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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Hidden Meanings - 3/31/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Maryland.  See if you can sort out the:

Hidden Meanings

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Let's Play Two! - 3/30/19

Today's puzzle is one that dropped into my inbox recently, and it takes us to Arkansas, via Australia and Germany.  Baseball season is officially underway, so I thought of the words of the great Chicago Cub Ernie Banks:  Let's play two!  It's:


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Friday, March 29, 2019

Better late than never - 3/29/19

Today's central New York puzzle popped up yesterday.  It's only a little late to wish you a:

Happy π Day 2019!

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Frere Jacques - 3/28/19

Today we travel to New Jersey for a little puzzle that ended up in my inbox recently:

Frere Jacques in D

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Tiresome - 3/27/19

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  I'm writing this post at the end of a particularly tiring day, so this one feels perfect for right now.  It's the:

Ultimate Tiresome Cache

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Original Magic - 3/26/19

Today we travel to California for a puzzle I had fun testing recently:

FF10K: Original Magic

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Dotty????? - 3/25/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Ireland.  My break is done but I puzzled so much I think I need a vacation.  Why am I feeling so:


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Sunday, March 24, 2019

I Spy Knoxville - 3/24/19

Knoxville, TN holds a special place in my heart, as it's where I met my husband when we lived across the hall at an apartment-style dorm at UT one summer in college when we both did internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Here's what my guest blogger this week, Ol'Fogie, had to say about this puzzle he created in his own hometown:

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words… or at Least a Set of Coordinates

The origins of the famous phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words” is very
debatable; just Google it and you’ll see what I mean. I live in Knoxville,TN, and
I’m quite content in my “scruffy little city by the river”, as the Wall Street Journal
dubbed it prior to the 1982 World’s Fair.

So, what do those two things have in common? Well, I present you with a
panoramic view of K-town in a “hidden-object” type puzzle. Step back to your
childhood and play a game of...

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday Night at the Movies - 3/23/19

Saturday is a great day to spend at the movies, so let's go to the show (that's what my mom always used to say) with Ol'Fogie:

A Night at the Cinema

Today’s Tennessee puzzle takes us to a historic theater. But, you don’t
need to be there to walk down movie lane and figure out the movies in
question. So, as you deduce these cinematic conundrums, grab a drink
and some...

Tomorrow we'll...

Friday, March 22, 2019

What if? - 3/22/19

The puzzle Ol'Fogie has chosen for us today reminds me of thoughts I used to have as a kid ... how could I really know if what I saw as "green" was what somebody else was seeing as "green"?  I understand the science better now, but it's still the kind of question that makes me stop and think. Here's what our guest puzzle-picker had to say:

Visible Spectrum?

Today’s Georgia puzzle is an interesting twist on the color wheel. What if there
are colors you’ve never seen before?!? Explore the possibility with...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Crazy Town - 3/21/19

Let's take another little trip with Ol'Fogie.  Here's what he's got for us today:

Another Anagram?!?

We’ve all seen our fair share of anagram caches; they, along with
binary encryptions, are the LPCs and GRs of puzzles. But, this NC
hide puts a bit of a twist on the norm. So, grab a pencil and visit this...

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Head Spinning - 3/20/19

My head has been spinning with all the puzzles I've been working on during my "spring" break.  I did a crossword puzzle competition on Saturday with a colleague from work and a couple of her relatives and while we did not finish our puzzle quickly, we did finish in the allotted time and had it all correct (and it was hard!).  I've also been working on the Galactic Puzzle Hunt which feels harder this year than in years past.  It's a good thing Ol'Fogie has sent me a nice crop of posts to share with you.  This one is perfect for today:

Spinning Head

This East Tennessee puzzle is near teamajk’s younger stompin’ grounds, but
hasn’t been featured yet. A relatively straight-forward, or not, conundrum to
provide you with some pondries to kill some time. Inexperienced puzzlers may
be saying…

Tomorrow we'll...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Easy/hard - 3/19/19

Ol'Fogie has taken the wheel for me this week. Here's where he's taking us today:

An easy/hard cache

Jim Croce as one of the great American songwriters whose life was tragically
cut short. Today’s Kentucky puzzle features a Croce classic. I truly enjoyed
solving this one and hopefully can get to GZ soon to actually score the smiley.
Any way, enjoy...

Tomorrow we'll...

Monday, March 18, 2019

Spring Break! - 3/18/19

I'm on "Spring Break" this week (although it was snowing the other night) and am taking a break here as well ... I'm turning over the reigns to Ol'Fogie once again. Here's what he had to say for today:

Alien Star Charts

My friend, PokerLuck is a puzzle-creating force in the East Tennessee
area and just recently celebrated his 10,000th find! Some of his puzzles
have been featured here before and I’m sure others will be in the future.
He is a very bright guy and sometimes his mysteries are so complex that...

Tomorrow we'll...

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Luck o' the Irish - 3/17/19

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Today's puzzle takes us to Massachusetts.  With this one, as with all your other puzzles, I wish you the:

Luck o' the Irish

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Writers Block - 3/16/19

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for a post today, but decided since it's St. Patrick's day weekend I'd hunt for some puzzles to share from Ireland. This one cured me of my:

Writers Block

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Happy Birthday, Dad! - 3/15/19

Today's puzzle is an old favorite of mine from California.  I chose it in honor of my Dad today because it's his birthday and the puzzle features one of his favorite activities.  He enjoyed painting in his youth and has taken it up again recently, but that's not the only reason this one  makes me think of him ... to figure out the whole story you'll have to sort out:

Future Masters (KPC 2012)

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Happy Pi Day! - 3/14/19

Today's puzzle takes us to China.  I can't think of a better day than to day to serve you up:

Dozens of Pies

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Patchwork - 3/13/19

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  As an avid quilter, this one was sure to catch my eye.  But it turned out to be a little different kind of:


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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Next? 3/12/19

Today's post takes us to South Carolina.  This one was passed along to me ages ago and I'm just now getting around to sharing it with you.  Where do you think we'll end up:


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Monday, March 11, 2019

Super Clever - 3/11/19

I know that some folks missed Friday's posting since I goofed up in getting it out on time, but if you haven't done so already I encourage you to go back and take a look.  For good measure I'm featuring another of the CO's caches from Canada's Alberta province.  This one is:

Jbeck2's Super Clever Puzzle Cache

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Game Day - 3/10/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Rhode Island.  This is a day I always enjoy seeing roll around each year.  Although I hate losing that hour of sleep I just love having the extra daylight in the early evenings.  Even though we still have snow on the ground it makes me feel like Spring cannot be that far away.  Baseball spring training has started and March madness is right around the corner.  Whatever your favorite sport, enjoy this:

Game Day

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Kale - 3/9/19

I apologize for yesterday's post coming out late.  There wasn't any good reason for it ... I just forgot to hit the "publish" button so it was still sitting there when I looked back in the afternoon.  Today's puzzle takes us to Texas.  Just when I think I've seen just about everything along comes a puzzle about:


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Friday, March 8, 2019

Dicey Situations - 3/8/19

Quite a while back I discovered a humorous set of puzzle caches in Canada's Alberta province featuring a CO who seemed to have all kinds of misadventures.  I think one of my favorites was this
Dicey Situation which I featured way back in 2013.  But if you've already seen that one you can move on to:

Jbeck2's Second Attempt At An Elegant Cache

(Note ... these both have broken checkers but I think you'll know if you've got them).

Looks like I didn't push the "publish" button on this one.  Rats!  Sorry for the late post.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Not a single picture - 3/7/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Colorado.  I realized today that I've had several puzzles in a row that featured something to do with pictures, so I got away from that for today:


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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Doggone Fun - 3/6/19

Today's puzzle takes us a little over an hour up the road from me to the Syracuse, NY area.  I had fun yesterday evening in just that neck of the woods having dinner with and attending a 50,000th cache find celebration for the CO of today's featured cache.  It was a nice party, very well-attended, and I got to see a lot of folks I hadn't seen in quite a while.  I do wish I'd been able to stay and visit longer.  But since snow was threatening and I'd had a long day with another one on tap tomorrow Ithacadoodle and I had to head out early.  Even so it was still:

Doggone Fun

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Brand new computer - 3/5/19

Well, my old laptop computer didn't exactly die over the weekend, but it does feel like it's on life support so I'm preparing this post on a spiffy new one.  I should have known that after a hard fall where it pitched off the table onto its side and cracked the case a while back that it wouldn't last too long.  A couple weeks ago it started making a horrible noise that persisted for a little bit even after I shut it down, and as of yesterday the right-hand hinge was stuck and the frame around the screen was being held together with tape and a clamp.  So with all the chaos involved in procuring a new one and getting it set up, I was lucky to get a puzzle ready for you for today.  This one's from Illinois.  Guess I'd better put the:

Puzzle Name Hear

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019

You've got mail! - 3/3/19

I remember when going to the mailbox used to be exciting.  I always looked forward to seeing what might arrive.  These days we hardly ever get anything besides bills and advertising circulars.  It seems like even my e-mail is mostly advertising.  Today's puzzle takes us to Minnesota for an oldy but goody:

You've Got Mail

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Snow Over Vegas - 3/2/19

I was amused by the photographs of Las Vegas during a recent, very unusual, snowfall.

I'm certainly glad I hadn't planned a winter getaway there during all of that.  We get enough of it here at home.  This Nevada puzzle from 2005 was passed along to me a while back, so let's make our own visit there today:

Mouse Over Vegas

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Chaos - 3/1/19

It's been a while since I featured a nice juicy puzzle for a Friday, but I've got one for you today.  This one takes us to Ohio, and a puzzle that was created as a group solve for what sounds like a fun puzzling event.  I'm sorry I couldn't make it to this one, but I still have very fond memories of the one I attended last summer.  Have some fun with:

Chaotic Crossword #1

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