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The Mathematics of Wordplay

Millions of word lovers and puzzle enthusiasts solve crosswords every day, in print and online.  Certainly it helps to have a big vocabulary when solving the daily crossword, but did you know how much math underlies the process of constructing a crossword?  Join master puzzle creator Nathan Curtis in exploring topics from information theory, geometry, and graph theory that explain how a crossword can come to be.

MoMath is delighted to have Nathan back at the Museum for The Mathematics of Wordplay as well as for MoMath's 8th annual puzzlehunt, Dimensions 2019: Leonardo’s Codex, which will be held on Saturday, December 14.  Nathan previously constructed MoMath’s extremely popular Dimensions 2015: What the Tortoise Taught Us puzzlehunt for the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Click here to sign up for both The Mathematics of Wordplay and for Dimensions 2019: Leonardo’s Codex at the special combined rate of $50.


This event is brought to you with the generous support of Saul and Sandra Rosenthal.

Pencil on a blank crossword puzzle

November 7, 2019 6:00 pm   through   7:00 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee $ 16.00

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