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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sockeye Salmon - 11/30/14

Today's puzzle is from Washington state.  Now that Black Friday is past, a lot of folks are thinking about Christmas.  "Christmas is coming ... the goose is getting fat."  That song always reminds me of the time my in-laws fixed us a goose for Christmas (it was quite tasty, but as a new bride I remember it wasn't that amusing being told, "your goose is cooked.").  When I'm doing the cooking my usual preference is for ham, but there's one member of our family that will want the same main course she had at Thanksgiving.  While the rest of us were eating turkey, she preferred:

Sockeye Salmon

Tomorrow we'll be in Texas.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Look North - 11/29/14

Today's puzzle is located in England.  With all of the incredible winter weather they've already seen to the west of me in Buffalo, it has me thinking we're going to be in for a long, cold winter.  It makes me a bit worried to:

Look North Again

P.S.  And in case you were wondering, there's already been a new puzzle about  Buffalo in Snow

Tomorrow we'll be in Washington state.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Tau Day (5 months late) - 11/28/14

Not long ago I heard from a puzzler who was able to impress his son's teacher by knowing the date of "Mole Day," which he learned about from one of my posts last month.  That got me thinking about another geeky day I had come across but hadn't posted about yet.  Today's California puzzle is about 6 months late for it, but I will use it to wish you not only a happy Black Friday, but a:

Happy τ Day

Tomorrow we'll be in England.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pie and Cake for your Thanksgiving Table - 11/27/14

Today I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving with a trio of Thanksgiving-related puzzles, from California, Latvia, and Florida respectively.  The Latvia one is the first in a series of "Thanksgiving" puzzles:

 WarNinjas Thanksgiving Pie

Pateicības kūka *1/1* Thanksgiving cake

The Thanksgiving Table

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

P.S.  If you missed yesterday's puzzle due to the broken link, you can find it: here.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gee - 11/26/14

Today we travel to Oregon for a puzzle simple entitled:


Tomorrow we'll celebrate Thanksgiving with a trio of puzzles.

The link is fixed now!  Sorry about that ... it's been a while since I goofed that up.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tiddlywinks - 11/25/14

Today's puzzle takes us to Massachusetts.  I have mentioned before that we are big gamers at our house, so it came as no surprise when my son told me he was joining an after school gaming club last year.  I was picturing chess or board games, or even some kind of video games.  You could have knocked me over with a feather when I learned that the club is led by a former world championship winner sharing his love of the game of:


Tomorrow we'll be in Oregon. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

You're So Vain - 11/24/14

As a little kid, I never understood the Carly Simon tune, "You're So Vain,"  because it seemed to me that despite what she claimed, the song really was indeed about the person she was singing about.  When I saw today's California puzzle, I had a passing moment wondering if it might be about me (it refers to a cacher having a birthday, and mine did happen to be on the day it was published).  Of course, a lot of other people have that same birthday ... including two U.S. presidents (the only day of the year to have such a distinction).   I guess people can be excused for a little vanity, just:

Don't Be Evil 1

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holy Mackerel! - 11/23/14

Today's Arkansas puzzle might have you shouting:

Holy Mackerel

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Puzzles for Breakfast? - 11/22/14

Today's puzzle comes to us from Minnesota.  I've heard of some puzzlers out there who enjoy looking at this blog and the featured puzzles over their morning coffee, but I've never heard of anyone:

Eating Puzzles for Breakfast

Tomorrow we'll be in Arkansas.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Basket Weaving 101 - 11/21/14

Recently I was at a quilting retreat working on a project (below) that looked sort of like it was woven, and it reminded me of this Mississippi puzzle I'd seen a while back:

Basket Weaving 101

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What's the Point? - 11/20/14

Today's Texas puzzle will have you asking, Is this:

A Pararaph Without a Point?

Tomorrow we'll be in Mississippi.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I hold in my hand ... - 11/19/14

Today's Ohio puzzle calls to mind a comedic bit I remember very well.  His talent certainly could come in handy in solving geocaching puzzles.  Be sure to scroll down and read the note the reviewer posted upon publication of:

I Hold in my Hand an Envelope

Tomorrow we'll be in Texas.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Very Superstitious - 11/18/14

My mother passed along any number of funny superstitions as I was growing up ... mostly dealing with bad luck:  an umbrella put up in the house, walking under a ladder, spilling salt (throw it over your shoulder immediately), but I remember at least a couple were for good luck: finding a penny, and seeing a load of hay.  Seeing cows lying down was a sure sign that it was going to rain.  Today's Pennsylvania puzzle is the first in a whole series of superstition-related puzzles:

13 Superstitions: Counting Crows

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio.

And just in case you're humming it ... here's the tune.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Disco Duck - 11/17/14

Puzzlers of a certain age may remember the protagonist of today's Texas puzzle:

Disco Duck is Going on a Vacation

Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania. 

P.S.  I was tickled to be invited back on the GeoGearHeads podcast last week.  Click here for their website if you're interested in listening to the show, which mostly focused on using geocheckers.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Chumlee - 11/16/14

Today's Nevada puzzle is one I chose following a recent conversation with my husband.  He mentioned that he might need to go to Las Vegas for work, to which I replied that I'd love to go along with him if we could work it out.  Since I've never expressed interest in traveling with him for work before, he seemed surprised and asked "What would you do in Las Vegas?"  Well ... I'm sure I could think of a thing or two to do there, but if nothing else, I could always go visit:


Tomorrow we'll be in Texas.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Celebrating the Flounders of the WSGA - 11/15/14

Today's Washington puzzle was created to celebrate the anniversary of a very early geocaching association:

WSGA 33: The Flounders

Tomorrow we'll be in Nevada.

Friday, November 14, 2014

How does this add up? - 11/14/14

Sometimes even when you know exactly what to do on a puzzle, it can be a good trick to actually do it.  I expect there are easier ways to solve today's California puzzle than the path that I took (easier if you know how, that is) but I had to resort to some not-very-advanced technology in working out the:

Digit Sum

Tomorrow we'll be in Washington state.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Flag Positions - 11/13/14

Today's California puzzle will have you contemplating:

Flag Positions

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Clueless? - 11/12/14

When I came across today's California puzzle, it reminded me of one of my own recent puzzle creations.  While mine is completely Clueless, at least this CO gives you a:


Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

An Amazing Veteran - 11/11/14

Today's Wisconsin puzzle was chosen in honor of Veteran's Day, and tells the story of the gentleman who was (at the time the cache was published back in 2011):

The Last Living WW 1 American Veteran

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Monday, November 10, 2014

What's in a number? - 11/10/14

What's in a number?  Quite a lot, actually, if the number happens to be 18 and it happens to be your birthday.  In honor of a special someone who is reaching this milestone today, I am happy to present this California puzzle, which was passed along to me by a fellow puzzler.  Have some fun with this:


Tomorrow we'll celebrate Veteran's Day in ...

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Pangaean Liposuction - 11/9/14

Today's Minnesota puzzle has the intriguing name of:

Pangaean Liposuction

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Truth Tree - 11/8/14

Today's Wisconsin puzzle will have you investigating:

The Truth Tree

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Friday, November 7, 2014

Biggles Flies Undone - 11/7/14

Today's Australian puzzle landed in my inbox recently, and since I know there are some Monty Python fans out there, I'm sure you will be interested in checking out this lost sketch:

Biggles Flies Undone

Tomorrow we'll be in Wisconsin.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Places, Please! - 11/6/14

Today we return to Wisconsin for a pencil puzzle:


Tomorrow we'll be in Australia.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Name That ... 11/5/14

Today's Oregon puzzle will have you playing a little game of:

Name That City: Virginia

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Election Day - 11/4/14

 As election day in the U.S. is today, I decided to feature an in-theme puzzle from Florida.  The way the whole thing is set up is very fun, and I was sorry I wasn't able to claim the find when I was traveling there a while back.  The "archived" log contains a link to a spoiler for the puzzle, so don't click on it unless you get really stuck.  I hope everyone who is registered to vote will get out and do so today, even if you weren't able to vote in the earlier:

Primary Election

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

(Sorry for the premature publication on this one ... haven't had that happen in a while.)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Birthday Surprise - 11/2/14

Today's puzzle from Canada's Ontario province felt like a good fit, since I'm in the mood for a:

Birthday Surprise

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Shell Game - 11/1/14

Today's California puzzle is interesting not only for the way it's set up, but for the story in the logs about how the area cachers worked together to get the results they were looking for.  Puzzle CO's exercise all kinds of trickery in their caches, but this one is a real:

Shell Game

Tomorrow we'll be in ...