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Monday, December 31, 2018

Ringing in the New Year - 12/31/18

Well, it's New Year's Eve again, and today's puzzle takes us to Minnesota where instead of "ringing" they'll be:

Mailing in the New Year

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Confidential - 12/30/18

Today's puzzle takes us to Ireland.  I can't say much more than that.  It's:


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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Brainiac - 12/29/18

Today's puzzle is one that I thought I had featured earlier in the year, but in going through and doing the bookmark list I caught that the link actually went to a different puzzle.  So, I figured I should rectify that and give it an official posting here today.  The puzzle takes us to Oregon, and you needn't worry that you have to be a:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 28, 2018

Nailed it! - 12/28/18

Apologies for the delayed post ... today's puzzle takes us to Minnesota.  Hope it won't be too long before you've:

Nailed It !!!

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

7 Point Star - 12/27/18

Today's California puzzle reminded me of a snowflake, even though instead of having six sides it's actually a:

7 Point Star

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Puzzling My Way Through the Year - 12/26/18

With just a few days left in 2018, I'm almost done puzzling my way through another year.  Today's California puzzle is part of a series that feels just right for the occasion:

Puzzling my way through the year #4 -Click & Clack

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas - 12/25/18

With today's puzzle from France I wish you and yours a very:

Merry Christmas....

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Time is Here - 12/24/18

Today we head to Colorado and a puzzle by a very talented CO that I have at least a couple of things in common with.  I know you'll enjoy his rendition of:

Christmas Time is Here

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

You do! - 12/23/18

Today we head to Australia for the first in a series of puzzle caches that I'd like to pass along to the next student that asks me:

Who needs Algebra? # 1

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

A Hippopotamus? - 12/22/18

Today we travel to Canada's Ontario province for a puzzle based on a Christmas classic:

Christmas Tree: I want a Hippopotamus for Xmas!

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Colorado Christmas - 12/21/18

Today we travel back to Colorado for a double feature from a CO who obviously enjoys a good Christmas-themed puzzle.  Over the years I have really enjoyed his work.   There are puzzles that look like Christmas ones that are Christmas ones, ones that look like Christmas ones that aren't, and ones that don't necessarily look like they have a Christmas theme, but they do (and of course many non-holiday ones as well).  Try your luck with these two ... a brand new one:

Christmas Wordsearch

and this one I first featured way back in 2012:  Christmas Words

Tomorrow we'll ...


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas on Suzac Beach - 12/20/18

Apologies for the delayed posting today.  Let's head to France where they're getting ready to spend:

Christmas on Suzac Beach

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Three Wise Men? - 12/19/18

Today we travel to Colorado for a puzzle about:

Three Wise Guys

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Fruppreciation - 12/18/18

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  I've just emerged from a  two week online puzzle hunt  that I found to be a super difficult, but also very fun experience.  I guess you'd call it an exercise in:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 17, 2018

Geo-Simon - 12/17/18

I know this game was under our tree way back in the day.  I think we unearthed it and brought it back here for our kids to play too, and I expect we probably still have it.  Today you can travel to Missouri for a game of:

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Christmas Lists - 12/16/18

Today we have another central New York puzzle.  Now that grades are done I should really spend the next few days focusing on my:

NPC2 #5 - Christmas Lists

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Would you care for some cheese with that? - 12/15/18

Today's puzzle is a brand new one from right here in upstate New York. I apologize for the delayed posting.  I've been very distracted by the end of the semester, trying to get ready for Christmas, and a non-geocaching puzzle hunt I got sucked into that is burning through every last brain cell.  I'll stop there before this turns into the:

Ballad of the Whiny Cacher

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 14, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Masquerade - 12/13/18

Let's head up to Canada's province of British Columbia for a:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Poker Face - 12/12/18

I made a note that I liked this Swedish puzzle a while back but never did feature it so I'm pulling it out today.  See if you can beat a:

Royal Straight Flush i Macau (MMDO17)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Another Classic Music Puzzle - 12/11/18

Let's travel to Wisconsin today for a puzzle that falls right in the middle of a brand new series:

Music Theory 3.0 - Another Classic Music Puzzle

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Holiday Keyword - 12/10/18

Today we travel to California for a puzzle based on a:

KEYWORD - Holiday Edition  (Be sure to check out the street view of the nicely in-theme location!)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Reindeer Riddle - 12/9/18

Today we travel to New Jersey for a little:

Reindeer Riddle

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Penguencoding - 12/8/18

Today's puzzle takes us to California. We woke up to more snow coming down again, so in keeping with a snowy theme it seems like a good day to feature a brand new series involving some:

Penguencoding 3.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 7, 2018

Happy Holidays - 12/7/18

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  It was a busy day, but now I just have to give exams and get my grades in and I will have a nice break between semesters.  I've had my tree up for a few days, but haven't even got the lights on it yet, so I've got some catching up to do.  Now with work almost behind me I'm about ready to focus on having some:

Happy Holidays

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Turkey Huntin' - 12/6/18

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  On two separate occasions, in different locations recently I've had to hit the brakes to avoid a turkey crossing the road in front of me.  Now, I don't mean some idiot driver or a clueless pedestrian wearing earbuds and looking at their phone ... I mean actual wild turkeys.  Neither one of them seemed to be in much of a hurry, and I was thinking to myself, "What are these dumb turkeys doing, anyway?"  But they got the laugh on me yesterday ... while I was waiting for one to cross I looked to the left and saw that there were a whole flock of them right there in the woods by the edge of the road, and they were all clustered around a big red sign that said, "No Hunting."  So I guess they weren't so dumb after all; at least they were smart enough to go somewhere to avoid anybody that was:

Turkey Huntin'

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Santa's Pocket Calculator - 12/5/18

It's possible you saw this Swedish puzzle as a component of one that I featured last year, but since I haven't featured it directly, I'm going to go ahead and share it today.  I'm not sure how Santa does his calculations of naughty vs. nice, but I'm sure hoping he wasn't listening on Sunday afternoon when I was struggling to put up my Christmas lights on the front of the house (for that matter, I'm hoping the neighbors didn't hear all the swearing and cursing either).  Try your luck with:

Nötknäckarkalendern 2012-01 Tomtens miniräknare

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 3, 2018

Goof Balls - 12/4/18

Today's puzzle from Ireland is about a bunch of:

Goof Balls

Tomorrow we'll ...

Xmas Karma Cache Delux - 12/3/18

Today's puzzle takes us back to Sweden for one of the most creative puzzles I've had the pleasure of doing in a long time.  I am really excited that it was passed along to me by a reader.  If you've been on the fence about sending me one yourself, I hope you'll hop on down and send me a message right now.  And after you've done that, I'd recommend brewing up a nice hot beverage and diving in to:

Nötknäckarkalendern 2012-23 Xmas Karma Cache Delux

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Julkalender - 12/2/18

Sweden is home to a number of fun holiday-themed puzzles, including several based on counting the days leading up to Christmas.  I am fortunate to have a resident expert on this type of puzzle, so I knew just what to do with:

Härryda Julkalender 2017 #03 - Adventspyssel

Tomorrow we'll be in Sweden again.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

An Ode to December - 12/1/18

Well, here we are in December again.  Where does the time go??  I can't believe it's already here ... and that "A" is celebrating his 20th birthday, today.  No more teenagers in our house.  :)  In honor of the occasion I bring you, from California:

Phlsolo Legacy: Ode to December

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