A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Nov. 1

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Our good friends at Google run a daily puzzle challenge and asked us to help get them out to the geeky masses. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. Each morning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here.

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…


You’re in a Provençal market selecting ingredients for a traditional recipe. The vender suggests “rascasse,” “robin mer,” and “congre” and instructs you to serve the dish with rouille. What are you preparing?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [kyphosis] to find it’s an excessively curving spine or hunchback. Search [literature hunchback] to find that The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Quasimodo, has severe kyphosis. Search for [“Quasimodo crowned”] to learn that the title character (Quasimodo) was crowned “King of Fools.”

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