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My First Word-List


John L. Hervey


This is an abridged version of an article printed in the March 15, 1907 issue of the Ardmore Puzzler. Using the pen name "Majolica", the author was a long-time member of the National Puzzlers' League, specializing in the construction of large word squares. The incident described here occurred in the early 1880s, but a similar story could be related today by frustrated competitors in word competitions that attract many entrants.