Word Maze With a Touch of Humor
First, use the clues provided below (with a few humorous groans) to determine the names of 22 famous mathematicians. Second, locate them in the letter maze (e.g. horizontally, vertically, diagonally, and perhaps even backwards):
S A R O G A H T Y P T
O S S U A G A E P L N
N N A M E I R U A S E
I F E R M A T G S E W
R R I Z T R B S C T T
U U C B E S P E A R O
A S A L O N R B L A N
L S U P O N A E P C I
C E C A L P A L I S P
A L H E D I L C U E A
M L Y R O T N A C D W
E R V I O M E D L I N
Clues for mathematician's names:
- One of the earliest commuters
- Had quite an imagination when it came to roots
- Former Houston pro team named after him
- No brother named Eddy
- Sequentially golden
- Scottish Bacall?
- Plain, coordinated nightwagon
- Marginal genius, so they say
- A legal fruit--approximately
- Played with A, B, C's
- Made his own integers
- "Telegram Street," closed and bounded
- 88 postulates more appropriate?
- 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 28, ...
- First name Augustin-Louis, last name Condition
- His famous result sounds like two "two medics"
- He summed it up fairly well
- Rationals counted "zero" on his yardstick
- Not many enjoyed his fifth
- A non-mathematician, but he did draw an arc in base two
- X Yes, Y Maybe...
Scrambled Names (clue order and letters in names): AGSSU ACNORT LEBA ENOZ AHNO EELRU AEFMRT AENOP ACCHUY ABCCFIINO AACELLP BEEEGLSU CDEILU AACLPS AACLMNRU DEEIMORV ACDEERSST ENNOTW AAGHOPRSTY AEEIRRSSSTW ELLRSSU AEIMNNR
Source: M. Bowling's "Crossing Appellatia: A Nominal Recreation," Math. Teacher, Nov. 1975, p. 619