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Tips, Tools, Tidbits
An enigma is a puzzle, a riddle, a mystery. You may not know that Indiana University has a puzzle collection in the Lilly Library. This collection was donated by The New York Times crossword puzzle master and IU graduate in Enigmatology, Will Shortz. He is also the puzzle editor for NPR’s Weekly Edition.
Lexical and linguistic tips, tools, and tricks from resident grammar geek and lifelong word nerd, Ms. Gaylord The most recent unabridged Webster’s Dictionary weighs more than ten pounds–and that’s with microscopic font and tissue-paper pages! Good luck keeping that behemoth in your back pocket. But who needs it? Harness the power of your smartphone to… Read more »
The Moon that you have often seen as seemingly motionless in the sky is actually hurtling around the Earth at more than four times the speed of a jet plane. Only its great distance, fifty Earth-diameters away, makes it seem stationary. At this speed, it takes the Moon almost 30 days to complete one orbit… Read more »