Monthly Archives: January 2018

Marie Antoinette: Gracious Last Words

Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) (Portrait by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1778) Today’s Quip-Find puzzle is an encore from 2014: It features the last words of France’s final queen before the French Revolution, spoken to her executioner as she approached the guillotine on October … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill: Crucial

Gary Oldman as Churchill in the move, “The Darkest Hour” (Photo credit: Jack English) Winston Churchill died in 1964, 54 years ago tomorrow. Today’s two-diagram Quip-Find puzzle features a Churchillian aphorism. Now it is your turn to be the puzzlemaster. … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama: Ringside Opinion

Former First Lady Michelle Obama Today is also the birthday of Michelle Obama, born in Chicago on this date, January 17, in 1964. Today’s two-diagram Quip-Find puzzle hides something timely that she has said.             … Continue reading

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Betty White: Aging

Betty White in 2010 (Photo by David Shankbone) The irrepressible actor and comedian Betty White will celebrate her 96th birthday tomorrow, January 17. Having starred on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls, she has had the longest career … Continue reading

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Alexander Hamilton: Principles

Alexander Hamilton (1757 (or 1755) – 1804) Alexander Hamilton, subject of the popular musical Hamilton, was a Founding Father of the United States and our first Secretary of the Treasury (1789-1795). He was born in Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis, … Continue reading

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Cicero & Hawking: Optimism

                Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 B.C. – 43 B.C.) Stephen Hawking (1942 –    ) January 3 is the birthday of the Roman philosopher Cicero. The Quipto® diagram below features a well-known quote from … Continue reading

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