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Publication numberUS1642424 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 13, 1927
Filing dateMay 23, 1925
Priority dateMay 23, 1925
Publication numberUS 1642424 A, US 1642424A, US-A-1642424, US1642424 A, US1642424A
InventorsMassey Edward M
Original AssigneePhiladelphia Tabloid Publishin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Puzzle
US 1642424 A
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Sept. 13, 1927; ,424'

- E. M. MASSEY PUZZLE;

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Application fled ma as, 1925. Serial m5. 32,359;

magazines, or books, or to be made up in.

5 card form as a game.

The principal objectof the invention is to provide a puzzle of. the type set forth which is amusing and instructive, and which is also adapted to be used for advertising purposes.

- Other objects willbe apparent from the following specification and claims. a

In the accompanying drawings I have shown examples of puzzles embodying the.

invention, but it will be understood that these are merely examples and that the arrangements of letters and words can be varied indefinitely. It will be further understood that the forms of the puzzle can also be varied widely within the scope. of the claims .without'departing from the spirit of the invention.

Of the drawings, Fig. 1 is a representation of a puzzle embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1, but showing the solution of the puzzle;

Fig. 3 is a representation of another puzzleembodying the invention, this being shown as solved;

use in connection with the puzzle shown in Fig. 3.

Referring to the drawings, particularly Fig. 1, it will be observed that the puzzle Fig. 4 is a view of a shield adapted for comprises a plurality of continuous rows. 1, 1 of letters, printed on a-sheet and so arrangedjthat, as-an entirety, they areineam ingless. As shown, the rowsof letters are horizontal, but this is not essential, and they may extend in any desired direction. Inter.- mlngled among the letters of .the several rows are certain words which are so selected as to .coniognlpo a predetermined descrip: tion or definition.",Preferably, though not necessarily,.fcse'vral words in diflferent rows are grouped-to form phrases or sentences. I The puzzle 1s solved by outlining, orother wise marking, the words corresponding to the description or definition] In the example shown in Fi g s,' 1. and 2 the descrip t1o n mlght call forjphrases or-slogans relating to" a certainmotion picture production.

Fig.2 shows the following phrases outlined to show the solution of the'puzzle: Authors personal appearance; Story of a nomadic Persian tribe; A multitude of animals; Thousands of peo 1e; Marvelous scenic of facts; Playing at Star Theater. I

In order to make the puzzle more interestlng and more difiicult. of solution I prefer 'to include in the rows ofletters a number of words in addition to the words forming the solution of the puzzle; and preferably somev of the words are overlapped so that the latter part of one word forms the firstv part of another word. This is'illustrated in the latter part of .line 1 of the puzzlejwhere the following appears:

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The rows of letters may appearby'them 70 selves, but I prefer to locate the several lettors in parallelograms or squares formed by two serles of parallel lines intersecting each other. In Fig. 1 I have shown horizontal lines 2, 2and' vertical lines- 3, 3, formmg 75 squares between them.- Preferably the letters are arranged with different numbers of letters in different parallelogramsor squares.

-As shown, some squareshave one letter and others two letters, but. as to this there can 80 be variation;

Fig. 3 shows another exam le of a puzzle embodyin the invention. '0 solut1on is given, and it will be noted that the words outlined correspond to a predetermined definition, and as shown, the words are names of household furnishings. Each of the words or expressions occupies the same arrangement and number of' parallelograms 01 squares, although they have different numbers of letters. It will be understood that the number-and grouping of the parallelograms' may be varied indefinitely. To facilitate the solution I may provide a stencil or template .4 havingan opening 5 corresponding 1n size and form to the spaces ocoupied by the words of the solution. stencil may-be placed over the Bpuzzle, as shown by dot-and-dash lines in g. 3, and

shifted until the various Words are found. The stencil may also serve as :1 guide for a pencil in outlining the several Words.

I claim:

1. A puzzle comprising a plurality of continuous letters so arranged that as an entirety they are meaningless, the said rows of letters including a limited number of Words intermingled with the other letters and grouped in difl'erent rows to form phrases corresponding toe predetermined definition or description. 2. A puzzle comprising 1n combination a to the sheet in order to select the sai pressions.

sheet carrying a plurality of continuous rows of letters so arranged that as an entirety they are meaningless, the said rows of letters including a limited number of expressions of uniform size and grouping intermingled with the other letters and corresponding to a predetermined definition or description and a stencil having an opening corresponding in size and sha. e to the aforesaid expressions and adapte to be ap lied EDWARD ISL-MASSEY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/153.00R
International ClassificationA63F3/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63F3/0423
European ClassificationA63F3/04F