publication date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 (part of Summer 2021)

category: Literature

clue: He didn't live in Pennsylvania, but he did use pencils to write about his famous two-year residence on a pond, pencils that were likely provided by his father, a professional pencil-maker.

explanation: Thoreau wrote Walden about his time living on Walden Pond. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Mike Eberhart

Thirteen Colonies Week: Have some apple pie, watch some fireworks, and celebrate America's birthday with these seven goos inspired by the names of the original colonies, but beware that several of them deceptively refer to other states entirely.

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