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Mixed Reviews


A. Ross Eckler


In the February 1993 issue, Games Magazine editor Will Shortz announced a new puzzle contest based on a Word Ways idea: anagram a movie title to form a concise review of the film (for example, "oh. OK" for Hook, "I, trash" for Ishtar, or "non-cinema" for Encino Man). More than 700 readers submitted several thousand entries for the prize, $1000 worth of puzzles and books from the Bits & Pieces catalog; it was awarded to James Sempsrott of Raleigh NC who suggested "not worth a fire engine" for The Towering Inferno.