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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:


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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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