Edward Snowden: Liberty

Edward Snowden
(Image: Laura Poitras/Praxis Films)

Five years ago tomorrow, Edward Snowden, the computer professional who blew the whistle on practices of the National Security Agency, was charged by the U.S. government under the Espionage Act. He sought asylum in Russia.

Today’s puzzle features something that Snowden said during a panel discussion at the University of Arizona in March, 2016. He participated by video connection.  (Difficulty:★★★★ out of 5.)

(For suggestions on how to solve Quip-Find puzzles, click on “How to Solve Quip-FindTMPuzzles” in the drop-down menu under “Guide to the Puzzles” / “Quip-FindTMPuzzles” above. Note that this puzzle involves one “wraparound”; for information on wraparounds, see the page “Wraparounds” in the same drop-down menu.)

 

 

 

 

 

Now for a different kind of puzzle: It is your turn to see whether you can create the Quip-Find puzzle above, fitting the Snowden quote into a Quipto® diagram. (Difficulty:★★★★★.)

(For suggestions on how to solve Quip-Build puzzles, click on “How to Solve Quip-BildTMPuzzles” in the drop-down menu under “Guide to the Puzzles” / “Quip-BildTMPuzzles” above.)

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Robert F. Kennedy: The Appeal of Populism

Robert F. Kennedy in 1964

Robert F. Kennedy died 50 years ago today while he was running for President; he was gunned down by an assassin moments after the celebration of his victory in the California primary.

Today’s two-diagram Quip-Find puzzle features something Kennedy, as the U. S. Attorney General, said on May 6, 1964 while he was speaking to law students at the University of Pennsylvania. He was talking about the about the appeal of populist candidates — in particularly, Alabama Governor George C. Wallace, who was running for President at the time.  (Difficulty: ★★★.)

(For suggestions on how to solve this puzzle, click on “How to Solve Quip-FindTMPuzzles” in the drop-down menu under “Guide to the Puzzles” / “Quip-FindTMPuzzles” above.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you try to create the puzzle above: After you know the two parts of the answer, try to hide each part in Quipto® diagram. (Difficulty: (1) ★★; (2) ★★★.)

(For suggestions on how to solve this puzzle, click on “How to Solve Quip-BildTMPuzzles” in the drop-down menu under “Guide to the Puzzles” / “Quip-BildTMPuzzles” above.)

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Joe Namath: Compensation

Joe Namath in 2009

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 coach Paul “Bear” Bryant who called Namath the most natural athlete he had ever coached.

“Broadway Joe” (as he was nicknamed) turns 75 years old tomorrow, on May 31. Happy Birthday, Joe!

Today’s Quip-Find puzzle features something Joe Namath said about playing his sport. (Difficulty:★★★ out of 5.)

(For suggestions on how to solve this puzzle, click on “How to Solve Quip-FindTMPuzzles” in the drop-down menu under “Guide to the Puzzles” / “Quip-FindTMPuzzles” above. Note that this puzzle involves one “wraparound”; for information on wraparounds, see the page “Wraparounds” in the same drop-down menu.)

Now, you try creating the puzzle: fitting the Namath quote into a Quipto® diagram. (Difficulty:★★★.)

(For suggestions on how to solve this puzzle, click on “How to Solve Quip-BildTMPuzzles” in the drop-down menu under “Guide to the Puzzles” / “Quip-BildTMPuzzles” above.)

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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 one of his popular songs.

Find the hidden Tom T. Hall lyric in this two-diagram Quip-Find puzzle. (Difficulty: ★★★★.)

(For suggestions on how to solve this puzzle, click on “How to Solve Quip-FindTMPuzzles” in the drop-down menu under “Guide to the Puzzles” / “Quip-FindTMPuzzles” above.)

 

 

 

 

 

Now try your hand at creating the above puzzle: Hiding the two parts of the answer in two diagrams. (Difficulty: (1)★★★; (2)★★.)

(For suggestions on how to solve this puzzle, click on “How to Solve Quip-BildTMPuzzles” in the drop-down menu under “Guide to the Puzzles” / “Quip-BildTMPuzzles” above.)

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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 women the right to vote.

Today’s Quip-Find puzzle features something Representative Rankin said that is relevant to the fact that she was the only member of Congress to vote against both WWI and WWII. (Difficulty: ★★ out of 5.)

(For suggestions on how to solve this puzzle, click on “How to Solve Quip-FindTMPuzzles” in the drop-down menu under “Guide to the Puzzles” / “Quip-FindTMPuzzles” above.)

 

 

 

 

 

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When you have solved the Quip-Find puzzle above, or peeked at the answer, it is your turn to try to create the puzzle. (Difficulty: (1) ★★★; (2) ★.)

(For suggestions on how to solve this puzzle, click on “How to Solve Quip-BildTMPuzzles” in the drop-down menu under “Guide to the Puzzles” / “Quip-BildTMPuzzles” above.)

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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, just minutes before his death from congestive heart failure. (Difficulty: ★★ out of 5.)

(For helpful hints on how to solve Quip-Find puzzles, click on the link “Quip-FindTM Puzzles” above and then click on “How to Solve Quip-FindTM Puzzles” in the drop-down menu.)

 

 

 

 

Now, having solved the Quip-Find puzzle above (or peeked at the answer?), try your hand at creating the puzzle: Fitting James Brown’s last words onto a Quipto® diagram. (Difficulty: ★)

(For helpful hints on how to solve Quip-Bild puzzles, click on the link “Quip-BildTM Puzzles” above and then click on “How to Solve Quip-BildTM Puzzles” in the drop-down menu.)

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Cornered

The subject of a manhunt, the 26-year-old man in the photograph above was shot and killed on April 26, 1865, at a barn near Port Royal in rural northern Virginia. The Quip-Find puzzle below features both (1) his last words and (2) his full name. (Difficulty: ★★ out of 5)

(For helpful hints on how to solve Quip-Find puzzles, click on the link “Quip-FindTM Puzzles” above and then click on “How to Solve Quip-FindTM Puzzles” in the drop-down menu.)

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Now see how you can do at creating the puzzle above: placing the last words and the speaker’s name into a Quipto® diagram. (Difficulty: ★)

(For helpful hints on how to solve Quip-Bild puzzles, click on the link “Quip-BildTM Puzzles” above and then click on “How to Solve Quip-BildTM Puzzles” in the drop-down menu.)

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Benjamin Disraeli: Writer’s Boast

Benjamin Disraeli (1840-1881), in old age

(By Cornelius Jabez Hughes, British (1819 – 1884, London, England London, England) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

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Benjamin Disraeli was a 19th Century British statesman who served twice as Prime Minister. He died on this date, April 19, in 1881.

Disraeli was also a prodigious writer who wrote, among other works, 16 novels. They received mixed reviews. Thus his boast, hidden in the two-diagram Quip-Find puzzle below, seems a bit ironic. (The author’s last name is also spelled out in the second diagram.) (Difficulty: ★★★ out of 5.)

(For helpful hints on how to solve Quip-Find puzzles, click on the link “Quip-FindTM Puzzles” above and then click on “How to Solve Quip-FindTM Puzzles” in the drop-down menu.)

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Now it is your turn to be the puzzle builder: After you know the Disraeli quote that is the answer to the above Quip-Find puzzle, try “enquipting” it in two Quipto® diagrams. (Difficulty: (1)★★★; (2) ★.)

(For helpful hints on how to solve Quip-Bild puzzles, click on the link “Quip-BildTM Puzzles” above and then click on “How to Solve Quip-BildTM Puzzles” in the drop-down menu.)

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FDR: Last Words

The last photograph of President Roosevelt, taken at Warm Springs, GA, by Nicholas Robbins for Elizabeth Shoumatoff. (Image: FDR Presidential Library & Museum03-46)

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt died on this day, April 12, in 1945. (The photo above was taken the previous day.) The Quip-Find puzzle for today, below, features his last words. (Difficulty: ★ out of 5.)

(For helpful hints on how to solve Quip-Find puzzles, click on the link “Quip-FindTM Puzzles” above and then click on “How to Solve Quip-FindTM Puzzles” in the drop-down menu.)

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Now it is your turn to place Roosevelt’s last words onto the Quipto® rack. (Difficulty: ★★ out of 5.)

(For helpful hints on how to solve Quip-Bild puzzles, click on the link “Quip-BildTM Puzzles” above and then click on “How to Solve Quip-BildTM Puzzles” in the drop-down menu.)

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Opportunity

MLK Memorial

(Image: Getty. Fair use.)

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As we ponder the significance of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the day after the 50th anniversary of his death, we offer a timely quote from the civil rights leader hidden in the diagram below. (In the accompanying cryptogram, each number stands for a different letter in the diagram.) (Difficulty: ★★★ out of 5.)

(For helpful hints on how to solve Quip-Find puzzles, click on the link “Quip-FindTMPuzzles” above and then click on “How to Solve Quip-FindTMPuzzles” in the drop-down menu.)

 

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Now it’s your turn to create this puzzle: Try putting the MLK quote onto the Quipto® rack. (Difficulty: ★★★ out of 5.)

(For helpful hints on how to solve Quip-Bild puzzles, click on the link “Quip-BildTMPuzzles” above and then click on “How to Solve Quip-BildTMPuzzles” in the drop-down menu.)

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