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Monday, September 26, 2022

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Where's Conway? - 9/25/22

Today we travel to Maine for a puzzle passed along to me by a local puzzler I had the pleasure of meeting at an event yesterday.   Will you avoid falling down any rabbit holes while sorting out:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Wait - that's not sudoku - 9/24/22

I've had this Arizona puzzle in the solved pile for quite a while.  I featured a companion puzzle back in 2017.  As for this one:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 23, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022

GCA - 9/22/22

Today's puzzle takes us to West Virginia.  For some reason I hadn't noticed that we were getting close to having used up all of the GC codes beginning with "GC9," so seeing the first ones pop up recently with the GCA prefix caught me by surprise.  Here's one of the earliest puzzle caches to get published with that prefix.  It's:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Winter is Coming - 9/21/22

We're just about to the autumnal equinox, so there's no doubt that Winter is coming!  I hope you'll indulge me for sharing this little puzzle of mine from a few years back.  It had some recent finders and I was surprised to see I hadn't shared it with you before:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Secret Menu - 9/20/22

Today's puzzle takes us to California, where you can order off the:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 19, 2022

Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen - 9/19/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Tennessee. I've spent a fair amount of time over the last week watching the coverage leading up to Queen Elizabeth's funeral today. Along with the hundreds of dignitaries and thousands of others in attendance, millions more will gather around their screens for one last chance to say:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Flow Bridges - 9/18/22

Today we travel to Oklahoma for an older cache from a CO whose work has been featured here before.  Unlike much of the later work, this game is not interactive, but I still enjoyed figuring out how to play:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Into the Matrix - 9/17/22

For today's California puzzle you'll have to go:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 16, 2022

Pyramid Discovery - 9/16/22

I had considered sharing today's Georgia puzzle earlier, but I'm glad I waited, as it now has a creative hint structure that could help you make your way to a:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Almost a Girl Scout cookie? - 9/13/22

Today we travel to California for a puzzle that popped into my inbox this morning.  Have you ever heard of a cache that's:

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Changing of the Seasons - 9/12/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Wisconsin, where I expect their seasons are fairly similar to ours here in upstate New York.  This weekend felt like it marked the change of seasons in a couple of ways.  My outdoor swim club closed for the season (with the last scheduled day being a rain out, unfortunately) and the Fall crocuses in front of my house popped up in bloom right on schedule. We also watched our first NFL football games, and since our Minnesota Twins seem to be fading from the pennant race (after a season that actually went much better than many predicted) we're about ready to switch sports seasons as well.  Still, I'm betting we will have at least one or two more warm days, and maybe a few good baseball games left to watch during the transition of these:

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Life goes on - 9/11/22

Today we head to the Netherlands.  I was going to post something different today, but was stopped in my tracks when typing the date of 9/11. I don't think any of us can think of that date without taking a pause to remember and honor those lost. And then:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Sir Elton John - 9/10/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Minnesota.  I hope everyone has something fun to do this weekend.  I'll be spending a little time in the company of:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 9, 2022

End of an Era - 9/9/22

Having just seen the pictures of the Queen and the new British prime minister the other day, I was shocked and saddened to hear that she had passed away today. Today's post from New Zealand is in honor and memory of:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Amber Attack - 9/8/22

Today we head to North Carolina for the mystery of the:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Frognapped - 9/7/22

Today's puzzle was passed along to me recently.  We're heading to South Carolina, where apparently: 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Brace for Impact - 9/6/22

Those of you who have been following the blog for a while know that I am a big fan of fellow geocacher The Rat and his Cliff Knowles mysteries.  I'm happy to report that there is a new one out, by the title of Brace for Impact.  Read more about it here.  I read it over the weekend and gave it 5 stars.  In honor of the occasion I'm re-featuring one of my favorites of his puzzles.  He has a wide variety, including some requiring decrypting some tough ciphers and lots of crosswords (including some juicy cryptics) but for this one you just have to figure out:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 5, 2022

Labor Day - 9/5/22

Today's the perfect day to head to Colorado and this:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Just Letters - 9/4/22

Today Ol'Fogie is sending us to Wisconsin.  Here's what he has to say:

A to Z

Today's offering is best summed up by the description itself:

"We use letters every single day and probably never even think of them. I've also done many puzzle caches that letters in various ways. There have been numerous ciphers (Pigpen, Baconian, Vigenere, ROT13, etc. There have also been numerous anagram puzzles and other "word" type puzzles. I've counted letters, rearranged letters, using the letters position in the alphabet, etc. There are so many unique ways to use letters in puzzles that's it impossible to list them all here."

And so, here is another contribution that centers on using…

Just Letters

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 3, 2022

All a Blur - 9/4/22

This week has been so busy, it's all a blur. And in recognition of that I'm letting Ol'Fogie send us to Florida.  Here's what he has to say:

The Red Blue Blur

One of the great things about most of the puzzle cachers I know is that they are always willing to help those less adept at solving riddles, enigmas, and ciphers. This is even true when the less astute solver comes from another world and every mystery is just…

The Red Blue Blur

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 2, 2022

Why are you here? - 9/2/22

Today's puzzle takes us to North Carolina. Let's see what Ol'Fogie has in store for us today.  He writes:

I ask again, "Why Are You Reading This Blog?"

Back in 2018, I posed that question when I was honored to fill in here. The answer is just as obvious now as it was then when we directed you to the first part of this query. I look forward to the email for this blog every morning because…

I Love Puzzles #2

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Can you speak the language? - 9/1/22

Today Ol'Fogie is sending us to Tennessee.  Let's see what he has to say:

I Don't Speak the Language

When I first saw this puzzle, I tried to translate it into every language Google Translate could offer. Fortunately, it wasn't long before something triggered in my brain that got me a green light on the checker for…

Yu[r Tohjyomh

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The Final Frontier - 8/31/22

Today's write-up is another from Ol'Fogie, and it gives me the opportunity to bid farewell to Nichelle Nichols, who passed away earlier this summer.  In sending us to England today, he  writes:

Another Puzzle From the Enterprise

I mentioned in a previous stint here that I grew up a Star Trek fan. I'm pretty sure I was hooked at my young age by the somber, intense opening words spoken by Captain Kirk. I can still vividly hear William Shatner speak those famous words…

Space: The Final Frontier

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Cat People? - 8/30/22

My first day went fine, but I'm happy to let Ol'Fogie keep steering the ship for a few days while I settle in.  Here's what he has for us today:

Everybody Wants to be a Cat

I am neither a "cat person" nor a "dog person." I like them both but my current family makeup only includes a feline. Jenny is both my finicky, but loving, furkid and bane of my existence. She purrs loudly as I rub her chin and then attacks my arm, using full claws and teeth, a millisecond later with absolutely no provocation on my part. Then, as the blood streams down my hand, she licks my nose and looks at me with remorseful eyes. No, I don't understand her, or any other cat for that matter. Today's puzzle was created in honor of a family whiskered one. Enjoy the art and mystery of…

Jack Jack's Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, August 29, 2022

Back to School! - 8/29/22

I'm back in the classroom today, so I'm allowing guest puzzle picker Ol'Fogie to take the wheel.  Here's what he has to say:

Sometimes the hardest part of hiding a cache is finding that perfect spot. It needs to elude the eyes of muggles and still be findable by your target caching audience based on the assigned difficulty. This Florida hider seems to have found a…

Prime Location in Longleaf Pine Preserve

Tomorrow we'll ...


Sunday, August 28, 2022

Batting 1.000 - 8/28/22

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  Something I searched recently has led to a huge number of posts about the Little League World Series popping up in my Facebook feed.  There are some pretty neat stories, but I've yet to see one about:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Big Dipper - 8/27/22

Today we head to an Alaska puzzle that a friend of mine enjoyed:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 26, 2022

The Maze - 8/26/22

Today's puzzle from Denmark was passed along to me a while back.  Try your luck with:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Waffle Day Late - 8/25/22

I heard on the radio on the way to work that it was "Waffle Day."  So, in a belated honor of the occasion, let's head to Rhode Island and find out what happened when you:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Not all who wander... - 8/24/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Tennessee, and brings to mind what's probably my favorite quote applied to geocaching:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

I Don't Know - 8/23/22

I went to the mall one day this summer, specifically aiming for the store where I usually get my manicure supplies.  The store had closed, though, and a furniture store had taken its place.  So I'm probably the only person in history to ever go shopping for nail polish and end up buying a couch.  Now that I have a better place to sit and watch TV with my husband, I've been watching a lot more baseball games.  Did that help with today's baseball-themed puzzle from Georgia that was passed along to me recently?:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, August 22, 2022

Shaking Off the Mid-Winter Cobwebs - 8/22/22

Today we head to Alaska for a puzzle that was passed along to me recently.  I figured I'd go ahead and share it now rather than waiting until I'm:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Fozzy's Geo-Art - 8/20/22

Today we head to a puzzle in the Netherlands that was passed along to me recently:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 19, 2022

Cache Royale - 8/19/22

 Today's California puzzle was passed along to me recently. Try your luck with:

Well, today I got the e-mail part right but the post didn't go through.  I'm hoping to get these issues straightened out soon!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Quilt Block - 8/18/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Idaho.  As a long-time quilter myself, I thought it was fun to play with:

Quilt Block 1

(link repaired)

Tomorrow we'll ...

I've known for a while now that the "follow by e-mail" feature that people had signed up for in the past was going to be disabled, and it appears that has now happened, at least for some folks.  This post is the first one that I'm trying to distributed via the new "google group" that I invited people to start joining last year, in anticipation of this change.  This will require me to post things in a little different way than I have in the past, so I'll ask for your patience as I figure it out and undoubtedly goof it up every once in a while.  If someone more tech savvy than I am has a suggestion of a simpler way to make this work, please feel free to get in touch.   

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Lady of the Lake - 8/17/22

Today's Washington state puzzle was passed along to me a while back.  Try your luck with the:

Lady of the Lake

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

El Diablo - 8/16/22

 Today we head to a Massachusetts puzzle that landed in my inbox:

El Diablo V 😈

Tomorrow we'll ..

Monday, August 15, 2022

Fonari with an e - 8/15/22

I've had two different people mention this Florida cache to me.  Try your luck with:

Fonari with an e 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Famous Lefties - 8/13/22

I've been saving this puzzle for today for a long time, since 8/13 is International Left-Handers Day.  I think I was a junior in high school when I started noticing the preponderance of left-handers I knew who were good at with math/science, or music, or sometimes both.  Being strongly dominantly right-handed myself, I sometimes used to try to exercise the other half of my brain by trying to write left-handed.  It never went very well.  Have some fun with these:

Famous Lefties   

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 12, 2022

Noticeably Exhausting - 8/12/22

Today we head to Canada's British Columbia province for a puzzle that's:

Noticeably Exhausting 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Breadboard - 8/11/22

Today (for only the 4th time) we travel to the United Arab Emirates and a puzzle that was passed along to me a while back:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Bits o' Trim - 8/10/220

 Today I hope you'll indulge me for sharing one of my own puzzles from quite a few years ago.  I was reminded of it when it was found recently. See how you do with:

FL-ACA Bits O' Trim

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The Green Grass Hill - 8/9/22

 Today we head to New Jersey to see if you can climb the:

The Green Grass Hill

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, August 8, 2022

Very Fine Islands - 8/8/22

 Today we head to Vermont, where I wasn't aware there were any:

Mighty Fine Islands

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Fluffy Stuffy - 8/7/22

 Here's a little California puzzle I had fun testing pre-publication.  It brought back a lot of fun memories of my kids' examples of:

Fluffy Stuffy

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Math is Fun - 8/6/22

 Today's upstate New York cache is one that was passed along to me recently.  I guess my friends know that I think:

Math is Fun (Link fixed)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 5, 2022

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Scully's Cache - 8/4/22

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  I've mentioned before that I've been a baseball fan since the mid-1970's, when I started following the L.A. Dodgers.  Although I grew up in Tennessee, I was born outside of L.A., and we had a lot of family there.  I've always had a real soft spot for their wonderful announcer Vin Scully, and was saddened to learn of his passing this week.   In his honor, take a look at:

Scully's Cache (KPC2015)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

What's in a name? - 8/3/22

 Today's recent North Carolina puzzle dropped into my inbox and I thought you all might be interested in the story behind:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Words - 8/2/22

 Today we head up the road from me a couple hours for a puzzle about:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, August 1, 2022

The Intern - 8/1/22

 Today we head to Canada's Nova Scotia province for:

NS81 - T1.5D2.5 - The Intern

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Pretty Good - 7/31/22

 Let's head to Canada's British Columbia province for a:

Pretty Good Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Friday, July 29, 2022

That's a "LOTTO" cache - 7/29/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Canada's Ontario province.  I am not a regular lottery player, but when it gets above $1 billion like it is now, I will sometimes take a chance:

That's a "LOTTO" cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, July 28, 2022

It's all Downhill from Here! - 7/28/22

Today's puzzle takes us to California's Lake Tahoe region. Depending on your perspective, it could be good or bad that:

It's all Downhill from Here! (SLT Edition)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Lifeline - 7/27/22

 Today's puzzle takes us to Oregon. I hope you won't need a:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Enjoy Life Every Day - 7/26/22

 Today's puzzle takes us to California.  This time next week it will be August, which means back to school will be just around the corner.  Where does the time go?  We've had a beautiful summer here in the Finger Lakes and rather than looking ahead too far and thinking about what's to come I'm determined to:

Enjoy Life Every Day (KPC2022)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, July 25, 2022

Sudoku Juniors - 7/25/22

 Today's recent California puzzle was passed along to me, and I enjoyed it.  Try your luck with:

Sudoku Juniors

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, July 24, 2022

A Puzzle Run Amok - 7/24/22

 Today I'm sending you to Maryland for something brand new.  It's:

A Puzzle Run Amok

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Can't Get Out of My Mind - 7/23/22

 Here's a Tennessee puzzle that was passed along to me recently:

Flip Dizzy - Can't get out of my mind

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, July 22, 2022

"Evil Influence" - 7/22/22

Today we head to Ireland for a puzzle from a series I first featured here many years ago.  I recently had a message referencing an article about the Masyu type of logic puzzle, and asking if I was familiar with it.  I have seen them regularly in (non-geocaching) puzzlehunts, but am not sure if I've featured one here before.  Try your luck with:

Japanese puzzles # 6 - MASYU

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Back to the Phuture - 7/21/22

I've had a couple of different people send me puzzles from this Tennessee series.  Here's one that I enjoyed:

Back to The Phuture XXIV

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Loop the Loop - 7/20/22

Let's travel to North Carolina for this little exercise in logic:

7x7 Loop the Loop 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

New Tricks - 7/19/22

Today's puzzle takes us back to Canada's Alberta province. In pursuit of something not too heavy/dark to watch I stumbled across the British detective show "New Tricks" on Hulu.  I've enjoyed the characters and the writing, and another plus is that not every other word is ... colorful ... like in many of the streaming shows I've tried lately (I find that my vocabulary deteriorates if I watch too much of that ilk).  As I encroach on "old dog" territory myself, it's good to see that:

JBeck2 Teaches An Old Dog New Tricks 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, July 18, 2022

Apophenia - 7/18/22

 Today we travel to California for a new puzzle I had fun testing pre-publication.  Try your luck with:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Friday, July 15, 2022

Power Smoothie - 7/15/22

Today we travel up to Canada's Alberta province, where I'm not sure I would want to drink:

Jbeck2's Power-Smoothie Recipe

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, July 14, 2022

My Summer Reading - 7/14/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Colorado.  I hope you enjoy this look at:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Wild Goose Chase - 7/13/22

Today we head to Washington state for a puzzle that dropped into my inbox recently. I hope you'll forgive me for sending you on a:

Wild Goose Chase

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Monday, July 11, 2022

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Dictionary Soup - 7/10/22

 Today's South Carolina puzzle was passed along to me ages ago. See if you can sort out this:

Dictionary Soup

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Stem and Leaf - 7/9/22

You never know when something is going to come in handy for a geocaching puzzle. Today's South Carolina puzzle involves a bit of math I'd not encountered until seeing it while tutoring a few years ago, and haven't had the occasion to use it since:

Stem and Leaf 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, July 8, 2022

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Gone Fishing - 7/7/22

 Today we travel to North Carolina, where we've:

Gone Fishing

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Smart Kids Get Ice Cream - 7/5/22

Today we travel to California for a puzzle from a decade ago.  This one is very memorable for me because after making a start on it but not getting anywhere I had the "aha" moment while driving back from dropping my son off at scout camp.  I couldn't wait to get home and see if I was right about:

Smart Kids Get Ice Cream (KPC2012) 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, July 4, 2022

Happy Independence Day - 7/4/22

Happy 4th of July! Today we travel to Nevada where you can:

Declare Your Independence

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, July 3, 2022

4th of July Weekend - 7/3/22

 Here's another California puzzle for our holiday weekend:

FlagMan's 2019 4th of July Cache

Tomorrow we'll celebrate the big day itself.

Saturday, July 2, 2022

4th of July Weekend - 7/2/22

 Many folks will have a 3-day weekend this week, so let's kick things off with:

FlagMan's 2015 4th of July Cache

Tomorrow we'll continue to celebrate the holiday.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Phrase Phun - 7/1/22

Today we travel about 50 miles up the road from me for a little:

Phrase Phun

Rats! Did it again with the messed up timing. Sorry.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Finding X in Y - 6/29/22

 Here's a new California puzzle that dropped into my inbox yesterday.  Try your luck at:

Finding X in Y

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Happy Ο„ day - 6/28/22

Let's travel to Japan for a puzzle to wish you a:

Happy Ο„ day

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, June 27, 2022

Suspense - 6/27/22

Today we travel to Canada's British Columbia province for a little:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Chartered - 6/26/22

 Here's another in the Iowa series we visited last week:

Herky 060 - Chartered

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Convergence of Davids - 6/25/22

When I was in grad school there were so many guys in the department named Bob that at one of our events we played a Jeopardy game with a category of "Name that Bob."  Today's recent California puzzle involves a:

Convergence of Davids

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, June 24, 2022

There's No I in Team - 6/24/22

I'm really appreciating folks sending along puzzles they have enjoyed. Here's one from Michigan that dropped into my inbox this week:

There's No I in Team 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, June 23, 2022

What Three Birds - 6/23/22

 Today we travel to a new California puzzle that dropped into my inbox.  Have some fun with:

What Three Birds

P.S.  Sorry for yesterday's post arriving so late.  It was in the queue but the time hadn't been set correctly.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Coffee or T? - 6/22/22

 I've been taking another look an Iowa series I featured a while back.  Would you prefer:

Herky 017- Coffee or T?

Sorry this is late posting! Made an error in setting it to go.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Golden Summer - 6/21/22

 Today's puzzle takes us to Texas.  It's officially the first day of what I hope will be a:

Golden Summer

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, June 20, 2022

Wig-Wag - 6/20/21

 Today we travel to Maine where you can try your hand at:

Albert Myer's Civil War Cipher Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day! - 6/19/22

Today we travel to Texas. I hope all the dads out there have a great day.  This one's for you:

Dad Joke #3 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Friday, June 17, 2022

Sedecordle - 6/17/22

 Today we travel back to Oklahoma. My daily puzzle routine might be starting to get out of hand.  In addition to the New York Times Crossword, I do (always in this order) a WORLDLE, WORDLE, DORDLE, QUORDLE, OCTORDLE, and SQUARDLE puzzle. Adding this version might just put me over the line:

Let's Play a Game: Sedecordle Edition

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Ticket Mix-up - 6/16/22

 Today's Georgia puzzle was passed along to me recently.  See if you can sort out the:

ticket mix-up

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Stuff on the Sidewalk - 6/15/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Minnesota.  Some folks around the corner are getting ready to move, so they've been putting out all kinds of free stuff.  Since I'm trying to get rid of clutter myself I've resisted the urge too look through it too closely, although I did schlep home a good-sized kiddie pool for the dog to cool off in this summer.  You just never know what you can find in the:

Stuff on the Sidewalk

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Flag Day - 6/14/22

 It's Flag Day and I couldn't think of a better spot to visit than an entry in this thematic Ohio series:

Flag Day in Flag City: American Revolution Flags

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, June 13, 2022

Mahjong - 6/13/22

 I recently got a lesson in how to play Mahjong, and am looking forward to learning more.  Before that I was only familiar with the tiles from playing the type of solitaire in this cache from Canada's Quebec province:

5 aout 2014 - MAHJONG

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Subpar Park - 6/12/22

If you're like me and get a kick of of Subpar Parks you'll enjoy this New York puzzle about:

Griffith Park

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Mathler - 6/11/22

 Today's Oklahoma puzzle is similar to the Wordle versions we've looked at already, but this time you're doing math.  If you like this one there are two other harder versions by the same CO:

Let's Play A Game: Mathler Easy Edition

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, June 10, 2022

The Bandit - 6/10/22

 Today's New York puzzle was passed along to me recently.  See if you can catch:

JAMIN - 09: The Bandit

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Murdle - 6/9/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Oklahoma.  Just when I thought I'd seen all of the possible variations, I stumbled across:

Let's Play A Game: Murdle Edition

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Cinema Synonyms - 6/8/22

 Today's New York puzzle was passed along to me and I had fun seeing how many I could get without doing any research.  Try your luck with:

E&K-10 Cinema Synonyms

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Monday, June 6, 2022

Nice Crib! - 6/6/22

 If you're a cribbage player, today's Pennsylvania puzzle will have you thinking:

Nice crib!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Around the World - 6/5/22

Today we travel to Texas for a series that was passed along to me recently.  If you've got some time, there are 141 locations to visit.  It all starts here:

Around the World #1

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Platinum Jubilee - 6/4/22

 Today's puzzle takes us to the UK, where the festivities are continuing this weekend:

Little Bridges # 2493 Platinum Jubilee

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, June 3, 2022

Barbershop Style - 6/3/22

Today's cache takes us to North Carolina.  Back when I first moved to Ithaca I spent a few years singing with a women's barbershop choir.  It was a lot of fun and good mental exercise singing:

With four part harmony and feeling

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Happy Anniversary - 6/2/22

 Today's puzzle takes us to Illinois.  I'm looking forward to a very:

Happy Anniversary

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

An Order of Magnitude - 6/1/22 -

 Today's California puzzle is another that was passed along recently. It's:

An Order of Magnitude

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

POD - 5/31/22

Today's Pennsylvania puzzle was passed along recently. With this title it looks great for a Puzzle Of (the) Day: 


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day - 5/30/22

 I chose today's North Carolina puzzle as a salute to all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, May 29, 2022

I have the need ... - 5/29/22

 I haven't seen the new Top Gun movie yet, but am hoping to soon.  I guess this is one of the rare occasions I have the:

Need for Speed!!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Doh!- 5/28/22

Today's Georgia puzzle may have you saying:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, May 27, 2022

Sam's Light - 5/27/22

Today's Georgia puzzle dropped into my inbox earlier this week, and it turns out to be pretty much in sight of where I've been lolling on the beach the last few days.  Try your luck with:

Sam's Light

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Get Focused - 5/25/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Arkansas.  I apologize for my mix-ups in titles and links the last couple of days.  If you got shortchanged please look back to yesterday's post which contains links to both of the ones I had meant to feature.  I'm on vacation at the beach and I guess it's hard to:

Get Focused

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Word Salad - 5/24/22

 Today's North Carolina puzzle is a:

Word Salad

If you already saw this one yesterday, this is what I meant to have featured then:  

May Fortune Smile Upon You

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, May 23, 2022

Sunday, May 22, 2022

The cache has been jeopardized - 5/22/22

 Here's another North Carolina puzzle for you.  Unfortunately:

The cache has been jeopardized

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Full of what? - 5/21/22

Today we visit a North Carolina puzzle that struck me due to its unusual title (apparently it's from a Monty Python sketch):

My Hovercraft is Full of Eels 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, May 20, 2022

Step by Step - 5/20/22

Here's another North Carolina puzzle to cap off the week. Just take it:

Step by Step (TPS2013)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Triangle Puzzler - 5/18/22

 I may have the opportunity to pick up a cache or two around the area of  North Carolina's "research triangle" sometime this summer so I've been looking over some old solves and working on a few new ones.  Here's a little logic exercise from way back when:

Triangle Puzzler FMoraes reaches 2K!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

A Simple Cipher?- 5/17/22

 I'm having fun with North Carolina puzzles, so I've got another one for you today.  Who doesn't love:

A Simple Cipher?

Sorry for the broken link.  Fixed now. 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, May 16, 2022

Friendly Words - 5/16/22

 Today's North Carolina puzzle consists of:

Friendly Words

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Hmmm... that's odd! - 5/15/22

 Today's North Carolina puzzle may have you thinking:

Hmmm... that's odd!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Pyramid Power - 5/14/22

 Let's travel to Texas and check out some: 

Pyramid Power

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, May 13, 2022

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Panama - 5/12/22

 It's been a while since I featured a new country here, so let's head to Panama for this one that was passed along to me recently:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Oldest/Newest - 5/11/22

 Here's a brand new puzzle that was just passed along to me:

Where in the World is lmt000 - Oldest/Newest Mystery Cache

Tomorrow we'll head to a country I've not featured before.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Zero Shades Of Gray - 5/10/22

Today we visit a South Dakota puzzle that was passed along to me recently:

Zero Shades Of Gray

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, May 9, 2022

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Mother's Day - 5/8/22

 For Mother's Day, let's visit a new Michigan for a timely new series.  The first one is:

2022 - W3W for MOM #1

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Cinco de Mayo - 5/5/22

 Today's puzzle from Canada's Ontario puzzle is one I featured a few years back, but it's time again so:

Let's Celebrate - Cinco de Mayo

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

May the Fourth ... - 5/4/22

 Today's puzzle takes us to California.  For May the Fourth, our puzzle has to feature:

⭐️πŸ’₯ Star Wars πŸŒ‘

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

RunAway - 5/3/22

Today's Croatian puzzle was passed along to me recently:

RunAway: The Barbarians Are Coming

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, May 2, 2022

Blue Switch Day - 5/2/22

I mentioned the other day that I was burning the midnight oil trying to finish writing up a puzzle that I had hoped to debut at an event the following morning.  Now that it's been solved, found, and published I thought I'd share it with you today. The inspiration for the puzzle is "Blue Switch Day," which is today.  After thinking all week about several different possibilities for a blue-themed puzzle, I finally came up with something that seemed workable and at least mildly entertaining Friday evening.  After having it tested I still felt a bit "meh" about it, so I ended up trying something different, tweaking it a little more during testing, and ending up with what you'll see here, which I'm pretty happy with.  Try your luck with:

Blues Clues 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Spot it - 5/1/22

 Today's recently suggested puzzle takes us to Georgia.  See if you can:

Spot it!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Wrap it up! - 4/30/22

This Utah puzzle has been featured here before, but since it's been a very long time and it was passed along to me recently I figured it could make another appearance.  Sorry for the late posting ... I've been trying to write a new puzzle cache for Blue Switch Day and it's taking me forever to:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, April 29, 2022

Eight - 4/29/22

Today's Washington puzzle is another one that was passed along to me.  I've featured many of this CO's puzzles over the years ... in the neighborhood of 3 times:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Wet Log - 4/28/22

 Today's Washington state puzzle was passed along to me recently.  Hope you don't mind the:

Wet Log

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

New World Cache - 4/26/22

 Today's New York City puzzle is one that I enjoyed being able to log on my recent visit there.  I've been enjoying getting out and doing a little caching lately.  I haven't found more than 20 caches in a month since the summer of 2019. This one felt very timely:

New World Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, April 25, 2022

Gone to the Dogs - 4/25/22

 Today's Wisconsin puzzle, which was passed along to me recently, is posted in honor of all the geodogs out there like mine:

My Doggy Luv's Caching

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Simon Says ... - 4/24/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Tennessee.  It's supposed to be a gorgeous day up near 80 degrees today here in central New York (this after waking up to several inches of snow as recently as last Tuesday morning).  What to do with such a nice day?:

Simon Says... Go For A Hike 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, April 23, 2022

The Fortress - 4/23/22

 It's the birthday of my favorite Kiwi today, so I'm sending us all to New Zealand's north island to visit:

The Fortress

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, April 22, 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Cijferzoeker - 4/21/22

 Here's something a little different from the Netherlands that was passed along to me recently:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Quordle - 4/20/22

Today's Oklahoma puzzle allowed me to get some extra practice at something I'm doing almost every day now:

Let's Play A Game: Quordle Edition 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tunnels - 4/19/22

Today's puzzle from Croatia was passed along to me recently.  See if you can find your way through:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, April 18, 2022

Tax Day - 4/18/22

 Today's puzzle takes us to California.  I know you thought you finished your taxes, but I found:

One More Tax Return to File....

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Happy Easter! - 4/17/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Georgia. If you're celebrating today, I hope you find all your:

Easter Eggs

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Street of Puzzles - 4/16/22

 Today let's head to Washington for a little walk down a:

Street of Puzzles - Dominoes

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, April 15, 2022

The Simple Joy - 4/15/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Tennessee.  Most evenings after work my neighbor and I walk our dogs together, but today I ran late and ended up going by myself.  While I missed our usual chat, it was a very nice evening and I saw lots of different birds out enjoying the first hints of Spring.  At the end of a long day it was good to take a moment to listen to their songs and just reflect on:

The Simple Joy...

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, April 14, 2022

That's Final - 4/14/22

Today we're visiting Washington state for a puzzle, and:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

B-I-N-G-O - 4/13/22

Since we came all the way to Thailand yesterday, let's hang around for another day with this puzzle that was passed along to me recently:

Bee - Eye - En - Jee - Oh

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Bubbles - 4/12/22

 Today we head all the way to Thailand for a puzzle passed along to me recently. Just follow the:


Tomorrow we'll ...


Monday, April 11, 2022

Crop Circles - 4/11/22

Today we have an Australian puzzle that was passed along to me recently.  Can you read:

Crop Circles - a message?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Spring Break #7 - 4/10/22

 Here's what guest puzzle-picker Ol'Fogie has to say for his last offering (for now):

This mystery recently dropped in my neck of the woods and I was immediately

intrigued. Right away, I noticed something that seemed out of place, but I couldn’t

make the connection. Then, I created a brain trust with my friend antbedy and

she discovered the pivotal starting point. Sure enough, that was the key to the

solve and I was kicking myself because…

I Think I Forgot Something...

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Spring Break #6 - 4/9/22

 Here's what guest puzzlepicker Ol'Fogie has to say for today:

I’ve always loved spam. The salty goodness. It was part of regular grocery store
trips with my mom. Nothing to notice. Nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing different
about it. It’s just good, simple comfort food.

I grew up eating spam. Sliced, crisped in the frying pan, with rice and a fried egg.
I love it between toasted Hawaiian buns or in an omelet...just SO GOOD! I’ve even
fixed spam spaghetti (onions, garlic, spam, and a jar of good ole’ Ragu).

Then scammers had to come along and give the tasty treat a bad connotation. I still
love the canned goodness, but I hate running every text message and email

The Spaminator

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, April 8, 2022

Spring Break #5 - 4/8/22

 Here's what guest puzzlepicker Ol'Fogie has to say today:

This multi-layer gem really had me scratching my head. The information you

need to solve is very readily available across the interwebs; the tough part is

figuring out EXACTLY to which of the readily available info the images elude.

The clues are good to get you started, but it seems the question marks lead

to even more…


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Spring Break #4 - 4/7/22

Here's what guest puzzlepicker Ol'Fogie has to say for us today:

"It's not about the numbers!"

While I firmly believe that statement applies to geocaching, that is not the path I’m going down with today’s puzzle.

I LOVE MATH! Math is constant. Math has rules. Math is the basis for everything. Math is black and white, there’s no room for ambiguity. Numbers help us understand the world, and math helps us understand numbers. 

The real-life applications of mathematics are endless. We are surrounded by numbers, equations and algorithms – especially in this age of data science, with huge data sets that can only be understood through statistical models and analysis. Math gives us the ability to view the world in a way nothing else can!

And while today’s puzzle simply states that whichever way you look at it, the sum of 2, 3 and 7 is 12, sometimes…

It's not about the numbers!

(P.S. the checker is broken, but google maps gives a pretty good confirmation.)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Spring Break #3 - 4/6/22

Here's what guest puzzle-picker Ol'Fogie has for us today:

Odd/even. True/false. On/off. Dot/dash. 1/0. I’m sure you’ve all seen plenty of

“binary-type” puzzles in your adventures. This one had a bit of a twist as it has

a secondary layer to it. But, it still comes down to ones and zeros for…


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Spring Break #2 - 4/5/22

Here's what guest puzzlepicker Ol'Fogie has to say for today:

There is a plethora of emoji puzzles out there with an abundance of twists and

unique use of the li’l icons. I stumbled across this one and it really got my smiley

face going. Take a look at…


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, April 4, 2022

Spring Break #1 - 4/4/22

I'm going to take a little break this week and turn things over to guest puzzlepicker Ol'Fogie.  Here's what he wrote up for us today:

We all subscribe to this blog/newsletter because we love puzzle caches. We look at every nuance

of a cache page for clues. Images, descriptions, given coords, trackable inventory, source code, etc.

can all be the key to the solve. Even the title itself can be a huge hint. But you have to wonder about

a puzzle cache with a title as understated and simplistic as…

Puzzle Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Keep on Truckin' - 4/3/22

Today we head to Washington state for a puzzle that was passed along to me recently.  This is the time of year where I start counting down the days until summer vacation.  But fortunately I don't have to wait that long for some fun. I'll soon be making a little jaunt down to New York City and I'm looking forward to heading:

East Bound and Down

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Stocking the Shelves - 4/2/22

Today we travel to Alaska for a cache involving a canine we've visited before:

Toby Stocks the Shelves 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, April 1, 2022

The April's Fool - 4/1/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Georgia for the story of the: 

Kings of the Square Table

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Not For Long! - 3/31/22

Today's New York City puzzle was recommended to me, and I found it to be a fun challenge.  It's been a while since I featured one of this type, so you might be unfamiliar with it. But:

Not For Long!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Puzzle Cache - 3/30/22

Today let's head to New York City for a:

Puzzle Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Sunday, March 27, 2022

And the Oscar goes to ... 3/27/22

 Today we travel to Ireland for a puzzle that shows the world will be watching tonight:

And The Oscar goes to............

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, March 26, 2022

A Cheating Dog? - 3/26/22

 Today we return to Canada's Alberta province, where apparently:

JBeck2's Dog Cheats At Checkers - CARW2022

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, March 25, 2022

Dreaming of Warmer Weather - 3/25/22

We had a gorgeous afternoon up in the 60's here in central New York, and I took the opportunity to do a little cleanup around the property.   Unfortunately the nice weather isn't here to stay yet ... we're expecting snow on Sunday.  Even though puzzle from Canada's Alberta province is archived, and has a broken checker, I still had some fun with it this evening while thinking about Spring:

Jbeck2 Dreams of Warmer Weather

Tomorrow we'll visit a new puzzle by this CO.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Re-Verse-atility - 3/24/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Washington state, and it features some:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The Vernal Dance - 3/23/22

Today's Georgia puzzle was passed along to me recently and it's perfect to share with you this week as I'm thinking about Spring.  I hope you'll join me in:

The Vernal Dance

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Colorado cache? - 3/22/22

Today we visit a puzzle by a CO whose work has appeared here many times before.  But this doesn't sound like it's in Colorado:

S19 06.346 E139 42.958

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, March 21, 2022

Wordle! - 3/21/22

 Let's kick off the week with this puzzle that landed in my inbox recently.  I hope you can stand another puzzle about:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Spring Has Sprung! - 3/20/22

We still have some time to go before it will feel like it on a consistent basis here in New York, but according to the calendar as of today:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Quilt? Cache??? - 3/19/22

Today is Worldwide Quilting Day, so I thought we could travel to Canada's Manitoba province for a puzzle involving my other favorite hobby.  Decisions, decisions:

Quilt? Cache???

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, March 18, 2022

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Happy St. Patrick's Day! - 3/17/22

 Today we travel to New Jersey for a puzzle that's perfect for today, when everyone is at least a little bit:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

March Madness - 3/16/22

 Today's puzzle takes us to Canada's Manitoba province.  It just goes to show that even north of the border they follow:

March Madness

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Superb Owl - 3/15/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Canada's province of British Columbia.  We had a gorgeous sunny morning today, and it felt warm even though there was still plenty of snow still on the ground.  The birds were happy to be out and about and I heard a lot of them singing. I'm not that good at identifying bird calls, but think I could identify a:

Superb Owl

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, March 14, 2022

Happy Ο€ Day! - 3/14/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Tennessee.  I will always remember 3/14/20 as the last "normal" day I had before the beginning of the pandemic.  I had a choir practice for a performance we were planning for the next day, which ended up being cancelled.  This weekend it was a joy for me to be able to sing with the choir again for the first time since that day: 

Ο€ Happy Pi Day, 2020! Ο€

Feel free to send me more pi-related puzzles.  It's a theme that just keeps going (and going, and going ....)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Satellite Views - 3/13/22

 Here's a little puzzle that popped up today, just up the road from me:

Satellite Views

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Baseball will be back! - 3/12/22

I was very happy to see the baseball labor dispute resolved, so I looked for a baseball-related puzzle for today.  Here's one from Ohio:

Find the "SETS"-- Baseball Edition

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, March 11, 2022

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Geocaching Mathematics - 3/10/22

 Let's head to Minnesota today for a little lesson in:

Geocaching Mathematics

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Let's Celebrate - 3/9/22

 Today's puzzle takes us to Canada's Ontario province.  I'm a day late, but:

Let's Celebrate - International Women's Day

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Earmarks of a Geocache - 3/8/22

Today's Illinois puzzle popped into my inbox this weekend and it really made me grin.  I just love learning new things, and this little lesson has all the:

Earmarks of a Geocache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, March 7, 2022

It's All Relative - 3/7/22

Today's New Jersey puzzle was passed along to me recently by someone who enjoyed working through it with friends. How well do you know your "Friends"?  If you ever want to find out, here are your categories as devised by Ross: Fears & Pet Peeves, Ancient History, Literature and:

It's All Relative

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Cold Heart - 3/6/22

Today's puzzle takes us to the U.K.  I've been a fan of Elton John's work for a long time, but there is a lot of his catalog outside of the "greatest hits" that I'm not familiar with. Thus I've ended up being rather confused recently when the radio plays his recent song:

Cold Heart

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Happy Birthday Yellowstone - 3/5/22

Earlier this week was the 150th birthday of Yellowstone National Park.  Some day I'm going to do a big trip out west and visit a lot of the parks I haven't been to.  Let's head today to Montana today for some:

Yellowstone Trivia

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, March 4, 2022

Snackers - 3/4/22

Today we head up to Canada's Ontario province for a puzzle in honor of all:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Accrual World - 3/3/22

Today's puzzle takes us to New York City. I may have the opportunity to travel there next month, and I'm having fun reliving my previous caching adventures there and looking for more potential targets that have popped up in the nearly 6 years since I was there.   As much as I am enjoying having something to look forward to, I can't stop thinking about the sad news that keeps coming out of Ukraine.  It's:

Accrual World

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

A First, and a Last! - 3/2/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Germany.  Back in January of 2021 my students and I were all so happy to be able to start meeting in person again once a week that we didn't complain too much about having to wear masks to do so.  Since then more and more of my classes have gone back to meeting in person, but until Tuesday morning I hadn't been able to teach one maskless.  I'm working at two different campuses right now, and while teaching at the second one in the afternoon, masked, I learned that they are dropping their requirement for masks tomorrow. I know that this may all change again at any moment, but I am crossing my fingers that I've taught my last class while masked! 

I'm not sure how many of you may have noticed this, but there's a funny thing I've found is happening when I see someone without their mask for the first time: I tend to feel like they don't look like what I had thought they would.  Somehow my brain has filled in details of what I "think" they should look like without their mask, and then when I actually see them without it my brain feels very confused because the reality is different that what I was subconsciously expecting.  I'm looking forward to find out what more of my students actually do look like:

Behind the Mask

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

There's No Place Like Gnome - 3/1/22

Let's travel to Georgia today. Getting there is easy ... just close your eyes, click your heels three times and repeat after me:

There's No Place Like GNOME

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, February 28, 2022

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Thinking of Ukraine - 2/27/22

My thoughts have been with the people of Ukraine this week, so I thought I would feature a puzzle from the "Kyiv symbol series":

KSS25: The Silver Submarine

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Number Hunt - 2/26/22

 Sorry for the delay with today's post.  I'm going to send you to Illinois for a little:

Number Hunt

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, February 25, 2022

Climb the New High Mountain Again - 2/25/22

Early this year I promised myself I would post re-runs now and then instead of going bonkers trying to find something to post when it either got too late or I was running low on brain cells. I created a spreadsheet with every date in the calendar and a random previous year between 2010 and 2018.  This is the first of those re-runs, which takes us back to a puzzle I featured on this date back in 2013.  When I saw it pop up I remembered it immediately, which is always a good sign.  See if you can:

Climb the New High Mountain

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Wellsand's Gauntlet - 2/24/22

It's been about 3 years since I featured one of the puzzles from this Indiana series, and since I was talking about it recently with a friend who'd been caching out that way I figured it was time to highlight it again.  This was one of those early series that really grabbed my attention and I've always wished I could make it out there to log the finds.  Have some fun with:

Wellsand's Gauntlet #7

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

What Three Wordles - 2/23/22

 Well, it looks like there were a lot of puzzles that came out yesterday in honor of 2/22/22.  I will have to spend sometime looking through them.  In the mean time, here is one of mine:

Two for Twosday #1: What Three Wordles

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Cross Sums Times Two - 2/22/22

Today's New York puzzle gives you two for the price of one, which seems very much in theme for today.  This used to be my favorite kind of puzzle.  I kept a book of them in the car so I could do them while I waited around for my kids, which happened regularly.  Have some fun with:

Cross Sums Times Two

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, February 21, 2022

Rush More - 2/21/22

 Today, in honor of Presidents' Day, we travel to Idaho for a puzzle featuring some fellows appearing on Mount:

Rush More

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Under the Gun - 2/19/22

This Washington state puzzle was passed along to me and it feels like a great one for today.  I spent some time yesterday afternoon trying to figure out cache placements for a couple of puzzle caches I'd like to get published in time for 2/22/22 (I'm calling them "Two for Twosday.")  I've had some ideas percolating for a while but I had to get moving 'cause as it gets closer I'm feeling:

Under the Gun

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, February 18, 2022

Filling In - 2/18/22

Today we'll visit a logic puzzle from California.  I'm teaching some extra classes now and am pretty swamped with work.  We haven't had a guest puzzle picker in quite a while, so please don't hesitate to contact me if you'd be interested in:

Filling In

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Curling - 2/17/22

Growing up in Minnesota in a town with a curling rink, my husband learned the sport in gym class. There is certainly no shortage of curling available to watch during these Olympics, and we've seen quite a few different matches over the last 10 days. One thing I've missed seeing this year, though, are the great pants worn by the Norwegian men's curling teams in past years.  In honor of the pants that have retired from competition, I'm sending you to Norway for:

OGG 2018 #04 Curling

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Lunacy Abounds - 2/16/22

Today's Missouri puzzle just dropped into my inbox and I worked on it while watching the Olympics women's figure skating.  It seems appropriate since this year in that event:

Lunacy Abounds

Tomorrow we'll ..

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Belfast - 2/15/22

I haven't seen the movie "Belfast" yet, but I did learn a little something about the place in doing this puzzle from Ireland that dropped into my inbox recently:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, February 14, 2022

Be My Valentine - 2/14/22

 Let's travel to the UK to celebrate today's holiday:

RR107 - Be My Valentine

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Four Is Magic - 2/13/22

 I remember an old "Schoolhouse Rock" video called "Three is a Magic Number."  But according to today's California puzzle:

Four Is Magic

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Friday, February 11, 2022

Needlework - 2/11/22

Today we head to Missouri.  It's almost the weekend, so maybe I'll have time for a little:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Flicksync - 2/10/22

Today we visit the UK for a puzzle that was passed along to me this week:

Ready Player One: Flicksync

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Going Places - 2/9/22

Today we travel only a short distance from me.  We're:

Going Places New York Style

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The Quick Brown Fox - 2/8/22

 Let's head to Colorado today to see if you can catch:

The quick brown fox

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Monday, February 7, 2022

Ecclesiastes 3 - 2/7/22

Today's Indiana puzzle references a verse I always liked:

Ecclesiastes 3 

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Sunday, February 6, 2022

Let's Play A Game: Wordle - 2/6/22

The last time I sought out a "wordle" based puzzle, it looks like I was just a few days too early to find this one from Oklahoma :

Let's Play A Game: Wordle Edition

What other puzzles might be built upon this theme?  If you spot any, please send them along!

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

Easily distracted by cows - 2/5/22

Stopped at a light on the way to work the other day, I saw this in front of me and it made me smile. 

If you've been reading this for a while, you have heard me mention my fondness for cows, and may remember this UK "cache cow" series which forms a geo-art cow. Try your luck with:

#05 Highland

P.S.  The Olympics kind of snuck up on me.  If you've got any Winter Olympics or winter sports themed puzzles to pass along, I'd love to see them.

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Friday, February 4, 2022

Go Figure Again - 2/4/22

Last month I featured the first in this Minnesota series, and I figured today would be a good day to jump ahead to another.  See if you can work your way up to:

Go Figure: 6

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Happy New Year (Times 2) - 2/3/22

 I'm a little late with a puzzle commemorating the Lunar New Year, so I'll make up for it with two from California. Hot off the presses is:

Year of the Tiger (KPC2022)

and a bit older:

Year of the Monkey (KPC2016)

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

It's Groundhog Day again! - 2/2/22

I sure hope the groundhog predicts an early spring today! I'm sharing with you a puzzle I wrote that is celebrating its 10th birthday today, and I was surprised to see that I haven't shared it here before:

It's Groundhog Day Again! - (PIE 2.2)

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

31 Bars - 2/1/22

Today we travel to Indiana to a puzzle from a series that was passed along to me this weekend:

31 - 31 Bars

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Monday, January 31, 2022

Happy (belated) National Puzzle Day! - 1/31/22

Today we travel to Utah.  I was just talking to someone last week about National Puzzle Day coming up on 1/29, and then I forgot to mention it here. So I hope you'll allow me to wish you a rather belated Happy:

National Puzzle Day 2021

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Sunday, January 30, 2022

Quite a dilemma - 1/30/22

 Today we travel to Minnesota, site of:

The Bookkeeper's Dilemma

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