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 16, 1793.

(This puzzle involves two “wraparounds” or “hidden adjacencies”: Even though the letters do not appear to be adjacent, R is adjacent to A, W is adjacent to E, and S is adjacent to Ion the hidden back-side of the Quipto® rack. For more about “wraparounds,” see pages 130-131 in “How to Solve Quip-FindTM Puzzles” under the “Quip-FindTM Puzzles” link above.)


Now it is your turn to be the puzzle-builder — to hide the queen’s last words in the Quipto® diagram. (Difficulty: ★★★★★ (our most difficult Quip-Bild puzzle yet)). (For some suggestions about how to solve Quip-Bild puzzles, see our November 27 post, “How to Solve Quip-Bild Puzzles: A Brief Guide,” in the November 2017 archives.)

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