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Literally, the study of riddles; Will Shortz, legendary crossword puzzle editor of the New York Times, defined it as the study of puzzles at Indiana University, where he earned his degree in Enigmatology, becoming the only academically credentialed enigmatologist in the world. His favorite web site: Cruciverb.com. There’s a nice piece in the current Wired Magazine about him.

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