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Puzzle Busters


J. B. Griswold


The National Puzzlers' League recently celebrated its centennial with a three-day convention held in New Brunswick, N.J. in July 1983. The following account, reprinted from the March 1937 American Magazine, entertainingly describes an NPL regional meeting a half-century ago. Rufus T. Strohm, editor of the Enigma (the official publication of the League), wrote in April 1937 "The article in the March American Magazine about the league and the Krewe is a swell job, and the author Jerome Beatty (pseudonymically J.B. Griswold) has the thanks of all of us for giving so accurate a picture of us and our activities. It is comforting to discover a writer who can discern in us something more than an assortment of nuts."