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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020 - 12/31/19

If you're caching today and tomorrow you'll be able to earn two brand new souvenirs.  Let's say Goodbye 2019 and Hello 2020 with a timely puzzle from Connecticut that I shared with you back in 2015:

Let's Celebrate - New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 30, 2019

Wine and Cheese Compliments - 12/30/19

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  If you're preparing for a New Year's Eve party tomorrow, perhaps it would be a good time to consider your:

Wine and Cheese Compliments

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Saturday, December 28, 2019

M - 12/28/19

Today's puzzle from North Carolina is simply:

M (TPS2014)

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Friday, December 27, 2019

A Karaoke Cache - 12/27/19

This puzzle from England was a bit of a surprise.  I had to do a little homework to sort out how the picture went with the familiar tune in:

A Karaoke Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Happy Boxing Day! - 12/26/19

In the past I've featured a puzzle about the meaning of "Boxing Day" but this year we'll travel to Norway for:

Xmas 16/2019 - Boxing Day Football

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas! - 12/25/19

Let's head to California and a puzzle I shared back in 2013 to wish you a very Merry:

Christmas Day

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas Eve - 12/24/19

Today's Massachusetts puzzle, featured previously back in 2015, wishes:

Merry Christmas, Carol

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 23, 2019

Scrooge and Marley - 12/23/19

Here's a Utah puzzle that I remember from sharing 5 years ago.  It's the perfect time of year for a puzzle about:

Scrooge and Marley

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 22, 2019

A Holiday Favorite - 12/22/19

With only a few days left before Christmas I thought I might re-share the first holiday-themed puzzle I ever wrote.  It's still an active cache, an ammo can with a little over 100 finds in the 8 years it's been out.  I went on to write quite a few other Christmas puzzles, but it all started with:

Puzzled, Ithaca Edition: 12/12/11

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Things Left Unsaid - 12/21/19

Today's puzzle takes us back to Canada where there were some:

Things left unsaid

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 20, 2019

Phone A Friend - 12/20/19

Today's puzzle takes us to New Mexico for a puzzle that landed in my in-box recently.  With the holidays approaching, what better season than this to:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 19, 2019

"The Path Less Travelled By"- 12/19/19

It must be the blustery, snowy weather that got me thinking about Canadian puzzles this evening.  The CO of today's puzzle has a number of fun puzzles that I've featured here before, including several with a holiday theme. I tried to see if I could sort out another one of those for today, but I didn't make it in time.  I did come across a couple of other good candidates to share with you though, including this:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Fattar du galoppen? - 12/18/19

I haven't kept up with all of the 2019 Wexio Christmas Calendar's daily puzzles, but I did find this Swedish one to be a fun challenge:

Fattar du galoppen?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Other Reindeer - 12/17/19

Today we have a pair of puzzles, one old and one new.  I remember loving this whole series when it came out, and was tickled to be able to find a few of the caches on my first trip to cache in California four years ago. This was my favorite:

Santa's Fifth

I think of that series every year around this time, and recently suggested a new entry which ended up becoming:

The Other Reindeer

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 16, 2019

Hot Off the Press - 12/16/19

I've known for a while that a 2nd edition to Cully Long's "How to Puzzle Cache" book was in the works, and wanted to be sure to let everyone know that it's now available.  If you already have the first version, there is a supplement you can purchase which contains the new content (so you don't have to purchase the whole book all over again).  I didn't have any part in the update but did edit the original version pre-publication and have been recommending it for years, so I'm excited to see what's waiting in the update.  Here's a link to the supplement (which contains a link to the full version of the 2nd edition in the bottom right). 

Today's puzzle takes us to Australia.  In honor of the the new edition of the book I was going to re-feature one of the author's popular Central Park "Gates" puzzles, but then I stumbled across:

An Easier Puzzle Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Hallelujah - 12/15/19

I chose today's Ohio puzzle (which I first shared back in 2016) in honor of singing part 1 of Handel's Messiah with my church choir today.  It's such a treat to be able to experience that wonderful music, although this part doesn't include the famous chorus called:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Are you ready for some football? - 12/14/19

I've always enjoyed watching football.  The players come and go but the love of our teams lasts a lifetime and is often passed down to the next generations.  Today I have for you football-related caches from the two states that meet right in the town where I grew up.  From Tennessee, this is the first in a UT-themed geo-art (Go Vols!):

Rocky Top 01

and the second, a bit surprisingly (you'll see why when you look) is from Virginia:

Straight Cache Homie!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 13, 2019

Santa's Lists - 12/13/19

Ever wish you could put your fellow cachers on Santa's "naughty" or "nice" list?  The CO of today's Wisconsin puzzle has been doing so for the last ten years, and making a puzzle out of it each time.  2013 must have been an especially interesting year:

Santa's List 2013

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Twisted Logic - 12/12/19

Today's Ohio puzzle landed in my inbox recently (keep those messages coming!) and I felt like it was well suited for today.   In grading exams I've encountered quite a bit of:

Twisted Logic

Tomorrow we'll ...

Added on 12/16:  Rats! I just realized this one didn't publish as scheduled.  Sorry for the oversight.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Modulo - 12/11/19

Today's the day I'm giving most of my math exams, so I figured I'd present you with a few math problems as well in the form of this puzzle from California that was recommended to me quite a while back:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Exam Time - 12/10/19

I'll be giving final exams this week, so I thought it was a good time for an exam-themed puzzle.  This one from Rhode Island is holiday-themed, but not the holiday you might be expecting to see right now.  See if you can pass:

The Bar Exam

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 9, 2019

You know ... but do you recall? - 12/9/19

After re-sharing one of my own holiday puzzles yesterday I realized I had one I haven't shared here before, so I'll go ahead and pass it along to you today:

You know ... but do you recall? (PIE 2.12)

If anyone has come across any fun puzzles they've been thinking about sending me, I could use some recommendations.  Holiday-themed would be great, but anything is fine. 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Hallelujah! - 12/8/19

I shared this puzzle of mine back in 2013, but I figure there are probably some folks who haven't seen it yet.  Perhaps it will make you say:

Hallelujah! It's Another Holiday Music Puzzle!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, December 7, 2019

A Day to Remember - 12/7/19

Today is an appropriate day to revisit Hawaii and a puzzle of remembrance that I first shared back in 2014:

AFO - Pearl Harbor

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 6, 2019

Cyber Monday Puzzle - 12/6/19

Today's California puzzle is one that I had fun testing pre-publication.  You might learn a thing or two while sorting out this:

Cyber Monday Crossnumber

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Winter Mix - 12/5/19

We had an early shot of winter earlier this week ... a layer of ice with about 10 inches of snow on top.  The snow is bad enough but the ice is much worse, as you can't really always even tell where it is, and it takes forever to chip out the car once it's been encased in it.  But at least it does look like Christmas is coming.  Let's head to Colorado (where they know a thing or two about winter weather) for:

Musicology - Winter Mix

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Ireland - 12/4/19

Over the weekend I watched the new film "The Irishman."  I thought it was good overall, but perhaps too long. I'll be curious to see how it does commercially and during awards season.  If you're not familiar with the backstory behind its making, there is some interesting digital sleight-of-hand which makes it quite unique.  That's why I decided to travel to Texas for a little word puzzle involving:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

December in Sweden - 12/2/19

I always enjoyed advent calendars as a kid, and I still do.  Every year I return to Sweden for a look at the Wexio Christmas calendar, upon which pre-existing puzzles from a lot of different locations appear daily up through December 24th.  The first puzzle this year (which is from Denmark) has a Muppets theme, which made me grin.  I'm going to have fun trying to keep up each day with the:

Wexio Christmas Calendar 2019

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Happy Birthday, "A"!

Today's the day my son (who is the  "A" of teamajk) turns 21, so I thought it would be a great occasion to hearken back to a puzzle he wrote when we first got started caching:

Puzzled, Ithaca Edition 3/3/11

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