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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sam Spade - 1/31/13

Yesterday's puzzle from the United Kingdom involved a clever story, and today we have another:

Same Spade & the Maltese Lock & Lock

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Read My Lips - 1/30/13

Today's puzzle from the United Kingdom involves a story about a dog and some smart squirrels.  I remember a smart squirrel from when I was growing up.  My mom would often put out stale crackers for the squirrels on our back porch, and it got to where one would come look in the window to see if we were there, and then rattle the storm door to get her attention so she'd put out a snack.  Enjoy the puzzle:

Read My Lips

Tomorrow we'll check out another puzzle in the United Kingdom.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Half Right - 1/29/13

Today's puzzle comes to us from Nevada.  I'd never seen the quote before, but I guess I agree with Malcolm Forbes about being:

Half Right

Tomorrow we'll head to the United Kingdom.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sleb Slob - 1/28/13

A little birdie tells me that today's classic California puzzle will have a spoiler solution posted before long, now that it's been archived.  Here's your chance to take a shot at it before that happens.  You can always look back later on and see how you did with:

Sleb Slob 

 *NOTE*  Looks like I wasn't quite fast enough posting this one ... the answer appears in a note on the cache page, so don't read the CO's NOTE unless/until you get stuck.  Sorry about that.

Tomorrow we'll be in Nevada.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

When I get out of here ... 1/27/13

Today we wrap up our week with sujojeepers with this Nevada puzzle:

When I get out of here ...

Tomorrow we'll head to California.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

In the Navy - 1/26/13

Today's California puzzle got me humming that old Village people tune ... but wait, it's not 1979, it's:

In the Navy 1874!

Tomorrow, one more to wrap up our visit with sujojeepers back in Nevada.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Ripped from the Headlines - 1/25/13

Today's Nevada puzzle is (as they say on "Law & Order") "Ripped from the Headlines."  Have some fun with:

Last Flight

Tomorrow we'll kick off the weekend with another from sujojeepers in California.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

One of Two - 1/24/13

While today's California puzzle is one of about a dozen placed by this CO on the same day last month,  he named it:

One of Two

Tomorrow, another from sujojeepers, this one across the border in Nevada.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Portable World - 1/23/13

I am always thankful when I come across a port-a-john in a time of need, but the photo for this California puzzle is a bit ridiculous.  I guess it really is true that:

It's a Portable World!

Tomorrow we'll continue our sujojeepers sampler from California.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Burgers on the Beach - 1/22/13

Today's California puzzle reminds me that there are some places where, even in January, you can be having:

Burgers on the Beach

Tomorrow, more from sujojeepers in California.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Great Moments in Time - 1/21/13

Today's California puzzle kicks off a week of puzzles by a puzzle maker who has been quite prolific over the last couple of months.  I hope you'll have some fun with these:

Great Moments in Time! 

Tomorrow, more from sujojeepers in California.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Puzzles are the Best! - 1/20/13

I'm sure it's no surprise that I agree with the CO of today's Florida puzzle that:

Puzzles are the Best Cache Type!

Tomorrow we'll be in Nevada.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Alkindus - 1/19/12

Today's Ohio puzzle is:


Tomorrow we'll be back in Florida.

P.S. If anyone missed the update to yesterday's puzzle (the one I originally posted became unsolveable after I put it in the queue) you might like to go back and check out the replacement puzzle I posted.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Impossible - 1/18/12

The California puzzle I had scheduled for today was originally tricky, seeing that the:

Cache is Unpublished, but now, unfortunately, it is in fact un-solveable due to a geocaching.com update since I put it in the queue.  Sorry about that.  Here is a substitute Florida puzzle for you - an appropriate replacement for a puzzle that is now impossible, a:

MISSION: Impossible

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Acrostic Cache - 1/17/13

Last fall I had a great deal of fun working on the Smithsonian's series of puzzles which culimated in a giant acrostic.  It was a series of related puzzles created by Jeopardy whiz (and fellow geocacher!) Ken Jennings.  If you missed these when they came out and would like to give them a shot, you can find them here:  http://puzzle.smithsonianmag.com/  Anyway, today's Texas puzzle gives you a taste of an:

Acrostic Cache

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Too Much Time on My Hands? - 1/16/12

I hope you'll indulge me for sharing another of my own New York puzzles today.  I happened to notice that, including bonus blogs with puzzle-solving tools, this is post #800 for this little blog, which is hard to believe.  Is it any wonder some folks might think I have:

Too Much Time on My Hands? - (PIE 2.8)

Tomorrow we'll be in Texas.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sign the Log - 1/15/13

For today's Texas puzzle the ultimate goal, just like with every other cache, is to:

Sign the Log

Tomorrow we'll be back in New York.

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Clueless Email - 1/14/12

Today's puzzle from Florida features:

A Clueless Email

Tomorrow we'll head to Texas.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

C.I.P. - 1/13/13

I found this little series of caches in Florida, and thought it was a fun and unique idea ... a way to honor caches/cachers that are no longer active and recreate some fun from the past for a new generation of cachers.  From the "Cache in Peace" series:

C.I.P. Doc

Tomorrow we'll hang around in Florida for another day.

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Today's California puzzle throws out the welcome mat:


Tomorrow we'll pop back across the border to Nevada.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Week of Stumpwater: Finale - 1/11/13

My thanks to SilentP42 for providing us with a fun week of North Carolina puzzles.  If you would be interested in picking some puzzles for me (either one or two, or a week's worth) please be in touch.  Our finale for the week is:

The Unusual Suspects

[this week has been brought to you by the letter (P) and the number 42]

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Week of Stumpwater #6 - 1/10/13

Today we have another fun North Carolina puzzle picked for us by reader SilentP42.  I have to agree with the CO that:

I'm a bit worried about Gerald

Tomorrow we'll wrap up our week in North Carolina. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Week of Stumpwater #5 - 1/9/13

Today's North Carolina puzzle continues our series picked by SilentP42.  With this very unique puzzle, if you have trouble confirming the answer to:

Zeppelin Post 1

you may have actually solved:

Zeppelin Post 2


Zeppelin Post 3

Tomorrow, another from North Carolina.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Week of Stumpwater #4 - 1/8/13

Today's North Carolina puzzle continues our series picked by SilentP42. 


Tomorrow - a unique three-in-one puzzle from North Carolina.

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Week of Stumpwater #3 - 1/7/13

Today's North Carolina puzzle continues our week of puzzles picked by SilentP42 (for my purposes, which are unlike most everyone else's, the puzzle week begins on Saturday and culminates on Friday).  Hope you enjoy:

Shields of the First Age

Tomorrow, another installment from North Carolina.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Week of Stumpwater #2 1/6/13

Today's North Carolina puzzle continues our week of puzzles picked by SilentP42.  I've put out what feels like quite a few caches myself, but I have quite a ways to go to get to:

One Hundred!!!

Tomorrow, more from North Carolina.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Week of Stumpwater #1 - 1/5/13

Today's puzzle kicks off a week of North Carolina puzzles picked for us by reader SilentP42.  Without any further ado, we have:

Quercus Cryptus

Tomorrow, back to North Carolina.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Filthy Vermin! - 1/4/13

Today's Nevada cache tells the story of mischief wreaked by some:

Filthy Vermin!  (Link fixed ... sorry about that.  The other puzzle is one I'm planning to feature soon).

Tomorrow we'll begin a week's worth of puzzles from North Carolina.

A side note:  I was discussing the fate of the useful "Purple Hell" site with another cacher recently, and learned that an archived version is available, at least for now ... use it while it lasts.

Purple Hell Riddle Tools (Archived)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cached Out - 1/3/13

When I was growing up down south, the traditional post-Christmas greeting was, "Was Santa Claus good to you?" I am happy to report that Santa was very good to me this year, and one of the items under my tree was this mystery novel:  
Click for more information.
which was written by a geocacher (The Rat), features puzzle-making & solving geocachers in pivotal roles, and even includes geocaching puzzles to solve along the way.  What a great idea!  I considered sharing one of the puzzles from the book here, but decided I didn't want to spoil the fun if you end up reading it yourself.  Instead, I'm featuring a different California puzzle by the author, whose work has appeared here before.  We can see that as early as 2003 the author was already spinning entertaining stories like the one in:
Tomorrow we'll be in Nevada.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fly Navy! - 1/2/13

Today's Virginia puzzle was picked for us by reader LuckysGirls.  If you'd like to be a guest puzzle-picker, please contact me via Geocaching.com (I'm part of teamajk).  For today, enjoy:

Fly Navy!

Tomorrow we'll head to California.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A New Year's Puzzle - 1/1/13

It's hard to believe that it's been two years since I kicked off this little blog experiment.  I've enjoyed hearing from folks out there who visit regularly.  Today's puzzle comes to us from Canada's Alberta province.  What better way to start off the new year than with:

A New Year's Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll be in Virginia.