Back to square one
Competitive crossworders do it in ink. So can the
amateurs—taking pleasure in seeing where the words go wrong.
Unlike Merl Reagle—a puzzle constructor
who created his first graph-paper opus at age 6, sold his first
crossword to the New York Times at 16, writes a Sunday
crossword appearing in newspapers across the country, helps
New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz judge the
annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and has created the
Chicago-themed puzzle on page 80—I’m a babe in the cruciverbalist
From the President
Truth or consequences
President Don Michael Randel
discusses a principle that’s fundamental to higher education—and
life as we need to know it.
The University of Chicago offers the best education in this or any
neighboring galaxy. But to do so we rely on a few things that we
all should have learned from a caring grown-up by the time we hit
kindergarten. Among them, You should always tell the truth.
By Merl Reagle
Welcome to the real world,
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