A New Yorker Puzzler Solved Exactly One Year Later

Exactly one year ago today I posted the A Sunday Puzzler piece below. This afternoon, while going through a newly arrived (but old) book, E.B. White: A Bibliography, by A.J. Anderson (The Scarecrow Press, 1978), I came across the answer to the puzzle, efficiently explained in one sentence by Mr. Anderson in his Introduction. Forget the very beginning about the

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The Friday Spill: Fortune’s 1934 New Yorker Piece

  If you ever have an opportunity to get hold of the March 1934 Fortune, you’re in for a treat. The issue contains the cleverly titled piece, “The New Yorker” which goes on for quite awhile batting around the then nine year old magazine. There are great photos and cartoons galore (the cartoons are gathered in two sections labeled “Fortune’s

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Thurber Thursday: Village Nut Club; Daily Cartoonists & Their Cartoons; New Book On The Horizon: A Peter Steiner Thriller

A friend of the Spill who specializes in sending me (scans of) eye-popping books off his shelves, recently sent this in. It’s not the Dr. Seuss illustrated cover that stirred things up around here, or that the book, published in 1933, is by Frank Sullivan (sorry, Seuss, and sorry, Sullivan): No, the exciting thing about this particular copy is what

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