Word Ways


William Sunners


Contest enthusiasts (prize seekers) usually undertake gigantic projects in an effort to outsmart and outstrip their competitors in quest of some alluring cash awards. Because most puzzle promotions in the past used the Merriam-Webster dictionaries as their official word authorities, I made a page-by-page comparison of the 1937 and 1960 printings of the New International, Second Edition. To an avid prize-seeker, this undertaking seemed to be a "must" eighteen years ago. In the hope that other logologists might have some use for this information, I am reproducing the two lists in this article.