Monthly Archives: January 2013

Robert Frost: Epitaph

Photo: en.wikipedia.org Robert Frost (1874-1963) Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of the great American poet, Robert Frost.  This puzzle contains the last line from his poem, “The Lesson for Today” (1942); it became his epitaph, engraved on his tombstone … Continue reading

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Sir Isaac Newton: Natural Law

Illustration: teachertech.rice.edu Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) Today’s puzzle features a quip attributed to the great physicist, Sir Isaac Newton.  

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Blunt Tool

Photo: socialcapital.wordpress.com Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we offer a two-diagram puzzle featuring something that King said about world peace.

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A. A. Milne: Dialogue

Photo: telegraph.co.uk A. A. Milne (1882-1956) with his son Christopher Robin and Pooh January 18 was Milne’s birthday.  This two-diagram puzzle presents an exchange between two of his characters. (Note: The second diagram involves a wraparound or “hidden adjacency”: L is adjacent … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali: The Art of Boxing

Photo: cbc.ca Muhammad Ali The quip in this two-diagram puzzle spells out the great boxer’s recipe for being a champ.  Today is Ali’s 71st birthday.

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Anton Chekhov: Snap

This quip by the Russian physician, dramatist, and author Anton Chekhov comments on the difficulties in this world.  

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Trend

Photo: martinlutherking.org Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) Next Monday will be the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, but today, January 15, is his actual birthday.  The following two-diagram puzzle features one of his better known quotations. (Note: The second … Continue reading

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Peyton Manning: Opportunity

Photo: en.wikipedia.org Peyton Manning The Denver Broncos’ 2012 season came to an abrupt end yesterday afternoon when they were defeated 38-35 in double overtime by the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC divisional round playoff game.  The Ravens got the ball … Continue reading

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Edmund Burke: Giving In

Photo: blogs.telegraph.co.uk Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Burke, the Irish statesman and philosopher, was born on this date in 1729.  The quip in the puzzle below is something he said about giving in.

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Alexander Hamilton: Aging

Photo: www.biography.com Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) Today is the anniversary of the birth of Alexander Hamilton, Founding Father, one of the authors of the Federalist Papers, and the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.  This two-diagram puzzle features something Hamilton said about the effect … Continue reading

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