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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Headache - 4/30/20

Today we travel to North Carolina.  I hope this puzzle won't leave you with a:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Fizzy - 4/29/20

I know how much people enjoy unique and clever caches, so I thought I'd reshare a great one that I first featured back in 2014.  This one inspired several other similar fun versions but this was the original:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Social Distance - 4/28/20

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  I hope it provides you a little fun while you're at home keeping your:

P.S. It really made my day to see how many people left friendly notes for the CO of Sunday's featured puzzle.  

P.P.S.  It took me three tries but I finally did get the last step of yesterday's featured puzzle this afternoon ... like I said, it was a doozy!  

Monday, April 27, 2020

Logical - 4/27/20

I think sometimes it can be almost meditative to work on a puzzle where you know exactly what to do, it just takes a little bit of thought and persistence to get it done ... kind of like a really large jigsaw puzzle.  Logic puzzles can feel a bit like that, and so I thought it might be fun to return once again to the French series of "Grilles Logiques" that I've featured here before.  Today's is ranked as an easy (facile) one, but watch out for the last step ... it's a doozy.  I admit that having just seen it I'm going to save it for tomorrow since it's getting late.  Sharpen your pencil and have some fun with:

05 - Grilles Logiques : facile

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Getting Warmer - 4/26/20

It was a nice day here today, but the cool and wet weather is headed back tomorrow.  We've had a few glimpses of Spring, but it's certainly not here to stay.  But I have heard that it's:

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Discombobulation - 4/25/20

Today we travel to Colorado for a puzzle by a CO whose work has appeared here frequently over the years.  This was one that I hadn't yet solved, but it caught my eye because this is a perfect description of how many of us are feeling these days:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, April 24, 2020

Alcatraz - 4/24/20

Here's another puzzle that dropped into my inbox recently.  Like several of the people who've logged it, I have my own memories of visiting "The Rock" (on my first trip to San Francisco as a graduate student in the early 1990's).  In addition to the puzzle there's a lot of interesting information about the possible escape from:


Tomorrow we'll ... 

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Every Day is Earth Day - 4/23/20

I missed posting for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day yesterday, so I thought I'd rectify that today by featuring this perfectly themed Canadian puzzle that I shared back in 2013:

All the Earth's a Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Mathy Math - 4/22/20

If you've spent much time on Facebook I expect you've seen the type of puzzle in today's Minnesota cache.  See if you can sort out the:

Mathy Math

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Puzzle Street East - 4/21/20

I remembered recently that there were a bunch of puzzles in the Nova Scotia "Puzzle Street" series that I still need to solve, and when I went to look for them I discovered that the CO also has a much shorter "Puzzle Street" series all the way over in Ukraine (I started to say "the" Ukraine, but confirmed this is the preferred usage).  So, today I'm serving up one of my favorites from the original series which I featured back in 2012:

and this one in Ukraine:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, April 20, 2020

I am a Bolt - 4/20/20

Last week I had fun talking about puzzle caching on the GeoGearheads weekly podcast.  As a result, I've had some puzzle recommendations coming in over the weekend and will be looking forward to sharing some of those with you in the coming days.  If you have any you've thought about sending me, I hope you'll take the time to do so.  Let's kick things off with this one from Western NY:

I am a Bolt

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Ants 4/19/20

Today we find ourselves in Washington state.  See you if you can solve the puzzle of:

The Ants

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Counting the Days - 4/18/20

Today's puzzle takes us to Texas.  I went downtown the other day to pick up an essential item (dog food) and realized I don't think I had driven down the hill in at least a month.  I'm lookng forward to when it won't seem so strange to go out again. I know we're all just:

Counting the Days

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, April 17, 2020

Yellow Jack - 4/17/20

Today's brand new puzzle takes us to Texas.  When I saw it I immediately was reminded of the 1938 movie "Jezebel," (for which Bette Davis won a Best Actress Oscar playing opposite a young Henry Fonda), but this puzzle led me to look up a little more information about the phrase:

Yellow Jack

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Beginning Again - 4/16/20

Today I'm passing along a link to information about an online event coming up this Sunday that you might like to share with your geocaching friends, especially any puzzlers (or want-to-be puzzlers) among them.  The host is the author of the much referenced "How to Puzzle Cache" book, and the CO of today's puzzle, which I first featured back in 2013.  It's part of the Central Park "Gates" series, which have a wide variety of themes and difficulties.  This is probably one of the more challenging ones, but I found it very satisfying:

It Begins at the Farmers' Gate

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Dodger Blue - 4/15/20

Since there aren't any current games taking place right now, last night on ESPN they aired a rebroadcast of one of the most memorable games in World Series history, when an injured Kirk Gibson scored a pinch-hit walk-off homer to win the game.  It was the fall of 1988 and I was a junior in college, and a die-hard Dodger fan.  I flipped it on last night to catch a couple of innings, and just the sound of Vin Scully's voice was enough to make me a little misty-eyed, thinking back to all those years ago.  The great broadcaster is retired now, but in my google searching I came across a recently recorded message for baseball fans which I enjoyed hearing.  I'm looking forward to the time when I can once again root for the current:

Dodger Blue!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

April Showers - 4/14/20

I got rained on today trying to get the dog a little bit of a walk this afternoon.  It got me thinking about that old saying about the "April showers," which got me thinking about resharing this fun but challenging puzzle from back in 2016.  I hope you'll enjoy this:

Flower Garden ((My Little Briones #2)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, April 13, 2020

A Farewell to John Conway - 4/13/20

I was saddened this weekend to hear of the passing of the well-known mathematician John Conway, reportedly due to COVID-19.  I was just discussing him recently with my friend CaptainMath, who had the pleasure of meeting him years ago.  His work inspired one of my own favorite puzzle creations, which I'll share here again with you today in his honor:

Game On! #1: Playing the Game of Thrones

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Hunting for Easter/Eggs - 4/12/20

Today we travel to New Mexico for a puzzle I first featured way back in 2012:

Hunting for Easter/Eggs

If you're celebrating today I hope you will find ways to enjoy the day, even under these highly unusual circumstances.  Several years ago I wrote this in my Easter post:  "Growing up I always enjoyed getting a new outfit, receiving a solid chocolate rabbit (eaten ears first, naturally), coloring and hunting for eggs (always followed by egg salad sandwiches), boisterous hymn singing, delicious ham, and permission once again break out the white shoes." Well, the candy has been purchased, I have my egg salad made, and the ham is ready to fix, but I'm not sure how much boisterous hymn singing there will be here in my living room while watching a service via youtube.   

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, April 10, 2020

We Miss Sports - 4/10/20

Today's recently published puzzle takes us to California.  If you're like the folks in my house lately you've been saying:

I Miss Sports

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Easter Egg Cookies - 4/9/20

Easter will be here soon, so I thought I'd reshare this California puzzle I first featured back in 2014. Enjoy the:

Easter Egg Cookies

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Famous Pairs - 4/8/20

Last week I featured a brand new puzzle with some famous pairs in it, so I thought it might be a good time to revisit this Minnesota puzzle that I shared back in 2014:

Famous Pairs Series: Ben & Jerry

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Music Therapy - 4/7/20

The current situation is so unfamiliar and scary, I think that people are processing it in a lot of different ways.  I've seen a number of articles reminding us to take care of ourselves, so let's head to Oklahoma for a little:

COVID-19 Music Therapy

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, April 6, 2020

A Sequel - 4/6/20

I'd heard that today's Minnesota puzzle was in the works a while back, and had fun going through it once my work week was finished last week. It's a sequel to a very creative puzzle I featured way back in  2015. I hope you'll enjoy:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Kok'botul - 4/5/20

Today we travel to Calgary for a puzzle from a CO whose work I always enjoy.  It's an older cache with the evince checker that no longer works, but I think you: can still have fun sorting out:

JBeck2 and the Kok'botul Idol

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Tropical Dreams - 4/4/20

It's going to be quite strange having Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday from home, I think.  With Palm Sunday this weekend I was reminded of this Minnesota puzzle that I shared way back in 2011:

Tropical Dreams

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, April 3, 2020

Crosscountry - 4/3/20

I thought today might be fun to look at a couple variations on crossword puzzles.  Both are from California, but one is a brand new one that I had fun testing out recently, and another is from way back in 2008.  Try your luck with:

Crossroad Crossword


Sharing Cross

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Nightmares - 4/2/20

Today I'm posting a trio of Ohio caches that I shared at different times back in 2015 and 2016.  I know that the current situation is affecting a lot of us even in our sleep, so I thought perhaps we could distract ourselves with some different kinds of nightmares today:

Exam Nightmare (this one inspired one of my own puzzles)

Piano Practice Nightmare

and for a real challenge:  Homework Nightmare

Tomorrow we'll ...

If there's a certain type of puzzle you'd like to see featured here while you've got some extra time on your hands, feel free to shoot me a message and I'll see what I can do.  Happy puzzling.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

There's No Fool Like an Old Fool - 4/1/20

I dove back into the archives today and pulled out a couple of different caches in honor of today.  Featured back in 2014, from the UK:

April Fool and

featured in 2013, from California:

April Fools' Day Hoaxes!!!

Tomorrow we'll ...