Darryl Francis


In August 1973 we offered a crossword puzzle consisting solely of three-letter all-vowel (AEIOUY) words. Seeing this puzzle, Palmer Peterson of Lennox, South Dakota tried his hand at constructing an all-consonant puzzle using the same crossword pattern. We were most intrigued by his effort, but discovered that many of his words had been taken from references eighty years or more old. We decided to construct an all-consonant crossword using contemporary dictionaries, and evenly succeeded with the offering below, based solely on Webster's Second, Webster's Third, and The Oxford English Dictionary.