We partnered with
PuzzlersParadise.com to bring you
puzzles you can play right on the site. Our interactive Drop Quotes
let you jump right into solving the puzzle without the delay and
hassle in needing to print them out first.
Each month we'll post a new interactive drop quote puzzle to our
respective sites. To add to the challenge, we're not going to post the
answers until the following month. Happy Puzzling!
D.M. Thomas, or Donald Michael Thomas, is a
Cornish novelist, poet, and translator. His credits include science
fiction poetry and prose as well as translations of Russian poetry.
This month's puzzle contains a snippet of his writing, about the sound
James Abbot McNeill Whistler was an
American-born, British-based artist during the 19th century. His most
famous painting is "Whistler's Mother", the timeless portrait of his
mother in a rocking chair. In this month's puzzle, he provides insight
on when he thinks a painting is truly finished.
James Abbot McNeill Whistler's artistic theories
and friendships with other leading artisans gave him a lasting
influence over American and European artisans during his lifetime.
While his paintings present a certain sensitivity, his public persona
tended towards combative, as demonstrated by this month's puzzle where
he comments on an artisan's need for perseverance.
The quote for this month's puzzle has no
attributed author but it's such a great saying that we put it in
anyway. So how clean does a home have to be? Perhaps this puzzle will
help clarify what should be considered...
Just as some people love to build, to create with
their own hands, so are there those that are quite happy to let
someone else do the building part. On this theme, the American
humorist, Dave Barry, shares his thoughts about buying lumber.
This month's puzzle passes on advice from Julius
Charles Hare, an English theological writer who lived in England
during the first half of the 19th century. Our puzzle contains a short
piece of advice from him regarding how to improve yourself by being
This puzzle falls into the realm of "what
if"...Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle are both accomplished, modern
science fiction novelists. This month's puzzle is a quotation from a
book they wrote together in 1974, "The Mote in God's Eye". The
quotation discusses how and why a species evolves, and sets forth the
logical conclusion for the observation.
Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of
the United States of America, was well-known for his achievements and
wisdom. As food for thought during the new year, Franklin reflects on
relationships... those within and those without.
How many people have restricted their enjoyment
of the holidays in order to ensure they don't gain any extra weight?
And as a result, countless new year resolutions have been made over
the years to losing weight. While the author of this month's quotation
is unknown, the sentiment is well worth repeating!
Woody Allen, an American screenwriter, direct,
actor, and comedian, is well-known for his distinctive films and
sometimes off-beat humor. In this month's puzzle, he pokes a little
fun at himself over his reflexes.
Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American
philanthropist, leader of industry, and steel tycoon, best known for
his creation of the Carnegie Steel Company and considered one of the
wealthiest men in history. In this month's puzzle, he shares his view
on the topic of survival of the fittest.
Warren Buffett is an American investor,
industrialist, and philanthropist. He is one of the most successful
investors in the word and consistently ranked among the world's
wealthiest people. In this month's puzzle, Mr. Buffet provides a small
insight into the importance of reputation in business.
John Wooden, an American basketball coach and the
first to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player
and a coach, makes an observation for this months' puzzle regarding
the job of a coach. With Mr. Wooden's wisdom, perhaps we all need a
coach to help us with our lives and life choices.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was a 19th century
American physician, professor, and author. Considered one of the best
writers of the 19th century, he's a member of the noted Fireside
Poets. In this month's puzzle, he makes a playful statement regarding
the state of our individual personalities.
This month, we have another quote from Oliver
Wendell Holmes, Jr., an American Jurist on the Surpreme Court of the
United States during the early 1900s. He retired from the Supreme
Court when he was 90 years old, making him the oldest Justice in the
history of the Supreme Court. This month, he points out what makes men