Monthly Archives: September 2012

Robinson Crusoe

Photo: bradwarthen.com According to his creator, the island castaway was born on this date in 1627.  Today’s puzzle features a bit of wisdom from Daniel Defoe’s book, Robinson Crusoe.

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Lord Horatio Nelson

Photo:  soren-kretzschmer.beboer2650.dk Lord Nelson, British Admiral (1758-1805) Today is the birthday of this officer in the Royal Navy was known for his leadership and heroism.  The quote in the puzzle below relates to military strategy and more.

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Cover Story

Here are almost-final version of the front and back covers of the forthcoming book of Quip-Find puzzles, When Eating an Elephant:   Front Cover   Back Cover

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Publication Update

When Eating an Elephant: The 2nd Quip-Find Puzzle Book of Advice is scheduled to go to the publisher tomorrow.  Copies should be available within two weeks or so. This new book contains 109 word puzzles, including some with new and interesting features (for … Continue reading

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Two Writers on Writing

Today we feature two puzzles; both involve quotations from famous writers about their craft. Photo:  nobelprize.org Puzzle A contains a quotation from novelist William Faulkner (1897-1962).  Yesterday would have been his 115th birthday. Photo: lucidcafe.com Puzzle B hides a quotation from … Continue reading

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New Instructions for Solving Quip-Find Puzzles

Today, in lieu of a new puzzle, we have posted all new, comprehensive instructions on how to solve Quip-Find puzzles.  They are excerpted from our forthcoming new book of these puzzles, When Eating an Elephant: The 2nd Quip-Find Puzzle Book … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

Photo: ebooks.adelaide.edu.au F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) The author of The Great Gatsby was born on this date in 1896.  The hidden quips in the two puzzles below are two quotes from him; the first regards human psychology and the second … Continue reading

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Ray Charles, R.I.P.

Photo: trolleyblogs.com Ray Charles (1930-2004) The great American musician Ray Charles would have turned 82 today.  In commemoration of this birthday, we offer you a puzzle that gives some advice that Charles’s mother gave him.  

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Reply

On this date in 1779 an American military commander uttered a famous response to a surrender demand.  Below we present two Quip-Find puzzles relating to this event: Hidden in Puzzle A is the commander’s name.  Hidden in Puzzle B is his reply. … Continue reading

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Famous Last Words

This posting contains two Quip-Find puzzles: In Puzzle A the hidden message is a “headline” that could have been used to announce a death on this date in 1776.  (The first two words are proper nouns — a person’s name.) Puzzle B is a … Continue reading

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