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Michelle Obama: Ringside Opinion

Former First Lady Michelle Obama Today is also the birthday of Michelle Obama, born in Chicago on this date, January 17, in 1964. Today’s two-diagram Quip-Find puzzle hides something timely that she has said.             … Continue reading

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Betty White: Aging

Betty White in 2010 (Photo by David Shankbone) The irrepressible actor and comedian Betty White will celebrate her 96th birthday tomorrow, January 17. Having starred on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls, she has had the longest career … Continue reading

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Alexander Hamilton: Principles

Alexander Hamilton (1757 (or 1755) – 1804) Alexander Hamilton, subject of the popular musical Hamilton, was a Founding Father of the United States and our first Secretary of the Treasury (1789-1795). He was born in Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis, … Continue reading

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Cicero & Hawking: Optimism

                Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 B.C. – 43 B.C.) Stephen Hawking (1942 –    ) January 3 is the birthday of the Roman philosopher Cicero. The Quipto® diagram below features a well-known quote from … Continue reading

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Sir Isaac Newton: Gravity (Quip-Bild)

In solving a Quip-Bild puzzle, YOU become the puzzle-maker, trying to fit the quip (in this case, a quote from Newton) onto the Quipto cube. For today’s Quip-Bild challenge, go to the answer to yesterday’s puzzle.

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Sir Isaac Newton: Gravity (Quip-Find)

Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) The great physicist was born on Christmas Day in 1643, but under the subsequent calendar reform his birthday became January 4. The Newton quotation hidden in the diagram below has become a commonplace statement, almost a … Continue reading

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Last Words (Quip-Bild)

As usual, the quip(s) for today’s Quip-Bild puzzle are the answers to the previous Quip-Find puzzle; it is your turn to be the puzzle creator. For the puzzle options, and their difficulty ratings, click on “Puzzle Answers,” above.

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Last Words (Quip-Find)

Today’s Quip-Find puzzle features the last words of an obscure royal (at the center in the photo above) whose assassination sparked a major war. (1) is his last words, and (2) is his name; both (1) and (2) can be … Continue reading

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George Washington: Association (Quip-Bild)

As usual, today’s Quip-BildTM puzzles challenge you to create the previous day’s Quip-FindTM puzzle. To access today’s puzzle: (1) Click on “Puzzle Answers” (above) and find the two-part answer to yesterday’s puzzle – something George Washington said about choosing the people you associate with. … Continue reading

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George Washington: Association (Quip-Find)

George Washington (February 22, 1732-December 14, 1799) Tomorrow is the anniversary of the death in 1799 of George Washington, our first President. He was 67 years old and he died at his Mount Vernon estate from “acute laryngitis.” The answer … Continue reading

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