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Latest Merl Reagle Stories

2011-09-22 11:15:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the clock counts down to the start of the National Brain Game Challenge on September 25, legendary crossword constructor Merl Reagle today revealed that players should rev up for a "full-body mental workout" as they race to solve puzzles with unusual shapes and deeply-hidden clues in the inaugural online contest to benefit the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA). Reagle, whose popular Sunday crossword is syndicated in 50...

2011-08-08 09:50:00

Renowned Puzzle Master Lends His Expertise to the Cause NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is calling on crossword buffs, novices up for a challenge and others in between to participate in its inaugural National Brain Game Challenge, an online game of skill created by one of the nation's most admired puzzle masters. For the National Brain Game Challenge, Merl Reagle, whose popular Sunday crossword is syndicated in 50 newspapers...

2006-06-22 08:47:53

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Every Sunday morning, a nice, middle-aged man with a soothing voice drives listeners of a radio program heard across the United States to wonder if they are nuts or just stupid. He is Will Shortz, crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times, a puzzle fanatic since about the age of 9, and the holder of the only known Ph.D. in enigmalogy (the study of puzzles). He is also "Puzzle Master" of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition, in...