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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Yes, Yellow - 8/31/11

Today's Minnesota puzzle, submitted by a reader, features:

A Yellow Hydrant?

Tomorrow we'll head out to the Evergreen State.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ra's Treasure - 8/30/11

Today I'm featuring another local Ithaca puzzle that I enjoyed solving.  I haven't braved the 4-star terrain yet, but maybe some day I'll be able to find:

RA'S TREASURE - The Egyptian God of the Sun

Tomorrow we'll be back in the 32nd state.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Home Improvement - 8/29/11

Today's featured puzzle from Canada's Alberta province is the first of a pair, and you might like to try them both. Start with:

Home Renovations #1

Tomorrow we'll be back on my "home" turf of Ithaca.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Building Blocks - 8/28/11

Today's puzzle cache from California will take you back to your childhood and playing with:

Building Blocks

Tomorrow we'll head over to the Granite State.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Phrases - 8/27/11

Today's puzzle cache from New Hampshire asks you to figure out a series of:

Numerical Phrases

Tomorrow we'll be back out in the 31st state.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Boggled - 8/26/11

A couple of times I have featured puzzles based on well-known games.  Today I'm pointing you to a whole series of them in Washington state.  Will you be able to graduate from:

Boggle Academy

Tomorrow we'll head over to the 9th state.  You might be interested to know that we've traveled to 49 of the 50 states on this blog so far ... we'll definitely hit number 50 before the year is up.  We've visited at least 20 different countries as well.  That's a lot of frequent puzzler miles!

Bonus Blog #34 - 8/26/11

This one has come in handy for me a couple of times:

Anagram Solver

Next week:  Ciphers and more ciphers.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

It is? - 8/25/11

Today's puzzle from Canada's Alberta province would have us believe that:

Caching is for Luhn's

Tomorrow we'll check out a series from Washington state based on familiar games.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Earthquake! - 8/24/11

The blog previously scheduled for today has been postponed so that I could bring you an Oregon puzzle on a topic that has had Ithaca (and much of the East Coast) buzzing over the last day.  Even though lots of folks around here felt it pretty distinctly, I wasn't one of the ones who felt the Virginia:


Tomorrow we'll go back to our regularly scheduled programming, with a puzzle in Canada's Alberta province.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another - 8/23/11

Thought we could stick around in Texas long enough for:

Another #%&%&)^$#$ AggieMD Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll head back over to California.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Flightplan - 8/22/11

A Texas puzzle cache in honor of another cacher:

Flightplan: Hey! Over Here! Land Over Here!!

Tomorrow we'll hang around in Texas for one more day.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hidden Message - 8/21/11

Another puzzle from Oregon today ... I wonder if you will find the:

Hidden Message

Tomorrow we'll head back to Texas.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

World Records - 8/20/11

Today's puzzle from Oregon is the first in a series of 26 featuring a variety of world records.  Have some fun with:

World Record Series #1

Tomorrow we'll hit another one from Oregon.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ite missa est - 8/19/11

Today we travel back to France for another puzzle.  Put on your "chapeau de pensée" for:

Ite missa est

Tomorrow we'll check out a series of puzzles in California.

Bonus Blog # 33 - 8/19/11

Another useful translator for you:

ASCII, Hex, Unicode, Base64 Converter/Translator

Next week: a helpful tool.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Hardy Mystery - 8/18/11

Today's Michigan puzzle should bring back memories for some of you.  Take a trip down memory lane with:

A Hardy Mystery

Tomorrow we'll travel back to France and have another "bonus" blog.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Conspiracy Theory - 8/17/11

Today's California puzzle features a letter from a friend suggesting a surprising:

Conspiracy Theory

Tomorrow we'll check out a mystery in Michigan.

Sorry for the delay and goofup with the link.  Should be good to go now.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Navigation - 8/16/11

Today's cache from Oregon highlights something I think is pretty neat.  We are 3,475,348.  Wonder what you are?  Try a little bit of:

Groundspeak Navigation 101

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Where - 8/15/11

Today's puzzle is another one from New York.  I haven't gotten the smiley yet, but after I do, I can call it the:

Where I Went Cache

Tomorrow we'll be head back out to Oregon.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Farmboy - 8/14/11

Back to California today for a puzzle called:


Tomorrow we'll be back in the Empire State.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Whack! - 8/13/11

Sometimes when I've spent hours and hours solving a puzzle I either want to whack myself upside the head for not getting it sooner, or give the puzzle maker a whack for putting me through such a difficult time.  Today's Rochester, NY area puzzle allows us to do the latter:

AYTE #8: Whack-A-Taz

Tomorrow we'll travel back out to the Golden State.

Friday, August 12, 2011

High School Reunion - 8/12/11

I decided to post today's Ohio puzzle because this weekend is my 25th:

High School Reunion

Tomorrow we'll be back in the Rochester, NY area.

Bonus Blog #32 - 8/12/11

They call them "frivolities" but they're just the kind of information a puzzle maker might use in a basketball-related puzzle.  Check them out here:

Frivolities | Basketball-Reference.com

Next week another useful translator.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Happy Birthday! - 8/11/11

For some reason I was thinking about birthdays, and spotted this puzzle from Oregon.  Whenever yours is, I wish you:

Happy Birthday!

Tomorrow we'll celebrate a different type of occasion with a puzzle from Ohio, and have another "bonus" blog.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

This Happens To Us All the Time - 8/10/11

Today's puzzle from Hawaii starts out: "Have you ever driven out heading to go find a cache and you realized that you took a wrong turn due to that Median Divider in the road that appeared out of nowhere?"  Unfortunately, this happens to us all the time.  In honor of that all-too common caching experience take a spin with:

It's Just A Median Divider

Tomorrow we'll find ourselves in the Beaver State.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tropical Dreams - 8/9/11

We've had a hot summer here in central NY and I've gotten in my share of time by the pool ... nice, but if I had my choice, I'd be at the beach sitting under a palm tree.  I guess the folks in Minnesota also have their share of:

Tropical Dreams

Tomorrow we'll head for a real tropical destination:  Hawaii.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Outer Limits - 8/8/11

From California, a puzzle that was one of 50+ caches placed in honor of a cacher's 50th birthday ... what a fun idea!

BT50: The Outer Limits

Tomorrow we'll head back to Minnesota.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fotune Cookie - 8/7/11

Today's puzzle is out of Virginia.  The best one I ever got said "Your car will be trouble-free for the next 20,000 miles."  Our family likes reading the fortunes, but we don't usually eat the:

Fortune Cookie

Tomorrow we'll be back out in California.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Where Will You Be? - 8/6/11

In order to figure out where today's Minnesota puzzle is located, you must figure out:

Where Will You Be?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Oh... Hum? - 8/5/11

Another cache from what looks like a fun event, "OMAX" in Ontario, Canada:

OMAX - Oh... Hum?

Tomorrow we'll be back in Minnesota for a puzzle.

Bonus Blog #31 - 8/5/11

If you haven't come across this site before, you're in for a treat:

Omniglot: the guide to languages, alphabets, and other writing systems

Next week: another sports-related site.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lost Luggage - 8/4/11

Today we head back to Vermont.  Our travels here are virtual, but lots of folks really are traveling over the summer vacation.  If you're among them, I hope you won't have to deal with:

Lost Luggage

Tomorrow we'll head back up to Ontario for another puzzle, and have another "bonus" blog.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I Fought It - 8/3/11

I should have noticed that the GC2's were running out, but the GC3's caught me by surprise.  Here's one of the early ones, out of Minnesota:

I Fought It and It Won

Tomorrow we'll head back over to Vermont.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Alternate Reality - 8/2/11

A while back I took you to a parallel universe ... today from Pennsylvania, I bring you an:

Alternate Reality

Tomorrow we'll head for a puzzle in Minnesota.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Complaint Department - 8/1/11

We'll start off August with a trip back to Ohio ... if you're unhappy with that, you can take it up with the:

Complaint Department

Tomorrow we'll head over to the Keystone State.