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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:


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:


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

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:


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.