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Friday, September 30, 2022

Quilters Rule! - 9/30/22

With the pandemic causing a year-long delay, it's been 3 years since my quilter's guild was able to hold their usual show.  Today's the day when we'll be getting it all ready for the big event this weekend.  In honor of the occasion I thought we could return to Idaho for:


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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Mr. October - 9/29/22

The post for today's Georgia puzzle was written by my helper Ol'Fogie.  I saved it for today since October and the Going Caching event are both right around the corner.  He writes:


The best side benefit of this game is making new friends around the globe. I attend the Going Caching mega event in Rome, GA every year. It is centered around puzzles and the area offers a plethora of amazing mysteries beyond those placed for the event. This year, I have developed a long-distance friendship with fellow solver, SpeedCity, as we have been working together on puzzles in anticipation of the event. Hopefully, we will get to meet in person while there, but regardless we have had a lot of productive give-and-take and it is almost always a good thing to look at stuff from different perspectives. Today's offering is one of those; it eluded me due to a miscalculation on my part, but SpeedCity set me back on the right track when she pointed out my mistake on…


Mr. October


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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The Very Hungry Cacher - 9/28/22

Today's puzzle takes us to Maryland.  I'm not sure what's got me craving comfort food lately ... maybe it's the change in the weather.  Whatever the cause, just call me:


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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Five by Five - 9/27/22

It's almost the first of the month, which means I'm looking forward to the next of the monthly puzzles by the CO of today's California puzzle.  Try your luck with the September, 2022 edition:


It's getting to be the time of year where I especially enjoy featuring seasonal puzzles.  If you come across any fun ones with Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Winter themes, please do send them along.

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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:


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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:


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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:


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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:


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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Secret Menu - 9/20/22

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


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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:


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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:


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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Into the Matrix - 9/17/22

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


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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:


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Thursday, September 15, 2022

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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:


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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:


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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:


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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Amber Attack - 9/8/22

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


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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: 


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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:


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Monday, September 5, 2022

Labor Day - 9/5/22

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


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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


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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


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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


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