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Authors

Darryl Francis

Abstract

The May 1976 Word Ways published a 17x31 rectangle containing the (then) 33 different presidential surnames. WIth the election of Bill Clinton, I decided to update this rectangle. As shown below, 37 surnames (the previous 33, plus Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton) have been squeezed into a smaller 17x29 rectangle. Taking into account both the increased number of names and the smaller rectangle size, the overall improvement is 16.5 per cent.

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