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Abraham Lincoln: Persistence

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 … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Lest We Forget

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) … Continue reading

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

Photo: www.biography.com 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 … Continue reading

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

Image: en.wikipedia.org 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

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. Diagram A: Diagram B:     

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA: January 4: Metamorphosis

Photo: www.biography.com 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., … Continue reading

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

Photo: www.theguardian.com 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 … Continue reading

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

Photo: atlantablackstar.com 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 … Continue reading

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA: January 1: Anniversary

Image: www.theguardian.com 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: Diagram B:        

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

Photo: www.newsbusters.org 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: Diagram B:  

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