Monthly Archives: August 2012

Alan Jay Lerner: Making It Big

Photo: songwritershalloffame.org Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986) Lerner was co-author of the songs in My Fair Lady and Camelot, among other works.  Today is the anniversary of his birth.  The answer to this puzzle is what he said about success in … Continue reading

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Eldridge Cleaver: Sole Survivor

Photo: en.wikipedia.org Eldridge Cleaver (1935-1998) The answer to this puzzle is a quote by Eldridge Cleaver, an early leader of the Black Panthers and author of Soul on Ice.  Today would have been his 77th birthday.  

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Ted Williams: How-To

Photo: tommy.imblogs.com Ted Williams (1918-2002) Baseball great Ted Williams would have turned 94 years old today.  Here is something memorable that he said.

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Headline: 30 B.C.E.

The answer to this puzzle is a “headline” that could have been used for the story of what happened on this date in 30 B.C.E.

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Charles F. Kettering: Good Start

Photo: answers.com Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958) Kettering was an American inventor (his automotive innovations include the electric starter and leaded gasoline) and a very wise and witty man.  He was born on this date in 1876.  This puzzle presents something that … Continue reading

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Leo Tolstoy: Definition

Photo: ebooks.adelaide.edu.au Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Today is the 186th anniversary of the birth of Leo Tolstoy, the great Russian  writer.  This puzzle presents his definition of a common human emotion.

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Guest Puzzle: Bon Voyage

We welcome puzzles submitted or suggested by our readers.  The following puzzle comes from David Hoag of Vermont; (1) and (2) are the first two lines of a familiar poem, and (3) is the name of the poet.

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Neil Armstrong: In Memoriam

Photo: en.wikipedia.org Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) Neil Armstrong died on Saturday.  The following two-part puzzle remembers perhaps the second most famous thing he ever said.

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LBJ: The Cost of Preserving Dignity

Photo: en.wikipedia.org President Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973) The answer to this puzzle is one of the more memorable sayings of the 36th President of the United States.  Today is the 104th anniversary of his birth.

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Georg Hegel: Accountability

Photo: en.wikipedia.org Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) This puzzle answer expresses the wisdom of the German theological philosopher Hegel, who was born on this date in 1770.

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