Graham Meyer is a writer, editor, composer, and crossword puzzle constructor based in Chicago. He reviews restaurants for Crain’s Chicago Business and covers classical and new music for Chicago magazine. His music has been performed by Musae and the Princeton Katzenjammers. His puzzles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and The New York Sun.

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From Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Puzzle Book #4. It ran with the subhead “They won’t laugh when you sit down at the piano this time!”

From Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Puzzle Book #3. It ran with this subhead: “As you may know, World War I wasn’t, as advertised, the war to end all wars. More wartime slang, this time from World War II on.”

From Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Puzzle Book #3. It ran with this subhead: “Did you know that the word ‘orchid’ comes from the Greek for ‘testicle’ because that’s what the plant’s root tubers look like? Uh-huh. Here’s a few more garden-variety factoids.”

From Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Puzzle Book #3. It ran with the subhead “Before he wrote Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov made his living in part by constructing crossword puzzles. Some of his fellow literary lights made their money the hard way, too, before they made it to the big time.”

From Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Puzzle Book #3. It ran with the subhead “From Uncle John’s exhaustive collection of things that are named for what they’re not.”

From Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Puzzle Book #4. It ran with the subhead “Leonardo da Vinci is most famous for paintings like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, but painting was just something he did in his spare time.”