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Saturday Puzzle-Contest! Plus, More Open Contests!
Saturday, June 25th, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…Cara!

It’s Saturday, and I have edits, edits, edits. Not the fun stuff. I can’t start the fun stuff (my next book) until I get this job out of the way. But onward!

Before we get to the puzzle, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who purchased and read Victoria’s Six. And thank you to all who posted reviews! They matter!

Victoria's Six


I chose today’s puzzle image based on the fact that today is International Day of the Seafarer! So have fun! Solve the puzzle and tell me who your favorite seafarers are for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

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15 comments to “Saturday Puzzle-Contest! Plus, More Open Contests!”

  1. Cara
    · June 25th, 2022 at 9:37 am · Link

    Grace O’Malley, the Irish Pirate Queen (Gráinne O’Malley) lived in the late 1500’s. She was head of Clan O’Malley, and even petitioned the Queen of England (Elizabeth I) for the release of her two sons and half brother, where she and Queen Elizabeth spoke in Latin.

    When she was a girl, she wanted to accompany her father to Spain on a trading expedition. This was refused because of her long hair – so she cut it off.

    She led an attack against the men who killed her lover. Her attack was successful.

    She was often at sea, where her ships were said to “behave like pirates.”

    We should all have a little bit of Grace O’Malley in us.

    (There’s now a really good Irish Whiskey named after her.)

  2. Delilah
    · June 25th, 2022 at 9:42 am · Link

    I LOVE that story!! I have a book about female pirates, and she was my favorite as well!

  3. Diane Sallans
    · June 25th, 2022 at 10:28 am · Link

    When I was working on some family genealogy, I found out about several Great+++… Grandfathers who were sea captains – one who lived in the 1500’s was killed by Japanese pirates! When I have “time” I want to find out more.

  4. Delilah
    · June 25th, 2022 at 12:03 pm · Link

    Diane! That sounds like a story waiting to be told!

  5. Colleen C.
    · June 25th, 2022 at 12:27 pm · Link

    No favorite… beautiful pic for the puzzle.

  6. miki
    · June 25th, 2022 at 1:32 pm · Link

    Jeanne de Belle Ville she was of noble class but when the king of France murdered her husband ( witjhout cause) she started a war against him. More than 400knights and noble follow her lead she put her money to buy vessels and started attacking all french ship she wanted to put the king on his knee financially. She even met the King of England and received territorities from him an an English title. 14e siecle, she was long forgotten but now people start to remember

  7. bn100
    · June 25th, 2022 at 6:11 pm · Link

    no fav

  8. Mary Preston
    · June 25th, 2022 at 8:00 pm · Link

    3:32 – having just watched BLACK SAILS – I have a penchant for pirates, as dastardly as they were and are.

  9. Debra Guyette
    · June 26th, 2022 at 5:28 am · Link

    Ching Shi was interesting. She took over for her husband when he died.

  10. Jennifer Beyer
    · June 26th, 2022 at 9:48 am · Link

    My first reaction was the Navy. Something about the Navy is so awesome.

  11. Pansy Petal
    · June 30th, 2022 at 10:17 am · Link

    What an interesting question. I had to give it some thought. Until I read some of the other comments, I hadn’t even thought of fictional characters. I went with Jacque Cousteau. I used to enjoy his documentaries. But if we are going with fictional, Loved Sea Quest SUV! The original movie was fun too. And of course there is the classic 20,000 Leagues under the Sea with Dr. Nemo. I also like Jennifer Beyer’s answer. The Navy. I have some real live heroes there.

  12. Margaret
    · July 2nd, 2022 at 11:15 am · Link

    Great puzzle! You work so hard to make us all happy! You are so amazing.Keep swimming!

  13. Eileen Airey
    · July 2nd, 2022 at 11:35 pm · Link

    Beautiful puzzle. I have no ideal how you find the time to all that you do. Thank you. I would have to say Blackbeard.

  14. Eileen McCall
    · July 3rd, 2022 at 11:57 am · Link

    My husband! He spent 27 years in the US Navy with most of it at sea ‘driving’ ships!

  15. Delilah
    · July 8th, 2022 at 4:29 am · Link

    Thanks to everyone for sharing your favorite seafarer character!

    The winner of the Amazon gift card is…Cara!

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