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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jigsaw Sudoku - 5/31/17

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  Some of the most popular puzzle types are jigsaw puzzles and sudoku puzzles.  So why not a puzzle that combines both?  For an even bigger challenge (at least for me) the CO could have made us put together the pieces ourselves in this:

Jigsaw Sudoku

Tomorrow we'll be in Canada.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Strange Diet - 5/30/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Colorado.  Now, I know there are some pretty bizarre diets out there, but no matter how successful it claimed to be I don't think I would ever try a:

Diet of Worms

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day - 5/29/17

It's the unofficial start of summer, so we head to Indiana for a:

Memorial Day Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Calling all Junior Sleuths - 5/28/17

Today's Australian puzzle is part of  a "Geocache Puzzle series for Junior Sleuths."  I know I first got interested in mysteries and puzzles as a kid, and this puzzle could be a fun one to try out with any junior sleuths in your life:

The Black Hand Gang - The Treasure in Breezy Lake

Tomorrow we'll observe Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Which Quincy? - 5/27/17

The title of today's Maryland puzzle caught my eye, and I speculated about the theme before checking it out.  Would the "Quincy" in question be Jack Klugman's  intrepid medical examiner, Jason's loveable iguana, or something else?  Find out for yourself in:

Let Her Free Quincy

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, May 26, 2017

Gödel, Escher, Bach - 5/26/17

I know that I first looked at today's Maryland puzzle several years ago, but  I can't remember if I stumbled across it due to my interest in all things Escher, or whether someone recommended it to me.  I would be willing to bet it was a recommendation, as I thoroughly enjoyed sorting it out earlier this week.  I may even have to get myself a copy of:

Gödel, Escher, Bach

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

In Tribute to DNA - 5/25/17

Today's puzzle, which takes us to Paris, seemed like the perfect one for a day on which a lot of people are celebrating DNA:

La réponse de la vie

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Minnesota Bound - 5/24/17

I'll be making a quick visit to the Twin Cities soon, and have been having a blast going back through all the puzzles I've done there and creating a list of potential targets I'd like to attempt to find.  The list is way longer than I'll have time for, but spotted an event that's taking place so if I'm lucky I might even be able to meet a CO or two while I'm there.  In the process of revisiting those great puzzles I came across several that I had been meaning to go back to, but had forgotten about, including this one:

Free Checking

Tomorrow we'll be in France.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sudokube - 5/23/17

When I saw today's puzzle I knew I'd want to feature it.  Not only have I never featured a puzzle from Indonesia before, but I liked the puzzle set up as well.  If I had done one like it before, it's been a long time.  Sharpen your pencils and have some fun with:

IvoRen in Lovina

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cold Case - 5/22/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Virginia, where maybe you can help solve this:

FBI Cold Case

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Can You Follow Directions? - 5/21/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Delaware.  I've read several articles recently that indicate that the use of GPS's is actually hurting our sense of direction and lessening our ability to navigate anywhere without them.  What do you think?  Obviously geocachers rely on our GPS's a lot:

Tomorrow we'll be in Virginia.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

"Learning to Love Puzzle Caches" - 5/20/17

Today's New Zealand puzzle is from a series called "Learning to Love Puzzle Caches."  What a great title, and there's a nifty graphic to go with it.  Have some fun with:

LTL Puzzle Caches: In the light... (Waikato)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, May 19, 2017

Around About - 5/19/17

Today's Minnesota puzzle is one that was recommended to me a while back and I never got around to featuring it.  It's:

Around About the Country

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Just say Moo - 5/18/17

After a long day yesterday it was great fun to see this puzzle from Great-Britain that had landed in my in-box.  If you've been following this blog for a while, you'll remember that I have a soft spot in my heart for cows. My Christmas present a couple years back was a not-quite life-sized stuffed one.
While I have other cow-related things (including a pair of slippers with cow-heads on them and a clock given me by a professor who's a dairy specialist in Cornell's Ag school) that giant stuffed one is definitely my:

P.S. be sure you have the sound turned up.  Moo.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Sum"thing different - 5/17/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Pennsylvania.  I've said it before, but I continue to be amazed by all the variations on this puzzle type that I come across.  If you're like me then this will be:

Sumoku No. 1

If you missed yesterday's puzzle do to the incorrect link, here is the correct one.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pizza Party - 5/16/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Texas.  When both my kids are home it's a pretty good bet we'll be ordering pizza at some point.  It's one of the few take-out things we do, since we can all get ours just the way we like it.  Over the years each of us has had different requirements regarding sauce/no sauce/BBQ sauce, some meat/lots of meat/no meat, cheese-stuffed/cheese/extra cheese/no cheese, etc.  Since we can order online I often just pull up the last order and go from there.  My daughter was home recently and agreed to repeat her previous order of no cheese, pinapple & green peppers with BBQ sauce, except this time she didn't want any green peppers, and she didn't want the BBQ sauce.  I dutifully placed the order and returned home with a pizza that was just pineapple on a bare crust.  It turns out when you delete the BBQ sauce option you have to manually add back in the tomato sauce option ... which had never even crossed my mind.  It's a good thing they were on sale for half-price ... I ordered another one so we could commence with the:

Pizza Party  (link fixed!)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, May 15, 2017

Vapor Trail - 5/15/17

Since we finished off the last work week with a puzzle that faded to black, I thought perhaps this California puzzle might be a nice companion to start off this week.  It ends in a:

Vapor Trail

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day - 5/14/17

Today we have a Delaware puzzle chosen in honor of all of those who mother us:

Happy Mother's Day

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Celestial - 5/13/17

Today we travel to Australia for a puzzle that is rather:


Tomorrow we'll celebrate Mothers' Day

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fade to Black - 5/12/17

Today's California puzzle is one I enjoyed working on as a tester for the CO.  Since its publication almost coincided with my last day of classes this week, I thought it would be a perfect one to share with you today.  After all, since all I have left is giving exams and getting grades turned in, this academic year is about ready to:

Fade to Black

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Thursday, May 11, 2017

What lies beneath - 5/11/17

Today we travel to Oklahoma, where you'll have to discover:

What Lies Beneath

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

2048 - 5/10/17

Today's puzzle from the UK landed in my inbox recently, and I thought it might be a good one to share with you.  See what you can do with:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Su|do|ku - 5/9/17

Today's California puzzle provides an interesting twist on a familiar theme:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, May 8, 2017

Dogs of the World - 5/8/17

I'm always looking for recommendations, and this one I received recently really made me grin.  I even have an in-theme jigsaw puzzle my kids gave me a while back:

Have some fun with today's puzzle from France:

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Too many notes? - 5/7/17

Today's puzzle takes us to California and was chosen in honor of a performance I'm participating in today.  We'll be doing Mozart's last complete mass, Mass in C major, K. 337 "Solemnis."  While I can't agree with Emperor Joseph's complaint that there are "too many notes," I do wish that there were slightly fewer high "G"s in my own part.  See if you can solve the mystery of:

Mozart's Missing Chords

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Seis de Mayo - 5/6/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Canada's Ontario province.  I heard from someone yesterday who was surprised that I hadn't featured a puzzle with a Cinco de Mayo theme, as I have several times in the past.  Since I always aim to please here at GPOTD, I decided not to wait a whole year before rectifying that.  Even though it's a day late:

Let's Celebrate - Cinco de Mayo

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Broken Ear - 5/5/17

Today we travel to France for a puzzle I first looked at years ago.  It's part of a series based on the "Tintin" comic books.  This one's title translates as "The Broken Ear":

L'Oreille Cassée

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Far, Far, Away 5/4/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Australia.  I was recently talking with a colleague who was bemoaning the fact that some of her students had told her they skipped class one day last month due to it being 4/20.  Upon my blank stare she explained the meaning and I told her that my thing was more:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Baseball is Back - 5/3/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Michigan.  Sometime when I wasn't looking baseball season started up again.  The teams play so many games that things can change a lot from the beginning of the season to the end.  Teams that start out hot can trail badly by the all-star break, and a player who starts off with a bang could get in a slump and quickly find himself back in:

The Reserves (AKA Riding the pine)

Tomorrow we'll be in Australia.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Think Global - 5/2/17

For today's puzzle we travel to New Zealand, but you won't have time to get comfortable there.  This puzzle (which inspired me to add a bonus puzzle cache to my recent "Game of Thrones" series) will have you going back and forth across the globe.  Have some fun with:

FMZ250 - A Global Puzzle II (Auckland)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, May 1, 2017

Revenge of the Nerds - 5/1/17

I was looking at a puzzle on the other side of the word from today's California puzzle when I saw a note which referenced it.  I took a look and was hooked:

Revenge of the Nerds

Tomorrow we'll be in ...