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“He steadily brings us through the history, citing the magic squares of China, the first puzzle magazines in the 18th century, the 19th-century American crazes (when pros began to make a living at it), and the 200 million Rubik’s Cubes sold in the 1980s. Enigmas, charades, riddles, anagrams, cryptograms, rebuses, duck-rabbit images, mathematical brain-crushers, Chinese tangrams – all get their moment of shrewd scrutiny.” Carlin Romano reviews The Puzzle Instinct by Marcel Danesi —Why do we love puzzles? Professor fills in the blanksPhilly Inquirer)