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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Eggs - 3/31/13

Today's Oregon puzzle will have you hunting:

Easter Eggs

Tomorrow we'll celebrate April Fool's Day in California.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

We always said "coke" - 3/30/13

Today's puzzle is another from the "POP" series . This particular one reminded me of when I first met my Midwestern husband and his friends and how they were always talking about "pop" when they wanted a carbonated drink.  We always just said "coke" down south where I grew up (see this link posted in one of the logs for the puzzle.) Have some fun with:

POP #2

Tomorrow we'll visit a puzzle for the Easter holiday in Oregon.

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Impossible Puzzle - 3/29/13

Today's puzzle from Canada's Ontario province is from a series called "CC" standing for "Couch Cache" which, given the kind of weather we had around here, was definitely the type of caching I was doing the most of this winter!   Try your luck with:

The Impossible Puzzle - CC #2

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

March Madness - 3/28/13

An observant reader pointed out that I hadn't featured any puzzles in honor of the NCAA basketball tournament this year, and suggested today's Indiana cache as a fun one to correct the oversight.  Glad it wasn't too late to work in a little:

March Madness!!!

Tomorrow we'll be in Canada's Ontario province.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

POP - 3/27/13

I recently discovered a California series from 2004 entitled "POP" standing for "Plain Ol' Puzzle."  Today I thought I'd offer you a "POP" (pair of puzzles) from the series:

POP #4

POP #5 

Tomorrow we'll be in Indiana.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Walt Whitman in Moscow - 3/26/13

If I'd not come across today's unique puzzle I'd have never known there was a statue of:

Walt Whitman in Moscow

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Griffin of Absence - 3/25/13

I came across this classic kablooey puzzle recently, and I could see how it was a forerunner to some of his later work that I particularly enjoyed.   Have some fun working through this early one:

Griffin of Absence

Tomorrow we'll head back to Russia.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Wanderer - 3/24/13

I recently attended a concert by the great Irish band "The Chieftains." While killing time before it was time to go, I decided to get myself in the Irish spirit by looking at geocaching puzzles in Ireland.  The one I decided to share with you today is: 

The Wanderer

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Especially for Ella - 3/23/13

Today's New York puzzle is the first puzzle creation by this CO, and is in honor of their grand-daughter's upcoming first birthday.  Here's wishing many happy returns of the day, and many more puzzles to come from the owners of:

Especially for Ella

Tomorrow we'll head to Ireland.

Friday, March 22, 2013

An Odd Little Practice - 3/22/13

When you look at today's California puzzle, you might think you've seen it featured here before.  If so, then you've been reading this blog for a long time.  In the early days I posted a puzzle that's a close relative of this one, but even if you've done that one you'll find something fun and different in:

An Odd Little Practice

Tomorrow we'll be in central New York.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Slitherlink - 3/21/13

For the past year or so I have enjoyed subscribing to "World of Puzzles" magazine, a bi-monthly spinoff of "Games" magazine.  This month's issue (the cover says "Spring 2013") features a special bonus section of puzzles written by a fellow cacher from north of the border.  These puzzles aren't caching related, but he talks about writing geocaching puzzles, and it turns out that the May, 2011, issue of the magazine actually featured a special bonus section composed of geocaching puzzles he had written just for them. Very cool, indeed!  I'm hoping I can track down that issue so I can try the puzzles for myself.   Today I'm featuring the first of a series he put out:

South London #1 - Slitherlink

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hi-Lite - 3/20/13

Today's puzzle from Pennsylvania is one of the:

Hi-Lite ones

Tomorrow we'll head up to Canada's Ontario province. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Acrosticache - 3/18/13

Today's California puzzle is of a type I featured a couple of months ago, but this one is unique and fun for a couple of reasons.  One reason is that the CO has invited any interested cachers to use this exact same puzzle for their own hides (you'll see how this is possible when you read the listing) and the other ... well, to discover that one you'll have to solve:


Tomorrow we'll head over to Utah.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Another Happy St. Patrick's Day! 3/17/13

With today's North Carolina puzzle I wish you another very:

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Champagne Wishes - 3/16/13

I think today's California puzzle references the signature phrase of a different celebrity, but my first thought was of a certain band leader who would have turned 110 earlier this week, and whose music continues to entertain on PBS.  I can remember sitting around watching Lawrence Welk with my grandmother and parents, and when my daughter was young she enjoyed watching the costumes and dancing from back in the day.   Here's a toast to you along with:

Champagne Wishes

Tomorrow we'll celebrate St. Patrick's day in North Carolina.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Puzzle Me This, My Favorite - 3/15/13

This is one of my favorite entries from the series we've been visiting this week:

Puzzle Me This #13: Qualified Response

Tomorrow, we'll be in California.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Circles for Pi Day - 3/14/13

In honor of Pi Day, today's Colorado "Puzzle Me This" puzzle is:

Puzzle Me This #21: Circles

Tomorrow, one final puzzle from this series.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Where's Waldo - 3/13/13

Today's puzzle brings us back to Nevada series we've been visiting this week.  This installment is:

Puzzle Me This #22: Where's Waldo

Tomorrow we'll continue in Nevada.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Meridian - 3/12/13

Today's puzzle is another in the Nevada series we visited yesterday, and it taught me something new.  Try your luck with:

Puzzle Me This #16: Meridian

Tomorrow another from this series.

Knowing of my love of puzzles, my dad sent me an article from the March 11, 2013 "Time" magazine, entitled "The Answer Men," which I highly recommend.  It talks about the lure of puzzling and the World Puzzle Championship.   If you can get a copy of that issue, I think you will find it interesting.  My favorite line:  "A well-constructed puzzle leads you down a particular chain of reasoning to a specific elegant or counter-intuitive cognitive leap, and as you make it, you know at that moment that you're making precisely the same leap the puzzle designer did.  There's a moment of silent intellectual communion, of shared aha!"  Well said.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Eat your Peas, Carrots & Beets - 3/11/13

Today's entry from the Nevada puzzle series we're visiting this week sounds like something your parents would have said:

Puzzle Me This #08: Eat Your Peas, Carrots, & Beets!

Tomorrow we'll have another in the sereis.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Just Slide Along - 3/10/13

Several of the puzzles in the Nevada series we're visiting this week require you to play a game or complete a task in order to receive the cache coordinates.  It was a good thing for me there was no minimum time required to complete:

Puzzle Me This #10: Slide Along

Tomorrow, another from this series.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Do We Know the Answer? - 3/9/13

Today's Nevada puzzle kicks off a week of visits to a puzzle series we have visited before. This one asks the same basic question as most puzzles:

Puzzle Me This #06: Do We Know the Answer?

Tomorrow, another Nevada puzzle.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Illusionary - 3/8/13

Today's puzzle in Moscow, Russia is for an:

Illusionary Cache

Tomorrow we'll head to Nevada.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

UNMc - 3/7/13

Today's California puzzle, passed along by a reader, had me wondering why none of the organizations I've volunteered with ever had a "Mastication Committee" I could sign up for.  Have some fun with:


Tomorrow we'll head all the way to Russia for a puzzle.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Wall of Bricks - 3/6/13

Today's California puzzle may bring back some fond memories of building:

A Wall of Bricks

Tomorrow we'll stick around in California another day.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pioneers - 3/5/13

A return to New York City's Central park and the newest in the Gates series:

It Begins at the Pioneers Gate

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Very Structural - 3/4/13

I'm sure we've all had the experience where we solve a puzzle in a way that the CO didn't intend.  I recently realized that I oversimplified the method in solving a New York City puzzle I had posted here a while back , and which even inspired one of my own puzzle creations. I only realized what I had missed when I came across another presentation of the same idea in Pennsylvania.   I wonder how many other folks actually did the original puzzle following the requirements outlined in:

Very Structural

Tomorrow we'll be in New York City.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Fallen Star - 3/3/13

Today's Minnesota puzzle is:

Fallen Star

Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Jukebox - 3/2/13

Today we have an archived central New York puzzle which had a nicely in-theme location.  Have some fun with:

Cortland Jukebox

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Friday, March 1, 2013

pwned - 3/1/13

If you've ever wondered what was the very first puzzle to utilize the "certitude" checker, I have the answer for you right here.  It was:


Tomorrow we'll be back in New York.