The big news in books this week was the release of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, 55 years after the publication of her Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird, and readers everywhere clamored to get their hands on the hardcover Tuesday to find out what's inside it.
Today's word game is all about what's in Go Set a Watchman. Literally. Each of the ten clues below points to a word that is composed of letters in the title of Harper Lee's new novel. How many can you figure out?
Monday marks the 30th anniversary of Live Aid, one of the largest global music events ever held. Organized in a scramble of less than 10 weeks by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for relief efforts in Ethiopia, the live, double-venue concert was held in both London and Philadelphia and was televised in more than 100 countries. With 75 acts performing, 150,000 people attending the live events, and more than a billion watching on TV, the concert raised over $150 million.
From the May flowers of Mother’s Day to the June activities of Father’s Day, parental appreciation marches on. Add a dash of word love, apply the rules of logic, arrange on a tidy grid, and — voilà! — we’ve fathered a Father’s Day wordoku.
To correctly solve the FATHERING wordoku, make sure that every row, column, and 3x3 box contains the following letters exactly once [difficulty: experience is the father of wisdom]:
On this day in 1942, Anne Frank received a blank book for her thirteenth birthday. She used the book as a diary, recording daily details, personal thoughts, and observations about the rapidly changing and inhospitable world of German-occupied Amsterdam.
I have reflections on my brain lately. They flicker and flash and trigger migraines. They show up rather unexpectedly and pleasantly on my laptop screen (pictured). And they are heavily featured in commencement speeches as students and speakers look back on moments shared and lessons learned.
Born on this day in 1859, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish doctor in London who created master sleuth Sherlock Holmes. After writing numerous detective tales during the first few slow years of doctoring, Doyle left his practice in 1891 and began publishing a regular series of Holmes stories in The Strand.
April showers have finally given way to May flowers for most of our readers in the Northern Hemisphere, and May flowers are quickly giving way to June weeding of vegetable gardens. Between the end-of-May graduation parties and the summer fight against garden pests, don’t forget to stop and enjoy your flower of choice now and again.
To correctly solve the MAY FLOWER wordoku, make sure that every row, column, and 3x3 box contains the following letters exactly once [difficulty: a few posy nothings]:
When I was very young, my sister and I observed May Day by making paper baskets filled with violets and dandelions or lilacs and apple blossoms. We would hang them on neighbors’ and relatives’ doors and then ring or knock and run away. It was delightful.