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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Puzzling Journey - 5/31/16

For today's puzzle we travel to California, but that's just the jumping off point for a:

Journey to the Land of Little People

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, May 30, 2016

To those who served - 5/30/16

On this Memorial Day we travel to North Carolina for a puzzle specifically dedicated:

To those who served

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Cinderblock Sapling - 5/29/16

Today's puzzle takes us to Nevada for a little lesson in gardening.  Perhaps you'll get inspired to grow your own:

Cinderblock Sapling

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Casino Night - 5/28/16

Today's puzzle takes us to one of the gambling capitals of the world: Las Vegas, Nevada.  I have mentioned before that low-stakes gambling is a guilty pleasure of mine, and it's one that my mother and I shared.  I particularly enjoyed several vacations with her at a casino resort in the Bahamas, where our days went something like this:  swim, sun, gamble, repeat.  It was in the Bahamas that I learned to play roulette, and it's by far my favorite table game. The other night my son's graduating class held their casino night, and I had a great time taking a turn on the other side of the table as croupier.  Spinning the wheel, calling out "no more bets," raking in the chips and paying them out in stacks was a blast.  I expect the only way it might have been even more fun would be if there had been:

Dogs Playing Roulette

Tomorrow we'll be in Nevada for another day.

Friday, May 27, 2016

OY-RAY-CUH? - 5/27/16

It's always fun to encounter a spin-off of a puzzle series that I enjoyed.  Today's Massachusetts puzzle provides this CO's version of the "Eureka" puzzles I have featured before:

OY-RAY-CUH! #1 - European Weedsport

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Woohoo! - 5/26/16

Today's fun California puzzle revolves around some of the dedicated puzzle solvers':

Favorite Words

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Don't Panic! - 5/25/16

Today's puzzle takes us to Canada's Ontario province in honor of:

Towel Day

 Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Exchange Rates - 5/24/16

Today's puzzle has us traveling to Nevada.  I guess one good thing about making all these trips virtually means that no matter where we're from, and no matter where we're going, we don't need to worry about the:

Exchange Rates

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

Monday, May 23, 2016

Cute Kitty - 5/23/16

Today we travel back to New Jersey for another in a fun series about some cute little furry friends:

Geo Boo Gang Series: Felicia Furrball

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

What is he? - 5/22/16

You will be able to tell from the certitude date/time that I was pretty late getting today's puzzle scheduled.  Fortunately the title of this one from Florida really jumped out at me:

Is he a pig? He sure eats like one.

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Saturday, May 21, 2016

What Am I? - 5/21/16

Today's puzzle is part of a Pennsylvania series that's right along the way when I drop off or pick up my daughter from college.  Maybe some day I will take the time to stop and find them.  You'll see why the title caught my eye:

¿ I ɯɐ ʇɐɥM ˙ᄅ#

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Friday, May 20, 2016

Scared of Squares - 5/20/16

I know a lot of folks have math phobia, but square phobia?  I guess if you have either one today's Ohio puzzle will give you a chance to face your fears:

Math Squares Conundrum - Scared of Squares 

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Dogliest Detective - 5/19/16

Today's Alaskan puzzle, which landed in my inbox recently, tells the story of a brand new (and really cute) detective looking to take a bite out of crime:

Toby's First Day on the Job

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Llama Art? - 5/18/16

I spend a fair amount of time quickly perusing lists of puzzles, looking for titles that catch my eye.  Today's puzzle is from a series that had me doing a mental double-take, questioning whether I was reading things correctly.  Llama Art?  Really?  And it's in South Korea?  Yes, on all counts, and here's the proof:

There were obviously a lot of puzzles to choose from, but with a tip of the hat to Sheldon Cooper I picked:

Llama Art - Fun With Flags

Tomorrow we'll be in Alaska.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Forgery - 5/17/16

Today's puzzle from Washington state is the most recent creation from a puzzler we've visited several times before.  Have some fun with:


Tomorrow we'll head to Korea.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Back to the Beginning - 5/16/16

A Texas puzzle from a "Copycat" series of puzzles landed in my inbox recently.  It was inspired by a California puzzle, which itself was inspired by a New York CO's cache that is one I have actually found.  It was fun tracing the path all the way back to its beginning.  I wasn't expecting that:

It Begins At The Strangers' Gate.

Tomorrow we'll ...  

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Does your mother know? - 5/15/16

I came across today's puzzle in Finland while looking for a Mother's Day puzzle to share with you. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for on that occasion, but I still thought it was a fun one to share with you:

 Tietäiskö mutsis - Does your mother know

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Happy 50th Anniversary! - 5/14/16

Today's puzzle from Australia was chosen to honor and congratulate my in-laws, who are celebrating their 50th Anniversary today:

50th Anniversary Cache

Tomorrow we'll be in Finland.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Primary Results - 5/13/16

Today we travel to Washington state, where I came across a lovely puzzle quilt with a very timely theme.  I have to say that if there's one thing that's been quite puzzling to a lot of folks recently, it would have to be the:

Primary Results

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Thursday, May 12, 2016

No One Left To Blame - 5/12/16

Many of us on the academic calendar are in the process of finishing up our spring semesters.  My last day of teaching is today and once I get my grades turned in I'm looking forward to having more time and brain power to devote to puzzling.  If I still find myself having trouble keeping up with my blog posts at that point, there will be:

No One Left to Blame

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

True Colors - 5/11/16

Today's Minnesota puzzle, which landed in my in-box recently, gives you a chance to show your:

True Colors

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Not All There - 5/10/16

Do you ever get the feeling that you're just not all there?   I had that feeling the other day, and this New York puzzle was the perfect one for me to work on:

Clear and Absent Danger

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Monday, May 9, 2016

Pseudoku - 5/9/16

Today's puzzle from Denmark was passed along by someone who was surprised to come across it, having come up with the same idea independently.  Yet another example of how great minds think alike:


Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day - 5/8/16

With best wishes for all of those who mother us, both near and far, a Michigan puzzle placed a few years ago for:

Mother's Day - 2013

Tomorrow we'll be in Denmark.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Three Wise Men? - 5/7/16

Today's Texas puzzle will have you researching some interesting anecdotes about:

Jennings, Toutant, and Watson

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, May 6, 2016

The Locked Room Mystery - 5/6/16

The title of today's Arizona puzzle reminded me of those brainteasers where you have to find out how the victim in a room locked from the inside was murdered when there is no obvious weapon in sight (ice is involved in the one I remember best).  See if you can solve the mystery of the:

Locked Door Sudoku

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mexican Army Cipher Cache - 5/5/16

Five years ago for Cinco de Mayo I placed a cache that used the Mexican Army cipher.  Here's a little history I included:  Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the unlikely victory of the Mexican army over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance in Mexico itself, the date is observed mostly in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day (September 16), the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico. Now try your luck with today's Virginia puzzle commemorating a different piece of Mexican army history:

Remember the Alamo ~ Mexican Army Cipher Cache

Tomorrow we'll be in Arizona.

P.S.  Please forgive my inadvertent jumble of posts earlier in the week ... I lost track of what day it was and tried to make a last-minute change after the "last minute" had already gone by! (Oops.)  If you have a feeling you missed something, the two that got switched up were this one  and this one.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Numerical Reasoning - 5/4/16

Today's California puzzle just requires a bit of:

Numerical Reasoning

Oh ... I almost forgot.  May the 4th be with you.  ;) 

P.S.  If you're seeing the same puzzle you saw yesterday, it's my fault for trying to change something and being confused what day it was.  Please re-check yesterday's post which now references this puzzle.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Tribute to our Obsession - 5/3/16

I missed the 16th anniversary of Geocaching yesterday, so today's post is a belated Happy Birthday!  Hobby? Passion? Obsession? How would you describe your devotion to geocache puzzling or geocaching in general?  Think it over while you take a look at today's Pennsylvania puzzle:

SHiP-shape #2; Tribute to our Obsession

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Monday, May 2, 2016

Cross My Heart - 5/2/16

Today's clever New York puzzle has a fun "aha" moment:

Cross My Heart

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May I? - 5/1/16

For May first I was looking for a puzzle with a theme of "May Day" or "Mother, May I?" and came across this one from Canada's Ontario province:

May I Have A Large Container Of Coffee?

Tomorrow we'll be in New York.