Lite of the mind (a light-hearted look at all things Chicago)

Cryptic campus crossing

Puzzle by Kevin Wald, SM’94, PhD’99

First try the warm-up puzzle, where I’ve noted the type of wordplay used for each clue. The letters touching the gray lines spell out what part of campus this little square represents. On the big grid, enter some answers with one letter extending outside the grid; these letters name a set of roads. The letters touching the gray lines (left to right, top to bottom) describe how I often traveled on campus as a student. Using the grid as a map, trace the path I took to see the all-important purpose of these journeys.—K.W.

Grab your pencil and print out the puzzle's PDF to start solving. For more about Wald, see Editor’s Notes.

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