A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Sunday, June 12th

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As we’ve reported before, our good friends over at Google are starting up a daily puzzle challenge. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. And much to our enjoyment, they’ve decided to share the puzzles with us at GeekDad (hmm… Google a Day? GD? GeekDad?), so each morning at 12:01am ET you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here. SPOILER WARNING: As a test, we’re going to leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS! Also, with the knowledge that because others may publish their answers before you do, if you want to be able to search for information without accidentally seeing the answer somewhere, you can use the Google-a-Day site’s search tool, which will automatically filter out published answers, to give you a spoiler-free experience. And now, without further ado… TODAY’S PUZZLE:

A branch of the U.S. armed forces with the motto “Semper Paratus” runs a training facility in Northern California. Approximately how many people are trained there each year?


Search for [blue triplet lily corm]. While there are many kinds of blue triplet lilies, few have proper names. Only one seems angelic. Scan the list and find “Ithuriel.” Search for [Ithuriel triplet lily], and read to find Ithuriel’s Spear is a kind of triplet lily named for the spear of the angel Ithuriel.

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