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Monday, February 28, 2011

The Missing Link - 2/28/11

Today's featured puzzle from Wyoming claims to have found the "missing link."  You could find it too, if you can solve the puzzle.  Good luck!

The Missing Link

Tomorrow another Wyoming puzzle, one that rocks.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

And The Oscar Goes To ... 2/27/11

I had a suggestion to feature an Academy Awards related puzzle in honor of tonight's ceremony, and thought it was a fine idea.  Try your luck with this nice one from Washington state:

And The Oscar Goes To ...

Tomorrow we'll investigate the "missing link."

Saturday, February 26, 2011

This One's Dreamy - 2/26/11

Continuing our international theme, today's featured puzzle is from Iceland.  You may have come across it in one of the "Master of Mystery" series.  If not, then give it a try.

A Midwinter Night's Dream #2

Tomorrow we've got a nicely done puzzle in honor of the Academy Awards.

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Special Kind of Tree - 2/25/11

You might have to do a little homework about a special kind of tree in order to solve today's featured puzzle, from Greece.  Good luck!

Imitos Tree

Tomorrow we'll continue our travels ... to Iceland.

Bonus Blog #8 - 2/25/11

For today's bonus blog, I promised you a site that has everything but the kitchen sink.  Take a look, and I think you'll agree it is jam-packed with possible ways to make and solve puzzles.  Have fun.

Purple Hell Riddle Tools

Next week we'll check out another useful translator.

Note:  This site seems to go down periodically, but when it's available, it's a great one.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Hoot - 2/24/11

One of the logs for today's featured puzzle describes it as "a hoot," and I agree.  I almost didn't include it because it does require some local knowledge to actually make the find, but the puzzle itself is too fun to pass up.  This is another one I found as a result of a reader suggestion that I check out the Alberta area, and, published in 2003, it ranks as the oldest featured puzzle so far.  Enjoy.

Royalty? In Calgary?

Tomorrow we'll continue the international theme with a puzzle from Greece, and we'll have another Bonus Blog.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another History Lesson - 2/23/11

Today's featured puzzle takes us to Illinois and provides us with another history lesson -- that Thomas Jefferson was a pretty cool guy.  I love the way the hints are provided for this puzzle.  Check it out:

The Secret Code of Lewis and Clark

Tomorrow we'll check out a puzzle that's a "hoot."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A B, Double E, Double R, U N - 2/22/11

Today's Virginia puzzle is one of many clever ones by M_Force.  Those of you that are premium members should check out their DIGITal and P.O.T.D. series.  Lots of fun there.  For today we have a

B, Double E, Double R, U N

Remember that I'm always on the lookout for new puzzles to share.  If you have created or solved a puzzle you think others might enjoy, please let me know about it.  You can contact me via geocaching.com; I cache as part of teamajk.
Tomorrow we'll have another puzzle that gives us an interesting history lesson.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Take it off the top - 2/21/11

It's hard to choose which of VT_EMT's clever puzzles to feature next, but I settled on this one.  Don't be surprised when we visit him again.

Puzzled in Essex #2: Take it off the top

Tomorrow, we have a b, double e, double r, u n in store for us.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Guide to Geocaching - 2/20/11

This puzzle was one of the first I attempted as a new geocacher.   A beautiful brochure to explain geocaching, and a fun puzzle.  Enjoy.

A Guide to Geocaching

Tomorrow we'll visit another puzzle by VT_EMT.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A 10/10 puzzle - 2/19/11

Today's featured puzzle was created for, and published during a 10/10/10 event that I attended.  It was so fun to huddle around the smart phones and work on this, and a real treat to make the find with a group of cachers I'd never even met before that day.  Have fun with it.

caTENated writTEN conTENts

Tomorrow we'll check out another nice Ithaca cache from a different puzzle-maker.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Spectrum of Color - 2/18/11

Our last color-related puzzle finds us on a return visit to Ohio puzzle maker Kelinore.  Enjoy.

Spectrum of Color

Tomorrow we'll make a return visit to a great New York puzzle maker.

Bonus Blog #7 - 2/18/11

Sometimes a puzzle will feature a bar code or one of the newer QR codes.  This handy tool will decode them for you.  Just give the web page, or upload the file.  Enjoy.

ZXing Decoder Online

Next week we'll feature a site that has everything but the kitchen sink.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Fun One Faur You - 2/17/11

 Today's Minnesota puzzle continues the theme of color-related caches.  Will you be blue, or in the pink?

A Cache Faur From Home

Tomorrow we'll hit one more color-related puzzle, and start a round of return visits to some of our featured puzzle makers' other caches.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Cache of a Different Color - 2/16/11

Today's featured puzzle takes us back to Ohio.  Are you good with colors?


Tomorrow we'll try another color-related puzzle.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In the Numbers - 2/15/11

 Today's featured puzzle from Connecticut taught me something new.  How about you?  Have a good time, and enjoy the rhyme.

May an answer be in the Numbers

Tomorrow we'll head to Ohio for a cache of a different color.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day! - 2/14/11

 Puzzles can even relate to our favorite holidays.  Check out this one from Florida and have a ...

Happy Valentine's Day

Tomorrow we'll head up to Connecticut and the puzzle will all be in the numbers.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sumtin Completely Different - 2/13/11

 Today's featured puzzle brings us to California, and a completely different kind of puzzle than we've looked at so far.  It features a nice explanation of how these puzzles work.  See what you think.

50SUMTIN's Nonogram Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fifteen What? - 2/12/11

 Today's California puzzle features a great card game, cribbage.  Learn the basic rules and you'll peg your way to a solved puzzle.  Enjoy.

Peggin' 121 - Cribbage

Tomorrow we'll have a puzzle that's something completely different.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Puzzle Cache PSA - 2/11/11

Today's featured puzzle from South Dakota comes along with a very important Puzzle Cache Public Service Announcement.  Check out the puzzle and the video, and don't forget to read today's "bonus blog."

Cracking the Rainbow

Tomorrow we'll see if you can count like this: fifteen two, fifteen four .... .

Bonus Blog #6 - 2/11/11

 Today's puzzle solving (and making) tool has been one of my favorites.  You can type in any combination of words or letters and hit "anagram" and it will give you possible words that could be spelled with those letters.   Type your selected words in the next box and hit "update" and it will give you new choices for the remaining letters.  Try it out and see if you don't agree that it's a winner.

Iterative Anagram Solver

Next week another code solver.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

This One's For The Birds - 2/10/11

Today's featured puzzle from Ohio is really for the birds.  Check it out.  Don't you still wish we could mail a letter with just one of those stamps?

This One's For The Birds

With tomorrow's puzzle we'll see an important Puzzle Cache Public Service Announcement.  Also watch for another bonus blog with a great puzzle solving (and making) tool.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Trouble - 2/9/11

Today's featured puzzle is from Michigan, and is one of a series featuring classic board games.  This one relates to a game I played a lot as a kid, but focuses more on the title than the game itself.  Hope it won't give you too much "trouble."

Classic Board Games - Trouble

Tomorrow we'll check out a puzzle that's for the birds.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

An Amazing Puzzle - 2/8/11

If you've never seen a puzzle like the a-"maze"-ing one from Pennsylvania featured today, you're in for a real treat.  Have fun.


Tomorrow we'll see if you have any trouble with a Michigan puzzle.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Bet You Like This - 2/7/11

Today's puzzle is another clever one out of Hawaii.  I bet you'll like it.

A Pirate's Puzzle Bet 

Tomorrow we'll travel to Pennsylvania for an amazing puzzle.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hawaii Five-O - 2/6/11

Today's featured puzzle is a fun little "number" out of Hawaii.  Enjoy.

Number, Number

Tomorrow we'll return to Hawaii for one I bet you're going to like.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Six Flags Over Alaska - 2/5/11

Today's featured puzzle is one of a series of what the owner calls "linguistic challenges."  You might like to check out the whole group of them.  The thing that I found unique about this series is that the hint refers to a traditional cache, "Rosetta Cache" in which non-puzzle solvers can find the key to each of the linguistic puzzles.  A great idea to get more folks interested in puzzle caches.

Six Flags Over Muskeg

Tomorrow we'll go from the 49th state to "Five-O".

Friday, February 4, 2011

Oops! - 2/4/11

Today's featured puzzle is a result of a reader's suggestion that I check out puzzles in the area of Alberta, Canada.  The listing and gallery photos were good for a laugh and convinced me this one was worth a try.  The cipher itself and the way it  describes the coordinates both make this puzzle something special.  See what you think, and don't forget to check out today's Bonus Blog.

Oops, I _@@)*((((###+_&&&^+_%%%##$+

Tomorrow we'll head even farther north, to our first Alaska puzzle.

Bonus Blog #5 - 2/4/11

I never fail to be impressed by those who are able to translate Morse Code on the fly.  I can't get much beyond ... --- ... myself, so when I have a lot of Morse Code to handle in a puzzle, I rely on a Morse Code translator.  The website below will translate in either direction for you, and even let you hear what it would sound like going out over a radio.  Hope it will .... . .-.. .--. / -.-- --- ..- / --- ..- - !

Morse Code Translator

Next week another time-saving tool.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Another Prime Location - 2/3/11

 Today's featured puzzle is the last of our "prime" series.  Perhaps there is a prime location for a new puzzle cache in your area?   Enjoy this one from New York.

A Prime Location

Tomorrow we'll try out a completely different kind of puzzle.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day - 2/2/11

Today's the day that the groundhog pops out to look for his shadow.  I'm hoping we're not in for those six more weeks of winter.  In honor of the shadow, check out this fun Massachusetts puzzle.  You might also enjoy the great bookmark there, Massachusetts "Solve at Your Desk" Puzzle Caches, which has 300-some solve-at-home puzzles ranked by difficulty.  

The Shadow knows

Tomorrow we'll finish up our series of "prime" locations.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Prime Location - 2/1/11

Today's featured puzzle is another prime example of a puzzle cache, from the Isle of Man. 

Prime Location

Tomorrow:  will the groundhog see his shadow?