Cryptic Puzzle: “Signature”

Solve the most recent creation of puzzlemaker John de Cuevas ’52.

You can find all puzzles published in Harvard Magazine between 1986 and 1998 at John de Cuevas’s website,, under Harvard Puzzles. You will also find additional puzzles and contact information there and can subscribe to his mailing list.


“Signature” solvers

(The first ten are listed in the order their solutions were received, the others alphabetically)

  1. Mark Navarrete – Quezon City, the Philippines
  2. Donald R. Spaulding – Los Altos, CA
  3. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  4. Stephen Throop – Grover, NC
  5. Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
  6. Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
  7. Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
  8. Arnold Reich – Bronxville, NY
  9. Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
  10. Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO

Dale Ashworth – San Francisco, CA

Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ

Dorothy Juhlin Bank – Hillsborough, NC

Tom Barnet – Spartanburg, SC

Eric Chipman – Boulder, CO

Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA

Ken Crowell – Halifax, NS, Canada

Joe Fendel '95 – Berkeley, CA

Matthew Field – Hastings, England

Stan Francuz – Somewhere in Australia

Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada

Richard Friedman '71 – Silver Spring, MD

Lewis Gee – Poway, CA

Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY

Michael Green – St. Louis, MO

Steve Gunter – Raleigh, NC

Jim Hartney – Martinez, CA

David Hilliard – New York, NY

Dick Holmes – Lake Bluff, IL

Ken Johnson – Springfield, MO

Dave Kaplan – New City, NY

Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA

Eliot Kieval '84 – New York, NY

Andy G. Klein '70 – Santa Monica, CA

Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA

Christine Lukacs '91 – Short Hills, NJ

Brian McCrady – Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Jackie Miller – Everett, MA

Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA

Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS

Segrid O'Gore – Seattle, WA

Harold Porosoff – Scarsdale, NY

Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD

David L. Ratner '52 – Larkspur, CA

Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT

Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY

Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA

Michael Savitz – Newton, MA

Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR

Wayne Scott – Jamaica Plain, MA

Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY

Callie and Bob Smith – Massena, NY

Jordan B. L. Smith – London, UK

Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO

Karen Thornton – New York, NY

Margaret Webster  – Medford, MA

Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA

Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI


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