Monthly Archives: May 2018

Joe Namath: Compensation

Joe Namath was a football player during the 1960’s and 1970’s who spent most of his professional career as a quarterback playing for the New York Jets. In college he had played at the University of Alabama under the legendary … Continue reading

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Tom T. Hall: Preferences

Tom T. Hall (born May 25, 1936) (Photo Credit: BMI/tomthall.net) Tom T. Hall is a country music songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist, and a novelist and short-story writer. To mark his 82nd birthday tomorrow, we offer  two puzzles featuring a lyric from … Continue reading

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Jeannette Rankin: Disaster

Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973) Jeannette Rankin, the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress, died 45 years ago tomorrow, on May 18, 1973. A committed pacifist and women’s rights activist, she helped to get the 19th Amendment passed to give … Continue reading

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James Brown: Last Words

  May 3 would have been the 85th birthday of James Joseph Brown, “the Godfather of Soul”; he died at age 73 on Christmas Day in 2006. Today’s puzzles feature his last words, as spoken to Charles Bobbit, his longtime personal manager, … Continue reading

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