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Friday, January 31, 2020

A Belated Happy National Puzzle Day - 1/31/20

I knew it was coming, and then I missed it.  With this puzzle from Florida, which I first shared back in 2012, you can belatedly:

Celebrate National Puzzle Day (January 29)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, January 30, 2020

A Classic - 1/30/20

Today I take you to NYC for a puzzle I furst shared way back in 2013. If you haven't done it, it's one of the classic Central Park series, all of which are great:

It Begins at the Mariners' Gate

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Code :- Uniform 1/29/20

I'm muddling along despite a nasty cold which has my IQ a few points less than normal.  Today in class I was trying to talk about the "half life of an element" and managed to say "elephant" instead.  But I did manage to find a brand new puzzle from the UK for you.  Try your luck with:

Code :- Uniform

Tmorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Breakfast in Bed - 1/28/20

I missed Australia Day yesterday so figured it would be a good place to head for our puzzle today.  I've got to stop staying up so late now that I'm back to work and needing to get up early.  I've picked up a bit of a cold somewhere, so I wish I could have a lie-in tomorrow followed by some:

MS 35 - Breakfast in Bed

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, January 27, 2020

Road Trip - 1/27/20

Here's an Oklahoma puzzle that was suggested to me recently:

Road Trip 2019

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Another Cash - 1/26/20

This simple puzzle from Central New York made me smile, particularly the "reed carefully" section after the geochecker.  See if you can solve:

Another Cash

Tomorrow we'll be in Oklahoma.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Neither here nor there - 1/25/20

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

Neither here nor there

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, January 24, 2020

Jumble - 1/24/20

I've posted a fair number of pretty tricky puzzles recently, so here's one from Delaware that should provide a little relief in the form of a:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Key Maker 2 - 1/23/20

I really thought I had posted a puzzle last night before turning in, but I obviously got distracted.  I started back to work this week after my long winter break so I guess my mind was on that. Here's a late entry for you:  a follow up to a California puzzle I shared about ten days ago.  If you had fun with the first one you can now try:

Key Maker 2

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Only Connect - 1/22/20

Here's a new puzzle from the UK that will introduce you to a British game show that sounds like a fun challenge:

Only Connect

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Home again - 1/21/20

I'm home again from the Mystery hunt, but thought I might share an in-theme puzzle with you today:

Words Search

I know some of you will have seen that one when I featured it back in 2017, so here's another one by the same CO that you might have missed back when I shared it in 2016:

Flower Garden (My Little Briones #2)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, January 20, 2020

Bumbling around Massachusetts - 1/20/20

I'm heading home today after finishing up my trip to Boston.  I wasn't able to do any geocaching during my stay, but if I had I would have tried for a puzzle by this CO.  Here's one I featured back in 2013:

1/3 2/5 3/7 -.-. .- -.-. .... .

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Books are always good company - 1/19/20

This California puzzle is late appearing, since I've been drowning in puzzles with the MIT mystery hunt all weekend.  I only knew one person here at the hunt, but was able to meet a lot of new folks and had a lot of fun.  But even when I don't know anyone at all, I'm never completely on my own since I'm never without something to read.  After all:

Books Are Always Good Company

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Donkey Headed - 1/18/20

I'm posting this late, having just finished up with the MIT mystery hunt, which I'll have more to say later, I'm sure.  For right now I'm feeling like I am just climbing out of a deep hole that I've been in for the last few days.  Here's a Massachusetts puzzle that sounds like about how I feel right now:

The Donkey Headed Adversary Of Humanity...........

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Greetings from Boston! - 1/17/20

Today I'm resharing a Boston-area puzzle that I first featured way back in 2011.  I chose this one because I'm actually visiting Beantown this weekend to take part in my first on-site MIT Mystery Hunt. I participated with a team remotely last year and had a blast, so I thought I'd give it a shot in person this year.  I'm thinking it will be a fun adventure.  I hope you've got:

A Nickel for Charlie

Tomorrow we'll ...

Want a … Want a Beer? - 1/16/20

Today's New York puzzle is by a CO whom I met yesterday when he was in town picking up some of my puzzle caches, and one that I maintain here for west coast puzzler kablooey.  When that one proved to be missing I offered to come out with a replacement container, since I hated for him to DNF after going to the trouble of doing that tricky puzzle.  It's always fun meeting other puzzlers, so if you happen to make it to Ithaca be sure to let me know and maybe we can go out for a meal, ice cream, or even a drink if perhaps you:

Want a … Want a Beer?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Key Maker - 1/15/20

Today's puzzle takes us to California for an exercise in decryption:

Key Maker

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Wavelength - 1/14/20

Today we have a Colorado puzzle from a CO whose work I have featured before, but not this particular puzzle.  This one was passed along to me by someone who enjoyed it.  See if you're on the same:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, January 13, 2020

Backwords - 1/13/20

Today's California puzzle is one I had fun testing pre-publication over the weekend.  It's:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, January 12, 2020

GOAT - 1/12/20

Have you been keeping up with the GOAT Jeopardy tournament?  It inspired me to re-share with you this humorous Minnesota puzzle from back in 2013:

I Lost on Jeopardy!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

Rhyme Time - 1/10/20

Today's Oklahoma puzzle made me grin.  Try your luck with:

Triple Rhyme Time

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Around the World - 1/9/20

Today's puzzle is the start of a Florida series I've been having fun playing with for the last couple of days.  As of right now there are 34 of them and it all starts here:

1) Around the World in 80 Caches

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

World Health Organization - 1/8/20

Today's puzzle has us in North Carolina again, investigating the:

World Health Organization (TPS2013)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Help Wanted - 1/7/20

Today's puzzle takes us to North Carolina:

Help Wanted

For a number of reasons over the last year I've had a harder time tracking down things to share with you.  I know there are still good things out there, both old and new, but many of the CO's I'm familiar with aren't putting out many caches these days and it's getting harder to sift through the multitude of challenge caches, simple keyword puzzles, and multiple-choice geo-art.  I could use your help with suggestions of individual puzzles, CO's whose work you've enjoyed, locations that have a lot of fun puzzles, and feedback about rerun posts.  How often have you already seen my rerun posts? Are you disappointed in them, or are they a fun trip back down memory lane?  Are there days of the week that would be better to share the reruns?  I'm looking forward to hearing your suggestions.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Epiphany - 1/6/20

Let's travel back to a post from exactly 8 years ago:  Today's cache in Colorado is just right to honor today's holiday of Epiphany, and I hope you will have your own epiphany in solving:

Three Wise Men

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Off the Deep End - 1/5/20

Here's another Florida puzzle with an in-theme location you can spot on google maps once you've solved it.  I shared this one back in 2012, long before I ever came to cache in Florida.  This is my third trip since then. I find that a getaway to the beach away from the central New York winter helps keep me from going:

Off the Deep End

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Battlezone - 1/4/19

With today's puzzle you can travel along with me to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  I haven't done any geocaching yet during this trip, but this is a cache I featured not long after finding it back in 2013.  Be sure to check google street view after you've solved:

Arcade Classics - Battlezone

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, January 3, 2020

A New Year's Puzzle - 1/3/20

The year is still quite young, so let's travel to Canada's Alberta province to revisit this puzzle I shared back in 2013. It's:

A New Year's Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Winter Vacation - 1/2/20

Today we travel to California for a brand new puzzle which I found very timely since I'm heading off today on a little:

Winter Vacation

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year! - 1/1/20

I've been going back and forth about whether to continue this little blog for another year, but in the end I decided I might as well give it a try.  Let's travel to Australia and a puzzle I featured way back in 2012 to wish you a:

Happy New Year!

Tomorrow we'll ...