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Sunday, September 30, 2018

What am I doing? - 9/30/18

Today's puzzle takes us to Texas.  Over the years I have come to feel that puzzle solving can be like many other activities in that you can find yourself in streaks, both good and bad. Sometimes there is a period of a few days where I am just on fire, and the solves are dropping right and left.  The trick is to enjoy those times, and feel confident that you'll get back there when you're in the midst of a bad streak, you know, the times when you feel like:

I don't even know what I'm doing anymore...

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Where in the World? - 9/29/18

I've worked through some of this little Pennsylvania series recently, and this one taught me something new.  Can you figure out:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 28, 2018

Traveling with L - 9/28/18

This central New York puzzle cache is one I'm hoping to be able to grab today.  Over the years I've come to enjoy visiting locations vicariously through my geocaching friends, many of whom travel a lot more than I do.  Today we'll be:

Traveling with L

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Carolina On My Mind -9/27/18

Today's recent central New York puzzle is certainly an appropriate one to feature right now.  With flooding still continuing and the staggering amount of clean-up that will be required when the waters finally do recede, I've had definitely had both North & South:

Carolina on my Mind

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Who Said That? - 9/26/18

I recently came across this quote in a non-geocaching "word fall" puzzle (also known as "word drop, " "quotefall", etc.), which I thought was pretty deep:  "If Tetris has taught me anything, it's that errors pile up and accomplishments disappear."  When I looked into it, I wasn't able to find a definite attribution to a specific author.   For today's Australian puzzle, you'll have the chance to try a "word fall" of your own, and then figure out:

Who Said That? # 1

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Gryptics - 9/25/18

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  I recently came across a variety of crossword that I didn't remember seeing before, so I knew I'd have to do a post about:

Gryptics - a puzzle cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 24, 2018

Mice to Eat You! - 9/24/18

The title of today's Texas puzzle might make you think you're getting into some kind of horror movie, but actually it's just a spoonerism.  I happened across this theme while searching out "spoon" related puzzles, as I referred to over the weekend.  I found this one to be a fun twist (and a few turns, as you'll see):

Mice To Eat You, aka Wordplay Maze

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Mahlzeit - 9/23/18

Puzzling in languages other than your own can sometimes be difficult, but I was glad I tried out this one from Germany, which I came across in my searches on the theme of "spoons," which I was talking about yesterday.  This puzzle taught me something unexpected, which is always a real treat.  See what you can make of this:


Tomorrow we'll be in Texas.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Spoon Collecting - 9/22/18

I found this puzzle after searching a bit on the theme of spoons.  I'm sure I've never purchased a souvenir spoon of my own, but I recently brought home my mother's collection of them from some of her  travels many years ago.  With today's puzzle we can travel ourselves to the U.K. for some:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 21, 2018

Can't See the Rabbits for the Trees - 9/21/18

Today's French puzzle really had me going in circles before I managed to figure out what to do with all of those "rabbits."  I kept finding myself checking my work saying "rabbit, rabbit, rabbit ..." and it's nowhere near the first of the month yet.  I only learned about that superstition recently, but I'll have to try saying it first thing in the morning on October 1st and see if it brings me any good luck.
I hope you'll be able to figure out how to work it so you can't see the rabbits for the trees in:

27 - Grilles Logiques : facile

Tomorrow we'll be in ... 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Get Your Kicks - 9/20/18

The choice of today's California cache was prompted by recent events.  I'm not one to kick someone when they're down, so I won't mention any names here, but I couldn't help but have an LOL moment (literally) when reading a coach's reply to a reporter's question about the thought process behind releasing their field goal kicker: "Did you see the game?"  Ouch!  And in case you're wondering, yes, I saw the game.  I hope both the players released this week will find future success somewhere else, and if you happen to be a football fan, that (as long as your team isn't playing against mine) you always:

Get Your Kicks

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Salty Dog - 9/19/18

Today's puzzle finds us in Rhode Island.  Somehow I always seem to miss "Talk like a Pirate Day," so I was determined not to do that again this year. See what you can get out of this:

Salty Dog

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ooo, Shiny! - 9/18/18

Today's puzzle takes us to Canada's Ontario province.  The name says it all:

Ooo, Shiny!

Tomorrow we'll be in Rhode Island.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Black Panther - 9/17/18

Today's puzzle was chosen in honor of the movie I finally got around to watching the other night.  The surprising thing to me was that the cache I tracked down is in Finland.  I guess last year folks in a lot of places around the world were all watching the:

Black Panther

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Head Cold - 9/16/18

Today's puzzle takes us to Massachusetts.  I have been struck with a nasty head cold this weekend, so it has not made for the most effective puzzling.  I am hoping that I bounce back quickly, because all I want to do right now is sit around and binge watch Netflix while drinking hot tea with lots of:

Sugar & Spice

Tomorrow we'll be in Finland.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Dirty, Rotten Puzzle - 9/15/18

Today we head to Nevada for a puzzle from a series I first featured way back in 2012. This one is:

Puzzle Me This #04: Dirty, Rotten Puzzle!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 14, 2018

Atypical - 9/14/18

Today's California puzzle is another one that I looked at, played with a little bit, and then set aside for another day.  I found it quite an interesting mindbender.  Watch out ... it's:

Not your typical KenKen puzzle cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Eraser - 9/13/18

I spotted today's Virginia puzzle and it made me grin.  I had never heard of:

The Eraser who tried to rub out Batman

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Not just geeky ... - 9/12/18

Today's puzzle takes us to Massachusetts.  I'm sure that if my students don't think I'm geeky enough already, my choice of wording the other day sealed the deal.  During an exercise in map reading I talked about how the "prime meridian" was just  chosen arbitrarily as the "first" meridian, and I said, "You know, like the prime minister, or the prime directive."  Wonder what example I would have chosen:

Before the Prime Directive

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A Day to Remember - 9/11/18

Today's puzzle takes us to New York City, where you'll have the chance to learn something about the:

World Trade Center 9/11 Survivor's Fountain

Tomorrow we'll be in Massachusetts

Monday, September 10, 2018

Animal Crackers - 9/10/18

Today's puzzle takes us to Minnesota.  You just never know when a memory is going to instantly transport you back to childhood.  I had that happen the other day, triggered by a dish of animal crackers put out on the table to help get us through a long meeting.  One taste and I was back to being about 3 years old, at the grocery store with my grandmother and receiving some of these as a treat.  I even remember the little string that was attached so you could carry the:

Cracker Box ♻️

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Are You Ready for Some Football? - 9/9/18

Today's puzzle takes us to Rhode Island.  The pre-season is over.  The players have been shuffled during the off-season, the slate has been wiped clean from last year, and everyone is ready for kickoff.  Will this finally be the year when it all comes together for our team?  It's always a big day at our house each year as we get ready to watch that first:

Football Game

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Cache Name Is Not a Hint - 9/8/18

Today's puzzle takes us to California, where I can assure you that the:

Cache Name Is Not A Hint

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 7, 2018

Snookered - 9/7/18

Today's highly recommended Massachusetts puzzle landed in my in-box a while back with a note from the sender that they "thought" it could be solved without writing a computer program.  Well, I made a real mess of it on my first few attempts, and then set it aside for a few weeks before giving it another shot.  I was really pleased when it all came together and I knew I hadn't been:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Keep Cool - 9/6/18

Today's puzzle takes us to Florida.  I think maybe the heat is getting to everyone around here, and people have been a little on edge. Everyone just needs to cool off.  So please, keep calm and:

Don't Cuss At Me For This One

Tomorrow we'll be in Massachusetts

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Arrows, with a twist - 9/5/18

I featured a couple of puzzles last week that involved some arrows.  Today's French puzzle (another in the engrossing series we've visited several times already) features arrows in a different kind of logic puzzle:

34 - Grilles Logiques : moyen

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Dog Days of Summer? - 9/4/18

Today's puzzle takes us to Rhode Island.  We're supposed to be past  the dog days of summer, but you wouldn't know it around here lately since it's been super hot and muggy.  Seems like a good time for a:

Canine Decoder

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 3, 2018

Happy Labor Day! - 9/3/18

Today's California puzzle was chosen just for today:

Labor Day 9652

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 2, 2018

A bunch of numbers - 9/2/18

Today's puzzle takes us to California, where all you've got to work with is:

A bunch of numbers

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Labor Day in California.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

What to do? - 9/1/18

Today's puzzle finds us in Florida.  Will you know:

Tomorrow we'll ...