Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Sleight of Mind

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Sleight of Mind

Article excerpt

To our puzzle readers:

After four and a haft years, the "Puzzle Lady," Lillian Nielsen, and her good friend Sam Percy, who provided us with our monthly Sleight of Mind "brain teasers," have decided to call it a day. The puzzles' "day" stretches back far longer than their time in our pages. Sam for years was publisher of Today's Refinery magazine and the puzzles were a regular, and very popular feature in that publication. Lillian often traveled to refinery industry trade shows where readers came to the magazine's booth to meet the Puzzle Lady in person.

From all indications, the puzzles had a devoted following in our pages, as well. Sam and Lillian often pointed out that many more people try to solve the puzzles than sent in a response.

Some puzzles were especially tough--even for Vane Lucas, senior vice-president, Bank of Oklahoma, our most frequent winner--but November's puzzle, "The Nine Markets," proved to be a snap for many of our readers. …

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