A Google-a-Day Puzzle for August 16

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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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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…


I was known as “Mother Lucy” by my husband’s infantrymen. What nickname did I earn as First Lady, thanks to my staunch support of temperance?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [first European sail New York Harbor] to learn that it was Henry Hudson. Search [Henry Hudson NYC trade] to learn that the fur trade, specifically the beaver pelt trade, thrived after his report on the abundant beaver population. Search [NYC seal beaver] to confirm that the beaver appears on New York City’s seal.

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