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Saturday, November 30, 2019

A Counting Cache - 11/30/19

Let's head over to western New York today for:

A Counting Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday - 11/29/19

Today we travel to Minnesota for a very memorable puzzle I featured here back in 2015.  Oddly enough, though, it wasn't actually on:

Black Friday

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The School of Turkey - 11/28/19

Happy Thanksgiving! I've had today's thematic puzzle in the hopper for quite a while.  Let's head to Texas for a lesson in:

The School of Turkey

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Black Friday

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Turkey Turkey - 11/27/19

Today we head to Michigan for a puzzle with a theme that's on our minds this week here in the U.S.:

Turkey Turkey

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving - 11/26/19

With Thanksgiving just around the corner I thought it might be fun to revisit a memorable California puzzle I shared back in 2011:

Top Six Signs You've Eaten 2 Much On Thanksgiving

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, November 25, 2019

GIFF - 11/25/19

Today's New Jersey puzzle took quite a bit of planning to pull off.  Hats off to the CO who's saying:

I hid a mystery cache location in my GIFF film

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Tons of Fun - 11/24/19

Today we travel to Washington state for a puzzle that's:

Tons of Fun

Tomorrow we'll be in New Jersey

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Another road trip - 11/23/19

This California puzzle popped up just last night.  Let's head there for a:

Road Trip - Highways and By-ways

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, November 22, 2019

Gone to the dogs - 11/22/19

Today I mentioned to my students that a particular page in their workbooks was going to be particularly useful and they'd want to refer back to it.  I suggested highlighting, starring, or even dog-earing the page.  Imagine my surprise when several of them had no idea what I meant by "dog-earing."  I freely admit that a lot of the expressions I use are out-dated (my son very often tells me that "nobody says that"), but I had no idea that this might be one of them.  In looking for a dog-themed puzzle I ended up coming across this one from Pennsylvania.  Take a spin with some:

Dogs Playing Roulette

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Math is .... - 11/21/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Maryland.  It's approaching midnight and I've just finished grading a big stack of math tests that I gave today. I always hated having to wait a long time to get tests back, myself, so although I'm really tired out I am glad to have them ready to return tomorrow. Based on the results I have to say that some of my students would disagree with the claim that:

Math is easy

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Definitely! - 11/20/19

I heartily agree with the CO of today's California puzzle:

Every Turnout Needs A Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Craptacular - 11/18/19

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  I remember first seeing this emoji expressed as a throw pillow someone had given my daughter.  I admired it, thinking it was a Hershey's kiss.  D'oh!  I hope you'll forgive me for featuring:

💩 A Craptacular Puzzle 💩

Tomorrow we'll be in California for another day.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Holiday Time - 11/17/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Ohio.  It's hard to believe that it's already the week before Thanksgiving.  We've had a little snow on the ground, I've been starting my Christmas shopping, and will enjoy singing some Handel with the church choir this morning.  It's really starting to feel like:

Holiday Time

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Deep Thoughts - 11/16/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Iowa.  It caught my eye because living here in Ithaca we know a thing or two about:

Deep Lakes

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, November 15, 2019

Let's Get Logical - 11/15/19

It's been a while since I featured one from the series of French multi-stage logic puzzles that I've enjoyed, so let's get logical with:

49 - Grilles Logiques : facile

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Cattleman's Code - 11/14/19

Today's puzzle is one that I remember attempting a long time ago, but I wasn't successful until taking another run at it recently.  It sounds like something out of an old episode of "Dallas," but you'll have to travel to California for the puzzle of the:

Cattleman's Code

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Good Ole Days - 11/13/19

Today we travel to Iowa for a puzzle that takes us back to the:

Good Ole Days

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Road trip! - 11/12/19

Today's puzzle takes us to New Jersey.  With the winter setting in here in upstate New York it's time to start thinking about a January getaway.  But I think I'd have to wait until summer before trying an:

Ultimate Geo-Roadtrip!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, November 11, 2019

A Veteran Code - 11/11/19

In honor of Veterans Day I thought I would go back and share one of my own puzzles for a still-active cache that was published 7 years ago today:

A Veteran Code - (PIE 2.11)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Where does the time go? - 11/10/19

Today's California puzzle was chosen especially for today since we're celebrating our daughter's 23rd birthday.  Where does the time go?? It's really amazing how quickly:

Children Get Older

Tomorrow we'll ..

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Dashing through the Snow - 11/9/19

Today's puzzle takes us to New Jersey.  We've had winter's first round of ice and snow here in upstate New York already.  It didn't amount to a whole lot, but was definitely enough to cover the ground and necessitate a good scraping of the windshield Thursday night.  I think some of our high temperatures next week won't even make it out of the 20's.  Brrr.  I guess at least this weather does go along with all of the Christmas items that have popped out on the store shelves lately. It's enough to make you start singing:

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells ...

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, November 8, 2019

On a Roll - 11/8/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Chicago, Illinois, where:

I'm on a {Sushi} Roll!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Scrambled Squares - 11/7/19

Today we head to Minnesota.  See if you can solve the puzzle of the:

Scrambled Squares

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Times They Are A Changin' - 11/6/19

Well, I think I'm almost used to the time change itself, but Idon't think I ever do get used to the sun going down before 5:00.  I know that some folks appreciate having the extra morning light but if it were up to me I'd stay on daylight savings time all year round.  Today's puzzle is a California one that I tested pre-publication, and seemed like a perfect one for a post about change:

I'd Love to Change the World

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Illusionary - 11/5/19

I'm gearing up for the launch of season 3 of "The Crown" later this month by rewatching some of the earlier episodes.  I've also been watching some of HBO's "Catherine the Great" mini-series.  The main problem I have had with it so far is that it picked up well into her reign and left a lot of information out of the story.  That pushed me to read a full biography about her.  She certainly was an interesting person, and I'm glad to have learned a little more Russian history.  That all got me thinking that it might be fun today to revisit a Russian cache I shared with you back in 2013.  It's an:

Illusionary Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, November 4, 2019

Copy Cat - 11/4/19

Today I have for you a nice new cache from here in New York about 45 miles up the road from me.  I'd hoped to be able to go make the find on Friday with a friend, but our plans got scuttled. Let's hope maybe one day soon I can go and get this:

Copy Cat Cach

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, November 3, 2019

What the Check? - 11/3/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Australia.  Sometimes you look at a puzzle and just ask yourself:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Happy Birthday - 11/2/19

Well, it's time to add another candle on my birthday cake.  Where does the time go?  Today's puzzle takes us to Pennsylvania, and it reminds me of my Dutch friend (who actually happens to share a birthday with me) who keeps a perpetual calendar in the bathroom with all of her friends' and family members' birthdays on it.  It's a tradition to keep it there where you're most likely to notice it. ;) Whenever yours falls, I hope you have a very:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, November 1, 2019

Treehouse of Horror - 11/1/19

I hope you'll allow me to post one more Halloween-themed puzzle. The actual night itself was kind of a washout around here, due to torrential rain and wind.  We knew the storm was coming and I had gotten my pumpkin carved and was ready in case anybody came out early but we only got 4 umbrella-toting trick-or-treaters before the rain got too hard. This puzzle takes us to Nebraska.  It wouldn't be Halloween without a visit to the:

Treehouse of Horror

Tomorrow we'll ...