Monthly Archives: January 2013

Simone de Beauvoir: Definition

Photo: noriminnis.wordpress.com Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) Yesterday would have been the French writer and intellectual’s 105th birthday.  The puzzle below features a de Beauvoir quip.

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Richard Nixon: The Law

Photo: Associated Press Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994) Today would have been President Nixon’s 100th birthday.  The quip in this two-diagram puzzle is something Nixon famously said during his interviews with the British journalist David Frost in 1977.  

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Isaac Asimov: Transmutation

Photo:  goodreads.com Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) Today’s quip is from the late science fiction writer and  popularizer of science, Isaac Asimov. (Note: This puzzle involves two wraparounds; I is adjacent to L in the diagram, and A is adjacent to N (in … Continue reading

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Willa Cather: Communication

Photo: www.nebraskahistory.org Willa Cather (1873-1947) The answer to this two-diagram puzzle is an observation the novelist offered about communication between generations. (Note:  In the first diagram, there is one wraparound: Even though they do not appear to be adjacent, O and S … Continue reading

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Bette Midler: Reliability

Photo:  www.nytimes.com Bette Midler The quip hidden in today’s puzzle is a quote from the American singer-songwriter, comedienne, and actress. (Note: Even though they do not appear to be adjacent, M and W are adjacent — on the back side … Continue reading

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Konrad Adenauer

Photo: www.bbc.co.uk Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) Adenauer was the first Chancellor of Germany after World War II, serving from 1949 to 1963.  He was born on this date in 1876.  The following puzzle features something this statesman said about vulnerability to criticism.

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