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Friday, September 30, 2011

I sometimes do too! - 9/30/11

Today's puzzle out of Pennsylvania is from a CO by the name of "CaptainMath."  With a name like that, I'm not surprised that he would say:

I Prefer Pi

(Link corrected ... sorry!)
Don't forget to also check out today's "bonus" blog.  Tomorrow we'll be up in Canada's Alberta Province.

Bonus Blog #39 - 9/30/11

This is a pretty neat cipher solving tool that could come in handy:

Black Chamber Vigenere Cracking Tool

(link updated 12/17/11)

Next week:  Useful calculators, references, and more.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day of Reckoning - 9/29/11

Did you know that the Three Stooges are geocachers?  Well, today I bring you a puzzle from California placed by Moe, Larry, and Curly.  Good luck with the:

Day of Reckoning

Tomorrow we'll head back over to Pennsylvania for a puzzle, and have another "bonus" blog.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Legends of Hockey - 9/28/11

I haven't featured a sports-themed puzzle in a while, so here is one for you today, out of Ohio.  Growing up in the south in the '70s and '80s, we didn't hear too much about hockey.  That has changed somewhat today, with teams popping up in Raleigh, Nashville, and Atlanta (although I see they'll be moving soon).   Try this puzzle, and you might learn quite a bit about some:

Legends of Hockey

(Oops!  Link fixed).
Tomorrow we'll head out to California.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

You Light Up My Life - 9/27/11

Today's puzzle out of Minnesota could have you humming along to:

You Light Up My Life

Tomorrow we'll hop over to Ohio.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ham Radio 101 - 9/26/11

Today's Minnesota puzzle taught me something new.  I wonder how many of you have already passed:

Ham Radio 101

Tomorrow we'll hang around Minnesota for another puzzle.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Visualize - 9/25/11

For today's puzzle from Washington state, you will need to:

Visualize the Solution

Tomorrow we'll swing over to Minnesota.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

2500! - 9/24/11

Today's New Hampshire puzzle was placed in honor of a fellow cacher making the 2500 cache mark ... a fun idea indeed.  Enjoy:


Tomorrow we'll go back out to Washington state.

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Cipher Challenge - 9/23/11

Today's puzzle is one I hope to eventually be able to get over to the Rochester area and grab ... a 5* find would definitely be worth the trip.  See how you make out with:

Mom-n-Andy's Cipher Challenge

Don't forget to also check out today's "bonus" blog.  Tomorrow we'll head over to New Hampshire.

Bonus Blog #38 - 9/23/11

This site looks fun to play with, and it might even help you solve a puzzle:

Number Cruncher

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Alphabet Soup - 9/22/11

I recently enjoyed finding an Alphabet Soup challenge cache, in which I had to have found a New York cache starting with every letter of the alphabet ... U and X were the last two I logged.  In honor of that fun find, I bring you from Washington state an alphabet soup cache with a puzzle, not a challenge:

PuzzleMania "Alphabet Soup"

Tomorrow we'll have another "bonus" blog, and visit a puzzle in New York.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

? - 9/21/11

Today's puzzle cache from California may have you thinking:


Tomorrow we'll head up to Washington state.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Big Old Tree - 9/20/11

This one caught my eye when searching for puzzles near a nearby event.  It's always fun to find a cache in a:

Big Old Tree

Tomorrow we'll head back out to California.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Where's Dog? - 9/19/11

Today's puzzle from Pennsylvania features another cacher of the canine persuasion:

Where's Dog I: Marking Territory

Tomorrow we'll head slightly north to central New York.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Excellent - 9/18/11

Today we take a trip to Florida.  I'd love to cache there in person some day, but for now, solving the puzzles will have to do.  If I get there I'll have to look for:

phrEeloaders eXCellEnt chaLlenge

Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lonely - 9/17/11

Today finds us in California for a puzzle.  I hope this won't turn out to be a:

Lonely College Cache

Tomorrow we'll head to Florida.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Rooster, Who? - 9/16/11

Today's puzzle is another one from a Vermont CO we've visited before.  Have some fun with

Rooster, Who????

Don't forget to check out today's "bonus blog."  Tomorrow we'll be back out in California.

Bonus Blog # 37 - 9/16/11

Here's another site that could come in handy.  Play with it a little and see what you think:

Unicode Character Search

Next week ... a number cruncher.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Spoiler - 9/15/11

Today's puzzle from Minnesota has the theme of "Something you would've preferred to find out yourself."   Yes, the dreaded:


Tomorrow we'll be back in Vermont.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Frogger - 9/14/11

Today we're "hopping" over to Massachusetts for a puzzle based on an arcade game I remember well.  Give this one a shot, and then you can try the other 9 puzzles (so far) in the series.

Frogger - Video Game Classic Series

Tomorrow we'll head back over to Minnesota.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

PO Box - 9/13/11

Today's Pennsylvania puzzle is one I almost bypassed, thinking it was one of the ones where you go to the post office and have to get a number from a specific:

PO Box

Tomorrow we'll "hop" over to Massachusetts.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Check it out! - 9/12/11

Here's a fun puzzle from California.  You should definitely:

Check 'It' Out!

Tomorrow we'll be back in the the 2nd state.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Antipodes - 9/11/11

Today's puzzle from Quebec will require familiarity with:


Tomorrow we'll check out a puzzle from California.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Nickel - 9/10/11

Today's puzzle was submitted by a reader. If you have one you've solved (or created) that others might enjoy, please send it to me via e-mail to teamajk at geocaching.com.  In this Massachusetts puzzle we're looking for:

A Nickel for Charlie

Tomorrow we'll head up to Canada's province of Quebec.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Cache Me - 9/9/11

If you're looking for a challenge, today's featured puzzle from Minnesota should do nicely.  Try and:

Cache Me If You Can

Tomorrow we'll be in Massachusetts.

Bonus Blog # 36 - 9/9/11

Here's a site that could come in handy:

Alt codes list

Next week:  a similar site.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Caesar? - 9/8/11

Today's featured puzzle is our first from Israel.  Have you ever heard of:

A Hebrew Caesar?

Tomorrow we'll travel back to Minnesota for our puzzle and have another "bonus" blog.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Another Quilter - 9/7/11

I'm betting with a caching name like "tigquilt" that today's featured CO is another quilter/cacher, like me.  I wonder if anyone else is ever guilty of:


Tomorrow we'll travel to a country we'll be visiting for the first time:  Israel.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Light and Power - 9/6/11

I love the caching name of one of the owners of this Minnesota puzzle, because I wholeheartedly agree that "quilting is fun too".  Have a go at:

Camden Light and Power

Tomorrow we'll pop over to New Hampshire.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day - 9/5/11

Today I bring you from Colorado, a perfect puzzle for a :

Labor Day Cache

Tomorrow we'll be back in Minnesota.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wild Cards - 9/4/11

Today's puzzle was also from the CCARS11 event.  Have fun with:

decues, aces, one-eyed faces

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Labor Day with a puzzle in Colorado.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

How to Irritate People - 9/3/11

Today's puzzle, submitted by a reader, was part of the Calgary Cache and Release 2011 event held in the spring.  What a fun idea ... and it looks like they're already planning another one for fall.  This particular puzzle confirms that some CO's really know:

How to irritate people - CCARS11

Tomorrow, another CCARS11 puzzle.

Friday, September 2, 2011

ACA Series - 9/2/11

Today's featured California puzzle is the first in a series of 5 puzzles featuring ciphers highlighted by the ACA (see today's Bonus Blog).   Start here:

ACA#1: Rail Fence

Tomorrow we'll head back north of the border.

Bonus Blog #35 - 9/2/11

Today's site will teach you more than you ever wanted to know about ciphers.

American Cryptogram Association: Cipher Types

Next week ... a different type of code.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Off Base - 9/1/11

Today's featured cache is from Washington state.  Hope you don't find yourself:

Off Base

Tomorrow we'll check out a puzzle series in California and have another "bonus" blog.