Abraham Lincoln: Persistence

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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

 Today is Lincoln’s birthday, once celebrated as a national holiday (until it and Washington’s birthday were subsumed into “Presidents’ Day”). Our two-diagram puzzle below features one of the better-known Lincoln quotes (possibly a slogan during his 1864 campaign for reelection as President?).

Diagram 1:

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Diagram 2:

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In Memoriam: Lest We Forget

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Image: Anne Gelbard – AFP/Getty Images

Today’s two-diagram Quip-Find(TM) puzzle commemorates an event — but not one in the distant past. In a real sense, the puzzle answers in the two diagrams — (1) in Diagram A, and (2), (3) and (4) in Diagram B — are identical. They spell out, in each case, where the event occurred and what many people proclaimed afterward.

(Note that Diagram B involves one “wraparound” or “hidden adjacency”; even though they do not appear to be adjacent, O and D actually do touch — on the hidden backside of the Quipto(R) rack.

(Note also that within each numbered answer to a Quip-Find puzzle, the entire quip is spelled out as one continuous path; however, in any diagram containing more than one numbered answer, the last letter of one answer is not necessarily adjacent to the first letter of the next one. Thus, in Diagram B, the last letter of answer (2) is not adjacent to the first letter of answer (3), and the last letter of answer (3) is not adjacent to the first letter of answer (4).)

Diagram A:

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Diagram B: 

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA: January 7: Advice for the New Year

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Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (1943-1993)

Arthur Ashe was an American professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam titles and was ranked No. 1 in the world. This two-diagram puzzle is the final puzzle in our NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA; the three-sentence answer, a quote by Ashe, is good advice for this new year — or for any year!

Diagram A:

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Diagram B:

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA: January 6: On to Victory!

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Helen Rowland (1875-1950)

 Helen Rowland was an American journalist and humorist who wrote a column called “Reflections of a Bachelor Girl” for the New York Post. A bit of her advice is featured in today’s puzzle, below.

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA: January 5: A Wish

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In 1955 the singer-songwriter pictured above wrote a song that became an international anthem. The title, and theme, of the song is the answer to our puzzle for today.

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA: January 4: Metamorphosis

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Steven Spielberg, born 1946

The influential American film director, screenwriter and producer is widely considered a genius and a pioneer of “The New Hollywood”. A co-founder of DreamWorks, he is known for many hit films, including Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, and Saving Private Ryan.

Today’s two-diagram puzzle conceals a timely Spielberg quote.

Diagram A:

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA: January 3: A More Immediate Focus

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This 2-ton Henry Moore sculpture of a reclining figure was stolen in 2005 and apparently melted down and sold to China as scrap metal.

The answer to today’s two-diagram puzzle is a quote from the English sculptor and artist Henry Moore (1898-1986). He is world-renowned for his monumental, semi-abstract bronze sculptures, but the quote concerns something more immediate and more mundane.

Diagram A:

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA: January 2: Try, Try Again

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Oprah Winfrey, born 1954

 Oprah offered the holiday toast featured in this two-diagram puzzle.

(Note: There is one wraparound or “hidden adjacency” involved in Diagram B of this puzzle; though they do not appear to be adjacent, the letter pairs A and I, R and U, and V and N actually are adjacent — on the hidden back-side of the Quipto® rack.)

Diagram A:

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Diagram B:

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA: January 1: Anniversary

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Charles Lamb (1775-1834)

Our first Quip-Find™ puzzle for 2015 is a two-diagram puzzle that features a timely quote from this English writer.

Diagram A:

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Diagram B:

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA! – No. 7: Coping

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Barbara Walters, born 1929

The following puzzle features advice from Barbara Walters, the American journalist, TV personality, and author. It may be appropriate advice as you celebrate with others this evening.

Diagram A:

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Diagram B:

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