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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Brain Teaser - 6/30/13

Today's California puzzle is a real:

Brain Teaser

Tomorrow we'll spend another day in California.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tip the Cows - 6/29/13

Today's cute California puzzle asks us to:

Tip the Cows

Tomorrow we'll be in California again.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Tintin in Paris - 6/28/13

A new caching friend of mine was planning a trip to Paris recently, and asked if I had ever looked at the Tintin series of puzzles caches, some of which are located there.  I had not seen them before, but we set out to see what we could make of them.  I wasn't sure what I was in for: Tintin was a character I knew nothing about, all the puzzles had with medium to high difficulty ratings ... and many were written only in French.  What we found was a challenging, complex group of multi-layered, well-done puzzles.  This one was a good starting spot, since it included an English translation:

Le Secret de la Licorne (Be sure to translate the message when you get the green light).

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Foursquare - 6/27/13

It's funny how words can mean different things to different people.  I wonder what you think of when you see the title of today's California puzzle:


Tomorrow we'll be in France.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

TKO - 6/26/13

Today's California puzzle put up a bit of a fight but I managed to win by:


Tomorrow we'll have another California puzzle.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Classic - 6/25/13

Today's California puzzle asks us to consider a:

Classic Positioning System

(Be sure to take a look on street view at where the answer takes you!)

Tomorrow we'll hang around in California another day.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Dominion - 6/24/13

My caching team-member "A" (age 14) recently suggested that our next puzzle cache be modeled after one of his favorite games, and explained to me just how he would go about setting it up.  I thought it was a good enough idea that I bet someone somewhere had already done it.  Sure enough, we found today's puzzle from Finland:

Dominion - Valtakunta

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

FFD - 6/23/13

Today's California puzzle is:


Tomorrow we'll head to Finland.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Solitaire Hike - 6/22/13

Today's California puzzle reminds me that while I have had some great times out caching with friends, some of my most satisfying finds have involved a:

Solitaire Hike

Tomorrow we'll continue in California for another day.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Give Homer the Keys - 6/21/13

Today's California puzzle provides an interesting twist on the cipher puzzle genre, in which translating the ciphertext is not the only goal:

Give Homer the Keys - Tridigital

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Winers Never Fail - 6/20/13

Today's New York puzzle states that:

Winers never Fail

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Alphabet Soup - 6/19/13

Today's offering from California is a healthy serving of:

Alphabet Soup (link fixed)

Tomorrow we'll be in New York.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

What is the question? - 6/18/13

Today's North Carolina puzzle asks:

43 or not 43 ...?

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Very Interesting ... - 6/17/13

Today's California puzzle reveals some little known facts about:

The Most Interesting Geocacher in the World

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day Cache - 6/16/13

Today's puzzle comes to us from Maine, and since I missed out on honoring Mother's Day with a puzzle this year, I am especially glad I was able to find a:

Father's Day Cache

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Friendship 7 - 6/15/13

Today's California puzzle features:

Friendship 7

Tomorrow we'll be in Maine.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Come Here! - 6/14/13

Today's clever New York City puzzle is one that at first I wasn't sure could be solved remotely.  Knowing now that it can, I am pleased to share with you:

Come Here!

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Exit Through The Gift Shop - 6/13/13

Today's Nevada puzzle showed me something new about a subject I was already familiar with.  However, I must admit that I was unfamiliar with the movie from which it takes its name:

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Tomorrow we'll be in New York City.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Building Character - 6/12/13

Before seeing today's Texas puzzle I hadn't thought of geocaching puzzles as a tool in:

Building Character

Tomorrow we'll be in Nevada.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Or Has It? - 6/10/13

Today's California puzzle begs the question of how this cache has had so many recent finders if indeed:

--This Cache Has Been Archived --

(The certitude link from the cache page is broken, but this link works.)

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

One of the First - 6/9/13

I recently came across this North Carolina cache, which if not the very first puzzle cache (which may have been GC58, although any puzzle that was there is gone now), is definitely the oldest active one:  from September, 2000, cache GC70 is:

Octopus Garden

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Straightforward? - 6/8/13

Today's puzzle cache comes from California.  Do you agree that it's:

A Straightforward Puzzle?

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Monome-Diome - 6/7/13

Today's California puzzle is another lesson about ciphering from a master of the genre.  Today's exercise involves:

Monome-Diome (link fixed!)

Tomorrow, one last California puzzle (for now!)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Color of Right - 6/6/13

I'm not exactly sure what color it is, but today's California puzzle involves:

The Color of Right

Tomorrow, another from California.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Entre Nous - 6/5/13

Today's puzzle continues our string of well-favorited California puzzles.  If you enjoy it, don't feel you have to keep it:

Entre Nous

Tomorrow, another from California.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Betwixt and Between? - 6/4/13

Today's California puzzle isn't actually betwixt and between ... I just like using the word "betwixt."  The puzzle is in fact:

Beneath, Between, & Behind

Tomorrow, another California puzzle.

P.S.  Sorry if you saw this one publish prematurely ... haven't made that goof in a while!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Impasse - 6/3/13

Today's puzzle comes to us from California.  I hope that in solving it you won't come to an:


Tomorrow we'll remain in California.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Game Set Match - 6/2/13

Today's puzzle features a game our family has enjoyed.  Try your luck with:

Game Set Match

Tomorrow, another California puzzle.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Mind-Parole - 6/1/13

People sometimes ask me how I track down all of the puzzles I feature here.  I have lots of different things I try, but one good method is looking at bookmark lists from other puzzlers.  For the next few days we'll be visiting puzzles I found from a bookmark full of favorite puzzles.  Today's choice is:


Tomorrow, another favorited California puzzle.