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Thursday, December 31, 2020

New Year's Eve Nonsense - 12/31/20

Since it's New Year's Eve I figured I'd pull out a couple of thematic puzzles I've shared here previously.  From Nebraska, let's have a little:

New Year's Nonsense

and from Germany:

Knocking on New Year's Door

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Base Jumping - 12/30/20

Today we're visiting a brand new puzzle from California.  I have to say I don't think I ever thought I'd be advocating anyone trying:

Base Jumping

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

It All Started ... - 12/29/20

Today's California puzzle was recommended to me earlier today and happens to be perfectly themed for today, as I've been thinking back to when:

It all started...

Friday will mark the 10th anniversary of this blog and although I had seriously considered letting it go at that point, I'm willing to keep it going a bit longer.  You can expect to see a lot more reruns from the early years, but I'll do my best to keep adding in new and as yet undiscovered puzzles as I can find them.  If everyone who reads this would be willing to recommend a puzzle to me every month or so I'm sure I would have more than enough.  I hope you'll consider helping me keep things going.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 28, 2020

Double Jigsaw -12/28/20

Today I'm rerunning a Washington post I shared in this date in 2017. I always enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles during the holidays,  and did an old favorite one with my daughter on Christmas night. We even got my husband involved towards the end.  I have lots of others I might still dig out, so this could be a holiday marked by a:

Double Jigsaw

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Winter War - 12/27/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Finland for some interesting history about a:

Winter War

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas! -12/25/20

My gift for you today is a pair of puzzles. First up is this one from Canada's Alberta province that I featured way back in 2012:

Christmas Morning Chaos

and this new one from California, with which I wish you:

A Very Emoji Christmas

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Reindeer Games - 12/24/20

 Let's mark Christmas Eve with a pair of timely Connecticut puzzles:

Reindeer Games

and

Holiday Sudoku

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Baseball and Horse Racing - 12/23/20

Today's central New York puzzle taught me something I didn't know, and made me laugh at the same time.  I bet you're not expecting a holiday puzzle with a title like:

Baseball and Horse Racing

Tomorrow we'll ...

P.S.  If you found that one interesting, here are a couple more:  Gavels and Greatest of All Times & 1 of Many cleaning TOTTs

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Humble Holiday - 12/22/20

I didn't realize it, but apparently in addition to being the winter solstice yesterday was National Crossword Puzzle Day.  For the last 200+ days my son and I have worked on the New York Times crossword puzzle either together or in tandem.  We make a good team and it's been a fun diversion.  Today's puzzle takes us to California for:

Harmony's Humble Holidays - December 21st

I'd also like to recommend this intriguing non-geocaching puzzle crossword that I worked on as part of a recent puzzlehunt.  It's a diagramless crossword, meaning that you have to figure out the dimensions of the grid and construct it yourself as you work out the clues. (I'll have to see if I can find a geocaching puzzle with one of those).  I've only done a couple of them, so it was fun getting this one to work out. Even when you think the puzzle is finished, there's more to do, and I found it quite entertaining.  

Monday, December 21, 2020

Follow the Directions - 12/21/20

 Today's New Jersey puzzle was recently recommended to me, and I enjoyed it.  Just:

Follow the Directions

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 20, 2020

OOPS - 12/20/20

In the process of going back and getting all of last year's featured posts bookmarked I realized I managed to miss a day in the week before Christmas ... so this one is being posted a bit late, and backdating it.  It looks like I did the same thing back in 2016 when I first featured this Minnesota puzzle appropriately entitled:

OOPS 


Saturday, December 19, 2020

A Long Winter's Nap - 12/19/20

 I got my grades turned in so I'm just about ready for a long winter's nap.  Today's puzzle takes us to Nebraska, and would be a fun one to do with any mini-puzzlers in your life:

The 4th Day of Cachemas: A Long Winter's Nap

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 18, 2020

Word Wheel - 12/18/20

Today's brand new California puzzle was inspired by the work of Eric Berlin, whose puzzles I've enjoyed myself.  His New York Times crossword puzzle from11/29/20 was one of the better ones in recent memory, in my opinion.  I purchased his "Puzzlesnacks" book but ended up giving it to my mother-in-law as a present when she found herself without any puzzles to do earlier during the pandemic.  Take a spin at the:

Word Wheel #1

Tomorrow we'll ... 

P.S. For anyone who's interested, we did wake up to just under 12 inches of snow yesterday. The sad part is that I'm not sure any of it will actually stick around another week so we can have a white Christmas.  A foot of snow is nothing to sneeze at, but we're sure happy we're not digging out like the folks about an hour south of us who got about 40 inches(!) 

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Winter Wonderland -12/17/20

 Today's cache takes us to Missouri.  I don't know about you, but we're going to wake up to a:

Winter Wonderland

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Happy 250th! - 12/16/20

Today marks the 250th birthday* of Ludwig van Beethoven, so in honor of the occasion I'm re-sharing this central NY puzzle I first featured back in 2012:

Happy Beethoven's Birthday! -- Schroeder

(12/16/53)

*Apparently they're not positive what day he was born, but since he was baptized on 12/17/1770,  it seems like most sources think he was born within a day or two of that date.

Tomorrow we'll ...


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Dr. Who? - 12/15/20

The choice of today's Ohio puzzle was sparked by the storm of controversy over a certain op-ed that came out recently.  If you missed the story, a quick google should fill you in on:

Dr. Who?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 14, 2020

Check, Please! -12/14/20

Today's Georgia puzzle is one that I shared back in 2015.   It's the last week of the semester, so I'll be giving and grading a lot of exams.  If I had one bit of advice for my students about their work before turning in their math tests it would be:

Check Please!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Present company - 12/13/20

Today's Colorado puzzle is one that I featured back in 2012, and it inspired one of my own puzzles. I hope it's ok to share it in:

Present Company

Tomorrow we'll ...



Saturday, December 12, 2020

Zodiac message solved! - 12/12/20

Today I'm sharing a tough California puzzle I first featured back in 2014.  I was fascinated to learn yesterday that a long-undecoded message left by the Zodiac killer has finally been cracked.  Here is a video made by one of the codebreakers that gives an easy to follow explanation for how it was done.  I think any of us who enjoy solving puzzles can relate to the processes that are described, and be really impressed at the results they were able to achieve!  It's only a shame that the decryption doesn't lead them any closer to the identity of:

Zodiac

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 11, 2020

Despised - 12/11/20

Today we travel to Illinois for puzzle I thought was pretty cool, but apparently it's:

Despised

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Julcachelender - 12/10/20

Over the years I have enjoy seeing different versions of puzzle caches that built around advent.  The ones I am recalling have been in Sweden, although I wouldn't be surprised to learn that they are found in other places as well.  One form is a single cache that requires you to solve multiple pre-existing puzzle caches (not always holiday-related), with specifics being revealed one at a time when the cache page updates each day.   Another version is a series of caches where a new one comes out each day.  I've found both kinds to be a good source of fun.  Here's one that celebrates another Swedish tradition:

Växjö Julcachelender 2019 # 10 - Nobel  

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Hannukkah Menorah - 12/9/20

 With Hanukkah starting tomorrow I figured I'd share this in-theme puzzle from Connecticut that is part of a series:

#6 - Hanakkache Menorah

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Oh Christmas Tree - 12/8/20

Today we travel to the Isle of Man for a fun little game that's a nice exercise in logic.  You've got a good chance of beating me on the leaderboard for:

Oh Christmas Tree

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 7, 2020

Holiday Letter - 12/7/20

Today's puzzle from Canada's Alberta province is one I featured way back in 2011.  I received my first Christmas card in the mail the other day, and it's gotten me thinking about what I'll do for our cards this year.  After spending the last 9 months pretty much just sitting in the house, it's going to be a good trick to come up with enough interesting news to put together this year's:

Holiday Letter

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020

Christmas Tree GeoArt -12/4/20

Yesterday was the perfect day to drive a few miles up the road to the tree farm and pick out my Christmas tree.  The sun was shining, there was some snow on the ground (and none on the roads) and it wasn't too cold. Mind you, I don't have it decorated yet, but at least I've taken the first step. So today I thought we'd travel to Michigan for the first puzzle in a series of 33:

Christmas Tree GeoArt #01

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 3, 2020

A Christmas Carol? - 12/3/20

Today we'll be visiting a puzzle in Finland.  In the words of the immortal Tom Lehrer it's time to "drag out" the:

DICKENS

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Anxiety Salts - 12/2/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Utah.  Even under normal circumstances the last two weeks before final exams are always a stressful time for both professors and students. This year it's even more so.  We could definitely all use some:

Anxiety Salts

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Happy Cachedays - 12/1/20

I am excited to have spent some time caching this weekend. I did a newish Adventure Lab with a friend (distanced, of course) and logged the bonus cache as my first "unknown" cache since March 1st.  Who could have imagined back then what the next 9 months would bring? I can't believe it's December 1st already.  It was always a special day to me when I was little, since it marked the first day we started getting ready for Christmas.  My mother would get out the advent calendars for us to start opening and haul the "portable" record player upstairs and set a stack of  Holiday LP's for us to play as my sister and I went to sleep.  Mitch Miller and the gang always came up first.   For the last 22 years we've had another reason to celebrate today since it's the birthday of the "A" in teamajk.  Whatever you may be celebrating today, I hope you'll enjoy today's Connecticut puzzle:

#1 - Happy Cachedays

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, November 30, 2020

Historic Words - 11/30/20

Let's wrap up November with this new California puzzle involving:

Historic Words 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Grinchmas - 11/28/20

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us many of us are turning our eyes towards Christmas.  Today I'm sharing the first couple of puzzles in a cute series that popped up in Connecticut recently.  It's been quite a year already ... here's hoping that our celebrations don't turn into:

Grinchmas 2020 - 01 

and 

Grinchmas 2020 - 02

Tomorrow we'll ...   

Friday, November 27, 2020

Leftover Turkey - 11/27/20

I've got one more turkey-themed puzzle for you ... consider it a serving of holiday leftovers, if you will.  From Canada's province of Saskatchewan: 


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! -11/26/20

Over the years I have featured a lot of puzzles with a turkey or Thanksgiving theme. As I was looking over the possibilities for today's post I saw a lot of ones I had already shared but I also happened to notice a sequel to one featured back in 2018, which took us to Australia.  Since you can never have too much turkey on Thanksgiving, I'm sharing both the original and the previously unfeatured sequel here today:

Talking Turkey

and

Talking Turkey TOO



Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Got your turkey? - 11/25/20

 Today's cache takes us to Illinois.  With Thanksgiving almost upon us, I hope you've got your:

Turkey

Tomorrow we'll celebrate the holiday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

An Audience of One - 11/24/20

Today's NYC puzzle is one that was recommended to me quite some time ago, but I haven't gotten around to sharing it until now.  I expect I was inspired by some of my recent television viewing involving:

An Audience of One 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, November 23, 2020

Let it snow? - 11/23/20

I came across this Indiana puzzle recently and knew I wanted to share it with you. I have always loved creating snowflakes, even though I'm not quite ready to sing:

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow  

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Shall we play a game? - 11/22/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Australia.  We've always been big game players around here, and we recently went back to a game that we hadn't played in a long time.  The jury is still out on whether we're actually enjoying it or not.  It may turn out to be a bit like:

Global Thermonuclear War

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Gingerbread Men - 11/21/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Connecticut.  This time of year I end up watching all kinds of baking on television.  This past week's viewing included a gingerbread construction contest, several cookie challenges, and my favorite, the "Holiday Baking Championship."  I'm not a huge fan eating gingerbread myself, but one of my very few memories of my grandmother is making gingerbread men with her.  I hope you'll enjoy this:

Gingerbread Men Picture Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll ...

 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020

First Snow-11/19/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Czechia.  It was later than last year, but I still wasn't ready to see our first blanket of snow for the season on the ground when I got up this morning.  This round won't last long, but we know it won't be long before we get more. At least noone has to shovel this pretty:

Snowflake

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

There's just something about turkey - 11/18/20

 It's hard to believe Thanksgiving will be next week.  In honor of the upcoming festivities I'm featuring a North Carlina puzzle I first shared back in 2012, because:

There's something abut Turkey

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Admen Jobs - 11/17/20

Today's puzzle takes us to North Carolina, and I'm posting it in memory of my favorite:

Admen Jobs 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, November 16, 2020

Notes on Social Distancing - 11/16/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Tennessee.  The pandemic, sadly,  is not showing any signs of easing up ...  so it's still important to keep in mind these:

Notes on Social Distancing

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Adjust the temperature - 11/15/20

 Today's puzzle takes us to Australia again.  It's starting to get chilly around here, and I keep finding myself needing to:

adjust the temperature!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Great!- 11/14/20

Today's Australian puzzle struck me as a:

Great IDea

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, November 13, 2020

An urgent message - 11/13/20

I happened to take a peek to see what puzzles had come out near my old hometown in Tennessee since I was there last and came across:

An urgent message

Tomorrow we'll ...



Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Truth is Out There - 11/12/20

 Today we head to Australia for a puzzle in a series I learned about recently.  I am looking forward to spending more time with it.  This one caught my eye first:

X-Files 05: Kill Switch

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Veterans Day - 11/11/20

 Today we travel to Ohio for a cache that celebrates all US veterans:

Flag Day in Flag City: Flags of the US Military

Tomorrow we'll be in Australia.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

24! - 11/10/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Germany, and it was chosen in honor of a special someone's birthday today.  It's hard to believe she's:

Twenty Four

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, November 9, 2020

Final Jeopardy - 11/9/20

Today's puzzle takes us to California. I was saddened today to hear of the passing of Alex Trebek. I have a lot of fun memories of watching "Jeopardy" with my parents and when the local TV station had a contest where you could win a chance to be on the show we all went and took the placement test in hopes of being chosen (Dad was the only one of us to score high enough to get in the running, but he wasn't the one picked to appear on the show).  It sounds like they still have enough taped shows to run for a few more weeks.  I suppose the show will go on somehow, but it's going to be pretty sad to watch Alex's final:

Jeopardy

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Classic - 11/8/20

 Today's puzzle takes us to California.  It's a little late because I was on a zoom call with some classmates celebrating what should have been our homecoming weekend/30th reunion from college.  Despite the delay, I did want to get a post out, and this one's a:

Classic

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Geo-Pinball - 11/7/20

 About 3.5 years ago I featured the sequel to this Minnesota puzzle, and I had fun doing the original one today so I thought I would share it with you.  Have fun with a little:

Geo-Pinball

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, November 6, 2020

La Casa de Papel - 11/6/20

Today we have another Minnesota puzzle that was recommended to me recently.  I had fun solving it, as it turned out that there was more to it than I was at first expecting.  It got me interested in checking out:

La Casa de Papel

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Digital Math - 11/5/20

Today's Minnesota puzzle dropped into my inbox recently.  Will you be a fan of:

Digital Math?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Election Year - 11/4/20

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  My father was very interested and active in politics, and had an encyclopedic knowledge of political history.  I have many memories of watching the televised election returns with him and learning a lot from his commentary throughout the process.  It's too early to know for sure what's going to happen tonight, and how long it will take for the outcome to be clear.  It's certainly not been a typical:

Election Year

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Mmm ... cake - 11/3/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Oklahoma.  My big accomplishment yesterday was baking my favorite chocolate cake (the "Reine de Saba" from Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking").  My mother used to make it for her French students when I was a kid and I would routinely request it as a birthday cake.  I only bake one about every 10 years or so, but I figured this was the perfect year to indulge.  I have definitely not mastered the art of French cooking, but it did turn out well in the end despite a couple of minor mishaps along the way.   If you ever go to all the trouble to make one, I'd recommend doing like I do and make a double recipe so you'll have a two-layered cake.  It's so dense and fudgy I'd never try it as a:

Three Layer Cake  

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, November 2, 2020

Happy Birthday - 11/2/20

Today's cache takes us to Pennsylvania.  Everybody's got one, and mine is today.  So:

Happy Birthday to Me

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, November 1, 2020

All Saints Day - 11/1/20

Since it's All Saints Day, let's head to New York City where:

It Begins At the Gate of All Saints

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happy Halloween! - 10/31/20

 Today's cache takes us to France, and allows me to wish you a very safe and:

Happy Halloween! 

(in case you haven't come across this before, note that the comma in the puzzle is used in the way that we'd use a decimal here in the U.S.)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, October 30, 2020

Trick or Treat! - 10/30/20

With one more day to go until Halloween I thought maybe I would share this 2013 puzzle of my own.  If you like ciphers, you'll probably think it's a treat.  Otherwise, well ...

FL-ACA TRIck or Treat!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Go Dodgers! - 10/29/20

Today's cache takes us to California.  Back in April I wrote a post lamenting the fact that the baseball season had not started, and reminiscing about the team I grew up rooting for, the Los Angeles Dodgers.  I was born in a suburb of L.A. (although I lived there less than a year before my parents moved to Tennessee) and I claimed them as my team when I started watching them at the age of 8.  Once my husband's beloved Minnesota Twins had been eliminated from the playoffs this year I started rooting for the Dodgers again in earnest, and was thrilled that they won the world series the other night.  I can't believe it was 32 years ago when I was in college and rooting for them in:

World Series #86: 1988

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Pumpkin Carving - 10/28/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Minnesota.  I've got my pumpkin, but haven't taken time to carve it yet.  Even though we may not see any trick-or-treaters this year it just wouldn't be Halloween without having a jack-o-lantern on the doorstep.  Here's your chance to do a little:

Pumpkin Carving

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Battleship - 10/27/20

 Let's take a break from Halloween themed puzzles and travel to Oklahoma today for a little game of:

Battleship! - Beaver's Bend

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Great Pumpkin - 10/26/20

I read the other day that this will be the first year that "It's the Great Pumpkin, CharlieBrown" will not be broadcast on regular television (apparently it will be available for streaming somewhere). So I'll do double duty here with two such themed puzzle.  This one, from Vermont, I featured way back in 2011:


and one I haven't shared here before, from Minnesota:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Halloween Candy - 10/25/20

 With Halloween under a week away I figured it was time for some in-theme puzzles. We don't get many trick-or-treaters even under normal circumstances, so I don't expect we'll see very many this year.  But I will certainly need to by some candy in order to be prepared, just in case!  Let's head to Texas for:

FTFC #128 -- Halloween Candy

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, October 24, 2020

★ - 10/24/20

After a couple of days featuring mathy challenges, let's head to Minnesota and kick of the weekend with a:

★☆☆☆☆ Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, October 23, 2020

Mathematician's Nightmare - 10/23/20

Today's Minnesota puzzle provides an interesting twist on a theme I am quite familiar with:

A Mathematician's Nightmare

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Sudoku Snacks - 10/22/20

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  If you're like me, one way you've coped with being cooped up due to the pandemic is by eating well.  Tonight it was fun to indulge myself in some calorie-free:

Sudoku Snacks

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hangman - 10/21/20

Today's New Hampshire puzzle provides an interesting twist on a familiar word game:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Hex - 10/20/20

 Today's puzzle takes us to Colorado.  I thought it was appropriately thematic for the season in a couple of different ways ... you'll have to decide if it makes you think of Halloween or your baseball team that seems to be suffering from some kind of:

Hex

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, October 19, 2020

Spooky Tree - 10/19/20

 Today's brand new puzzle takes us to Maryland.  Halloween is approaching, so I thought you might enjoy this little spooky tree puzzle that aks:

HOW MANY FACES?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Now,that's weird - 10/18/20

 Today we travel to a brand new series of puzzles in Texas that caught my eye and made me smile.  It all starts here:

Talk about Weird #1

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, October 17, 2020

1 Dime - 10/17/20

 Today's California puzzle is one I remember really enjoying, and I thought it was quite cool how the GC code was thematic to the puzzle itself.  See how you can make out at the:

10-cent Art Store (KPC2011)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, October 16, 2020

Mastermind - 10/16/20

 I've featured versions of this fun puzzle type before, but not this North Carolina one, and it's been a while.  Have some fun playing:

Mastermind: Triangle Edition

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, October 15, 2020

A Mysterious Image - 10/15/20

If you're as swamped as I've been lately, it's fun to come across a puzzle that's easy, yet fun.  The one I'm sharing with you today was inspired by this Colorado one that someone sent to me, but it's been broken for a long time. Fortunately I was able to suss out how to make one of my own, that works.  Have some fun with:

The Mysterious Image (Hindsight is 2020 #7)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Message in the Hollow Oak - 10/14/20

I've gotten super busy lately, so in lieu of posting a rerun I'm going to share one of my own recent puzzles that has had some favorable reviews.  This one was a lot of fun to create, and it spurred some other ideas for more future creations:

Message in the Hollow Oak

Tomorrow we'll ...


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Oops - 10/13/20

 Well, rats.  I was sure I had queued up today's puzzle over the weekend, because I knew which one it was going to be.  This Connecticut puzzle was recommended to me recently, and was just found after being lonely for almost 4 full years!  Sorry I'm so late with:

Da Vinci: Genius or Sadist


Tomorrow's puzzle will not be late!

Monday, October 12, 2020

Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue - 10/12/20

Today's Wisconsin puzzle is one that I shared 5 years ago, but when I came across it again it made me grin, so I decided it was worth featuring again.  You'll want to be sure to check out the street view of the cache location after solving:

Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Navigation of the Known! - 10/11/20

I'm posting today's Utah cache in honor of International Earthcache Day, which is today.  Even if you don't manage to visit one in person, here's a chance to visit a whole bunch of them virtually:

Navigation of the Known!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Fall Colors - 10/10/20

We had a beautiful Fall day today, and the reports are that the leaves are at about 75% of their peak color.  I should really find the time to take a short drive and do a little leaf peeping. In honor of the changing leaves let's head to Minnesota for a pair of puzzles, one that hasn't been shared here before, and its sequel which I posted way back in 2016:

HHXI Fall Colors

and HHXI More Fall Colors

Tomorrow we'll ...


Friday, October 9, 2020

Envelopes - 10/9/20

 Today we travel to California for a little exercise involving:

Envelopes - a puzzle cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Herky - 10/8/20

 I can't remember who passed along this Iowa series to me, but I had fun perusing the variety of puzzles it contains.  There are 125 different ones, so you might not want to try it all in one sitting.  Here's one near the beginning:

Herky 002 - How They May Laugh

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Behind the 8 ball? - 10/7/20

Have you ever wished you could know the future?  I think a lot of us wish we could get some answers to our questions right now.  Today I have a pair of puzzles each with their own spin on a fortune telling device I remember playing with as a kid. 

From Ohio: Magic 8 Ball

and from Arkansas: Game Time! Magic 8 Ball 🎱

Tomorrow ...

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Solos - 10/6/20

 Today's California puzzle is:

Solos

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, October 5, 2020

Pseudoku - 10/5/20

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  I've been contemplating using a sudoku variant in one of my upcoming puzzle caches so I was exploring different possibilities.  Here's an interesting twist on the theme:

Psuedoku - a puzzle cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Pool Party - 10/4/20

Today's puzzle takes us to New Jersey.  Summer is well and truly behind us now, but I'm already looking forward to next year and the opportunity to loll around by the pool.  I really missed doing that this summer, so I'll be up for an epic:

Pool Party!!

Tomorrow we'll ..

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Seashells - 10/3/20

Today's puzzle takes us to England. I have always had a special affinity for the beach, but the closest I'm getting these days is this little zen garden I've got, complete with miniature:

Seashells

Tomorrow we'll ...


Friday, October 2, 2020

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Pumpkins, Gourds, and Squash - 10/1/20

It's hard to believe that it's October 1st already.  Our leaves have rapidly started to fall, and before long I'll be picking out a pumpkin for the front porch.  I chose today's Minnesota puzzle in honor of this "gordgeous" time of year:

HHX - Pumpkins, Gourds, and Squash

Tomorrow we'll visit New York City.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

To the Teachers - 9/30/20

Today's recent Maryland puzzle really struck a chord with me, because it was written in honor of a favorite teacher.  My parents were both teachers, and my father was an Education professor in charge of teacher training for many years.  I hope you'll think of your own favorite teachers while perusing this puzzle written:

To Rus 

Tomorrow we'll ... 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

One Word - 9/29/20

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  This was the last in a series of short puzzles that you might enjoy trying if you have luck with this entry:

One Word #26  

(Here is a bookmark to all of them.)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 28, 2020

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

I spent a while this evening poking around looking at Minnesota puzzles, and came across several I want to go back and spend a little more time with before sharing them with you here.  I have to say that this one made me laugh, and I think it's a fun way to celebrate our Minnesota Twins winning the Central Division and getting to keep playing past the regular season.  I'm glad they're providing a few more chances to (virtually):

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Saturday, September 26, 2020

AAArrrggggghhhhhh - 9/26/20

 Today's cache takes us to North Carolina.  "Talk like a pirate day" was exactly 1 week ago, so today's cache is only a little late.  It seems like I am never on time for that one:

AAArrrggggghhhhhh

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 25, 2020

Save those coords! - 9/25/20

 Today's puzzle takes us to Minnesota.  After you're finished with it, be sure to:

Save Those Coords!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Have a ... ball? - 9/24/20

 Today's well-favorited puzzle from Washington state invites you to have a:

Truncated Icosahedron

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Wait! What did he just say?!?! - 9/23/20

Today's puzzle takes us to South Carolina.  The NFL football season is now well under way, and even though our team is off to a rotten start, it's good to see them back in action ... some things are the same, but a lot is definitely very different.  I hope you'll have fun with this little puzzle from a simpler, mask-free era:

Wait! What did he just say?!?! 

(If you enjoyed it, you might also like the sequel, which I featured back in 2015: Ummmm...Come again?!)

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A Geocacher's Breakfast - 9/22/20

Today's cache takes us to New Jersey.  We've recently been having a lot more breakfasts for dinner at our house.  Last night's repast was bacon and eggs and banana pancakes with real maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream on top. Yum.  What would you like for:


Tomorrow we'll ...


Monday, September 21, 2020

Fool's Gold - 9/21/20

 Today's Ohio puzzle is another one I had fun testing recently.  Hope you won't be taken in by:

Fool's Gold

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Strawberry Fields Forever - 9/20/20

Today's cache takes us to Arizona.  I am not much of a drinker, but one of my favorite treats at the beach is a frozen strawberry daiquiri.  There were no beaches for me this summer, but a few weeks ago when the grocery store was selling packages of strawberries on a buy 2 get 3 free sale it occurred to me that we should try making some ourselves.  We pulled out the 30 year old blender and I found a recipe that used the coconut rum  we had on hand (we usually mix it with pineapple juice).  Yum, yum!  After adding a little dollop of whipped cream on top I almost felt like I was on vacation. That's why today I'm appreciating:

Strawberry Fields Forever 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 19, 2020

RIP RBG - 9/19/20

 She was "notorious" to both the left and the right.  Today's New Hampshire puzzle is shared in memory of:

WIH-Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 18, 2020

Third Time's a Charm - 9/18/20

Today's California puzzle is another that I tested pre-publication.  I liked it because it taught me something interesting that I'd never seen before, and I was able to work through it without being tempted to ask my husband to write a computer program.  Since I was working by hand I made a mistake or two, but the:

Third Time's a Charm

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Airport Codes - 9/17/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Colorado. Can you sort out these:

Airport Codes?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Pot of Gold - 9/16/20

I know I'm not alone in that sometimes I enjoy investigating "field" puzzles to see if I might be able to solve them remotely. I can guarantee that the CO of this New York puzzle won't be disappointed if you're able to locate the:

Pot of Gold

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Rhymes with Curling - 9/15/20

 Today's puzzle takes us to California.  I tested an earlier version of this puzzle, and by the time it published several weeks later it had evolved enough that I didn't even recognize it until after I'd gotten in pretty deep.  Try your luck with:

Rhymes with Curling

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 14, 2020

Climb those steps! - 9/14/20

I had a good time this summer finally starting to put out a series of puzzles loosely based on a Nancy Drew theme.  I've been perusing all of the titles of the books and figuring out how I could work them into puzzle caches.  So far I'm about half way through and I have ideas for a few more to come.  One of the titles was "The Mystery of the 99 Steps" which presented the perfect opportunity, if I could manage to pull it off.  It took a lot of planning, but I've been pleased with the results.  But the puzzle I'm point you to today (which I haven't shared here before) is the original California one that inspired it.  I still have my old composition-style notebook with all of my work written down for Kablooey's:

45-Step Puzzle Cache (KPC2009)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Are you ready for some football? - 9/13/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Canada's province of British Columbia. We're just about ready for the launch of our team's football season tomorrow.  The ceremonial Viking horn has been dusted off and given a test blow, and everyone's Viking garb has been located except for the dog's.  He's currently wearing his Twins shirt, so that may have to suffice.  How about you,:

Are you ready for some football?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Are you obsessed? - 9/12/20

 Today's Arizona puzzle made me chuckle. Will you recognize yourself?:

YOU ARE TRULY OBSESSED WHEN...

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 11, 2020

Irrational Treasure - 9/11/20

 Today's North Carolina puzzle is an older one, but not one I've featured here before.  I reached way back into the vault for this:

Irrational Treasure 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 10, 2020

A pair of "plates" - 9/10/20

Two related series of caches in Australia were brought to my attention recently.  The "F" plate series is meant to be training ground for the harder "P" plate series.  I've been meaning to go back and look at more of both series, but this is the one that was specifically recomended to me:

P-Plate F: The puzzle  

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Run T-Rex, Run! - 9/9/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Oklahoma. I know I've seen this little guy before, but had no idea there was more to him. Fortunately my son was able to help when I suggested:


Let's Play A Game: Run T-Rex, Run! 


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

A Harder Puzzle Cache - 9/8/20

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.  As I have for the last several years, I spent a good portion of it working on puzzles in Mark Halpin's Labor Day Extravaganza with some friends.  It was very challenging, but a ton of fun.  Today's puzzle takes us to Australia, where the CO was visiting.  While there he placed both an easier and:

A Harder Puzzle Cache 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 7, 2020

Happy Labor Day! - 9/7/20

Today's Colorado puzzle is one I shared way back in 2011 as my very first:

Labor Day Cache 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Two Letter Words - 9/6/20

 Today we travel to Indiana for a puzzle based on:

Two Letter Words

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 5, 2020

It's Relative - 9/5/20

Today's puzzle is from New York, but the location falls in a bit of a gray area as to whether you'd call it "upstate" or "downstate."  To me, it's "down," but to those in NYC, it's probably "up."  I guess it's all relative, just like the puzzle itself.  Is it:

A HARD Puzzle (or an easy one)?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 4, 2020

Field Puzzle? - 9/4/20

Today's question takes us to New York City and will have you asking yourself, when is a field puzzle not a:

Field Puzzle?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 3, 2020

R 150 G 75 B 0 - 9/3/20

Today's North Carolina puzzle is one I've had in the solved pile for a while, but haven't shared here before.  It feels appropriate to share right now because lately I've definitely been taking advantage of:

R 150 G 75 B 0

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The Taste of New Jersey - 9/2/20

It's one of those age old questions ... what's your generic word to refer to any carbonated drink:  pop, soda, or coke?  I grew up well into "coke" territory, but married a "pop" guy, and now live in a "soda" state.  Today's New Jersey puzzle discusses a couple of local beverages and encourages you to:

Buy Nary Pop!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Going Downhill? - 9/1/20

As I worked on today's California puzzle the other day, it occurred to me what a strange language we have, where a single phrase can have two pretty much completely opposite meanings.  I know in the past I've referred to a situation as "all downhill from here," meaning that we had gotten through the hardest part.  But on the other hand, if things are "headed downhill" then they're definitely not good.  Just think about that the next time someone says:

It's all Downhill from Here!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, August 31, 2020

Two Letters from My Bank - 8/31/20

Today's downstate NY puzzle was passed along to me recently.  It got me thinking about the fact that we've gotten so little actual mail lately, it's been pathetic.  Several days a week the truck just drives right on by without stopping at our box.  At this point I'd even welcome:

Two Letters from My Bank

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Chocolate, Potato, Poker, Computer ... - 8/30/20

Today's puzzle from Canada's Alberta province got me wondering just how many different types of  things could be a kind of:

Chip

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, August 29, 2020

First and Last - 8/29/20

Well, it's almost the end of summer, and the first day of school is looming for a lot of folks (if they haven't already started).  Today's interesting little Oregon puzzle from way back in 2006 demonstrates the significance of the:

First and Last

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 28, 2020

re:curse of ... 8/28/20

I've been preoccupied this week getting ready to start back to work next Tuesday, so I hope you'll indulge me for sharing a cache I put together a couple weeks ago (with the help of a co-conspirator) in California.  I thought it would be fun to create my own entry in this little series that I've featured here before:

re: Curse of the Password. I Swear!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Crossnumber PRIMEr - 8/27/20

Today I'm reaching back to another California puzzle I enjoyed solving several years ago but haven't featured here before.  Try your luck with a:

Crossnumber PRIMEr

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

A Puzzling Shortage of TP - 8/26/20

 Just in case you were ever in any doubt that people can make a puzzle out of just about anything, I present you with today's Texas puzzle involving:

🧻 A Puzzling Shortage of TP 🧻

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Fractions! - 8/25/20

Today we have a North Carolina puzzle that I solved a long time ago, but haven't shared here before.  For the last few years I've been teaching some remedial math, but I remember that in doing this puzzle I learned something new about:

Fractions!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, August 24, 2020

Easy as ABC - 8/24/20

Let's kick off the week with a puzzle from California that's:

As Easy as ABC

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, August 23, 2020

All Puzzled Up - 8/23/20

 Today's puzzle takes us to a series in Australia. If you like this one there are several others you could investigate:

All Puzzled Up #6

Tomorrow we'll ...


Saturday, August 22, 2020

It's Greek to Me! - 8/22/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Minnesota.  Good luck sorting it out:

It's Greek to Me!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 21, 2020

Emberquest - 8/21/20

 I can only imagine the amount of work that went into this new series in Ohio.  I'm looking forward to playing with it a lot more.  It all starts here:

EmberQuest #1 - Castle Storeroom

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Somewhat Odd - 8/20/20

Today we head to California for a puzzle I've had in the solved pile for quite a while. I'm not sure why I haven't shared it here before ... it could be because it's:

Somewhat Odd

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Circles- 8/19/20

 I enjoyed this little game from Oklahoma, but it may have you going in:

Circles - Beavers Bend

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Of Bars and Books - 8/18/20

 Today we travel back to Singapore for a puzzle with a tale:

Of Bars and Books

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, August 17, 2020

A Year of Travel - 8/17/20

Today's puzzle takes us (virtually) to Oregon. I know a lot of us have cancelled our trips for the duration of the pandemic. It's been quite an unusual summer sticking so close to home, just waiting for things to return to normal.  I bet I'm not the only one out there who will be planning:

A Year of Travel

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Male Senior Citizen - 8/16/20

 Today's downstate NY puzzle was passed along to me not long ago.  It involves a:

Male Senior Citizen

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, August 15, 2020

6 Feet, please - 8/15/20

 Today's Oregon puzzle was written long before the days of "social distancing," but it does address:

The Space Between Us

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 14, 2020

Cut Man - 8/14/2020

 I wasn't familiar with the title character of today's New Jersey puzzle that was passed along to me not long ago.  I think the only "cut man" I'd ever heard of was in Rocky Balboa's corner when he was fighting Apollo Creed.  See what you make of:

MMtS: CUT MAN

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Can you read my mind? - 8/13/20

 Today we travel to Singapore for a recent puzzle that was passed along to me:

Can You Read My Mind?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Find the Panda - 8/12/20

 Today's puzzle takes us to Oklahoma.  After all that minesweeper yesterday, I admit that today I was doing well to just:

Find the Panda

Tomorrow we'll ...


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Minesweeper -8/11/20

 At a time when so many things just don't make sense, it's reassuring to know that some things still behaving logically.  Let's head to France for:

17 - Grilles Logiques : moyen

Tomorrow we'll ... 

Monday, August 10, 2020

Caching Weather - 8/10/20

I remember going out in the rain or snow more than once back when I first started caching.  I'm definitely much more of a fair weather cacher these days.  Today's Pennsylvania puzzle has us thinking about:

Weather Or Not To Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Figure it out - 8/9/20

 Too much time on your hands these days? Today I'm sending you to the beginning of a 77 cache series in Texas that could occupy you for a little while.  See if you can:

Figure It Out 01

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020

Curses! - 8/7/20

Today we head to California for the most recent in a fun long-running string of themed caches by a number of different CO's.  For other examples that have been featured here, see most of the ones on this list.   The newest one is:

re:Curse of the Acid Triplets

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Peg Game - 8/6/20

Today's Arkansas puzzle brought back memories of oh so many road trips broken up by a stop for a meal at Cracker Barrel.  I got pretty good at playing:

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

BYOP

Today finds us in downstate NY again.  This one is archived, so we missed being able to make the find.  But it's still good advice to always:


Tomorrow we'll...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

NUMB3RS - 8/4/20

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


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, August 3, 2020

A Vexing Puzzle - 8/3/20

Today we head back to downstate New York for another puzzle that landed in my inbox recently.  I hope you'll forgive me ... it's a:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, August 2, 2020

A Day at the Lake - 8/2/20

Despite living in a town with a rather large lake our family never goes boating unless we're visiting my in-laws in Minnesota, which we won't be doing this summer.  I'd really love a day on the lake right now.  I don't think I'm going to manage that, but thanks to this puzzle that dropped into my inbox recently we can head to downstate New York and spend a little time on:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, August 1, 2020

August 1 - 8/1/20

I can't believe it's the first of August already.  I need to figure out a way to squeeze some fun out of this summer because it's going to be over all too soon.  Today's brand new California puzzle was passed along to me not long after publication.  Enjoy the:   


Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, July 31, 2020

A trip to the library - 7/31/20

The highlight of my week so far was driving to the library to turn in (at curbside) books I'd checked out in March and which had finally come due.  Thank goodness during this time with our libraries being closed that their e-books have still been available to be checked out!  Another highlight of my days is receiving puzzle recommendations, and today's Oklahoma puzzle is one that popped in to my inbox this week.  I hope everyone will enjoy their trip to the:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The puzzle that is missing something! - 7/30/20

Today we travel to New Jersey for another puzzle that was recommended to me recently.  If you have suggestions, please don't hesitate to send them in, because they really make my day.  This is:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Better Together - 7/29/20

Today's new California puzzle dropped into my inbox the other day, and I must say I do believe that puzzles and geocaching go:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Code-Doku -7/28/20

Today we travel to Texas for a little exercise in:

Code-Doku

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, July 27, 2020

Further Adventures - 7/27/20

Today we have a California puzzle I had fun testing pre-publication.  It concerns:

The Further Adventures of lmt000 and Geocaching

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Christmas in July? - 7/25/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Ukraine.  I remember going to a summer birthday party when I was a kid that had a Christmas in July theme.  We all made ornaments that looked like puppy dogs with felt ears. The girl dogs had little bows on their heads and the boys had milk-jug lid hats.  I totally lost track of that friend after high school, but I still hang those things on my tree every year and think of her.  So, I figured why not have Christmas in July here:

PSUA11: Christmas Lights

Tomorrow we'll ...


Friday, July 24, 2020

Long Number Revisited - 7/24/20

I shared this California puzzle back in 2014, but it was actually 1 year ago today that I made the find, so I thought it might be fun to pay it another visit.  It's a really:

Long Number

(Note the updated checker link is: http://certitudes.org/certitude?wp=GC29P6H)

Thursday, July 23, 2020

St. Tib's Day - 7/23/20

Today's cache takes us to California.  This past week we've celebrated National Ice Cream Day and National Hot Dog Day, but I don't think anybody was celebrating:

St. Tib's Day

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Unintended Consequences - 7/22/20

Today we have a brand new California puzzle.  Having featured the one that inspired it, I figured we should also take a look at the:

Unintended Consequences

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

July 21- 7/21/20

Today we head to the UK where I found a great puzzle to feature:

On July 21st

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, July 20, 2020

Bookmarks Updated - 7/20/20

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  I had gotten woefully behind on bookmarking all of the puzzles featured here over the last 18 months, so I decided to take the bull by the horns and just work through and do them all.  It took me several sessions, but I am pleased to report that I'm all caught up!  If you happen to come across one that I overlooked, please do let me know and I'll fix it straight away.  I also updated all of the location-based bookmarks so that they cover the period from 2011 through the end of 2019.  I can't rest on my laurels, though.  In order to stay caught up I'll need to:

Bookmark This Cache

Tomorrow we'll be in the U.K.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Emoji Movies - 7/19/20

One of the most memorable puzzles from the MIT mystery hunt last January involved figuring out movies solely based on emojis.  I even got the t-shirt which features that puzzle (I'm sure a little creative googling will find you the answer, if you're curious how it worked):


Today's Rhode Island puzzle is a simpler version, but the idea is the same:


Tomorrow we'll ...


Saturday, July 18, 2020

Whack-A-Cache! - 7/18/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Canada's Ontario province.  I wonder who else has ever gotten so frustrated they wanted to:

Whack-A-Cache!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, July 17, 2020

This Day in Baseball History - 7/17/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Minnesota.  Our household has really missed watching televised sports this season, and we are especially looking forward to the return of baseball and being able to root for our beloved Twins.  Here's hoping that everything with the planned restart goes well.  In the meantime we've had the opportunity to relive some moments in past baseball history, including this one:

July 17, 1990 Twins vs. Red Sox ⚾⚾⚾

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Work of Art - 7/16/20

Today's California puzzle has been around for a while, but I haven't shared it here before.  Not sure why not, 'cause it's a:

Work of Art

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020

50,000 Reasons to Celebrate - 7/13/20

I hope you'll join me in wishing my good friend CaptainMath congratulations on recently reaching 50,000 finds.  I put together a puzzle in honor of  what was then the upcoming occasion, and conspired with a Pennsylvania cacher in his area to place the associated cache for him to find:

CaptainMath's Countdown Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Rhymes with Dimple - 7/12/20

I've been having fun looking back at some puzzles I've got solved in the San Francisco Bay area, and noticed I'd never featured this one before, so thought it'd be a good one for today:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, July 11, 2020

ꓵbƧIDE ⮍ DOMИ - 7/11/20

I love the photos in today's puzzle from Kansas.  They remind me of the only canoe trip my husband and I ever took way back in the early 90's.  We took our little dog and he sat on top of the cooler in the middle of the canoe looking like Cleopatra going down the Nile.  We weren't very adept paddlers and at least once we did tip over ... but since all of our stuff was packaged such that it would float, our friends were able to chase it down while we recovered from turning:

🙃 ꓵbƧIDE ⮍ DOMИ ♒

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, July 10, 2020

The Pigeon Experiment - 7/10/20

Today's Colorado puzzle dropped into my inbox recently.  I had never heard of:

The Pigeon Experiment

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, July 9, 2020

So Alike and Yet So Different - 7/9/20

I think the title of today's featured Colorado cache is true for geocaching puzzles sometimes ... they can sometimes seem:

So Alike and Yet So Different

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Once in a Lifetime - 7/8/20

Today we have a new puzzle in the long-running  California "OIAL" series:

OIAL 107: Again into

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Relax - 7/7/20

I'm a little late with today's post, which always gets me uptight.  I finally found stumbled across this one from the Netherlands, so I can:

Relax

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, July 6, 2020

Minimalist #2 - 7/6/20

Let's head back to Arkansas today for the latest installment in what's shaping up to be a fun series:

Minimalist Blocks 2️⃣

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Pegman - 7/5/20

Today we travel up the road a bit from me for the mystery of:

Pegman

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Fourth of July - 7/4/20

Looking back at the puzzles I've shared on this date in the past, this one from Minnesota that I featured 5 years ago is probably my favorite.  Happy:

Independence Day

Tomorrow we'll ...




Friday, July 3, 2020

Hairballz - 7/3/20

In my math classes I often each dimensional analysis, which is one method of doing the calculations required for today's Canadian puzzle.  I know that my students would be absolutely horrified to hear that I actually do that kind of thing for fun.  The picture accompanying the puzzle almost made my allergies click in just looking at it.  That's a lot of:

Hairballz

Tomorrow we'll celebrate the Fourth of July

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Descriptive Pictures - 7/2/20

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  Everyone around my house knows that the first of the month is "kablooey day," in honor of the monthly puzzles that the CO has been publishing, without fail, going back to January of 2008.  That's a lot of puzzles! I hope you'll enjoy the most recent entry, from just yesterday:

Descriptive Pictures

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Fulcrum of Degrees - 7/1/20

Today's California puzzle is one that was a on a list of recommended puzzles passed along to me recently.  Try your luck with:

Fulcrum of Degrees

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

10 Years! - 6/30/20

Today marks 10 years since I started caching.  If you'd told me then all the places it would take me and the great people I would meet, I never would have believed it.  I still think the best thing about it is that it's a hobby we create for each other.  I've gotten so much enjoyment from other puzzlers that I'm really pleased to be able to share their efforts here.  This particular puzzle (first featured way back in 2011 for my first caching anniversary), besides being in theme was one of the local ones that sent me on a search for more puzzles outside of the immediate area that I could work on in the hopes of gaining enough practice to figure out what was going on.  The "puzzle-solving safari" that I referred to in my log for this cache is what ended up leading me to start this blog (which will have its own 10th anniversary in January):

GEOCACHING'S 10 Years! ANNIVERSARY

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, June 29, 2020

Minimalist Blocks - 6/29/20

Let's kick off the week with a new puzzle in Arkansas that's something fun and different:

Minimalist Blocks 1️⃣

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Something Quick - 6/28/20

The day has gotten away from me so I think I'll reshare this Washington puzzle I featured back in 2015.  It'll do just fine for a:

Quick Summer Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, June 27, 2020

A to Z at the zoo - 6/27/20

Today we travel to Oregon for this little brainteaser:

A-Z-----at the zoo

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, June 26, 2020

Who was that masked man? - 6/26/20

I can't believe it's almost starting to feel normal having to wear a mask when I go to the grocery store.  It's perfectly commonplace to see people walking around with all manner of face coverings including scarves and bandanas that bring a wild west bank robber to mind.  The background image of today's brand new California puzzle features one such:

Token Outlaw


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, June 25, 2020

A Virtual Visit - 6/25/20

I had fun yesterday dropping on a virtual gathering of geocachers in California.  I'd met or corresponded with several of them before, and it's always fun meeting new people and matching faces to names.  I love meeting other cachers, especially puzzlers, and it's great to be able to do it without even leaving home.  Today's puzzle is also from California, so you can say you've also paid them a visit and dabbled with a little:

Paint

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Sad to See It Go - 6/24/20

I had to archive this cache last week, but I thought you might indulge me for sharing it with you here today to give it one last chance to be seen.  It was one of my earliest efforts in puzzle-making, and I hated to see it go:

Puzzled, Ithaca Edition: 4/4/11

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Breaking and Entering - 6/23/20

I spent the weekend working on another online puzzle hunt with friends (remotely).  It was a lot of fun and if you've ever wanted to try that sort of thing it's open for almost another week for anyone who'd like to get together a little team to participate: Puzzle Potluck 3

Today's puzzle from the UK might require you to do a bit of:

Breaking and Entering

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Monday, June 22, 2020

No Stairway. Not Heaven. - 6/22/20

Today's recent Pennsylvania puzzle dropped into my inbox this weekend.  Try your luck with:

No Stairway. Not Heaven.

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

A Dad Joke and a Dad Riddle - 6/21/20

It's Father's Day and I hope all the dads out there will have a great day.  Here's a recent Texas puzzle from a series that's grown to at least 30 caches now:

Dad Joke #22

If you prefer something a little meatier, here's a puzzle I shared back in 2015 which features a riddle that was one of my Dad's favorites:

Daily Omelet

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Herky - 6/20/20

I love geo-art with all different kinds of puzzles.  Today's Iowa puzzle is from one like that, a "Hawkeye" geoart that was recommended to me recently.  It originally had125 puzzles ranging in difficulty from 1.5 to 5.0 and I had fun looking through a bunch of them.  There are definitely some I want to go back and spend some more time with.  For today, I'll leave you with this one:

Herky 070 - Ambidextrous

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Wondrous - 6/19/20

I thought I might share with you another cache from my first geocaching adventure to California back in 2015, but it's really hard to choose among all of them. So instead I thought I might reshare one that I actually placed during that trip.  It was great to be able to repay those great puzzlers with a little puzzle of my own:

Wondrous Numbers

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Word Association - 6/18/20

It was five years ago this week that I took my first big solo caching adventure out to the San Francisco Bay area.  I had a huge stack of solved puzzles to work on finding, but also was able to meet up with many of the CO's I'd gotten to know via e-mail over the previous few years.  The other night I was looking back over my photos and rereading a bunch of the logs for the caches I was able to do.  What a great trip that was!  Since it doesn't look like I'll be traveling this summer, I'll have to content myself with reliving some previous adventures.  Today's fun puzzle was first featured back in 2013, and is one that I made the find on five years ago today:

Word Association

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Fun with Flags - 6/17/20

It was Flag Day here in the U.S. earlier this week, so here's a quick puzzle for all the flag lovers out there:

Fun With Flags - IX

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Ask Ye and Ye Shall Receive - 6/16/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Texas.  This one was recommended to me and I think it's a very interesting case.  I appreciate the CO's attitude towards puzzle ownership:

Puzzles 101#🤔 - Ask Ye and Ye Shall Receive

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Humans, Cows, or Chickens - 6/15/20

Today we travel to California for:

Humans, Cows, or Chickens

P.S.  If you missed Saturday's puzzle, it was one that I particularly enjoyed. 

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Look Up - 6/14/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Colorado:

Look Up

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Out of My Odd state Of Mind - 6/13/20

Today we travel to Oregon for a recent puzzle that was highly recommended to me.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it didn't even drive me:

Out of My Odd State Of Mind

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Friday, June 12, 2020

The Worst Cache of the Year - 6/12/20

Today we head back to Singapore for a puzzle that could be:

The Worst Cache Of the Year

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Bigger on the Inside- 6/11/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Australia. Since we're figuring on spending most of the summer at home, we've been working on a little outdoor living space in the form of screened in gazebo.  It kind of reminds me of being in a tent but it feels much:

Bigger on the Inside

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Strange Times - 6/10/20

Today's puzzle from the U.K. references these very:

Strange Times

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Artist's Perspective - 6/9/20

Today we travel a bit downstate for a new puzzle from my good friend CaptainMath:

The Artist's Perspective

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Weekend in Singapore - 6/8/20

I've been thoroughly engrossed this weekend in an online puzzle hunt based in Singapore.  So let's travel there today for a puzzle I shared back in 2016:

Lexicology

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Digital Carrots - 6/7/20

Today we travel up north to Canada for a puzzle in a series I had fun doing with friends several years ago. We'll be celebrating my husband's birthday today, and that always means one thing:  I'm baking a carrot cake.  Fortunately I won't have to use any:

WTD - Digital Carrots

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

A Night at the Museum - 6/6/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Australia ... and a few other places.  I haven't gone through all of this one yet (I admit the virtual reality stuff makes me a little seasick), but it's definitely been on my to-do list. People seem to be enjoying it, so I figured I'd take a chance and share it with you today.  Have some fun spending:


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Friday, June 5, 2020

Seinfeld is Back! - 6/5/20

Today's cache takes us to Canada's province of Prince Edward Island.  I was poking around on Netflix earlier and came across "23 Hours to Kill."  It was fun seeing that:

Seinfeld is Back!

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Ted-E-Bear - 6/4/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Pennsylvania.  We live in an area with good-sized yards and a lot of trees, so it's not surprising to see a number of different critters in the neighborhood.  Over the years I've seen tons of squirrels, chipmunks, woodchucks, rabbits, deer, the occasional skunk, opossum, or fox, and once I even saw a coyote.  Yesterday I saw a picture on facebook of a house one street over from us with a bear walking around in front of it. Yikes! While I knew there had been some way on the other side of town, this was a first for us.  I'm not anxious to see one in person, honestly.  Even though it was a little one, it wasn't exactly a:

Ted-e-Bear  (link fixed! Sorry about that.)

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Early Days - 6/3/20

I've continued my exploration of early puzzle caches around Ithaca.  This one (which had a sequel, which I was able to find and is still active today) was the very first puzzle cache by a CO who was instrumental in getting me involved in puzzling:

VIP RIP (EH#4)

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Thirty Years - 6/2/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Virginia.  Do you know what you were doing 30 years ago today?  I sure do. After about a year's worth of long-distance planning and only three weeks after my college graduation I married the guy who had lived across the hall and worked with me at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of the same summer internship program two years before.  We'd never even lived in the same town except for that one summer when we met, but somehow it all worked out and here we are 30 years later.  Where does the time go?? I hope you'll celebrate with me with this:

Anniverary Cache, Two Become One

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Enigma Variations - 6/1/20

If you've been looking for a complicated puzzle you can really sink your teeth into, you're really in luck today! This Australian one is one that I tested a while back, and it was recently released when their pandemic restrictions eased up. Try your luck with:

Enigma Variations

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Cat Always Wins - 5/30/20

Today's puzzle has us back in the U.K.  Like a lot of other people, I've been spending too much time on the computer lately.  One of the things I came across was a video like this one which reminded me why I don't enjoy playing:

Noughts and Crosses

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Cut and Paste - 5/29/20

I forgot about this Ithaca puzzle since it was archived not long after I started caching, and I hadn't been able to make the find.  I came across it in poking around looking at some of the oldest puzzle caches in our area and noticed it was just one day short of the 15th anniversary of its placement, so I figured that was good enough reason to feature it today.  Have fun with a little:

Cut and Paste

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Dotty - 5/28/20

Today's puzzle finds us back in the United Kingdom.  I'm hoping it won't make you:

Dotty

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Draw Your Own Conclusion - 5/27/20

I enjoyed this new California puzzle, but you'll have to:

Draw Your Own Conclusion

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Homophonophobia - 5/26/20

This new puzzle published a bit up the road from me over the weekend.  I'd suggest you avoid it if you have:

Homophonophobia

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day - 5/25/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Idaho. Many of the usual Memorial Day activities are not happening this year, but at least I can provide you with a:


Tomorrow we'll be in New York.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Saturday, May 23, 2020

First visit to Taiwan - 5/23/20

Taiwan has been in the news a bit lately, and I won't get into the semantics of how to define it but it does appear to be a new area for us to visit here. I'm not sure how I've missed looking at any there, but I'll definitely be going back to check out more.  For today try your luck with:

NCTU_Computer

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Brain Teaser - 5/21/20

Today's Oklahoma puzzle dropped into my in-box yesterday and I thought it was a hoot. I'll definitely have to check out the others in the series.  If you've been thinking about passing along a puzzle yourself, I hope you'll go ahead and send it along.  Those messages always really make my day.  Now have some fun with:

Brain Teaser #6

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Crypto Crossword - 5/20/20

I've gotten in the habit of trying to do the New York Times Crossword every day, and have been enjoying them.  For the last few weeks my son has been joining me in working on them nightly, and a couple of times we've even gotten my husband to help with a clue or two.  Today's puzzle is a brand new one that popped up a little over 50 miles away from me today.  Sharpen your pencil and have some fun with this:

Crypto Crossword

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Sword in the Stone - 5/19/20

Today's puzzle takes us to the United Kingdom, and it's the result of my looking for a "Vikings" themed puzzle.  I know I've talked before about following the Vikings football team, but in this case I'm talking about the History Channel TV show, which I've been having fun watching lately.  I find the quasi-history interesting and all of the battles and intrigue probably remind me a little bit of Game of Thrones, which also turns up in this puzzle.  See if you can sort out the:

Sword in the Stone

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

You're Toast - 5/17/20

Today's puzzle takes us to the United Kingdom. I am a great fan of toast, and hardly a day goes by that I don't have it for breakfast.  I like it just slightly toasty, with no dark brown or blackened bits.  So here's a friendly word of advice ... if you ever change the setting higher on the toaster, please put it back where you found it when you're done.  Otherwise you could cause your family members to scorch their breakfast, and then:


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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Rules should never be broken - 5/16/20

It was nice seeing our area open up to geocaching again, and I had quite a few newly published caches pop up in my inbox, one of which I'm sharing with you today.  I didn't venture out for any caches myself, but when I do I know I'll still be following the social distancing rules because:

Rules should never be broken

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Friday, May 15, 2020

How do you solve this one? - 5/15/20

Today's Washington state puzzle is one that landed in my inbox after a recent appearance on the "Caching in the Northwest" podcast.  It may leave you asking yourself:

How Do You Solve This One?

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Bee Movies - 5/14/20

Today's puzzle takes us to North Carolina.  During this time at home I've found myself watching a lot of B movies on Netflix, so this puzzle seems quite appropriate:

The Swarm - Bee-Fuddled Bee-Movies

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Gradually Reopening - 5/13/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Oregon. The state of New York is set to start gradually reopening in a few areas at the end of this week, and my county is one of them.  We've already heard from our reviewer that they are planning to start publishing caches again, so I guess it's almost:

Time To Go Caching Again

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Dad Jokes - 5/12/20

If you like today's Texas puzzle, there are 10 previous ones you can check out.  See if you get a grin from:


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Monday, May 11, 2020

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mothers Day - 5/10/20

Today's California cache seemed like a good fit for today.  Enjoy:

Yams Arcade: Happy Mother's Day!

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

Cachual Conversation - 5/8/20

Today's recent Tennessee puzzle was a fun follow-up to my evening's entertainment watching an episode of "Zoe's Extraordinary Playlist." It clearly took a lot of work to put together this:

Cachual Party Conversation

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Not the middle one, please - 5/6/20

Today we head to Australia for a brand new puzzle where you can:

Let your finger do the talking

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I hate it when that happens - 5/6/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Canada's province of British Columbia.  I don't know about you, but when I hate it when I'm puzzling and simply:

Can't see the forest for the trees

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Cinco de Mayo - 5/5/20

Hot on the heels of yesterday's date-themed puzzle I have another one for you today.  Let's head to Virginia to check out the:


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Monday, May 4, 2020

May the fourth be with you! - 5/4/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Michigan.  I was 8 years old the summer Star Wars came out, and have been a fan ever since.  So naturally today I'm going to post a puzzle that says:

May The Fourth Be With You: Aurebesh

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