Occasional Puzzle page

If you are completing these puzzles log on to the forum and celebrate, if you are stuck there is a section there too. We hope you are all keeping well.

19th May 2020
Another dingbats today

15th May 2020
GC19QV5 Phantom – a cache by Twm-y-tonnau
The fact that one of the clues has ‘Music for a found Harmonium’ as a backing may have swayed me to use this cache for todays puzzle.

13th May 2020
What words are pronounced differently by merely capitalizing the first letter

11th may 2020
What word begins with ‘h’, ends with ‘n’, contains six letters, and contains eight words besides itself without transposing a single letter?

10th May 2020
A five lettered word, I’m used to make bread.
Remove one letter and I’ll burn you instead.
Remove two and do this to your stew.
Mix that around and a good drink we will brew.

This is a word puzzle where you remove a letter to make a new word to match the clue.

9th May 2020
GC39HTZ Botanical Wales: Hedges – a cache by Jaughan D4/T3
A botanical theme for the day

8th May 2020
Here’s a riddle for you to ponder over the Bank Holiday
I can be long, or I can be short. I can be grown, and I can be bought. I can be painted, or left bare. I can be round, or square. What am I?

6th May 2020
Use 8 exactly eight times to make 1000
a) Using only + − × /
b) Also allowing √, exponents ^, factorials !, and decimal points.
There is the really easy way but can you think of others?

5th May 2020
Emoji Quiz: Can You Guess These London Locations?

4th May 2020
May the Forth be with you! A riddle for today:
My first is sunny and may be found here in Hades,
My second is funny and may be found here in Hell,
My third is charged, found liberated in Alicante,
My fourth is rare and found liberated in Iberia,
My sixth is hard and found secretly in knickers,
My seventh is fertile and found often in pants.

3rd May 2020
Rudy Estabrook and Dillon O’Donnelly are chosen captains of opposing teams in a language trivia contest. They were asked to choose team members from a pool of their smart friends.
Here is how they chose
Rudy’s Choice:
Randal Lacey
Rylon Gramwell
Rico Mendez

Dillon’s choice:
Justin O’Neal
Josh Ortiz
Greg Olson

Out of the remaining four ( Ozzie Daughtry, Andre Ventura, Rod Dickerson and Robert Allanby)
Rudy chose Rod Dickerson. Who did Dillon choose? and Why?
Hint
Names of the captains have the same property

2nd May 2020
I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?

1st May 2020
A Classic riddle today:
Who makes it, has no need of it.
Who buys it, has no use for it.
Who uses it can neither see nor feel it.
What is it?

30th April 2020
What makes this number unique: 8,549,176,320?
A simple one for today

29th April 2020
In each sentence the name of a tree is hidden. The willow is hiding in the first sentence. Can you find the others?

  1. I will owe you a favor if you drive me to the airport.
  2. I am afraid of going up in elevators.
  3. Drinking cocoa keeps me warm on long winter nights.
  4. I hope the map leads us to buried treasure.
  5. “Eat another bonbon,” said our charming hostess.
  6. Nepal may be the most interesting place I have ever visited.
  7. Remember to fold the map, please.
  8. I feel many lumps in this mattress.
  9. Word processing is not as useful as pens and paper for creative brainstorming

    Source: Braintingle Website

28th April 2020
From a couple of Millenia ago a puzzle:
What is that which has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed?

27th April 2020
Imagine I have a watch that divides time into 20 hours per day instead of 24 hours a day. What will be the angle between the two hands in my special watch when its 3:45 in a 24 hours watch.
This is a tough question often used in tech interviews

26th April 2020
Something different today

25th April 2020
GC5JGC7 Woodwind – a cache by familykemp
And now for a musical interlude

23rd April 2020
GC3GVTX What’s the Point?… (Auckland) a cache by YuGeo4
This popped up on the Facebook Geocaching Help page and with 828 failed attempts to 48 successful on the checker seem ideal to challenge you on day 31 of the lockdown

22nd April 2020
GC6H3Q7 #01 Holstein a cache by Cactus Clan
Say what you see

21st April 2020
GC8HYYQ The Cipher Cache Series – Reprise
A chance for an FTF or first to post note that they have solved the puzzle

20th April 2020
GC7F3A the dragonfly scroll – a cache by snapplez
This is a very old cache 2002, with a complex puzzle attached.

19th April 2020
GC70AM6 “Who, or What am I?” #7 – triple the trouble! – a cache by Devious_Dwarferkev
This one is in our pending pile for a while now, we have some of the clues but are stuck, any hints via the forum gratefully received

18th April 2020
GC4VW8R #3: Suzy Turquoise Blue – The Keys to the Kingdom
Another in the series suggested by Julie (Bess’s Friends)

17th April 2020
GC4VW8C #2: Arthur – The Keys to the Kingdom – a cache by MrCryptic
Suggested by Julie (Bess’s Friends) – Apologies for the late posting

16th April 2020
GC4VW7N Dame Primus – The Keys to the Kingdom – a cache by MrCryptic
Suggested by Julie (Bess’s Friends)

15th April 2020
GC6KE4M Welsh Black – a cache by Cactus Clan
Another cache by Cactus Clan this pushed all the right buttons with us

14th April 2020
GC8B8T5 Plants For Pollinators – a cache by aRRKS
A cache that browni was puzzling over

13th April 2020
GC6N1PQ 16 of 9 – a cache by RyroD
Keep us posted with your progess in cracking the code.

12th April 2020
GC2NNDW Peeking and Poking – a cache by Papejb
This is a puzzle for the inner geek

11th April 2020
GC8BA0M 14,000th celebration – a cache by RyroD
Hive mind, any ideas how to solve this conundrum?

10th April 2020
GC4C7XC Location, location, location – a cache by Luffness
This one will certainly keep you busy over the long weekend. For anyone that wants to work as a team, there is a page to post answers in the forum.

9th April 2020
GC8GJ2D Something Different! – a cache by NevilleDog_n_Humans
Another puzzle recommended to us by Pat (Sercherdog) a fairly simple but interesting puzzle once you have recognised the code

8th April 2020
GC76QEW Spoiler – a cache by 9 Usual Suspects
Closer to home, this is a cache by The 9 Usual Suspects

7th April 2020
GC13PPR Blue Moon A cache by Team_ShadowWalker
A fontastic puzzle

6th April 2020
GC4BJMF Knock Knock A cache by gadgetgran
And now for something completely different!

5th April 2020
GC5JZ5B All Brains Taste The Same – a cache by uUUuUrrRRR!!
Infuriating even when you work out where to find the answers.

4th April 2020
GC2N87F 84d r0807 – a cache by Team Microdot
Hmm what can we say about this one…….. lots of red herrings but it is solvable.

31st March 2020
GC3V476 P:”N”:P (Wales) a cache by Johnny-A1
A cache with a lot of easy to find red herrings………. but where are the coord’s hidden? We still can’t find them.

29th March 2020
GC28AQ6 a Nice Walk(man) – a Cache by The Sparrow Boys (Adopted by Team Spiderpig)
A puzzle that we enjoyed, and one we do know how to solve!

28th March 2020
GC2P775 Clean Slate – a cache by RedFerret D3/T1.5
Now this is one that has been driving us mad for a very long time. It was published on 11.7.2011 and has only been found 40 times……….. surely it can’t be that difficult it’s only a D3!

27th March 2020
GC6KKNV #29 Luing a cache by Cactus Clan
Another from the cow series, we have solved it but no idea how!

26th March 2020
GC8884W Strange Sounds – A cache by Pieman
This is one of those eccentric puzzles requiring knowledge of the obscure that appealed to me.

25th March 2020
GC6Z0EB “Who, or What am I?’ #4 (gluttony) – A cache by Devious_Dwarferkev
We go north to Edinburgh for today’s puzzle, another from a great series which we may return to.

24th March 2020
GC8K2HR Green Cheltenham – A cache by megeo557799
This puzzle has been recommended to us by Pat (Searcherdog) a newly published puzzle to test your Google Earth skills.

23rd March 2020
GC6KE57 #30 Chillingham – a cache by Cactus Clan
Another puzzle from the brilliant cow series……… very easy when you know how!

22nd March 2020
GC3WMJ6 Traffic Jam – A cache by CampbellFive
A fun logic game (takes a few seconds to load).

21st March 2020
GC6D182 X + Y = GZ – A cache by The Magna Defender
A not so simple maths puzzle

20th March 2020
GC7W1MN 01 Candys Walk – A cache by Waves117
A jigsaw (I wonder where I have seen the name of this cache before?)

19th March 2020
GC71891 – 3 April 1993 – A cache by Bazonka
To get you started here’s one that drove us crazy for a long time

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