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Monday, August 31, 2015

This CO is a Piano Man - 8/31/15

The puzzle caches of Minnesota CO rosebud55112 have been featured frequently here on the blog, and this week I'm happy to switch things up a bit and present some puzzles he has chosen for us. He sent a great list and I've had fun going through them.  First up, one from a multi-talented CO that really had me grinning ... especially the part where the piano solo becomes a duet:

Klassik Toonz, Vol. III: Piano Man 

Tomorrow, another from our guest puzzle picker.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Xylocaine - 8/30/15

Today's puzzle is from the United Kingdom.  Now, I know that some people think there are puzzles out there that are painful to solve, but I've never heard of one requiring:


Tomorrow we'll kick off a week of puzzles chosen for you by a guest puzzle-picker. 

*Sorry this one published late.  I had the time set incorrectly.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dyslexic Distractification - 8/29/15

Today's Arizona puzzle helps raise awareness of the extra work that reading requires for those with dyslexia:

Cryptography 101: Dyslexic Distractification

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lucky 13 - 8/28/15

With today's California puzzle I'm taking the opportunity to wish my friend The Rat congratulations on 13 years of geocaching.  In honor of the occasion he's having an event this weekend at which he'll be sharing "some VERY STRONG hints" for some of his puzzle caches. Sounds like a fun event in a pleasant, accessible location ... so you won't need to break out the:

4 X 4

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Tricky Rick" for President - 8/27/15

It's looking like we're in for a long election season, with such a crowded field.  Today's Texas puzzle suggests yet another candidate:

Rick "Tricky Rick" Astley for President

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Help Wanted - 8/26/15

Over the summer I've gotten quite a few suggestions for puzzles to feature here.  Recently I got a large enough stack of them to warrant setting aside all of next week for ones chosen by a single guest puzzle picker.  If you'd be interested in passing along some that you think others would enjoy (either one or two, or a whole week's worth), please remember that I'm always in a state of:

Help Wanted 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rotten Apples - 8/25/15

I'm following up on the apple theme from yesterday with a California puzzle that is part of a new 49 puzzle geo-art series in the heart of San Francisco:

Just Ducky: Rotten Apples

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, August 24, 2015

Bobbing for Caches - 8/24/15

Anyone who lives on the academic calendar is about ready to go back to school, if they haven't already, and that means Fall weather is right around the corner.  Fall is probably my favorite season in upstate New York (my only complaint is that it immediately precedes Winter) and one of the best things about it is the availability of fresh-picked apples.  The crop is supposed to be great this year.  I can't say I've ever bobbed for apples, but with today's Minnesota puzzle I did go:

Bobbing for Caches

I'm very pleased to launch a new logo for the blog (see upper right-hand corner of this page) and offer a banner image for anyone who would like to post it on the cache page for any of their featured puzzles.

I've made a link to a separate page with the image on the right hand side of this page so you can come back and find it later if you'd like.  Many thanks to Cully Long (childofatom) for the design work.  I really like what he's done!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Troublesome Critters - 8/23/15

Today's puzzle is from Texas.  I read a posting on an upstate NY geocaching facebook group the other day warning folks away from a particular water cache due to aggressive beavers.  Another cacher in the area had an encounter with a beaver a year ago.  I wouldn't ever encourage tangling with one of those critters, but you'll be perfectly safe trying:

The Irritating Badger Puzzle 

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cookies Rule - 8/22/15

Today's puzzle from California.  Some days it seems:

Cookies Rule Everything Around Me

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 21, 2015

Picture this! -- 8/21/15

Today's Pennsylvania puzzle was recommended to me by my friend captainmath, who I had the pleasure of hosting here this earlier this week for a puzzle caching blitz.  (Favorite quote, regarding my Tetris Lamp:  "Geeks have the best toys.")  Have some fun with:

PICTURE THIS!!! Waypoint Art???

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Merchant of ... - 8/20/15

Today's Minnesota puzzle will have you investigating the tale of:

The Merchant of Baghdad

(Now, wouldn't that background image make an awesome quilt?)

Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Game of Life - 8/19/15

Today's puzzle takes us to Spain where you'll take a turn at the:

Game of Life

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Corpulent Monkfish - 8/18/15

Today we'll travel back to Ohio for the case of the:

Corpulent Monkfish

Tomorrow we'll be in Spain.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Upside Down Magic - 8/17/15

I know I've featured magic square puzzles here before, but I found this one in Switzerland to be particularly intriguing:

Two Six Four

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Break the Internet? - 8/16/15

Today's puzzle is from Arizona.  Just in case you missed this (like I did) when it went around last winter ...

Break the Internet #1: The Dress

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Two Ends - 8/14/15

Today's Ohio puzzle demonstrates the humorous result of some continuing fun between friends.  Two Friends becomes:

Two Ends

Tomorrow ... 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hangman - 8/13/15

Today's Oregon puzzle features "solitaire hangman," which I discovered a while back and found it to be a good way to kill time.  How many times will you get "hanged" with:

Games in our Magazine -> Solitaire Hangman

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Three Dog Night - 8/12/15

Although it's still summer time, today's puzzle takes us back to Rhode Island for a:

Three Dog Night

Tomorrow we'll be in ...  

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Urban Hide with a View - 8/11/15

Today's puzzle from Canada's province of British Columbia will take you to:

The Urban Hide (With a View)

Tomorrow we'll be in Rhode Island.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Raising the Bar - 8/10/15

I heard from a fellow puzzler last week about a puzzle series he enjoyed in Canada's province of Nova Scotia.  I was happy to see that I have featured several of the ones in the series, starting with the first one back in November of 2011.  If you haven't checked it out, you will find that "Puzzle Street" offers a fun variety with a range of difficulties.  Today why not try:

PS36: Raising the Bar

Tomorrow we'll be in Canada's province of British Columbia.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Quick Summer Puzzle - 8/9/15

Today seemed like a good day to head to Washington state for a:

Quick Summer Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Goatee - 8/8/15

Today's puzzle looks like it should be "Goatee" but it's actually:


Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Friday, August 7, 2015

Long Divsion - 8/7/15

August is the time when a lot of folks are on vacation.  If summer vacation has you missing your school days, try brushing off your:

Long Division

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Come again? - 8/6/15

I'm betting that today's South Carolina puzzle will have you saying:

Ummmm...Come again?!

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tiles - 8/5/15

Today's Ohio puzzle caught my eye because it speaks to my own interest in tile floors ... not counting the tiles, but looking at the interlocking shapes.  Since childhood I have been fascinated by tessellations, and as a quilter I am always on the lookout for interesting patterns and shapes (my gc.com avatar is a photo of a quilt I made which is patterned from a Venetian tile floor).  My children learned a long time ago that the answer to the question "What does that floor look like to you?" should be "A quilt!" Have some fun:

Counting Tiles

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Sea of Nonsense - 8/4/15

Today's puzzle will take you to Washington state, where you'll be:

Fishing in a Sea of Nonsense

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, August 3, 2015

Wondrous Numbers - 8/3/15

I'm doing another little bit of traveling so I hope you'll forgive me for sharing this California puzzle I placed while out there earlier this summer:

Wondrous Numbers

I heard from the cacher who is maintaining this one for me that a big event is in the works for next summer.  They're hoping to apply for "Mega" status (the early response looks great!) so if you've ever considered a caching trip to the San Francisco Bay Area, this may be a great time to go.  I have to say that for a puzzle enthusiast you can't do much better than:

Cachin' the Bay

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, August 2, 2015

One Word - 8/2/15

For today's California puzzle (which looks like the beginning of a series), you just have to come up with:

One Word

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

JUM8L3 - 8/1/15

Today's California puzzle is a:


Tomorrow we'll ...