Monthly Archives: June 2014

July Puzzle of the Month: Forthcoming Statement

Appropriately, our featured puzzle for July involves four diagrams — the very first 4-diagram puzzle we have ever published! The whole puzzle is one continuous quotation.  And as usual with puzzles that involve more than one diagram, the same “code” … Continue reading

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Historic Difficulty

Here is one of the more difficult puzzles we have ever offered — very difficult until you are given some clue as to its context.  For now, we will just tell you that it is a headline that could have been used for an actual historical … Continue reading

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Foreign Matter

Fifty-one years ago tomorrow, on June 26, 1963, the President of the United States delivered a speech in a foreign city and said something memorable in a foreign language.  Today’s puzzle includes both (1) what he said and (2) the English translation … Continue reading

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Chet Atkins: Driving Force

Image:  www.cmt.com Chet Atkins (1924-2001) Guitarist Chet Atkins, “The Country Gentleman,” was one of the originators of “The Nashville Sound” in country music.  He was born on June 20, 1924, and died on June 30, 2001.  He won 14 Grammys … Continue reading

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Sally Ride: The Heavens

Image: en.wikipedia.org Sally Ride (1951-2012)  On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to go into space.  Our two-diagram puzzle below features something she said about her observations as an astronaut. Diagram 1: Diagram 2:

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James Joyce: Bloomsday 110 Years Later

Image:   poetryfoundation.org James Joyce (1882-1941) Monday will be the 110th anniversary of the original Bloomsday — June 16, 1904.  To mark the occasion, we offer two puzzles featuring quotations from Joyce’s Ulysses. The quote in the first two-rack puzzle is … Continue reading

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Last Words: Thomas Paine

Image:  npr.org Thomas Paine (1737-1809) The great American revolutionary Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense and The Rights of Man, died at age 72 on June 8, 1809. He is remembered for such quotes as: “These are the times that … Continue reading

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June Puzzle of the Month

For the June puzzle of the month, we are offering what is perhaps the longest quip that we have yet discovered that is possible to spell out on a single Quipto(R) rack.  (And it doesn’t even involve any wraparounds!) The answer … Continue reading

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