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Latin Crosswords

Latin Crosswords

  • Author: Peter Jones,Peter V. Jones
  • Publisher: Constable
  • ISBN: 9781841191133
  • Category: Crossword puzzles
  • Page: 157
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This clever little book of crosswords has been put together by a professional crossworld compiler and a very well-known professor of classics. The clues are all in English but the answers are almost all in Latin! This is not a scholarly book - anyone whose schooldays taught them amo, amas, amat will be able to make a stab at many of the puzzles. And some of the answers are obvious even if you have no Latin at all - e.g. Q. Existing condition of a very old pop group? (6,3) A. Status Quo! Still for those who enjoy a challenge, the puzzles do get harder as you work your way through the book, ending up with some really fiendish ones. There are still lots of jokes along the way.

Thinking Inside the Box

Thinking Inside the Box

Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can't Live Without Them

  • Author: Adrienne Raphel
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0525522093
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 304
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A delightful, erudite, and immersive exploration of the crossword puzzle and its fascinating history by a brilliant young writer The crossword is a feature of the modern world, inspiring daily devotion and obsession from not just everyday citizens looking to pass the time but icons of American life, such as Bill Clinton, Yo-Yo Ma, and Martha Stewart. It was invented in 1913, almost by accident, when a newspaper editor at the New York World was casting around for something to fill some empty column space for that year's Christmas edition. Practically overnight, it became a roaring commercial success, and ever since then has been an essential ingredient of any newspaper worth its salt. Indeed, paradoxically, its popularity has never been greater, even as the world of media and newspapers, its natural habitat, has undergone a perilous digital transformation. But why, exactly, are its satisfactions so sweet that over the decades has it become a fixture of breakfast tables, nightstands, and commutes, and even given rise to competitive crossword tournaments? Blending first-person reporting from the world of crosswords with a delightful telling of its rich literary history, Adrienne Raphel dives into the secrets of this classic pastime. At the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, she rubs shoulders with elite solvers of the world, doing her level best to hold her own; aboard a crossword themed cruise, she picks the brains of the enthusiasts whose idea of a good time is a week on the high seas with nothing but crosswords to do; and, visiting the home and office of Will Shortz, New York Times crossword puzzle editor and NPR's official "Puzzlemaster," she goes behind the scenes to see for herself how the world's gold standard of puzzles is made. Equal parts ingenious and fun, Thinking Inside the Box is a love letter to the infinite joys and playful possibilities of language, and will be a treat for die-hard cruciverbalists and first-time solvers alike.

Keep Your Brain Fit - 101 Ways to Tone Your Mind

Keep Your Brain Fit - 101 Ways to Tone Your Mind

  • Author: Dr Gareth Moore
  • Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
  • ISBN: 1780287402
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 144
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Your mind is what you make it and by performing mental workouts you can build you brain power and keep your mind alert and agile. Working systematically through this healthy routine of enjoyable mental exercises will help you grow your intelligence in all dimensions - through puzzles involving words, shapes and logical analysis. The exercises are entertaining and suitable for all ages and are carefully devised to ensure you make progress, whilst self-testing enables you to assess your performance.

Brain Workout

Brain Workout

Tips and Techniques to Train your Mind

  • Author: Gareth Moore
  • Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
  • ISBN: 1786781905
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 160
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Use it or lose it! Your mind needs exercise to stay in top condition, just as your body does. By working up a cerebral sweat in this ‘mental gymnasium’ you will soon have a lean, mean thinking machine on your shoulders. Your mind is what makes you tick, so keeping it in tip-top condition is as important as taking care of your body. By performing mental workouts you can build your brain power and keep your mind alert and agile well into old age. Brain Workout offers a mental gymnasium to keep your brain in trim. Here are dozens of tips for building up your mental muscles, as well as a program of exercises from gentle limbering-up to more complex challenges. Learn to hone your logical reasoning, number and word skills, pattern recognition, short- and long-term memory, comprehension, creative thinking, problem-solving, and much else besides. The exercises are fun to do and carefully devised to ensure you make progress across the whole spectrum of abilities. Self-testing enables you to assess your performance – you can learn as much from being wrong as from being right! Working systematically through the book, in no time you’ll be boosting your brain to peak efficiency. Get up to speed with Brain Workout. Stretch yourself to new limits. Give yourself the chance to excel.

After the Victorians

After the Victorians

The Decline of Britain in the World

  • Author: A. N. Wilson
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1466893702
  • Category: History
  • Page: 624
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The distinguished historian A.N. Wilson has charted, in vivid detail, Britain's rise to world dominance, a tale of how one small island nation came to be the mightiest, richest country on earth, reigning over much of the globe. Now in his much anticipated sequel to the classic The Victorians, he describes how in little more than a generation Britain's power and influence in the world would virtually dissolve. In After the Victorians, Wilson presents a panoramic view of an era, stretching from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 to the dawn of the cold war in the early 1950s. He offers riveting accounts of the savagery of World War I and the world-altering upheaval of the Communist Revolution. He explains Britain's role in shaping the destiny of the Middle East. And he casts a bright new light on the World War II years: Britain played a central role in defeating Germany but at a severe cost. The nation would emerge from the war bankrupt and fatally weakened, sidelined from world politics, while America would assume the mantle of dominant world power, facing off against the Soviet Union in the cold war. Wilson's perspective is not confined to the trenches of the battlefield and the halls of parliament: he also examines the parallel story of the beginnings of Modernism-he visits the novelists, philosophers, poets, and painters to see what they reveal about the activities of the politicians, scientists, and generals. Blending military, political, social, and cultural history of the most dramatic kind, A.N. Wilson offers an absorbing portrait of the decline of one of the world's great powers. The result is a fresh account of the birth pangs of the modern world, as well as a timely analysis of imperialism and its discontents.

Fac Et Spera

Fac Et Spera

  • Author: Peter V. Jones
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Classical education
  • Page: 20
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Practice! Practice!

Practice! Practice!

A Latin via Ovid Workbook

  • Author: Norma Goldman,Michael Rossi
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 9780814336717
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 152
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Exhibiting the same clarity as Latin via Ovid, this student workbook parallels the text’s forty lessons and is the ideal supplement to classroom recitation and exercises.

Omnibus

Omnibus

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Classical antiquities
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West African Journal of Education

West African Journal of Education

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
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