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John McCain, RIP

Senator John McCain (1936-2018) (Image: Official Photo) Senator John McCain, a decent man, and (in spite of some detractors) a true war hero, died yesterday at his Arizona home. In his honor, we offer today two separate sets of Quipto® puzzles … Continue reading

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Truman Capote: Last Words

Capote in 1959 Photo credit: Roger Higgins The journalist and author Truman Capote, who pioneered the “non-fiction novel” with his book In Cold Blood, died at age 59 on this date in 1884. In Cold Blood told the story of … Continue reading

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Aretha Franklin, RIP

Aretha Franklin performing in 1970 (Credit:  Photograph by Michael Ochs / Getty) Aretha Franklin, “The Queen of Soul,” died this morning, Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the age of 76. As David Remnick of The New Yorker has written today, … Continue reading

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Summer Break

Your Quipto® puzzlemaster will be traveling for most of July. He’ll be back with new Quip-FindTM and Quip-BildTMpuzzles in a few weeks. Hope you’re having a great summer!

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Muhammad Ali: Approach to Life

On June 28, 1971, four years after Ali’s conviction for violating the Selective Service law by refusing military service during the Vietnam War, the U. S. Supreme Court overturned that conviction by a unanimous 8-0 decision. The Ali quote featured in today’s … Continue reading

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George Carlin: Herd Mentality

George Carlin was a stand-up comedian known for his black humor and his social commentary. He died of heart disease ten years ago today, on June 22, 2008. Today’s two-diagram Quip-Find puzzle features something Carlin said about human nature. (Difficulty: ★★★ … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden: Liberty

Five years ago tomorrow, Edward Snowden, the computer professional who blew the whistle on practices of the National Security Agency, was charged by the U.S. government under the Espionage Act. He sought asylum in Russia. Today’s puzzle features something that Snowden said … Continue reading

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Robert F. Kennedy: The Appeal of Populism

Robert F. Kennedy died 50 years ago today while he was running for President; he was gunned down by an assassin moments after the celebration of his victory in the California primary. Today’s two-diagram Quip-Find puzzle features something Kennedy, as … Continue reading

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Joe Namath: Compensation

Joe Namath was a football player during the 1960’s and 1970’s who spent most of his professional career as a quarterback playing for the New York Jets. In college he had played at the University of Alabama under the legendary … Continue reading

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Tom T. Hall: Preferences

Tom T. Hall (born May 25, 1936) (Photo Credit: BMI/tomthall.net) Tom T. Hall is a country music songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist, and a novelist and short-story writer. To mark his 82nd birthday tomorrow, we offer  two puzzles featuring a lyric from … Continue reading

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