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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Numbers and Letters - 4/30/13

Today's North Carolina puzzle is simply:

Numbers and Letters

Tomorrow we'll be in Vermont.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Where Did that Bank Go? - 4/29/13

Today's New York puzzle asks the unusual question:

Where Did that Bank Go?

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Everything but the ... - 4/28/13

After solving a ton of puzzles in preparation for a recent puzzle run, the CO of today's New York puzzle figured he had seen coordinates hidden everywhere but the:

Kitchen Sink

Tomorrow we'll be in downstate NY.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

State of Confusion - 4/27/13

Today's California puzzle might leave you in a:

State of Confusion

Tomorrow we'll be in upstate New York.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Buzzy Kaboom - 4/26/13

Today's very cool California puzzle was passed along by a reader.   Be careful or you might go:

Buzzy Kaboom

Tomorrow we'll be in California for another day.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I'll Just Tell You ... - 4/25/13

The CO of today's California puzzle declares:

I'll Just Tell You The Answer

Tomorrow, another California puzzle.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Krypto Kakuro - 4/24/13

Long before I ever discovered geocaching puzzles I enjoyed doing kakuro puzzles, and I still keep a book of them in the car for times I have to wait around for my kids' events to start/finish.  However, until I came across today's Ohio puzzle I had never seen a:

Krypto Kakuro

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Drawing A Crowd - 4/23/13

I love it when readers pass along unique puzzles that they think others would enjoy.  I had never seen one like today's Ohio puzzle:

Drawing A Crowd

Tomorrow we'll stay in Ohio another day.  If you know of a fun puzzle you'd like to recommend as a puzzle of the day, send me the link via geocaching.com (I'm the "J" part of  teamajk). 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Just Fix It - 4/22/13

The first time I ever heard of Reverse Polish Notation, I thought it sounded like a very politically incorrect description of the way certain calculators worked.  You can learn the real story in today's Minnesota puzzle:

Just Fix It

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Still In Training - 4/21/13

Back in 2011, I featured the California puzzle Puzzlers-in-Training, and I happened to discover recently that there is now a sequel to that one.  I definitely learned something new in solving:

Puzzlers-in-Training II

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Consulate of the United States - 4/20/13

Today's puzzle, although the cache is located in Japan, is entitled:

Consulate of the United States

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Cipher Week / Friday - 4/19/13

Today wraps up our week of ciphers you may not have seen before.  If you're still stumped figuring out what some of the ciphers could be, you might go back and take a look at this bonus blog I posted a while back (The CO of these caches has approved my pointing you in the direction of the list).   I'll warn you in advance, today's California puzzle could make you hungry:


Tomorrow, something completely different in Japan.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cipher Week / Thursday - 4/18/13

Today's California puzzle is probably my favorite from the series we've been looking at this week, focusing on ciphers that may be unfamiliar.  Hum a little tune while working on:


Tomorrow, one last cipher in the series.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cipher Week / Wednesday - 4/17/13

Today's cipher puzzle from California has another cipher you may not have come across before.  Try your luck with:

VANESSA     (link fixed ... sorry about that!)

Tomorrow, my favorite from this California cipher series.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cipher Week / Tuesday - 4/16/13

Another California puzzle with a cipher you may not have seen before.  Today we have:


Tomorrow,  another in the series. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cipher Week / Monday - 4/15/13

This week's theme is ciphers you may not have seen before, and we have lots of puzzles to choose from from this CO, who was quite prolific over the winter.  For today, may I suggest, from California (and in honor of today's being tax day):

Poor Tax?

Tomorrow, another cipher from California.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Cipher Week / Sunday - 4/14/13

Continuing our theme of a week of ciphers you might not have seen before, from California we have:

Toys in the Attic!

Tomorrow, another cipher from California.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cipher Week / Saturday - 4/13/13

Today marks the beginning of a week's worth of cipher puzzles here on GPOTD.  The CO of these puzzles put out a huge number of caches over the winter, and many of them involved solving ciphers that you might not have come across before.  Dust off your thinking cap, and start with today's California puzzle:

Epic Gram!

Tomorrow, another cipher in California.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Two Shades of Gray - 4/12/13

Someone (you know who you are!) sent me a puzzle recently that he had enjoyed.   I had an idea how it might work, but it turned out that idea was wrong.  I knew there had to be at least one puzzle out there that used the idea I had thought of, and it turned out I was able to find one without too much trouble.  The funny thing is, both the puzzle he sent me and the puzzle I found had exactly the same name.  So, today I offer you:

Shades of Gray from California and Shades of Gray from Pennsylvania.

Tomorrow we'll be in California to kick off a whole week of cipher puzzles.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Don't Trust Your Calculator - 4/11/13

Today's New York puzzle warns:

Don't Trust Your Calculator

Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania and California.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Yacht-Sea! - 4/10/13

When he was still a young child, our team-member "A" had a fascination with the subject of today's California puzzle.  He wanted to play the game constantly, and it was kind of frustrating for me that he could do the scores in his head faster than I could on paper.   Have some fun with:


Tomorrow we'll be in down-state New York.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mind Your Master - 4/9/13

Today's California puzzle, which was passed along to me by a reader, has a fun twist on a puzzle type I've featured here before.  It's always wise to:

Mind Your Master 

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

Oh, and just in case you were curious:  qpVVawlM/qxpVerEbJN2rxPflhoQcRf9   

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sadako Sasaki - 4/8/13

Today's California puzzle offers the opportunity to remotely discover a beautiful geocoin (the tracking code is given upon successful solution).  Enjoy the story of:

Sadako Sasaki

Tomorrow we'll hang around in California another day.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A slight misunderstanding - 4/7/13

Today's puzzle from Canada's Alberta province relates the tale of a slight misunderstanding the CO experienced in preparing his puzzle:

Dude! Where's my cache?!?

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Cowanesque Railroad - 4/6/13

Today's central New York puzzle is:

Cowanesque Railroad

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

Friday, April 5, 2013

Are you smarter than a high school student? - 4/5/13

Today's Pennsylvania cache features some tough math problems given as part of a math contest for high school students.  See how you measure up with the:

ARML Math Cache

Tomorrow we'll be in central New York.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Facetious Outlandishness - 4/4/13

Today's puzzle is from a fun series in Maryland that I came across recently.  The puzzles increase in difficulty and if you go and find one of the caches, it contains a solving hint for the next puzzle in the series.  Sounds like a fun way to implement a series.  You might prefer to go back and start with the Intro, but your official puzzle of the day (because I really like its name) is:

FTP 2 - Facetious Outlandishness

Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Spare Change - 4/2/13

Today we travel to Canada's Alberta province for a puzzle involving some:

Spare Change

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fool! - 4/1/13

Today from California I have for you a puzzle full of:

April Fools' Day Hoaxes!!!

Tomorrow we'll head to Canada's Alberta province.