Monthly Archives: February 2012

Puzzles modulo math

I am not impressed with the math puzzle in the Times today.  (Background: the “Wordplay” blog that the Times hosts to discuss crossword puzzles occasionally does “Numberplay” instead; that is, math puzzles.)  Here’s the statement: Player 1 writes a sequence … Continue reading

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The last WWI veteran is dead

I’ve been waiting for this for a while: the last WWI veteran just died.  She was apparently a waitress with the Royal Air Force (the last combat veteran died last May; he was also British.  Since the US didn’t even … Continue reading

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