Monthly Archives: October 2012

Protest

It was 495 years ago today that theology professor Martin Luther posted his “95 Theses” on the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany.  This act is generally considered the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. The puzzle below contains … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Eve Special

The following puzzle conceals a “headline” ((1) + (2)) for a happening on this date in 1938; (3) is the name of the person responsible for the event.

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Headline: 1618

Image: bg.wikipedia.org Today’s puzzle contains a “headline” that could have been used for an event that occurred on this date in 1618.  (The print above could have served as an illustration for the news story.)

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The October PRIZE PUZZLE Contest

As usual with our prize puzzles, we do not offer an optional hint for this puzzle — except for this:  The answer to this two-diagram puzzle is the first two lines of a poem.  (We will offer additional hints if we … Continue reading

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Heads Up: October PRIZE PUZZLE Contest

The October prize puzzle will be posted at 2 p.m. Eastern time tomorrow (Sunday, October 28).  Check this blog at that time and get a head start on this moderately challenging puzzle. The prize will be an autographed copy of … Continue reading

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Teddy Roosevelt

Photo: nobelprize.org Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) The 26th President of the United States was was born on this date in 1858.  One of his most famous utterances is concealed in the puzzle below.

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Face-Off

Today’s puzzle commemorates an event that occurred on this date in 1881.  (1) is what the event is remembered as, and (2) is its most famous participant.

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Attack!

An event occurred on this date in 1854 that inspired a very famous poem.  This puzzle conceals the first line of that poem.  (The picture above is a hint.)

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On This Date: Subversion

A momentous event in this hemisphere occurred on this date in 1970.  The following two-part puzzle contains a “headline” that could have been used to announced this historical development. Diagram A: Diagram B:

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Franz Liszt

Photo: super-conductor.blogspot.com Franz Liszt (1811-1886) The Hungarian composer, pianist and conductor was born on this date 201 years ago.  The puzzle below presents a quote from Liszt.

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