Monthly Archives: December 2014

NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA! – No. 7: Coping

Photo: www.newsbusters.org Barbara Walters, born 1929 The following puzzle features advice from Barbara Walters, the American journalist, TV personality, and author. It may be appropriate advice as you celebrate with others this evening. Diagram A: Diagram B:  

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA! – No. 6: Promotion

The quoted expert The quote in the following puzzle is from an American business expert and writer. (1) and (2) are the quote, and (3) is his name. Diagram A: Diagram B:

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA! – No. 5: Warning!

Photo: www.biography.com F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) Fitzgerald knew what he was talking about when he made this observation. The well-known quote is perhaps an especially appropriate caution on New Year’s Eve. (Note: In Diagram B, one wraparound or “hidden adjacency” … Continue reading

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA! – No. 4: Rejuvenation

  The answer to the puzzle below is a quote from Mason Cooley (1927-2002), an American professor and aphorist (which means he specialized in coming up with quips like this one). Diagram A: Diagram B:  

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA! – No. 3: Appropriate

Portrait by Henry Raeburn, 1822 Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Our third Extravaganza puzzle features a quote from Sir Walter Scott, the Scottish novelist, poet and dramatist who flourished in the early 19th Century. (Note: A couple of the words in … Continue reading

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA! – No. 2: Novelty

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) The answer to our second, two-diagram puzzle in the Extravaganza is a quote from Rainer Maria Rilke, the Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, who died in 1926. Diagram A: Diagram B:  

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NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA! – No. 1: Fresh Start

NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA!  To celebrate the coming of 2015, we are posting, over the next eight days, a Quip-Find™ “extravaganza”. Think of it as our version of fireworks – 14 new Quip-Find word puzzles in a burst of celebration. The … Continue reading

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Benjamin Disraeli: Makes Things Worse

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) December 21 is the birthday of Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1874 to 1880; he was born 210 years ago today. He is one of the most quotable people of his time, famous for his pithy … Continue reading

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Minority Report: Bah Humbug!

The two-diagram puzzle below expresses one man’s take on the holiday season. (1) and (2) are what he said, and (3) is his name. Hint: Ironically, this man was named for the holiday season! (Yesterday would have been his 115th … Continue reading

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Puzzle of the Month: Out of Season

For our December Quip-Find(TM) Puzzle of the Month, we have chosen a well-known quote from J. M. Barrie, the Scottish novelist and dramatist best known as the author of Peter Pan. Enjoy solving it! (By coincidence, Peter Pan Live airs … Continue reading

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