National Square Dancing Month

Square Dancing

Did you know that September is National Square Dancing month? Grab your partner and solve this word search!

Here are the instructions:
Add a word to complete the familiar “and” phrases in the word list (as in BREAD

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Are Genes Selfish or Cooperative?

Imagine a bunch of diverse, talented individuals working on a project to create a highly sophisticated product in a burst of intense, focused, communal effort. Imagine them successfully creating an object so complicated that both the process and the end product are held up in history as a near miracle of goal-directed cooperation. What shining accolade would you bestow on the people who achieved this?

Actually, you don’t have to exercise your imagination at all. Such high-profile focused projects to create results of hitherto unimaginable complexity have taken place at least twice in American history. One was the Manhattan Project during the Second World War, in which America’s best and brightest scientists worked together to build the first atomic bomb in a feverish race against time. … Read the rest

Classical Music Month

Classical Melodies

A surprising number of popular melodies are derived from classical compositions. How many of these songs (1-15) can you match to the original classical music on which they are based (a-o)?

1. “Be Still My Soul” (hymn)

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National Radio Day


By DJ Dee

Our favorite DJ Dee Jay never forgets a tune, but when it comes to remembering names, he’s, well…hopeless. Yesterday’s playlist included 24 popular bands of the past and present, and Dee managed to get every

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Happy Birthday Robert De Niro!

Trivia: De Niro Doubles

Can you match each of the actors below (1-14) with the two films (from the list a-v) in which he or she appeared with Robert De Niro?

1. Ellen Barkin
2. John Cazale
3. Leonardo DiCaprio

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May 2017: Split Decisions

Split Decisions

by George Bredehorn

The only clues in this crossword are the letter pairs provided in the grid. Each answer across and down consists of two words, which share the letters to be entered in the empty squares. In

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April 2017: Pencil Pointers

Pencil Pointers

by Corey Kosak

In this crossword puzzle, the clues appear in the grid itself. Enter the answers in the direction of the pointers. In this crossword puzzle, the clues appear in the grid itself. Enter the answers in

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Valentine’s Special 2017: Sweet Eighteen

Sweet Eighteen

by Robert E. Nelson

A company located in Sweet Home, Oregon, has begun making candies. The outfit, known as Huey’s Gooey Chewies, makes six types of chocolate-covered nuts (peanut, pecan, cashew, hazelnut, walnut, and almond), six types of

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February 2017: Cryptolists


by Raymond Simon

Below are four lists of related words and phrases that have been translated into simple cipher alphabets. The letter substitutions remain constant within any one group of words (for instance, if V represents G in one

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January 2017: Family Reunions

Family Reunions

by Regis Modesta

Change each group of 10 words below into a “family” of different words (words or proper names that have something in common) by dropping one letter from each word and then rearranging the remaining letters.

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December 2016: Quote Boxes

Quote Boxes

by Jennifer Orehowsky

To solve Quote Boxes, drop the letters from each vertical column—not necessarily in the order in which they appear—into the empty squares below them to spell a quotation reading from left to right, line by

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