Monthly Archives: July 2012

Happy Birthday!: GBS

Today is the birthday of George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, born on this date in 1856.  He is the only person to win both a Nobel Prize in literature and an Oscar.  The quote in this puzzle is one of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!: 34 Candles

(1) is a person born on this date in 1978; (2) is her claim to fame.

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Happy Birthday!: Alexandre Dumas

Today is the 210th anniversary of the birth of Alexandre Dumas, the French writer.  The Dumas quote hidden in the puzzle below is a very familiar one that has become a common proverb.

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On This Date: Relief

To commemorate the anniversary of a momentous invention on this date in 1904, we offer a related puzzle whose solution is a familiar summer refrain.

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Happy Birthday!: Author

In this two-part puzzle, (1) is a quotation from the writer (2), and (3) is the Midwestern town where he was born 113 years ago today. Part A: Part B:

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Happy Birthday!: Communicator

(1) is a familiar quote from (2), a famous Canadian who would have turned 101 years old today.

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On This Date: First

(1) and (2) together are words spoken on this date more than forty years ago; (3) is the person who spoke them. (Reminder about “wraparounds”:  In any half-rack diagram, at each of three outside corners, two cubicles (and thus the letters they contain) … Continue reading

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On This Day: Discovery

In this two-part puzzle, (1) is a key rediscovery made on this date in 1799 by a French soldier and (2) is what it was the key to. Part A:   Part B:

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Happy Birthday!: Requirement

This puzzle features a quote from Nelson Mandela, the great South African patriot who turns 94 today, July 18.

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Happy Birthday!: Aging

In the puzzle below, (1) and (2) together comprise a quote from (3), a famous American pioneer who turns 91 today.  

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