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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Souvenir Hunting - 8/31/13

Today's puzzle comes to us from Minnesota.  It's the last day of the "31 days of Geocaching."  I wonder how you've all been doing with your:

Souvenir Hunting

Tomorrow we'll be in Utah.

(This puzzle published prematurely, so sorry if you saw it early.  Haven't made that goof in a while.)

Friday, August 30, 2013

Pbqr Oernxre - 8/30/13

Today's California puzzle caught my eye because of a note about it on someone's bookmark.  When I checked it out and read through the logs I gathered I would be in for some fun working on:

Pbqr Oernxre

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's Elementary - 8/29/13

Just about the time I start to think I've seen everything, I come across something fun and cool like in today's California puzzle:

It's Elementary

Tomorrow we'll hang around in California another day.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pull My Finger - 8/28/13

Today's featured puzzle is from California.  I'm glad I gave it a try, although I'm always a bit leery when someone says:

Pull my finger

Tomorrow we'll visit another California puzzle from this CO.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Talented Mr. Bean - 8/27/13

It's great having geo-friends that travel more than I do, as I've learned about some great puzzles that way.  Today's interesting historical gem from Canada's Ontario province landed in my inbox recently.  I think we puzzlers have a kindred spirit in:

The Talented Mr. Bean

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Reverse Geocache Puzzle Box - 8/26/13

Today's California puzzle, passed along by one of its fans, is based on a clever contraption which I first read about here.  Have some fun with your very own:

Reverse Geocache Puzzle Box

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

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Caelifera? - 8/25/13

I had a hard time deciding which of ecrane's clever new California puzzles to wrap up our week.  I finally chose one, but will undoubtedly feature another of them sometime soon.  Try your luck with:

Caelifera? That's Rear Admiral to you!

Tomorrow we'll have another California puzzle, not one of ecrane's, but one he recommended to me.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Slew o' vowels - 8/24/13

Knowing the CO's love of palindromes, I could not get through featuring a week of his California puzzles without at least one of his many "title is a palindrome" puzzles.  Have some fun with:

Slew o' vowels

Tomorrow one final (for now) ecrane California puzzle.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Which cache ... - 8/23/13

Today we have another California puzzle by ecrane -  a geocaching logic puzzle in which you'll ask yourself:

Which cache is painted green?

Tomorrow, more from ecrane.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Obvious? - 8/22/13

Today we have another California puzzle from ecrane, this one with a bit of puzzling poetry.  Will you think the:

Meaning is Obvious?

Tomorrow, another from ecrane.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

And this is my associate ... - 8/21/13

Today's California ecrane puzzle features a television show which is watched regularly at our house, although not usually by me.  I have heard enough of it to know that the dialogue can be quite fast-paced and witty, and you never know what one character is going to come up with after he says:

And this is my associate ...

Tomorrow, another from ecrane.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hexed - 8/20/13

Today we continue our visit with California puzzle maker ecrane.  Hope it won't leave you feeling:


Tomorrow, another in California.

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Art of Noyes - 8/19/13

One of the things I have enjoyed about this puzzling hobby of mine is getting to know puzzlers by the puzzles they write and the logs they post.  On my cachecation to Florida earlier this year, I was tickled, yet surprised, to discover a familiar name in some of the logs I was signing:  ecrane.  I recognized his name because I knew he had written some fun puzzles ... in California, though, not Florida.  In honor of that fun coincidence I thought it would be great to spend a week looking at some of his California puzzles.   We'll start things off with:

The Art of Noyes

Tomorrow, another of ecrane's California puzzles.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Number Stripes - 8/18/13

Sometimes when I'm working a puzzle, like today's featured one from California, I get the feeling I can't even tell up from down: 

Number Stripes

Tomorrow we'll hang around in California.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Lost in Guam - 8/17/13

Happy International Geocaching Day!  In honor of the occasion, today's puzzle takes us to a new location for this blog:  Guam.  If I ever manage to get there I will have to see if I can find:

The Lost Golfer

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Cryptic Crossword - 8/16/13

I have long been a fan of crosswords, but until recently had never tried the type featured in today's Arizona puzzle.  It's a whole different ballgame when you're working a:

Cryptic Crossword Cache

Tomorrow we'll head to a new spot for this blog:  Guam.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Moebius Strip Crossword - 8/15/13

Today's Ohio puzzle gives an interesting twist (literally!) to a familiar puzzle type:

Moebius Strip Crossword

Tomorrow we'll wrap up with another type of crossword in Arizona.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sharing Cross - 8/14/13

Today's California puzzle features a type of crossword I hadn't tried before:

Sharing Cross

Tomorrow we'll look at another unusual crossword from Ohio.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Knock Knock - 8/13/13

Today's puzzle from England is another that was passed along to me by NYC puzzler childofatom.  Have some fun with:

'Knock Knock'

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Dawn Surprise - 8/12/13

Today's puzzle (passed along by its FTF) takes us to Florida and the story of a:

Dawn Surprise

Tomorrow we'll be in England with another puzzle that was passed my way.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Original Score - 8/11/13

Today's California puzzle, passed along to me by someone who enjoyed it, reminds me of those summers long ago when going to the movies was a fun and inexpensive way to get out of the heat for a few hours.  When a new summer blockbuster came out, I would often see it in the theater more than once, and more than likely it had an:

Original score by J. Williams

Tomorrow we'll be in Florida.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Power of Horses - 8/10/13

Today's Ohio puzzle reminded me of the time earlier this summer when I was out caching with a friend and we drove by an Amish farmer plowing a field with a team of seven(!) horses.  We really admired the beauty and:

The Power of Horses

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Rhode Island Gauntlet - 8/9/13

Today we head to Rhode Island, and a series of puzzles designed to really put you through your paces.  It all starts here:

Puzzle Gauntlet 1.0: Certitudity

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

FL-ACA 8/8/13

One of the things I enjoy about doing this blog is seeing cases where puzzles I have posted inspire other CO's to create their own versions of those puzzles.  In a few cases, I have even been able to make finds on those 2nd (or even 3rd) generation puzzles.  Today's central New York puzzle is an example of one such puzzle I hope to be able to go and find soon:

FL-ACA Board the First A8/Marathon

Tomorrow we'll be in Rhode Island.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Bar Chart - 8/7/13

Today's Ohio puzzle, passed along by a reader, is:

Bicentennial Bar Chart

Tomorrow we'll be in central New York.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Grand Theft Puzzlery - 8/5/13

The CO of today's Illinois cache was inspired by a puzzle seen on vacation (or, "cachecation," as it says in the description), and created a version back at home.  I love the way the CO gives proper credit to the original puzzle maker instead of committing:

Grand Theft Puzzlery

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pick Any Card - 8/4/13

I'll wager that today's California puzzle will have you telling your friends:

Pick Any Card

Tomorrow we'll be in Illinois.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

For the Rest of Us - 8/3/13

Even though today's California puzzle claims to be designed for those who hate puzzle caches, I think there are definitely some grins to be had in this puzzle:

For the Rest Of Us

Tomorrow we'll visit another from this CO.

Friday, August 2, 2013

More Figure Logic - 8/2/13

Early last month I wrote about one of my new puzzling friends and her work as a math/logic puzzle creator, and featured the first in her new logic puzzle cache series.  Since then I've been able to work through the rest of them (that have been published so far, anyway!) and was even able to go and make the finds.  These definitely got trickier as they went along, so it will be interesting to see how I do with anything harder than:

Figure Logic 3

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Befuddled - 8/1/13

Today's Colorado puzzle features a:

Befuddled Babel Fish

Tomorrow we'll be in central New York.