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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):


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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:


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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:


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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:


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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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