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Thursday, February 28, 2019

NSFW? - 2/28/19

You all probably know by now that I love a clever title, but this new Iowa puzzle made me blush.  It certainly did catch my eye, though, and I couldn't resist taking a peek.  I'm not even going to type the whole thing out.  Just trust me that it's OK.  Despite the NSFW title,:

Who doesn't like a good ....

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Writer's Blocks - 2/27/18

Today we travel to Texas for a little puzzle about:

Writer's Blocks

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A Missed Opportunity - 2/26/19

In grad school my department had a lot of folks involved in missions to both Venus and Mars. I remember well back in 1993 when the Mars Observer spacecraft was lost just before it was to take up residence in orbit around the red planet.  Years later it was fun seeing one of my former professors giving regular briefings about the successful rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.  It was sad for me to see that the stalwart little rover Opportunity had been pronounced lost last week after spending 15 years doing a mission that was supposed to last 90 days.  After looking at a lot of the coverage I knew I'd have to feature a puzzle in honor of the mission.  And while I didn't find one perfectly in theme, I think this puzzle from the U.K. does quite nicely.  I certainly doubt there will ever be mission another that will:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, February 25, 2019

Double, Double - 2/25/19

Today's New Jersey puzzle is one I had fun working on with a friend on a recent snowy day:

Double, Double, Tile and Trouble

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Literary License - 2/24/19

I've had a flurry of  CO's who've been sending me puzzles to test over the last few weeks, which has been a lot of fun. Here are a couple of examples from California:

Keep it on the Shelf

American Literature

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Zip Toads - 2/23/19

Today's central New York puzzle just made me grin.  You can't make this stuff up:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, February 22, 2019

A Mini-Gauntlet - 2/22/19

One series that I particularly enjoyed when I first started puzzling was a group of Indiana puzzles called "Wellsand's Gauntlet."  If you've never tried them, I highly recommend them ... the fun starts here:  Wellsand's Gauntlet #1  But if you don't have the time to jump in to that right now, today's Oregon puzzle will have to suffice.  It's a:

Mini Puzzle Gauntlet

Tomorrow we'll be in central New York.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Plum Crazy? - 2/21/19

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  So I got my papers all graded and my chores completed, but had this nagging feeling there was something else I needed to do.  Oh yeah ... get a puzzle posted for tomorrow! Sometimes I ask myself:

Are you plum crazy?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

"Is this gonna be about ducks?" - 2/20/19

Today's Minnesota puzzle is another of those that dropped into my inbox last week, and with the Oscars coming up this weekend it seems like a timely posting.  I'll never forget going to this movie in junior-high.  I loved it but I'm not sure my not-quite-a-date knew what kind of movie it was going to be.  He whispered to me, "Is this gonna be about ducks?" during the opening of the film: 

On Holding Pond

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Something Missing - 2/19/19

One day last week I was tickled to find a nice list of puzzle suggestions in my inbox.  This one takes us to Minnesota, where:

There Seems to be Something Missing

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, February 18, 2019

Presidents Day - 2/18/19

Today we travel to Virginia for a holiday themed puzzle:

Presidential Elections...My Dear Aunt Sally

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

I've been made aware of some issues with the e-mail feed, but am not sure how extensive the problem is, why it happened, or when/how it may resolve.  Posts have been appearing daily as usual for the last week, but I don't think they've all gotten through to everyone.  If you'd like to confirm with me whether you're receiving the e-mails as usual or not, please do.  In the mean time I'll investigate if there's another way to set up daily notifications. 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Everywhere a Sign - 2/17/19

Sometimes people send me a puzzle and I either get distracted and forget about solving it or I want to hold on to it for some reason and then it slips my mind.  Today's Minnesota puzzle is one such:

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Closer to the Heart - 2/16/19

I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day on Thursday.  If you're like us you're doing your celebrating this weekend, so I figured I could feature this in-theme puzzle, which is:

Closer to the Heart

Tomrrow we'll be in Minnesota. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

99 Presidents - 2/15/19

With the holiday coming up next week I thought this would be a great time to feature today's California puzzle involving:

99 Presidents

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day - 2/14/19

I didn't have to travel too far to find today's themed puzzle ... just a bit north and west to Canada's Ontario province and:

POTM - Happy Valentines!

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Back in Theaters - 2/13/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Oregon.  I heard on the radio the other day that some classic movies are being brought back to the big screen in very limited engagements.  I guess I'm old enough now that the word "classic" has taken on new meaning.  I couldn't believe that the "Karate Kid," which will be back in theaters on 3/31 and 4/2 is celebrating it's 35th anniversary this year.  Check your local listings today (just in time for Valentine's Day) if this was one of your:

Favorite Films: Dirty Dancing

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Stick People - 2/12/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Canada's province of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Quite a few years ago I first saw a puzzle using the interactive "Stick Man" site, and a lot of people had fun with the version I created.  But despite a lot of looking around every so often since then, this is the first one I've spotted that makes use of Episode 2 of the:

Stick People

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Weather - 2/11/19

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  After a super cold snap we had a few quite pleasant days last week.  I know it was just teasing us with a taste of Spring though.  We're bound to be in for more winter:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Beyond Z - 2/10/19

Today's central New York puzzle popped up the other evening and it took me someplace I had never been before:

Beyond Z

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, February 9, 2019

3 x 3 Words - 2/9/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Texas.  See if you can figure out what:

3 x 3 words

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, February 8, 2019

What's in your toolbox? - 2/8/19

I didn't have anything lined up for Friday, so it was nice to see this Minnesota drop into my inbox Thursday afternoon:

It's in my toolbox

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Game Time! - 2/7/18

I happened to spot this entry in a new series in Arkansas.  Try your luck with:

Game Time! Flappy Bird 🐦 - Ft Smith

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

ChopSticks - 2/6/19

We had some super cold weather last week (not as cold as some places, though) which resulted in a day off of work for me.  I wasn't alone, though, as I had a text from a friend interested in doing some puzzling together.  I don't get to do enough of that, so it was fun tossing around ideas on this New Jersey puzzle:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Be Our Guest - 2/5/19

You know I like getting submissions from folks, but rarely do I receive one like this California puzzle that dropped into my inbox recently.  Not only was a potential title included, but even a suggested date for posting.  How could I resist?  Just be careful with this:

Hilarious Guest

Tomorrow we'll ... 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Super Bowl Mystery - 2/4/19

By the time you see this Super Bowl 52 should be in the books.  I can't say have any strong feelings about who wins (although I do know who I'd like to see LOSE).  I'm not even sure if I'll tune in for the game, although it's always kind of fun to see what commercials will pop up.  Today's puzzle from Canada's province of Newfoundland & Labrador (yes, it's just one province ... I double-checked just to be sure) has us reliving some moments of Super Bowls past:

Superbowl Halftime Mystery Show

I apologize if one of those data points in particular made you feel like you're getting old ... it sure did for me.

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Groundhog Day - 2/2/19

It's that day again when all eyes turn to Pennsylvania and a rodent who we're hoping will predict an early Spring.  Let's do the same with this puzzle from:

Groundhog Day 2017

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, February 1, 2019

A Strange Question ... - 2/1/19

I first looked at today's Massachusetts puzzle a while back, but set it aside until I had more time to investigate.  Last weekend I went back for another crack at the strange question:

Is Father Dead or Deceased?

Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania.