Whitewater’s week begins with beautiful August weather. Our city will enjoy sunny skies with a high near 84. Light south winds will become southwest at 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
On this day in 1812, the young American navy saw victory over a warship of the British navy:
During the War of 1812, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution defeats the British frigate Guerrière in a furious engagement off the coast of Nova Scotia. Witnesses claimed that the British shot merely bounced off the Constitution’s sides, as if the ship were made of iron rather than wood. By the war’s end, “Old Ironsides” destroyed or captured seven more British ships. The success of the USS Constitution against the supposedly invincible Royal Navy provided a tremendous boost in morale for the young American republic.
Margherita Desy describes the 8.19.1812 battle and victory of the Constitution:
What lesson is there in this, for people today, from our ship and her great victory?
I think it’s that one of strong stuff can hold on against others in opposition, no matter how numerous or vaunted they may be. Cognoscenti of that time might have predicted an easy British victory; Constitution proved them wrong more than once.
Puzzability begins a new series this week, from August 19-23, entitled, Silent Partners:
“Can we get a little piece and quiet around here? For each day this week, we started with a word and added the letters SH to the beginning to get a new word. The two-word answer phrase, described by each day’s clue, is the shorter word followed by the SH word.”
Hands out portions of green onions
What to Submit:
Submit the phrase, with the SH word second (as “Allots shallots” in the example), for your answer.
Monday, August 19:
Psychiatrist who works at a skating venue