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

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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:

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Diagram B:

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

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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” is involved. Note that because the diagram represents three faces of a cube, certain pairs of letters that do not appear to be adjacent (specifically, K and N, I and O, and U and G) actually do touch — on the backside of the Quipto(R) cube.)

Diagram A:

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Diagram B:

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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:

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Diagram B:

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

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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 the quote were more familiar in that earlier era.)

Diagram A:

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Diagram B:

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

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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:

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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 first seven are being posted today, for your New Year’s Eve enjoyment. The other seven will be posted, one a day, during the first week of January.

Why the fireworks? Well, we hope that 2015 will be the Year of Quip-Find™ and Quipto® Word Puzzles! We are preparing and planning to publish a super new book of these puzzles. And in the book we will be introducing a new kind of puzzle: Quip-Bild™, where you, the puzzle-solver, take on the challenge of creating the puzzle – fitting the letters of a quip into the 3-D Quipto rack. (Quipto® is our registered trademark for both kinds of puzzles, and Quip-Find™ and Quip-Bild™ designate the two kinds of Quipto puzzles.)

So enjoy! And, PLEASE, post a link on your Facebook page and/or the Facebook pages of friends you think might like these word puzzles. Spread the word.

Thanks. And Happy New Year!

Jim Rader, Puzzlemaster

 

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

The first puzzle, below, features a quote from Alfred, Lord  Tennyson, Poet Laureate of Britain and Scotland during the 19th Century.

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Benjamin Disraeli: Makes Things Worse

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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 wisdom.

The puzzle below features something he said about one of the biggest issues of his time — and of our time.

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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 birthday.)

Diagram A:

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Diagram B:

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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 tonight on NBC (8:00/ 7:00 Central).)

Diagram A:

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Diagram B:

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The quotation hidden in the Quip-Find diagrams below could well have been spoken about the current events in Ferguson, Missouri. Parts 1 and 2 are the quote; 3 is the name of the person being quoted.

Diagram A:

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Diagram B:
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