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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Don't Diet - 9/30/17

 Apparently May 6 is the official day with the designation in today's California puzzle, but with it being Apple Festival weekend and some hot apple pie and vanilla ice cream with my name on it I'm calling today:

Don't Diet Day

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 29, 2017

Crossword Games - 9/29/17

Today's puzzle takes us to New Jersey for some fun:

Games - Crossword

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Crakes, Coots, & Gallinules - 9/27/17

Today's California puzzle dropped into my in-box this week.  Not being familiar with the words I enjoyed learned something about:

Crakes, Coots, & Gallinules

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monkeying Around - 9/26/17

Last week I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Mr. LANMonkey, when he filled in for one of the GeoGearheads on a podcast I participated in (it was a non-puzzle-related show on the theme of GPSr's vs. smart-phones).  He is from the greater Vancouver area, home to a number of fun puzzles I have shared here before.  Today's puzzle is one from Mrs. LANMonkey's first puzzle series entitled "We're All Connected":


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 25, 2017

Cayuga Sound - 9/25/17

Today's puzzle is from right here in central NY, where we had quite a bit of musical excitement over the weekend.  Paul McCartney gave a concert up in Syracuse and right here in Ithaca there was a big festival called "Cayuga Sound."  I didn't attend but could hear a lot of the music and the sound from the fireworks drifting up the hill from the park down beside the lake.  I had forgotten about the festival after the big announcement last spring, but it was all orchestrated by the Ithaca band "X Ambassadors" and featured a great performance by the:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Plouffe! - 9/24/17

I hope you'll indulge me for sharing one of my own puzzles with you today.  I was looking around for something to post and then:

Plouffe, There It Is!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 23, 2017

I What? - 9/23/17

The title of today's puzzle from Canada's Ontario province caught my eye, but I was misreading it at first.  I liked it better when I read it correctly:

What? I Quilt!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 22, 2017

It's a hit! - 9/22/17

Today's featured puzzle is from Australia, and:

It's a hit!

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pirate Booty - 9/20/17

Somehow I always manage to hear about "Talk Like a Pirate Day" on the actual day, rather than the day before, so once again I missed the opportunity to share a thematic puzzle yesterday.  That means I'm a day late, but you can still enjoy today's Massachusetts puzzle and the:

Tomorrow we'll be in Oregon.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ehrengedächtnis - 9/19/17

Today's North Carolina puzzle landed in my in-box recently.   See how you do with:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Cloudy - 9/17/17

Today we travel to California for a puzzle with some:

Cloudy Coordinates

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Cryptic Crocus - 9/16/17

Today's puzzle from Italy was another that I found when asking myself if I could find a puzzle with a particular theme: the crocus.  Before moving into this house 12 years ago, I only knew the crocus as one of the first-blooming flowers of spring.  When I saw some blooming outside our front door in mid-September, I had to laugh and shake my head at what I thought were some very confused little blossoms.  Now I have to laugh and shake my head at myself ... every year when these little guys pop up, they surprise me again.  You'd think at some point I would remember and start to watch for them when the days start getting shorter, the nights and mornings take on a chill, and the leaves begin turning to their autumn reds and golds.  But I saw one this morning, and it had caught me off guard again:

Il Crocus criptico

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 15, 2017

δίσκος - 9/15/17

Today's puzzle from Finland landed in my in-box a while back and I enjoyed sorting it out.  Try your luck with:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Puzzle Me This - 9/13/17

Another day, another puzzle.  Today we travel to Connecticut and:

Puzzle Me This

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Rest of the Story - 9/12/17

I think I was traveling this summer when the story of a Canadian geocacher attacked by a grizzly bear was in the news, but someone sent me a puzzle cache by the cacher in question which tells the story in full:

Grizzly Free Zone

Note:  Click here to see where it all started, and here for an epilogue.  It's great to see how well he's doing and how much support he has received from the geocaching community.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Capdude's 1000th - 9/11/17

I love it when cachers honor each others' milestones with puzzles, such as this one from California:

Capdude's 1000th

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Droughtlander no more! - 9/10/17

Today's puzzle takes us to New Zealand, and I chose it in honor of tonight's season premiere of "Outlander."  I only got interested in the books and TV show about a year and a half ago, but I've become a big fan.  I think I was confusing them with the "Highlander" films for a long time, so I'm glad I finally figured out the distinction.  My first exposure was actually about the first 45 minutes of the Season 2 premiere ... that was enough to get me hooked wanting to know more of:

A Sassenach Story

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Too Much Cable TV - 9/9/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Georgia, and is yet another example of a cache I found simply by wondering, "I wonder if there's a puzzle cache about ---."  I've found that my under the breath mutterings and out loud exclamations have definitely been affected over the last few years by the amount of cable TV I've been watching. I'm starting to worry about bursting out with the wrong words at the wrong time, so I've been seriously considering breaking out:

The Cursing Jar

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 8, 2017

He's Back ... - 9/8/17

Over the years the San Francisco Bay area has been treated to periodic collaborative "ACTIVITIES" created by the mysterious Venona.  After several years of silence, he has now risen like a:

This link will help you understand the collaborative nature of the ACTIVITIES.  I wasn't able to participate in any of these in real time the last time around, so I'm enjoying them so far ... looking forward to the next one.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Waiting Game - 9/6/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Canada's province of British Columbia.  I suspect anyone who's been following the blog for long has picked up on the fact that I'm a huge fan of Game of Thrones.  Now that season 7 of the TV show is complete (my verdict:  good, but not great - and why so rushed??) and we have no idea when the next book will be released, we're reduced to playing:

The Waiting Game

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Fridge - 9/5/17

Today's puzzle takes us to New Zealand, and I solved it while waiting at home for a plumber and a delivery.  Recently I finally conceded that it was time to get a new refrigerator, but if we were getting one I wanted to go ahead and get the plumbing done so we could have ice and water through the door.  Simple things like that amuse me a great deal, so I expect I'm really going to enjoy:

The Fridge (Wellington)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor/Labour - 9/4/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Canada.  Today marks Labor/Labour Day in the U.S. and Canada and the unofficial end of summer.  The days are getting shorter, a few early leaves are already starting to turn, and I'll feel weird wearing white shoes any more.  I was worried I was going to have to recycle a puzzle I had posted previously in honor of the day, but then I remembered to try searching for it under the British spelling.  No matter how you spell it:

Let's Celebrate - Labour Day

Tomorrow we'll be in New Zealand.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

"Bye Bye" from fastflyer - 9/3/17

Today we have (for now) the last of the southern California puzzles chosen for us this week by fastflyer.  I really appreciate all his great suggestions, and hope other folks may be inspired to help me highlight their regions by sending me a week's worth of puzzles they have enjoyed.  Here's what he had to say about this one:

"Once again I am featuring a puzzle cache by more of my Southern California geocaching friends - cindy&randy. Be prepared to turn up the heat in order to cook up the solution to this:"

American Pie

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 2, 2017

What's Cooking? - 9/2/17

We're almost to the end of our week of southern California puzzles chosen by fastflyer.  Here's what he had to say today:
"Today's puzzle comes from puzzle master CLRL, who has created many fine geocaching puzzles, generally is the area of Palos Verdes, CA. It's always nice to learn something new when solving a puzzle and I certainly did when a sat down to a delicious serving of:"

Hash Browns

Editor's note:  I came across this CO's puzzles years ago and I think this is the 4th one of them that's been featured here.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Dragonfly Scroll - 9/1/17

It's the Friday edition for Geocaching Puzzle of the Day, which often means something nice and juicy for you to dig your teeth into. Guest puzzle-picker fastflyer has definitely come through for us.  Here is what he writes about today's puzzle:

"Can You Crack the Secret?
"Today's selection was created by snapplez. He was among the earliest pioneers in this game and only created a few geocachers, designating each as "a snappelz geocaching adventure". But his geocaches are a very clear case of quality over quantity, and are among the finest creations that the game has to offer. This puzzle is easily the most difficult one in this week's series but, if you dare to, prepare yourself to try and penetrate through the layers of:"

the dragonfly scroll

Editor's note ... I have to put a disclaimer on this one as I haven't had time to go through it yet.  I've enjoyed all of fastflyer's other suggestions, though, so I'm confident this one will not disappoint.

Tomorrow, another of his suggestions.