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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

Cache Cow Week Revisited, Monday - 7/30/18

About this time last year I featured a week's worth of puzzles from the United Kingdom from a fun series that forms a geo-art cow:

Along with the puzzles you'll find a wealth of information about many, many different breeds of cows, and "cow facts" that could themselves make quite an entertaining puzzle.  I thought it would be fun this week to return to some of the ones we haven't visited yet.  Let's kick things off with:

Tomorrow, another in the series.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Hole Numbers - 7/29/18

Today's puzzle takes us to Minnesota.  Last weekend I happened to catch the end of the British Open golf tournament (well, they call it just "The Open") and it's gotten me thinking about maybe writing a golf-themed puzzle involving:

Hole Numbers

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Hello American Pickers - 7/28/18

I recently saw on Facebook that one of my geocaching friends had paid a visit to LeClaire, Iowa and the Antique Archaeology store of TV's "American Pickers."  I have enjoyed this show for a long time and happen to have watched a lot of episodes recently.  I always find it fascinating what interesting stuff they find, and how much enjoyment they bring to the people they are working with.  I never fail to keep my eye open for their distinctive van when I'm out on the highway.  Who knows, maybe someday our paths will cross.  I'm guessing maybe the CO of today's North Carolina cache is also a fan:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, July 27, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us? - 7/26/18

My apologies to those of you who may have already seen this recent California puzzle.  I found it quite educational.  Have you ever asked yourself:

What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Here We Go Again - 7/25/18

Last night a friend and I went to see the "Mamma Mia" movie sequel.  It wasn't the movie I would have made, but there were some parts I enjoyed a lot, and if nothing else it gave me the excuse to rewatch the original. It's one of my favorite movies, if just for the sheer joy and silliness of it.    It's hard to believe 10 years have passed since it came out. I first heard of the play back in about 2000 when I received tickets to it as part of an overnight trip to Toronto that I won in a raffle.  My husband had grown up listening to his mom play ABBA, and he and I were both surprised how much we enjoyed the play.  Today's puzzle takes us to Washington State for:

N degrees of ABBA

P.S. You might have heard about one of the Mamma Mia challenges going around.  Geocachers have had their own for quite a while ... for example ABBA: The Challenge.  If I ever get to Saskatchewan, at least I know I qualify.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Encoded Location - 7/24/18

You'll have to solve today's California puzzle to determine the:

Encoded Location

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Monday, July 23, 2018

Anyone for Tennis? - 7/23/18

Today's timely puzzle takes us to England, home of the recent Wimbledon tournament:

Anyone for Tennis?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, July 22, 2018

November Alpha Tango Oscar - 7/22/18

Remember those Law and Order episodes they called "Ripped from the Headlines"?  That might apply to today's English puzzle:

November Alpha Tango Oscar

Tomorrow we'll be in England for another day.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Wow! - 7/21/18

Today's puzzle from England certainly has:

The Wow factor!

Tomorrow we'll be in England for another day.

Friday, July 20, 2018

All Over the Map - 7/20/18

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  Back when I had a lengthy queue of puzzles all ready to post two or three weeks in advance, I tried to line up the hardest ones for Fridays.  Lately, though, I'm lucky to keep a day or two ahead of myself and it seems that the Friday difficulty levels are:

All Over The Map

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Anti-knight - 7/19/18

Today's puzzle takes us to China, for a sudoku variant I fist encountered in this Ohio puzzle.  I had been part of the epic group solve and logged the cache back before I featured it about a month ago, but it's taken me ever since to get through the whole thing from start to finish on my own.  I feel like I've graduated from sudoku boot camp.  What a work out.  The instructions for this puzzle lose a little in translation, but a succinct explanation of this variant is that all squares at a chess knight move from each other must hold different numbers:

2#I love Sudoku-S2

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - 7/18/18

Today we travel to Georgia for another puzzle that landed in my in-box this past weekend:

Can't Take My Eyes Off of You II

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Titles - 7/17/18

Today's California puzzle is one that dropped into my in-box over the weekend.  I love getting suggestions from fellow puzzlers (hint, hint). I'm always looking for things that will grab people's interest and provide some fun.  Suggestions can be timely, quirky, interesting, educational, or unique in some other way, and of any difficulty level.  And you know I always love ones with catchy:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, July 16, 2018

Delta Dawn - 7/16/18

Let's kick of the day with a California puzzle I tested pre-publication last week.  Apologies in advance for any earworms introduced by:

Delta Dawn

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, July 15, 2018

War Games - 7/15/18

This California puzzle introduced me to some war games I'd never heard of before.  One, two, three, four, I declare a:

Pythagorean Theorem War

Tomorrow we'll be in California for another day.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Russian Hidden Creatures - 7/14/18

Today we travel to Rhode Island for a timely puzzle involving some:

Russian Hidden Creatures

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, July 13, 2018

LZW - 7/13/18

The other day I happened across this California puzzle by a CO whose work I have enjoyed before, and since I was worn out from three days of non-stop cleaning, I took advantage of a quiet Sunday afternoon to puzzle through:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hidden Creatures - 7/12/18

Today's puzzle takes us to New Jersey.  Even though I haven't done much caching lately, I've managed to score the first six in this summer's geocaching.com summer promotion.  I always try to participate on some level, although I think I've enjoyed the ones that encourage you to find different types of caches more than the ones that encourage a high volume or a streak.  I don't foresee a lot of caching in the next couple of weeks, so I doubt I'll get all of the:

Hidden Creatures Features

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Bananas - 7/11/18

Today's California puzzle feels like a good one for today ... lots going on and it's difficult to keep from going:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Number Theory - 7/10/18

Today's Washington state puzzle is all about the numbers!  I hope you'll take a shot at this interesting exercise in:

Number Theory: A Math Puzzle That Uses No Math

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, July 9, 2018

Are you ready for some futbol? - 7/9/18

I hardly ever watch soccer, but every four years I can rustle up some interest in the world cup.  Today's cache takes us to California:

Are you ready for some (world) football?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Big A's Cache - 7/8/18

Today we travel to Pennsylvania for:

Big A's Cache

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Astria Porta - 7/7/18

Today we travel to the UK for a puzzle involving:

Astria Porta

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, July 6, 2018

Blank - 7/6/18

Today's puzzle finds us in central New York. Our bathroom remodel finally started today, so there was lots of banging and pounding going on, with much more to come. Not the best puzzling conditions, for sure. It's hard to concentrate, and how can I sort anything out if my mind is a:


Tomorrow we'll  ...

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Logos - 7/5/18

Today's puzzle from Spain is one that I worked on with friends recently.  Since I do most of my puzzling alone, it's always fun to participate in a group effort.  Try your luck with these:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July! - 7/4/18

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  Here in the U.S. it's Independence Day, so a lot of folks will be flying and waving:

Old Glory

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Banned! - 7/3/18

This California puzzle had me grinning:

BANNED Technique! Catapult 4.0

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Independence day in California.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Heatwave - 7/2/18

When I started looking for a puzzle to post today, they were predicting that we'd be in the midst of  a period of excessive heat unseen around here since 2011.  It didn't take too long for me to come across this puzzle from Memphis, TN.  And since I went to college there way back in the day, I can tell you that they do indeed know a thing or two about a:


Tomorrow we'll ... 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Knights Who ... - 7/1/18

Today we travel to Canada's Ontario province.  What can I say, I had to laugh at:

Tomorrow we'll ...