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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mars Update - 1/31/12

If something isn't supposed to be very hard, folks will say, "It's not rocket science."  Well today's Florida puzzle actually is:

Rocket Science (aka MARS Update)

Tomorrow we'll find ourselves in back New York City.

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Smile - 1/30/12

Today, from New York City, I bring you:

A Smile to Brighten Your Day

Tomorrow we'll go back to Florida.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Spy vs Spy? - 1/28/12

Today's puzzle is from California.  I wonder if you need to be a spy to solve :


Tomorrow we'll celebrate National Puzzle Day in Florida.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Magic - 1/27/12

Today's puzzle from Minnesota had me agreeing with the finders who logged, "We still don't know just how this was done. I guess it was just all magic."  What else should we expect from a:

Magic Mirror

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Error - 1/26/12

We continue our visit to Minnesota with a puzzle with:

A Counting Error

Tomorrow we'll wrap up our stay in the North Star State.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Clouded - 1/25/12

Today we'll be spending another day in Minnesota with a puzzle with:

Clouded Coordinates

Tomorrow we'll continue our Minnesota visit.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pretty Good - 1/24/12

Today, from Minnesota, I bring you:

A Pretty Good Puzzle

We'll hang around in Minnesota for the next few days.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Gettin' Schooled - 1/23/12

Today's puzzle brings us to New York City, where I hope you can avoid:

Gettin' Schooled

Tomorrow we'll head out to Minnesota.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Welcome to Walton - 1/22/12

Today's puzzle brings us to a little town in West Virginia where the CO says:

Welcome to Walton

Tomorrow we'll head to the big city:  New York, New York.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

UAE - 1/21/12

Today's puzzle brings us to a new country for the blog, the United Arab Emirates.  If you're ever there, perhaps you can get the smiley on:

Puzzle Alpha. No1- Red Cresent

Tomorrow we'll be head to a puzzle in West Virginia.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Gauntlet, Revisited - 1/20/12

I've been thinking about paying another visit to this well-done series from Indiana for quite a while.  I pointed you to the first of these puzzles back in June, but I think one of my favorites is:

Wellsand's Gauntlet #6

Tomorrow we'll head to a new country for this blog:  the United Arab Emirates.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Thus Fades the Glory" - 1/19/12

Today's puzzle finds us back in Canada's Alberta province, where we are told that:

Sic transit gloria Calgary

Tomorrow we'll head back to Indiana.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mastermind 1/18/12

For today's puzzle from Minnesota you may need to be a:


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

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Halve and Halve - 1/17/12

Today's puzzle takes us to Florida,

Halve and Halve

Tomorrow we'll head up to Minnesota.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cover All the Bases - 1/16/12

Today's puzzle from California reminds us that it's always important to:

Cover all the Bases

Tomorrow we'll head to sunny Florida.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Patently Clear - 1/15/12

Today's puzzle is out of Colorado, and I hope that you'll find that:

It's Patently Clear

Tomorrow we'll head back to California.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January's Finest - 1/14/12

Today's California puzzle will have you learning about some of:

January's Finest

Tomorrow we'll find ourselves in Colorado.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Barf - 1/13/12

Today's puzzle from Massachusetts is from a series with such an unusual name, I just had to see what it was all about.  The CO writes:  "Don't you just love those puzzles that THROW UP a pile of letters and numbers, and you have to find some solution obfuscated in a heap of bile? Yeah, us too. We decided to add to this class of mental torture."  Thus:

Barf #1: SNAFU

Tomorrow we'll head back out to California.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rent-A-Cache - 1/12/12

Today's puzzle brings us back to California, and the opportunity to:


Tomorrow we'll head to Massachusetts, and a series with an unusual name.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Channel Surfing - 1/11/12

Today's Arizona puzzle will strike a chord with those of you who share a household with someone guilty of constant:

Channel Surfing

Tomorrow we'll return to California.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January 10th - 1/10/12

Today's puzzle from Virginia was placed in honor of today's date:

January 10th

Tomorrow we'll travel out to Arizona.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Patchwork - 1/9/12

Today's featured Georgia puzzle is one of a series, and it caught my eye because I thought it probably had something to do with one of my hobbies, quilting:

Get Your Puzzle On #3 - Patchwork (Medium)

Tomorrow we'll head to Virginia.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Because I like Puzzles - 1/8/12

Today's featured puzzle is from Canada's province of British Columbia.  I wanted to share it with you:

Because I like Puzzles

Tomorrow we'll head to Georgia.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Puzzled with Hebrew - 1/7/12

Today we travel to Israel where I wonder if you will be:

Puzzled with Hebrew

Tomorrow we'll make what I think is our first visit to Canada's province of British Columbia.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Three Wise Men - 1/6/12

Today's cache in Colorado is just right to honor today's holiday of Epiphany, and I hope you will have your own epiphany in solving:

Three Wise Men  (link repaired ... sorry!)

Tomorrow, like the wise men, we'll travel to Israel.   Also note there is a "bonus" blog posted today.

Bonus Blog #53 - 1/6/12

I wasn't planning to have a bonus this week, but I spotted a tool that looks very useful.  My very first bonus blog included an site for looking up images, and today I've found another very powerful one.   First type in the image url, click the magnifying glass and then click "search by image."  Give it a try:

Google Images

Bonus blogs won't appear weekly any more, but as I find things I'll pass them along.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Key - 1/5/12

Today's featured puzzle from New Hampshire is part of another series that forms a picture on the caching map.  They don't have to be solved in order, so why not start with this one:

EyeD10T Jones and the Caches' Key - Ch. 04

Tomorrow we'll honor Epiphany in Colorado.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Easy as 123 - 1/4/12

Today's puzzle from Pennsylvania is advertised as:

Easy as 123

Tomorrow we'll head up to New Hampshire.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Paging Dr. Beeper King - 1/3/12

The "lost art of digital communication" referred to in today's California puzzle was new to me.  See how you can do with:

Paging Dr. Beeper King

Tomorow we'll be in Pennsylvania.

Monday, January 2, 2012

yvruT yspoT - 1/2/12

Today's puzzle from Virginia is:

Topsy Turvy

Tomorrow we'll head back to California.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Resolution - 1/1/12

Happy New Year!  I started 2011 with the idea of a little daily blog, sharing fun and interesting geocaching puzzles with whoever out there might be interested.  Would I really be able to make it for a full year?  Would anyone even look at it?  Well, it turned out that, although it was a lot of work, I really did enjoy scouting out all those puzzles, and there actually is a nice group of folks that have enjoyed looking at them with me.  It has been a real treat to hear from puzzlers all over the place with your encouragement, suggestions, and stories of caches you've sought out (or new caches you've created) because of  puzzles you saw mentioned here. 

I originally had not envisioned continuing beyond the one-year mark, but don't see any compelling reason to stop now.  However, I might change things up a little, including featuring a "re-run" every now and then. As I previously mentioned, the "bonus" puzzle making & solving tools will no longer run weekly.  

So, please keep your suggestions coming, and let's see where the next year will take us together. - Jen_Ithaca ("j" of teamajk)

Today, from Michigan, I offer you a New Year's:


Tomorrow we'll be back in Virginia.