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Friday, December 31, 2021

Smurfy New Year - 12/31/21

Today's puzzle takes us over to the east of me here in New York.  We've made it to December 31st, so it's time to get ready to welcome a:

Smurfy New Year

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Die Hard - 12/30/21

Today we travel to France. It's not what I consider a Christmas movie, but I know some folks do:

Die Hard

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Library of Babel - 12/29/21

Today's Colorado puzzle was passed along to me recently.  I featured a similar one by the same CO a while back, but I expect that even if you've been there before you won't mind a return trip to the:

Library of Babel

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Mastermind - 12/28/21

Let's travel to California for a little game of:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 27, 2021

Loose Change - 12/27/21

Today we travel to Virginia for a puzzle involving a little:

Loose Change

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 26, 2021

The Day after Christmas - 12/26/21

 I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, and that Santa was very good to you. Here are a couple of quick post-holiday puzzles.  From Massachusetts one about:

All She Wants for Christmas 

and in central New York you can:

Find the Fruitcake



Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas! - 12/25/21

 Today my Christmas gift to you is a little trip to downstate New York for:

The 12 puzzles of Christmas

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 24, 2021

The Night Before Christmas - 12/24/21

 Today I have a pair of Pennsylvania puzzles for you, both perfect for today:

 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

and

Night Before Christmas

Tomorrow we'll ...


Thursday, December 23, 2021

Christmas Pie Puzzle - 12/23/21

Christmas always means pumpkin pie at my house.  Let's travel to California so you can enjoy a:

Christmas Pie Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Match me! - 12/22/21

 Today we travel to Australia where you can:

Match Me 4 Christmas!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Nötknäckarkalendern - 12/21/21

We've made it to the shortest day of the year! Today we travel to Sweden, where they have come up with some fun traditions to get through their long dark winters.  In years past I've enjoyed perusing the daily puzzles that some Swedish CO's present during the countdown to Christmas.  Here's an example from a current series. Lycka till!:

Nötknäckarkalendern 2021-20 Den tatuerade tomten

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 20, 2021

Are you ready for Santa? - 12/20/21

 Today's puzzle takes us to Long Island, NY.  I know when I was growing up a common greeting this time of year would be, "Are you ready for Santa?"  I hope you're ready because it won't be long before we'll see:

Santa Claus Zipping All Over The World

(P.S. If you come up with a "D'oh," check out the CO's note from 12/12)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Santa's Mail - 12/19/21

Today's cache takes up north to Canada's Alberta province.  Have some fun sorting out:

Santa's Mail

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Grinchmas - 12/18/21

 I was recently reminded of this Connecticut series.  I featured the first two last year, so let's pick up again with:

Grinchmas 2020 - 04

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 17, 2021

Is this December? - 12/17/21

Today's puzzle takes us to Iowa.  While we've had some cold temperatures over the last few weeks here in central New York (and at least one day with measurable snow) as I prepare this post just before midnight it's 61 degrees out.  It does make you ask:

Is this December?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Race Against Time - 12/16/21

 I hope you'll indulge me for sharing one of my own holiday-themed puzzles today.  I have made quite a few over the years, and have thought about trying to do another one for this year, but it's doubtful I'll be able to get anything ready in the next few days.  Seems like I'm always in a:

 Race Against Time (Hindsight is 2020 #13)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Study Break - 12/15/21

Today's puzzle takes us to Washington state.  This time of year always finds me not only getting ready for Christmas, but also wrapping up the semester with final exams and getting grades done.  After a lot of hard work I think everyone has earned a:

Study Break

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Santa Dash - 12/14/21

 I remembered enjoying this little game last year, so I thought I'd return to the Isle of Man to see if the CO had another Christmas puzzle I might share with you.  I had fun with this one tonight, even though my coordination was not very good.  If you're having difficulty, just hang in there with this little:

Santa Dash

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 13, 2021

Ho Ho Ho! - 12/13/21

Today we have a Christmas themed-puzzle from California that I've had on my list for a while.  When someone else recommended it to me this week I realized it was a good time to feature:

Ho Ho Ho! - Part 1

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Crafty for Christmas? - 12/12/21

Today's Pennsylvania puzzle was passed along to me recently ... it's:

Christmas but not ... 8/10

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Better Late than Never - 12/11/21

Apologies for the late posting ... I can't blame technology since I just plain forgot to set it up.  I've had a very busy week so I'm not sure if my brain is empty or full, but either way the result was the same.  

I actually have been saving this puzzle for a while and had meant to post it for yesterday, but ... see above.
December 10th is the day each year when Nobel Prizes are presented each year in Sweden.  This puzzle doesn't take us quite that far, just to France, but it does involve:


Tomorrow we'll ...



Friday, December 10, 2021

Weapon #3 - 12/10/21

Today's Kansas puzzle popped into my inbox recently.  Try your luck with:

Weapon #3 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Letters from Santa - 12/9/21

Today's puzzle takes us to Ireland. We've started receiving Christmas cards at our house, but so far no:

Letters from Santa

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

It's Really Not About the Numbers - 12/7/21

Today's California puzzle was passed along to me a while back.  It's a nice one for all of us cachers who believe:

It's Really Not About the Numbers

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 6, 2021

A Cachemos Carol - 12/6/21

In the words of the immortal Tom Lehrer, it's time to "drag out the Dickens."  Let's head to California for this new twist on:

A Cachemos Carol

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Jingle Bells - 12/4/21

After yesterday's meaty puzzle you're probably ready for something a little more gentle.  Let's kick off the holiday season with a trip to Czechia and the story of:

Jingle Bells

If you have holiday puzzles to send along, please do! 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 3, 2021

Sandwich Sudoku - 12/3/21

I hope you're hungry! Today's puzzle takes us to Germany for a nice juicy:

Sandwich Sudoku

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Mexican Train -12/2/21

Today we travel to a brand new California puzzle that I enjoyed:

Mexican Train (KPC2021)

As you'll see, I wrote my own domino-themed puzzle way back in 2015

Game On! #2: Playing the Game of Bones

Tomorrow we'll be in Germany.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Today's Ohio cache was passed along to me by two different puzzlers.  Sounds like a:

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Tomorrow we'll ...