A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 27

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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.

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SPOILER WARNING:
We 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:

What beast is fought by the man who shines brightly with Alnilam, Alnitak, and Mintaka?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search for [“1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.Nf3 Be7”] to find this exact sequence of terms. This is the chess opening known as Catalan. Search [ECO code] to find that it stands for Encyclopedia of Chess Openings. Then, [ECO code for Catalan] find that the Catalan and its variants have ECO codes E01 to E09, but this particular opening is considered the classic, E05.

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