While numbers are Jonathan’s vocation, words are his avocation, and a passion for puzzles, word games, and puns have become an integral part of all he does.
Jonathan appears regularly as The Word Guy on CBC Radio 1’s province-wide program North by Northwest, educating and entertaining about all aspects of the English language. In a previous role he was known as The Puzzling Professor (see Resources and CBC’s The Word Guy page for a few examples of his recordings).
Jonathan is an active member of the North American-wide National Puzzlers’ League, for which he twice co-hosted the annual convention. For six years he served as the puzzle editor and composer for the American Statistical Association’s CHANCE magazine. Now he serves as the quizmaster and co-emcee of One To One Literacy Society’s annual spelling bee corporate fundraiser.
See if you can solve the three puzzles below!