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Thursday, June 30, 2016

To the War Pigeon - 6/30/16

I recently came across today's tri-lingual puzzle from Belgium, and found the history and photographs quite interesting:

Oblītus Mīlitāris Cŏlumbus (Fr-Nl-En)

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Read My Mind - 6/29/16

The CO of today's California puzzle beckons you:

Read My Mind: A Telepathic Puzzle Cache

Tomorrow we'll be in Belgium.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

NHL in OZ - 6/27/16

Today's puzzle landed in my inbox recently, and I agreed it would be a fun one to share with you.  One sport I never heard anything about growing up in the 1970's in Tennessee was ice hockey.   This was long before the NHL's southward expansion, and when I married a Minnesotan and first started getting exposed to it, I sort of assumed it took the place of NASCAR in the northern sports coverage.  When I noticed the location of this NHL geo-art series in Australia, I realized that the sport's popularity has indeed spread to the truly "deep south".   This particular entry is in honor of a team much closer to my home coordinates:

 NHL 🏆 New York Islanders

Tomorrow we'll ... 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fun with Math - 6/25/16

Today I'm traveling down to talk about puzzles at an event hosted by my friend CaptainMath.  In his honor it seemed appropriate to post this California puzzle, which involves some:

Fun With Digits + and -

Tomorrow we'll be in Australia.

Friday, June 24, 2016

1984 + 32 ... - 6/24/16

I love it when a puzzle teaches me something new, when a CO displays a lot of effort and skill in creating a puzzle, and when I have the opportunity to toss around ideas with someone else who is working on it at the same time.  My experience with today's Australian puzzle gets high marks in all three categories.  A 14-hour time difference doesn't lend itself to the most efficient collaboration, and the last time I consulted the source material was around the eponymous date itself, but I had a ton of fun sorting through the complexities of:

Gundah Ridge Library: 1984 + 7

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Graduation Day! - 6/23/16

I have a double-helping for you today, one from Tennessee and one of mine here New York (assuming it gets published in time).   I recently put together a little puzzle in honor of:

My Teenage Son

to celebrate his high school graduation:

The End Is Here ... But It's Just The Beginning!

Tomorrow we'll be in Australia.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Around the (Digital) World for 2000 Days! - 6/22/16

If my math is correct, today's Tennessee puzzle marks 2000 straight days of the Geocaching Puzzle of the Day! We've visited all 50 states and countries all over the world, and I've really enjoyed hearing from so many puzzlers out there.  Suggestions are always appreciated!  There are always new puzzles to try and interesting new places to visit in:

A Digital World

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A Cryptic Quilt - 6/21/16

I had said earlier this summer that I might try to make a quilt-based puzzle and/or a puzzle-based quilt.  I haven't done either one, but when I came across today's puzzle from Maine, which I've had in the solved pile for quite some time, I figured it would bring that thought back towards the front of my brain:

88 Piano Keys, Note C# (Cryptic Quilt)

Tomorrow we'll be in Tennessee.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Clockwise - 6/20/16

Today's puzzle takes us to Sweden.  For several months I've been looking forward to attending next weekend's Tri-State Treasures X down where PA, NY, and NJ all come together (aka "CaptainMathLand" around my house).  If you happen to be in that neck of the woods, there are a lot of fun geo-events planned all weekend long.  Although I've been down there many times, this is the first time I'm making it to their signature event, and I'm looking forward to seeing some old friends and making some new ones.  It's hard to believe we're more than half way through June already!  I don't know where the time goes, but I do know that it goes:


Tomorrow we'll be back in Tennessee.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

A Round of Father's Day Golf - 6/19/16

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!  I can't think of my own dad without thinking about golf.  I've told you before how much he has enjoyed playing, coaching, and watching the game over the years.  Today's puzzle is from the Golf geo-art series pictured below (which is located in Canada's province of New Brunswick).

I chose this one, in honor of one of the all-time greats:

 48 - Golf Series - Jack Nicklaus

and because I know that one year I gave my dad one of these as a gift:

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Down the Hatch! - 6/18/16

Today's puzzle takes us to Ohio.  While our dogs were romping around in her fenced in yard recently, my neighbor introduced me to my new favorite cocktail.  It must be a close relative of a pina colada, as it consisted of pineapple juice and coconut rum over ice.  Yum.:

Down the Hatch!  

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Father's Day.

Friday, June 17, 2016

My Little Briones - 6/17/16

Today's California puzzle is one I had fun testing pre-publication.  I'll look forward to seeing what's up next in the series after:

4 Down (My Little Briones #1)

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Slide into Position - 6/16/16

Today's Tennessee puzzle invites you to:

Slide into Position

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

StickLinks - 6/15/16

Today's puzzle takes us to Ohio.  I had fun solving this one with my niece and nephews as helpers.  They enjoyed it so much they proceeded to make their own versions for me and their brothers and sister. See if you get:

 Stuck on Tricky Conundrum StickLinks

Tomorrow we'll be back in Tennessee.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Thank goodness ... - 6/14/16

There's no doubt some puzzles can be really tough ... like pulling teeth, as the saying goes.  Others can be downright painful to solve.  Fortunately today's Tennessee puzzle is:

Easier than a Root Canal

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, June 13, 2016

Turncache - 6/13/16

Today's puzzle allows you to travel along with me to Tennessee, where I've been house-sitting for my sister and her husband.  Of course, along with the house are a fish, a dog, 3 cats, about 20 sheep and 5 children between the ages of 6 and 14, so there's a lot more activity than I'm used to at home.  In all honesty, the place runs like clockwork, so my main responsibility has been providing transportation.  The kids have always been interested in geocaching, and this puzzle is one that we worked on as a group and then went and made the find together:


Tomorrow I'll share another puzzle cache we found together.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Dogs Playing What? - 6/11/16

I chose today's puzzle in honor of my husband, who celebrated a birthday earlier this week.   He loves games of all kinds and I should have known we were in it for the long haul when the marriage survived his teaching me to play bridge when we were newlyweds.  He is a serious player, a life master capable of playing many complicated bidding systems.  I am merely a social player, which is generally good enough for the rare occasions I have a chance to play. I am decent at playing the hands, but since I never can keep straight the exact parameters for the particular responses in the one system I'm supposed to know, my bidding is more intuitive than it should be.  When I started looking for a bridge puzzle and came across this one, I just had to take a look since I'd never heard of:

Dogs Playing Bridge

Tomorrow we'll be in ....

Friday, June 10, 2016

Knotty, or Nice? - 6/10/16

Several things crossed my mind that I might say in posting today's California puzzle ... but they all made me blush.  I guess I'm just not the type to be comfortable talking about:

A Knotty Cache

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Thursday, June 9, 2016

If ... - 6/9/16

Today's Tennessee puzzle is one I came across while scouting for puzzles in the general vicinity of my old hometown.  It asks the well known question:

If a tree falls....

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tetrahedron - 6/8/16

Today's Ohio puzzle caught my eye because the title refers to a shape which I refer to in my Geology class.  I use a rather fragile little model I made using toothpicks and styrofoam balls to represent the shape of the Silica:


Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Argyle? - 6/7/16

Today's stylish Ohio puzzle caught my eye due to its:

Argyle Design

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio for another day.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Leisure World - 6/5/16

Today's California puzzle features a blast from the past.  Watch the video to see how they promoted this early retirement community:

Seal Beach Leisure World

Tomorrow we'll be in California for another day.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Name that Candy Bar - 6/4/16

Today's puzzle takes us to South Dakota.  My daughter was home from college this week and upon returning from the grocery store she presented me with a candy bar.  How sweet, I thought. :) Then I took a closer look  ... upon further research, I found that there are lots of ways you can:

Name That Candy Bar

From my Darling Daughter


Friday, June 3, 2016

Sharks! - 6/3/16

Today's Australian puzzle landed in my inbox recently, and the timing couldn't have been better, as I was just reading about a free massive open-enrollment course jointly offered by Cornell University and the University of Queensland entitled "Sharks! Global Biodiversity, Biology, and Conservation." 
The course is open for enrollment now, and officially begins on June 28th, during the Discovery Channel's annual "Shark Week." 

Our fascination with these prehistoric creatures seems limitless.  From "Jaws" to "Sharknado" the movies keep coming, and any story about shark bites spreads far and wide.  But who is really eating who?  In Australia a popular type of fish and chips prepared with a particular kind of shark known as:


I would add that there's one thing to remember about shark movies: Viewer discretion is advised.  If you're squeamish you may find yourself watching through your hands ... no matter who's at the top of the food chain.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, June 2, 2016

He was the one - 6/2/16

Today is my 26th wedding anniversary, so I'm feeling a bit nostalgic. This Ohio puzzle is shared in honor of every couple who has ever looked into each others' eyes and silently asked:

Are You The One? 

Tomorrow we'll be in Australia.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sum of Four 6/1/16

Today's New York puzzle simply requires you to get the:

Sum of Four

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio.