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Quip-Find: JFK, RIP

Kennedy in Dallas, November 22, 1963 (Image: Dallas Morning News) Today, as a tribute to President John F. Kennedy, assassinated 54 years ago on this date, we offer a two-rack Quip-Find puzzle; the hidden quotation is something Kennedy said in … Continue reading

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How to Solve Quip-Bild Puzzles: A Brief Guide

In the near future we will be adding a link here to “How to Solve Quip-BildTM Puzzles” – comprehensive suggestions about how to solve this new kind of word puzzle. In the meantime, what follows is a quick “short course” … Continue reading

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“World Premiere”: Quip-Bild™ Puzzles

Today, here on this blog, we are introducing a new kind of word puzzle to the world: Quip-Bild™ puzzles. Like the Quip-FindTM puzzles that have been featured on this blog in the past, these new puzzles are based on the … Continue reading

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Quip-Find: A Long Time Ago

Today is the anniversary of one of the most eloquent speeches ever delivered. Our first new Quip-FindTM puzzle on this, our rejuvenated blog, features the first six words of this speech. (Well, actually, the first seven words can be found in the … Continue reading

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Resumption & Renewal

In February of 2015, almost three years ago, I stopped posting on this blog/website because, as the song goes, “life got in my way.” Now I am ready to resume, and to reintroduce Quipto® puzzles to the world. (These are puzzles … Continue reading

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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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