Monthly Archives: November 2012

David Mamet

Photo:  seraphicpress.com David Mamet (1942-    ) The American playwright turns 65 today.  The puzzle below presents a quote about the times when he is not working.

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Louisa May Alcott

Photo: en.wikipedia.org Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) Today is the 180th anniversary of the birth of the American novelist Lousa May Alcott, author of Little Women and Little Men.  The Alcott quote in the puzzle below is her optimistic assessment of … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart

Photo: imdb.com Jon Stewart Happy Birthday to Jon Stewart of the Daily Show, who turns 50 today.    His quip in the two-diagram puzzle below is a comment on a contemporary phenomenon.

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Jimi Hendrix

Photo: rollingstone.com Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) Today is the 70th anniversary of the musician’s birth.  The answer to the puzzle is his statement about his art.

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Charles Schulz: Perspective

Photo: wholeearthblog.com Charles Schulz (1922-2000) The cartoonist would have turned 90 today.  The Schulz quote in the two-part puzzle below offers a universal bit of perspective.

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Andrew Carnegie

Photo: en.wikipedia.org Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) Carnegie, the steel magnate and philanthropist, was born on this date in 1835.   The quote in the following puzzle could be a rationale for his philanthropy.

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Charles Darwin

Photo: charles-darwin.com Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Today is the anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species in 1859.  The answer to the following two-diagram puzzle is a quotation from Darwin.

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Earthshaking Event

Today is the 49th anniversary of an event that shook the world.  The quip in the puzzle below is a headline that might have been used that day. (The first and last words are proper nouns.)

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Rodney Dangerfield

Photo: portfolio.joemcnally.com Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004) Dangerfield, the ultimate self-deprecating comedian, was born on this date in 1921.  The quip in his two-diagram puzzle is a typical Dangerfield lament.  

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Voltaire

Portrait: en.wikipedia.org François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) (1694-1778) The French writer, historian and philosopher was born on this date in 1694.  This puzzle contains a bit of his wisdom.

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