Jun 18, 2001
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theme. I'm afraid this week's puzzle is too easy, so I am not inviting you
to email your answers. Instead, try to find the pattern and wait for Friday's
word to arrive with the answer.
mecca (MEK-uh) noun
A place regarded as a center of some activity or one that many people visit.
[After Mecca, a city in western Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Muhammad,
and a place of pilgrimage for Muslims.]
"The battlefield was my Mecca, and I dreamed about a trip there to see
where those soldiers had made the ultimate sacrifice."
Robert Lee Hodge, The New Battle for Gettysburg is to Save This Historic
Shrine, America's Civil War (Leesburg) Jul 2001.
If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable
impression of yourself; if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable
impression of himself. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet and philosopher
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