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Crosswood Puzzle Guru To Speak At Hyde Park's FDR Library

Puzzle guru David J. Kahn, author of "White House Crosswords," will speak and sign books at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park on Monday, Dec. 21.
Puzzle guru David J. Kahn, author of "White House Crosswords," will speak and sign books at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park on Monday, Dec. 21. Photo Credit: fdrlibrary.marist.edu

HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Local logophiles puzzled about what to do on a dreary December day in Hyde Park now have a way to fill in the blank on their calendars.

National Crossword Puzzle Day is Monday, Dec. 21, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will be hosting an author talk and book signing with cruciverbalist David J. Kahn.

Kahn, the author of “White House Crosswords,” will discuss what makes the American presidency a great topic for crosswords and what it takes to construct a themed puzzle.

The free event starts at 7 p.m. at the historic site’s Henry A. Wallace Center.

Each of the 40 themed crosswords in Kahn’s book is daily-sized and filled with puns and wordplay.

The New York City resident is a longtime crossword constructor who has appeared in all the major papers.

Among his previous titles are: “Baseball Crossword,” “Sit & Solve Hard Crosswords,” and “Crosswords for Opera Lovers.”

Copies of Kahn's latest book will be available for sale after his talk.

The library and museum are located at 4049 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park.

For more information about the event, call Cliff Laube at (845) 486-7745, or email him at clifford.laube@nara.gov.

For more information about the library or its programs call (800) 337-8474, or click here .

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