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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Reading is Fundamental - 4/17/24

Today's recent New Jersey puzzle was passed along to me, and as a lifelong lover of books I can heartily agree that:


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Monday, April 15, 2024

Cache These Strands - 4/15/24

I've been on the lookout for geocaching puzzles featuring the new "Strands" puzzle type, and a couple of different people sent me some from West Virginia:

and

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Famous Pairs - 4/14/24

Today's Minnesota puzzle was first featured here 10 years ago today:


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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Epic Gram! - 4/13/24

This California puzzle kicked off a whole week of ciphers back 11 years ago today:


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Friday, April 12, 2024

Geotunes! - 4/12/24

Today's recent puzzle takes us to Georgia.  Check out these:


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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Are you a Swiftie? - 4/11/24

I guess excitement about the upcoming new album is building among the Swifties out there.  These 2 puzzles landed in my inbox this week:

from West Virginia Swiftle (Signal's Version)

and
from Illinois Are You a Swiftie?

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Overspeed! - 4/10/24

Today's Australian puzzle landed in my inbox and I thought it would be a fun one to share ... but don't:


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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Lady Mondegreen - 4/9/24

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


I told you I'd report back on our eclipse experience.  Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate and the sun was not visible behind the clouds and we sat out in a light rain.  BUT, it did get fully dark, which was pretty cool.  I don't regret making the trek to totality, as it was only a couple of hours and we were able to catch up with my cousin and his family.  But I sure would like to get to see it under optimum conditions.  Maybe someday?? But not in NY.  The next chance anywhere in NY is 2079, and it won't get this far north even then.  

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Monday, April 8, 2024

Solar Eclipse - 4/8/24

I'm hoping to have good things to report on my attempt to see today's total solar eclipse.  In honor of the occasion I rustled up an Oregon puzzle that was placed in anticipation of the:


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Sunday, April 7, 2024

Constants - 4/7/24

Today's Ontario puzzle was shared here 8 years ago today.  Try your luck with:


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Saturday, April 6, 2024

Arrows - 4/6/24

Today's Michigan puzzle was shared 7 years ago today:


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Friday, April 5, 2024

Scrambagriddle - 4/5/2024

Today we've got another recent word puzzle variant from California:


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Thursday, April 4, 2024

In Your Element - 4/4/24

Today's Minnesota puzzle was passed along to me.  I think you'll find it:


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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

The Power to Find a Geocache - 4/3/24

As with most puzzles featured here, solving this new one from Georgia will give you:


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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Puzzle in a Puzzle? - 4/2/24

I spotted this new one from Idaho, and thought, who wouldn't enjoy a:


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Monday, April 1, 2024

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Easter Puzzy - 3/31/24

Today I'm sending you to Ontario for a puzzle I shared on Easter Sunday 7 years ago:


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Saturday, March 30, 2024

Phone Booth - 3/30/24

Today's California puzzle was first featured 9 years ago today.  Even then it was getting rare to see a:


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Friday, March 29, 2024

Checked Spiral #3 - 3/29/24

I sat down to work through today's California puzzle and took a few minutes getting my bearings.  After a few minutes I started thinking it seemed familiar ... and then I realized I had tested it for the CO a couple of months ago:


I tested three more puzzles this afternoon, so I hope I remember them when I see them again!

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Bridges - 3/28/24

I'm sure we've all been saddened by the tragic collapse of the Key Bridge in Baltimore.  In thinking about bridges I was reminded of a bridge-themed series of puzzle caches not far from me here in New York.  Back in 2019 I featured a couple of them here, but today I thought I would share this one which gives you an idea of the different themes explored throughout the series:


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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Where Will You Go? - 3/27/24

Between the geocaching/geoguessr promotion and this Colorado puzzle that landed in my inbox, it looks like I'll be spending some time poking around on street view in the near future.  I wonder where we'll end up in:


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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Myst Way - 3/26/24

I'm a little behind in my puzzling, so I'm pulling out another post written by guest puzzle picker Ol'Fogie.  I admit I'm also a fan of this puzzle type:

Today's puzzle is from a series of Swedish caches I stumbled onto while searching for this type of puzzle. These have been a long-time favorite of mine and one of the first types I look for in puzzle books. I will probably go back and take a look at the entire series, but for today it's just…


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Monday, March 25, 2024

Happy !Pi Day - 3/25/24

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  This is quite overdue, but since pi goes on forever, perhaps you'll forgive me for wishing you a late:


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Sunday, March 24, 2024

Newman Zone - 3/24/24

Today's Illinois puzzle, first shared here 7 years ago today, has an interesting twist:

Newman Zone

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

Ripple Effect - 3/23/24

Let's get logical with today's Illinois puzzle first featured here 10 years ago today.  Watch out for the:


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Friday, March 22, 2024

Spring Forward - 3/22/24

Our first days of Spring in central New York have been cold with a little bit of snow each day.  Today's Maryland puzzle was passed along to me, and I figured I'd go ahead and share it even though it's a little late to be saying:


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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Arbor Day - 3/21/24

This clever California puzzle just popped up recently, but I didn't want to wait to share it until:


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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

What's In a Name? - 3/20/24

Today's California puzzle was passed along to me and I agreed it would be a fun one to share:


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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Monday, March 18, 2024

1000th Wordle - 3/18/24

I noticed that the New York Times had a big celebration on Friday in honor of publishing their 1000th Wordle, so I figured I should acknowledge the occasion with this:


It also reminds me that I had to archive my own wordle-based puzzle, so I should probably get to work finding a spot for a new one.  If anyone sees a geocaching puzzle based on the NYT's new "Strands" game, please pass it along. 

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Sunday, March 17, 2024

St. Patrick's Day Puzzle - 3/17/24

Today we travel to Illinois for a timely puzzle I first shared here 9 years ago today.  It's a:


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Saturday, March 16, 2024

Not the Button Factory! - 3/16/24

Today's California puzzle was first shared here 7 years ago today.  It's:


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Friday, March 15, 2024

muwoerdspseds - 3/15/24

Today we travel to Oregon for something a little different for your Friday:


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Thursday, March 14, 2024

Happy Pi Day! - 3/14/24

I dropped the ball on getting a post ready for today ... I had one that I thought would be great but then I realized I had already shared it not that long ago.  I'll try to find a nice one to share in the coming days.  In the meantime, here's one of my early efforts that I shared first 9 years ago today.  I should probably write an updated version of:


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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Geo-Cash - 3/12/24

Today's puzzle takes us just up the road from me here in central New York.  Try your luck with this:


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Monday, March 11, 2024

Murder on the Orient Express - 3/11/24

Today we head to a Texas puzzle that landed in my inbox recently.  See if you can solve the mystery of the:


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Sunday, March 10, 2024

Dropping the Mic - 3/10/24

Today's Minnesota puzzle was featured here 6 years ago today.  With the Academy Awards taking place tonight I'm wondering if anyone will be:


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Saturday, March 9, 2024

What time is it? - 3/9/24

With daylight saving time starting tomorrow I thought this Oregon puzzle, first shared here 9 years ago today, was a good fit:


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Friday, March 8, 2024

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Shogun - 3/7/24

I went all the way to Czechia to find today's Japanese-themed puzzle based on the same source material as the recently released television show.  I remember watching most of the 1980 version starring Richard Chamberlain, although my mom made me leave the room any time things started getting a little racy or someone prepared to commit seppuku.  I still have a paperback copy of the book purchased right around the same time, and have been enjoying rereading it since the series episodes will be released slowly.  Try your luck (google translate will help) with:


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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Pi Day 1582 - 3/6/24

It's almost time to think about Pi Day.  Let's kick things off with this California puzzle:


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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Emotions - 3/5/24

Today's New York puppy-themed puzzle would be a good one for kids.  See if you can sort out their:


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Monday, March 4, 2024

Octopus's Gardens -3/4/24

Today I have a two-for-one special.  Solve one of these California puzzles and you'll have solved them both:



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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Clue for a Rainy Day - 3/3/24

Today's Minnesota puzzle was featured here 9 years ago today:


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Saturday, March 2, 2024

Flight of the Bumblebee - 3/2/24

Here's a cute Massachusetts puzzle I first featured here 10 years ago today:


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Friday, March 1, 2024

Rows Garden #3 - 3/1/24

Let's head back to California for another try at this crossword variant:


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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Happy Leap Day! - 2/29/24

I hosted Leap Day geocaching events in 20012 and 2020, and attended one in 2016.  There doesn't seem to be one happening locally this year, so I'll have to content myself with sharing this puzzle I wrote for my 2020 event, which turned out to be one of the last pre-pandemic get-togethers for that year.  Have some fun with:


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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Ministry - 2/28/24

Let's head up to Canada's Nova Scotia province for this puzzle that was passed along to me:


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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Advanced Geocaching - 2/27/24

Today's Ohio puzzle was passed along to me.  I'll have to check out some of the others in the "Great Big Puzzle" now that I've seen:


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Monday, February 26, 2024

My my my! - 2/26/24

Today's California puzzle was passed along to me a while back:


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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Between, Before, and After - 2/25/24

Today we head to a California puzzle featured 6 years ago today:


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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Aww Man!!! - 2/24/24

Today's Wisconsin puzzle was first featured here 8 years ago today:


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Friday, February 23, 2024

Back and Forth - 2/23/24

Here's the latest of the fun crossword variants in the ongoing efforts of several California puzzlers:


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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Location, Location, Location - 2/22/24

I'm a bit under the weather so I'm reaching into my stash of posts prepared by guest puzzle picker Ol'Fogie. Here's what he had to say about today's cache from the UK:

Novels, movies, businesses, restaurants, first dates, and geocaches all have an important element to their success in common. It's all about…


Location, location, location


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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The King's English - 2/21/24

Today's California puzzle was passed along to me, and it brought me in mind of my 6th grade English teacher, who was a big Anglophile.  Of course today instead of teaching us "The Queen's English," it would be:


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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Hidden in the Matrix - 2/20/24

Today's Georgia puzzle was passed along to me by two different cachers.  You'll find it:


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Monday, February 19, 2024

Presidents Day - 2/19/24

Here's something a little different, from Michigan.  Things aren't what you'd expect to find in this:


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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Abacussin' - 2/18/24

Today's California puzzle, first shared here 12 years ago today, might lead to some:


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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Lincoln's Memorial - 2/17/24

Today we have a Minnesota puzzle I first shared 10 years ago.  Since it's President's Day weekend it seemed appropriate to visit:


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Friday, February 16, 2024

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Circle of Words -2/15/24

Here's another installment made for the weekly California word puzzle meet-up.  Wish I lived close enough to attend!:


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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Happy Valentine's Day - 2/14/24

Today I have a pair of Valentine-themed puzzles for you.  First from Pennsylvania:


and from California:


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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Box of Chocolates Series: Fondat Chocolat - 2/13/24

With Valentine's today tomorrow I thought it would be good to head back to Australia for the:


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Monday, February 12, 2024

Math Problems in the Shower - 2/12/24

Today we head to North Carolina for a puzzle that landed in my inbox recently.  You can try these:


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Sunday, February 11, 2024

Old Dog, New Trick - 2/11/24

We're back in Rhode Island today with another canine-themed puzzle I shared 9 years ago today:


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Saturday, February 10, 2024

How Much Is That ... 2/10/24

Today's cute Rhode Island puzzle was first featured here 9 years ago today. I remember being a little kid and my mother singing the song about the:


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Friday, February 9, 2024

Games People Play - 2/9/24

Today's Ohio puzzle was passed along to me and I quite enjoyed it. I think I first saw this puzzle type in a puzzlehunt, and I'm happy to introduce it to others that might not have tried:


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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Checked Spiral - 2/8/24

Today we're back in California with another crossword variant.  This one is:


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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Box of Chocolates - 2/7/24

With Valentine's day next week, I thought it might be fun to return to this thematic Australian series.  Try your luck with:


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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Paper Trail to Prove It - 2/6/24

Today's recent Utah puzzle was passed along to me.  See if you can follow the:


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Monday, February 5, 2024

Cacheversary Conundrum - 2/5/24

Today we head to New Jersey for a puzzle that was passed along to me.  It sounds like this CO had a very similar start to geocaching as I did, although my son did stick with it until I sent him into the weeds and he got a nasty case of poison ivy.  Try your luck with:


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Sunday, February 4, 2024

Jet Setter - 2/4/24

Today we visit a New York puzzle first featured here 8 years ago today.  I know a lot of geocachers who love to travel, but I myself am not much of a:


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Saturday, February 3, 2024

A Prime Location - 2/3/24

Today's New York puzzle was first featured here 13 years ago.  It's one that I was pleased to find the summer after DNF'ing it in the snow.  It's:


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Friday, February 2, 2024

It's Groundhog Day again! - 2/2/24

There are a couple of reasons today's U.K. puzzle might seem very familiar to you.  But that's ok.  It's:


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Thursday, February 1, 2024

Back and Forth - 2/1/24

Today we have another fun crossword variation from California.  Try your luck with:


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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Warburg Knight - 1/31/24

Today we're back in Iowa again.  It was recently pointed out to me that had the Wartburg Knights not fallen short in the 2023 NCAA Division III football playoffs they would've faced the eventual champion SUNY Cortland Red Dragons. That would've been pretty cool to see a game with the Knights vs. the Dragons!  See what you make of this:


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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Oh Nuts! - 1/30/24

In setting up my post for yesterday I had forgotten that it was National Puzzle Day.  Fortunately I found this new Iowa puzzle which will allow me to rectify that:


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Monday, January 29, 2024

Cryptic Calendar - 1/29/24

Let's kick off the week with a visit to this Maryland puzzle that was passed along to me recently.  It's a:


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Sunday, January 28, 2024

Beer Flight - 1/28/24

Today's California puzzle was featured here 8 years ago today:


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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Babel - 1/27/24

Today's Canadian puzzle, which was first featured here 7 years ago today is one I remember well.  See if you know what to make of:


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Friday, January 26, 2024

That's Cryptic - 1/26/24

Today's puzzle is a type I think I was introduced to by the cache referenced in its introduction.  If some of the clues read a little strangely, be sure to check it out before trying:


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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Product - 1/25/24

Today's puzzle which landed in my inbox recently is a California:


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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Emoji Quiz - 1/24/24

Sorry for the late posting.  I was wiped out from my first day of teaching in the new semester and it slipped my mind.  Let's head to California for this little:


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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Rows Garden - 1/23/24

Today we're back in California with another example of this crossword variant:


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Monday, January 22, 2024

Waterfall - 1/22/24

I enjoyed today's puzzle which took me all the way to California, even though I don't need to go very far around here to find a:


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Sunday, January 21, 2024

20% - 1/21/24

Today we travel to Rhode Island for a puzzle I featured 6 years ago today.  Here's what I told you then:  Since this puzzle has a difficulty rating of just 1.5, I'd say your odds of solving it should be better than:

20%

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Saturday, January 20, 2024

Wellsand's Gauntlet - 1/20/24

Today's Indiana puzzle, which was first featured here 12 years ago today,  is a memorable one because I enjoyed working through most of the series when I first started puzzling (I think there is still one I could go back to that I never cracked).  I appreciate the sentiments expressed in the write-up as well as the puzzle itself:


P.S.  I took the time yesterday to go through and update all of the location based bookmarks for POTD between 2011 and 2023.  If you happen to spot one that I missed, please feel free to let me know.  Those with sharp eyes may notice that I had to split the California bookmark into two parts, as the number featured there reached over 1000.

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Friday, January 19, 2024

Great Minds Think Alike - 1/19/24

Today's puzzle takes us to Minnesota.  According to this CO:


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Thursday, January 18, 2024

Cut It Out! - 1/18/24

Today we head to California for a new puzzle I enjoyed:


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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Staring at a New Year - 1/17/24

I'm busy getting ready for the semester to start next week, but I wanted to be sure to take the time for a short "beginning of the year" post that I really meant to write at the beginning of *last* year and never got around to.

I owe a lot of people some very overdue thanks.  I especially want to thank PYC for preparing a bookmark with all of the 2022 POTD and sharing it with me so that I could copy it and acknowledge the caches properly.  If anyone would be interested in helping me out with a bookmark for the 2023 puzzles (or even maybe just a single month's worth) please let me know.  It's something I will get around to eventually, but have been a bit preoccupied.

I am greatly in debt to Ol'Fogie, waterfan5, and kcmcacher for sending me puzzles on a regular basis.  Everyone who has sent me even one or two, please know that they are greatly appreciated, as are the notes of thanks people send me from time to time.

When I started this little venture 13 years ago, I certainly had no idea of where it would take me, both literally and figuratively. I wonder what this year will bring ... for today, let's head  to New Mexico where we'll be:


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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Redirected Malus - 1/16/24

Sorry for the late posting.  I guess my automated posts did work properly, I just didn't set up enough of them.  I had a great time at the Mystery Hunt and will report more on that later ... trying to get caught up from being away and getting ready to go back to work.  Thanks to my back-up Ol'Fogie for today's suggestion which takes us to the UK for a:


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Monday, January 15, 2024

Splitting Up Again - 1/15/24

It's been a couple months since I shared one of this type of crossword.  Try your luck with this California puzzle that I tested back before its publication:


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Sunday, January 14, 2024

A Clueless Email - 1/14/24

Today I'm featuring a Florida puzzle that I shared here 12 years ago today (it turns out I was able to make the find almost exactly 1 year later!).  It involves:


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Saturday, January 13, 2024

When in Rome - 1/13/24

Today's Ohio puzzle was one I tested pre-publication and then later had the opportunity to find.  It was posted here 7 years ago today:


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Friday, January 12, 2024

Teasing - 1/12/24

Today we're out in California for another puzzle that was passed along to me recently.  I hope you can take a little:


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Thursday, January 11, 2024

What 333 Words - 1/11/24

Today's Michigan puzzle is another one I'm posting as a result of a referral.  Try your luck with:


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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Wordplay - 1/10/24

For the last seven months I've spent untold hours each week helping to prepare for this years MIT Mystery Hunt, which starts on Friday.  If you're unfamiliar with it, the best description I've ever read was this article about 2020's hunt, the last one in which I participated on campus.  I will probably have lots to report about how it all went next week. Since I'll be tied up, I'm setting the next several days' posts in advance, so here's hoping that I don't goof them up.  

Today's Minnesota puzzle popped into my in-box recently, and I had fun going through it.  It's a little different kind of:


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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Be-which-ed - 1/9/24

Has today's recent California puzzle been:


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Monday, January 8, 2024

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Primal Scream 1/7/24

Today's U.K. puzzle was shared here 6 years ago today.  I hope it won't make you let out a:


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Saturday, January 6, 2024

Particularly Elementary - 1/6/24

Today's mathy puzzle was first shared here 11 years ago today:


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Friday, January 5, 2024

Axe to Grind - 1/5/24

Today's recent Delaware puzzle was passed along to me recently. Looks like the CO has an:


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Thursday, January 4, 2024

Hopping Lock - 1/4/24

Today's California puzzle is one I enjoyed solving before the holidays.  Try your luck with:


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Wednesday, January 3, 2024

What does the duck say? - 1/3/24

Today's Texas puzzle was passed along to me recently.  It asks:


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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

123 123 - 1/2/24

Today's New York puzzle was passed along to me.  I enjoy interesting dates, so I'm not sure how I missed noticing that the other day was 12/31/23:


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Monday, January 1, 2024

Merry Happy Leap Year! - 1/1/24

Today's Maryland puzzle was passed along to me just so I could wish you all a very:


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