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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! - 10/31/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Nebraska.  It's Halloween again and I have no idea how many trick-or-treaters we'll get this year, but I don't expect there will be a lot.  A co-worker of mine has planned for 500 at her house!  I know we usually get under 20 and I end up having some treats left over, but I can't really remember the details of our:

Halloween Candy 2016

Monday, October 30, 2017

Curse of the Zombie Babe - 10/30/17

Today's puzzle finds us in California.  It's almost Halloween, so that seems like the perfect time for this:

re: Curse of the Zombie Babe

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Calling All Airlines - 10/29/17

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  It's almost the beginning of November, so if you're planning any holiday travel I'd recommend that you start:

Calling All Airlines

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Heat is On! - 10/28/17

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  I always know it's coming, and yet it often takes me by surprise:  that first day when it gets cold enough for the furnace to come on.  It might have been a little later than usual this year, but yesterday morning was quite cool and crisp and I heard it start right up, which is certainly a relief.  I worry that one of these years it's just going to stay off for good.  But for now, we're still:

Tomorrow we'll be in ...  

Friday, October 27, 2017

Safety Dance - 10/27/17

Today we travel to the U.K. for a cache based on a song I remember well.  Although there is a significant field component after the at-home portion, I just couldn't resist giving you the chance to have a listen to this particular:

Safety Dance

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Pink Floyd - 10/26/17

Today we travel to Nevada.  I can't say I know a lot about the band, but I had fun with the puzzle for:

Pink Floyd #12 - Remember Me

Tomorrow we'll be in the U.K.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Serbia - 10/25/17

I love it when I'm able to add a new country to the list of places we've traveled to here on the Geocaching Puzzle of the Day.  While I may never get the chance to visit, at least I now have:

A Postcard from Serbia

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Wilbur's Secret - 10/24/17

Today we travel to the UK where you'll have a chance to unravel:

Wilbur's Secret

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Organ - 10/23/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Canada for a puzzle featuring an instrument I have always enjoyed.  I just love listening, watching, and feeling the vibrations during the performance of a complex piece that gives the pipes (and the organist) a real workout.  While I took piano lessons for a number of years when I was growing up, I never got the chance to try playing:

The Organ

Tomorrow we'll be in the U.K.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Get your goat - 10/21/17

Today we travel to Nebraska for a puzzle.  I hope it doesn't:

Get your Goat

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, October 20, 2017

Insanity - 10/20/17

I cut it pretty close to the wire this time, but did manage to find this Calilfornia puzzle to share with you today.  I was thinking that this is:

 But then I happened to look back at yesterday's featured puzzle and spotteed this log which made my day.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

ScatterBummed - 10/19/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Tennessee.  I've been busier than I'd like these days, so I'm definitely feeling:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monkey - 10/17/17

Today we're back to Australia with a:


Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Monday, October 16, 2017

Cryptic Type Puzzle - 10/16/17

Today we travel to California.  I know The Rat is still writing crosswords, so I've been pestering him for a while now about when we'd see a new geocaching puzzle.  I was very happy to test out this one when it dropped in my inbox last week.  Get ready for a:


(This one published prematurely, briefly, on Friday ... sorry about that.  I haven't made that mistake in a while.)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Rabbit - 10/15/17

Today's Australian puzzle is part of a series that was recommended to me recently, and I expect to be sharing more of them with you soon.  Have some fun with:


Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Quadrant Bearings - 10/14/17

I was poking around looking at puzzles in the Albany area before an upcoming trip over that way when I spotted today's puzzle.  It taught me something new, so I thought I'd share it with you here:

Crossings Park Traverse

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, October 13, 2017

Make an Arrest - 10/13/17

Today we'll wrap up our series in Scotland.  If you've been playing along, you've been checking the clues, and identified a subject.  Now all that remains is the last step:

Checking For Clues: Make An Arrest

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Whodunit? - 10/12/17

We're getting to the end of this week's interlocking puzzle series in Scotland.  If you're playing along, you've been checking for clues, and taking stock of the evidence.  Are you ready to answer the question:

Checking For Clues: Whodunit?

Tomorrow we'll wrap up the series.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Bus Station - 10/11/17

We're mid-way through our week of interlocking puzzles in Scotland.  Today you'll need to consider:

Checking For Clues: Bus Station

Tomorrow, will you have a suspect?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Best Westing - 10/10/17

If you missed yesterday's post, you'll want to go back and check it out, as the featured cache explains the interlocking series of puzzles in Scotland that we'll be visiting all this week.  Now I've heard of both the "Best Western" and the "Westin" as lodging establishments, but this was a new one for me:

Checking for Clues: Best Westing Hotel

Tomorrow, another in the series.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Checking for Clues - 10/9/17

It's been a while since I featured a series with a creative use of geocheckers, so when this series from Scotland landed in my inbox recently, I knew it would be a fun one to share with you.  It's an interlocking series of 29 puzzles, so I think there's enough there to keep us busy all of this week.  Can you solve the murder mystery?  It all starts here:

Checking for Clues: Crime Scene

Tomorrow, the series continues.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

And the Winner is ... 10/8/17

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  This weekend I've been busy with my quilt guild's biennial quilt show.  It's a lot of work but I always enjoy seeing how creative my fellow quilters can be.  Many years ago (pre-geocaching) I was tickled to win a couple of viewer's choice ribbons, and I use one of those quilts as my geocaching avatar photo. (Is "avatar photo" a tautology?  I don't even know.)  Although I do have some quilts in this year's show, I know I'm not going to be bringing home any ribbons.  But that's OK:

May the best woman win!

(Editor's note:  While we have had some excellent male quilters in our guild in the past, all of the 200+ entries in this year's show were made by women.)

Tomorrow we'll be in Scotland.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Nobel Diplomas - 10/7/17

There was a bit of excitement around our house earlier this week when the Nobel Prize in Physics was announced.  We had been crossing our fingers that the detection of gravitational waves would be recognized, since my husband and his colleagues have been working closely with one of the honorees for the last 20 years.  In honor of the occasion, I enjoyed hunting down today's Texas puzzle and learning a little bit about:

The Nobel Diplomas

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, October 6, 2017

Landscaping Ungulates? - 10/6/17

In the entry in the Utah corn-art-from above series our hero finally turns to some:

Professional Landscaping Ungulates

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Acme - 10/5/17

Today's entry in the corn-art-from above series from Utah is named for that old Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote favorite company:


Tomorrow, the final entry in the series.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Reclusive Ox Crop Art - 10/4/17

Today's Utah puzzle will have you consider corn crop art courtesy of:

Reclusive Ox

Tomorrow we'll have another in the series.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Amaizing - 10/3/17

Today we're back in Utah for another corn-art-from-above puzzle.  See below for a pretty cool corn-art example I found from last year in Illinois.  It's amazing what you can do with:


Tomorrow, another in the series.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Cornway - 10/2/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Utah, for the first in a series which was recommended to me last week ... and what a timely one it is.  Over the weekend I mentioned that New York in the Fall means apples and pumpkins, and all this week we'll be visiting this series of puzzles that feature a CO's attempts to carve coordinates into a corn field.  Corn art-from-above is a big thing around here (see a nearby one from 2012, below), so I got a big kick out of these puzzles.  Let's start things off with:


Tomorrow we'll visit another in the series.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pumpkin Papers - 10/1/17

It's Fall in the Finger Lakes, which definitely means the pumpkins are popping up all over.  Today's puzzle takes us up the road a couple hours for an intriguing bit of history with a connection to Rochester's Eastman Kodak Company:

Spycraft: The Pumpkin Papers

Tomorrow we'll head to Scotland.