A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Sunday, September 4th

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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, we give you… TODAY’S PUZZLE:

I’m an American author, born the same year the Treaty of the Dardanelles was signed. I was famed for my Gothic style, but criticized by some as “too poetical”! Who am I?


Searching [Plymouth Rock] shows a picture of one large rock, so “stones” must not mean “rocks.” Try a different tack. Search [define stone] and find it’s also a unit of weight. Search [weight of Plymouth Rock]. Find it’s around 10 tons. Search [10 tons in stones] to find you would be holding 1,428.57143 stones.

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