October 04, 2015

Brittanica Brainbusters: Challenging Puzzles for the Curious-Minded

By Theodore Pappas’83
Triumph Books, 2015

Theodore Pappas, executive editor of Encyclopædia Britannica, has written the rhyming couplets that provide clues to this collection of brain teasers and puzzles, which will appeal to trivia buffs and cruciverbalists alike. Pappas teams up with the innovative puzzle maker Jeff Knurek to put together this fun compilation of word puzzles and games.

Britannica Brainbusters covers a variety of topics, from the “U.S. Presidency and First Ladies” to “The Sporting Life.” Questions range from standard trivia to truly head-scratching world puzzles. Crosswords, jumbles, fill-in-the-blanks, word searches, and a variety of other games fill the pages. Each chapter ends with an answer key that pulls from the wide variety of information housed at the Encyclopædia Britannica, so even if a puzzle does not come easily, readers can still walk away feeling accomplished with the knowledge they’ve obtained.


Also In This Issue

  • In the Neese Gallery of the Wright Museum of Art, Gaizi Jie’15 installs a propaganda poster featuring Chairman Mao sitting alongside the Yellow River. Gaizi Jie, on an honors term this fall, was participating in an intensive museum studies course called Exhibit Workshop.

    The Great Yellow River: Exhibit in One Week

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  • “U.S. Marine Cpl. Philip Pepper, age 22, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan,” photographed by Louie Palu, one of 14 photographers featured in “Conflict and Consequence: Photographing War and its Aftermath.” After being embedded with U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, Palu turned his camera on the soldiers. “These are the men and women that governments rely upon to implement their complex policies, especially when it comes to killing people,” Palu wrote.

    The Photography of War

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  • Morse Ingersoll Arch

    A Sense of Place

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  • Spring 1973 magazine

    Magazine Redesign Planned

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