Monthly Archives: December 2012

Off the Ground

This puzzle features a headline that could have been used for an event 109 years ago today. (The last two words are a place name.)

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Jane Austen

Photo:  biography.com Jane Austen (1775-1813) The English novelist Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775.  This puzzle features something that she wrote about appropriate action.

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Sitting Bull

Photo: Library of Congress Sitting Bull (1831-1890) On this date in 1890 the Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man and chief was shot and killed by Indian agency police at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  The puzzle below features something that … Continue reading

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Roald Amundsen

Photo: UPI/Bettman Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) It was 101 years ago today that Amundsen reached the South Pole.  The answer to the puzzle is something he said.

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Gustave Flaubert II

This puzzle presents a second quotation from the French novelist, whose birthday was yesterday. (The puzzle involves one wraparound:  Even though it does not appear to be, O is actually adjacent to T — on the back side of the Quipto … Continue reading

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Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) The following puzzle contains two quips.  (1) is a common saying.  (2) is a variation on this saying by the French writer Flaubert, author of Madame Bovary, who was born on this date in 1821.

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Emily Dickinson II

In today’s puzzle we offer another line by Emily Dickinson — a bit of advice.

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Emily Dickinson

Photo: poets.org Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Today is the anniversary of the poet’s birth in 1830.  The two-diagram puzzle below presents lines from one of her best-known poems.

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Anthem

Today’s two-diagram puzzle features lines from a song that topped the charts exactly 40 years ago today.  A photo of the singer is above .

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In Memoriam: John Lennon

Photo: topnews.in John Lennon (1940-1980) John Lennon was gunned down 32 years ago today.  We mark this sad anniversary with a puzzle that features excerpts from the lyrics of one of the best-known songs that he wrote.

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