Sunday, July 2, 2006



enigmatologist [noun]
someone who studies and writes mathematical, word or logic puzzles

New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz
Puzzle constructor Merl Reagle
Avid crossworder President Bill Clinton
Al Sanders, Project Manager for Hewlett Packard
Ellen Ripstein, a self-described nerdy New Yorker
Jon Delfin, Broadway pianist
Trip Payne, former winner of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
Tyler Hinman, a 20-year-old RPI student and youngest competitor

Like most documentaries, this is not for everyone.

Fans of crossword puzzles will be fascinated with seeing how a puzzle is actually constructed, how crossworders feel about doing them and watching some compete in an annual tournament.

Non-fans of crossword puzzles will be bored to death.

for some language and mild thematic elements.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY
Founded in 1824, it is one of the oldest engineering schools in the country with students from 68 countries around the world.
 Undergraduate Cost of Attendance for First-Year Students (2006-2007):
Tuition: US$32,600
Fees: US $900
Room & Board: US$9,915
Books & Supplies: US$1,770
All students are required to purchase a laptop for their course work: US$2,300
Total cost for First-Year Students: US$47,485

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