Oh yes, it’s that time again! It’s time to unleash our puzzly and punny imaginations and engage in a bit of sparkling wordplay!
You may be familiar with the board game Schmovie, hashtag games on Twitter, or the Hashtag Wars segment that used to run on @midnight on Comedy Central.
For years now, we’ve been collaborating on puzzle-themed hashtag games with our pals at Penny Dell Puzzles, and this month’s hook was #PennyDellPuzzleHistory, mashing up Penny Dell puzzles with historical figures, historical moments, and historical quotations!
Examples include: Daisy Defeats Truman, V-Words-Day, or “Ask not what your mystery country can do for you…”
So, without further ado, check out what the puzzlers at PuzzleNation and Penny Dell Puzzles came up with!
Penny Dell Puzzle Historical References!
Oregon Word Trails
Monrows Garden Doctrine
Woodstock Flower Power
Right of Wayflower Compact
Christopher Explore-a-word Columbus
Samson says and Dilemma
Lucky Star of Bethlehem
Hannibal Crisscrossing the Alps
Washington Cross Pairs the Delaware
Alan Turing’s Codebreaking and Cryptocrossing during WWII
Fancy Ninety-Five Theses / Ninety-Five of Diamonds
Transcontinental Railroad Ties
Circles in the Tiananmen Square
Enigmatch-up Machines (for making Codewords)
Middle of the Silk Road
Boston Three-D Party
Sum Totals of ’69
The Treaty of Versyllability
The Stars-Spangled On Parade Word Search Banner
Penny Dell Puzzle History Quotes!
“Four Letter Score and seven years ago” / “Plus fours scorewords and seven-up years ago…”
“Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the Word Play?
“Read my Blips: No new text messages…”
“The Buck Stoplines Here” / “The Buck Stops Here & There”
“Ich bin ein Berlinkworder…”
Napoleon: “Never interrupt your enemy when he’s making a Give-and-Take.”
Churchill: “The Battleship of Britain is about to begin.”
“Letterboxes them eat cake!”
Bill Parcells: “No matter how much you’ve won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you’re not winning now, so you stink.”
Even Shakespeare can get into the hashtag game! From The Tempest:
And Trinculo is reeling ripe. Where should they
Find this grand liquor that hath gilded ’em?—
How camest thou in a pickle?
I have been in such a pickle since I saw you last that,
I fear me, will never out of my bones. I shall not fear flyblowing.
There were also several submissions that deserve their own section, as these intrepid puzzlers went above and beyond.
One player offered this historical summation: HubCaptain Smith Who Became More than a Blip When He Ventured Across and Down with His Ship: A Titanic Tradeoff
Another player created his own puzzly Pledge of Allegiance:
“I pledge Accordion Words, to the flag, of the Untied Mystery States of America.
And to the republic, for which it Anagrams, one nation under Guess Who,
in Decisions, with liberty and Jigsaw Puzzles for all.”
Have you come up with any Penny Dell Puzzle History entries of your own? Let us know! We’d love to see them!
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