

MS 89 - You are getting sleeeepy!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, May 5, 2019

A Heavy Heart - 5/5/19

I write this posting with a heavy heart, as it's the first one I've prepared since my Dad passed away on Friday.  We were very close and it's a tough loss.  I'm sure I'll talk about him more in the coming days, but I'll today I'll rely on the work of another central New York CO.  It will be a while before I could attempt to create:

My tribute to "Dad" cache

Tomorrow we'll ...


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

Going Crazy? - 5/3/19

Today's Australian cache may make you completely:

MS 86 - WHACK-0!

Tomorrow we'll celebrate May the 4th.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019