Cryptic Puzzle: “Is there a doctor in the house?”

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.


"Is there a doctor . . ." solvers

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

  1. Eric Chipman – Boulder, CO
  2. Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY
  3. Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
  4. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  5. Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
  6. Mark Navarrete – Quezon City, the Philippines
  7. Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
  8. Steve Gunter – Raleigh, NC
  9. Richard Friedman '71 – Silver Spring, MD
  10. Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA

Dale Ashworth – San Francisco, CA

Dorothy Juhlin Bank – Hillsborough, NC

Tom Barnet – Spartanburg, SC

Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM

Kevin Cadmus – Columbus, OH

Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL

Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA

Don Coppersmith – Belle Mead, NJ

Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL

Joe Fendel '95 – Berkeley, CA

Stan Francuz – Somewhere in Australia

Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada

Lewis Gee – Poway, CA

Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY

Michael Green – St. Louis, MO

Steve Gunter – Raleigh, NC

Richard Harrison – Portland, OR

David Hilliard – New York, NY

Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA

Eliot Kieval '84 – New York, NY

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

Arnold Reich – Bronxville, NY

Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT

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 '06 – London, UK

Donald R. Spaulding – Los Altos, CA

Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO

Stephen Throop – Grover, NC

Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA

Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD

Margaret Webster  – Medford, MA

Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI

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