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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Raiders v. Whiners - 2/28/15

Today's California puzzle is from the San Francisco Bay area (I would have expected the east side instead of the west, though!)  Football season might be over for the year, but the apparently the rivalry continues year-round:

Raiders v. Whiners: Examine the Facts

Tomorrow we'll head to Nevada.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Amazing Race - 2/27/15

Today's very creative Minnesota puzzle caught my eye when it landed in my in-box recently.  I remember when the reality competition shows were just starting up years ago I watched a few episodes of "Survivor," without really enjoying it, but I ended up watching quite a few seasons of "The Amazing Race," in its entirety.  Back then it appealed to me because the rules were very straightforward - you got there first, you won.  No voting, no jury, no fan votes, no alliances or any of that other artificial drama.  Just watching people trying to function in unfamiliar surroundings while coping with the exhaustion and dietary challenges of travel, and seeing how that process affected the relationships of the pairs involved made for quite an interesting show.  So you can understand why I was intrigued by a puzzle called:


Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A=3 - 2/26/15

Today's South Carolina puzzle was brought to my attention at the conclusion of a presentation I gave recently as an introduction to puzzle caching.  One of the things I had mentioned was the usual letter/number equivalencies A=1, B=2, etc.  In this particular puzzle, though:


Tomorrow, we'll be in Minnesota.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

D1G1TAL D0M1N10N - 2/25/15

Today's California puzzle is one that was sent to me recently.  Try your luck with:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Barcelona -2/24/15

Today's puzzle from Spain has kind of a funny story behind it ... I was talking to a local caching friend who mentioned she was going to Spain in a couple of weeks, and would be in Barcelona.  She was surprised to hear that I had been working on a puzzle there just the day before:

Barcelona Sudoku

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Podcasting 164 - 2/23/15

I had originally planned for us to be in Spain today, but have postponed that until tomorrow, due to late-breaking events.  A couple folks asked how the podcast went the other night, so I thought I'd talk about that today.  I had fun and thought it went pretty well other than a minor audio glitch in the middle.  Here's a link if you'd like to check it out yourself:

As a result of a request after the podcast, I've created a post with all of the puzzle solving tools I featured back in 2011 (and some new ones as well).  Click on the link to the right where it says "Puzzle Solving Toolbox." (Right under the "Follow by E-mail" link). 

Today's California puzzle is:

Podcasting 164

Tomorrow we'll be in Spain.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Devil is in the Details - 2/22/15

Today's California cache reminds that the solution to a puzzle could be:

Just a Little Detail

Tomorrow we'll be in Spain.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Oskar - 2/21/15

You'll appreciate the creativity of the CO of today's Nevada puzzle:

Oskar the geocacher

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, February 20, 2015

Map to the Stars' Homes - 2/20/15

Today's cleverly done Minnesota puzzle landed in my inbox lately.  Although it's in Minnesota, it references a trip to California and a:

Map to the Stars' Homes

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Puzzle a Day ... - 2/19/15

About ten days ago we passed another milestone here ... 1500 days of puzzles of puzzles of the day!  I really appreciate all the submissions I've received lately, and hope you will keep them coming. Please indulge me for sharing my most recent puzzle, which should be a trip down memory lane for regular readers:

A Puzzle a Day ...

Tonight I'll be appearing on the GeoGearHeads podcast again, with a topic of Puzzle Q&A ... no specific puzzles (other than my own, I suppose, possibly) will be discussed, just general questions and answers on strategy and the topic of puzzle caching in general.

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Run Away! - 2/18/15

I know there are some folks out there that are big fans of the subject of today's Texas puzzle:

King Arthur's Divine Beaker

Tomorrow we'll be in New York ... but wishing we were somewhere else, perhaps.  (See below for what appeared on the Ithaca Visitor's Bureau web page earlier this week)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Live from New York! - 2/17/15

With all the hoopla over the weekend celebrating the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, I thought it would be fun to feature a puzzle with that theme.  It may be from Michigan, but the puzzle is:

Live from New York

Tomorrow we'll be in Texas.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Presidents Day - 2/16/15

In honor of the holiday today, I have a puzzle for you from Colorado that was placed on:

Presidents Day 2009

Tomorrow we'll be in Michigan.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

K-Boom - 2/15/15

Today's North Carolina puzzle is one that I solved soon after publication, but I didn't really know much about the subject at the time.  I've only recently become a fan of things that go:

K-Boom (TPS2013)

Tomorrow we'll be in Colorado.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day! - 2/14/15

Today's Massachusetts one is a perfect one for me to wish a happy day to you and your:

Valentine - NSGA P3

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Do Not ... - 2/13/15

Today's Nevada puzzle is one I had fun testing pre-publication.  Remember, even if it gets frustrating:

Do not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Valentine's Day in Massachusetts.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Route Cipher - 2/12/15

I thought today would be a good day to feature another puzzle by The Rat, so I could put in a plug for his appearance on tonight's episode of the GeoGearHeads.  He'll be discussing ciphers, although I don't know if he'll mention the:

Route Cipher

Tomorrow we'll be in Nevada.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

OLD DOG - New trick - 2/11/15

Today's Rhode Island puzzle will have you pondering an old saying ... the one about the:

OLD DOG - New Trick

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The One with the Waggily Tail - 2/10/15

I love the original artwork from today's Rhode Island puzzle, which landed in my in-box recently.  The title brought back dear memories of my mother singing me the song when I was a child ... How Much is that:

Doggie in the Window

Tomorrow we'll be in Rhode Island for another day.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Check, Please! - 2/9/15

Today's clever puzzle is from Georgia.  Over the winter I don't get out caching as much as in the warmer weather.  I do end up missing seeing my caching pals, though, so we've taken to getting together for lunch every so often.  We have a lot of fun catching up on what's going on, and I always manage to sneak in some talk about puzzles.  If we're not careful, two hours will have gone by before one of us notices the time and calls out:

Check, Please!

Tomorrow we'll be in Rhode Island.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

I WILL NOT - 2/8/15

Today's puzzle is from North Carolina.  We're in to the second month of the new year ... how are you doing on those resolutions?  Are you still saying:


Tomorrow we'll be in Georgia.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Are You Feeling Lucky? - 2/7/15

Today's puzzle is in New Jersey, and as it happens I'm planning to be not far away from there today myself.   As I mentioned yesterday, I tried to attend an event a couple of weeks ago and although I made it there fine, the event didn't go off as planned due to bad weather (that's the irony ... I went early, in part, to avoid worrying about traveling in bad weather).  So, if all goes according to plan I'll be trying again today.  When it comes to making any sort of travel plans this time of year in this part of the world, you just have to ask yourself:

Are You Feeling Lucky?

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Double the Fun - 2/6/15

A couple of weeks ago I traveled to eastern PA to attend an event, which ended up being postponed, so I'll be back there again this weekend.  All was not lost, however, since the night-before-dinner-event went on as planned, and today's puzzle was a bonus cache for the end of the evening.  I guess it's fitting that since I'm having to make a second trip back down there so quickly that this puzzle will have you:

Seeing Double

Tomorrow we'll head over to New Jersey.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sheepdog - 2/5/15

Today's Rhode Island puzzle includes a dedication to all geodogs, and I'm happy to share it in honor of our own, "K" of teamajk, pictured below.  He's a Cockapoo, though, not a:


Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Super Bowl Puzzle - 2/4/15

It's always fun to come across a puzzle relating to current events.  The theme of today's Rhode Island puzzle is the big game that happened the other day ... no, not that one ... the:

Puppy Bowl

Tomorrow we'll be in Rhode Island another day.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Where every day is puzzle day - 2/3/15

Today's puzzle is from Rhode Island.  I had an e-mail last week wishing me a Happy National Puzzle Day.  Ah, of course!  January 29th.  I have mentioned the day here before, but forgot this year.  I hope you can forgive me, because as far as I'm concerned, every day might as well be:

National Puzzle Day

Tomorrow we'll be in Rhode Island another day.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Groundhog Day - 2/2/15

Today's puzzle from England gave me that funny feeling that I was sure I'd seen this before:

Groundhog Day

Tomorrow we'll be in Rhode Island.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Secret Code? - 2/1/15

Today's Arkansas puzzle requires you to figure out the secret code to attend the:

Premium Member Event

Tomorrow we'll be in the U.K.