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Stan's "Secret" Pseudonyms

Meet Sally R. Stein and Anna Stiga!

From left to right: Sally R. Stein, Anna Stiga  

When, a few years ago, I turned up the the difficulty of the Saturday Stumpers I create under my own name ("by S.N."), I was concerned that solvers might mistakenly think every puzzle with my byline would be difficult.

That's why I concocted two pseudonyms for Newsday Crosswords: "Sally R. Stein" for easy/early-week puzzles, and "Anna Stiga" for Saturday Stumpers less difficult than the "by S.N." ones.

Those names weren't just selected at random. The letters in each pseudonym can be rearranged to spell something pertinent. Try to figure it out yourself if you like, or scroll down to the bottom of this page for the answers.




















The letters in "Sally R. Stein" can be rearranged to spell "it's really S.N."

The letters in "Anna Stiga" can be rearranged to spell "Stan again."