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A Trashy Tale
Inside Track

A Trashy Tale

By Eric P. Harding
We get a lot of packages here at the Harding household. More during the pandemic. Even more during the holiday season in the middle of the pandemic.

A Little Help From My Friends
Up To Code

A Little Help From My Friends

By Albert J. Beer
Judging by vocal tones and body language, I think it is reasonable to assume that, upon hearing a reference to the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD), most actuaries would be more likely to think of the phrase “I’m from the IRS and I’m here to help” rather than a pleasant Beatles tune.

A Crossnumber Puzzle With Squares
Puzzles

A Crossnumber Puzzle With Squares

By Stephen Meskin
For those who remember the puzzles I posed in my “Crossnumber Puzzles” (January/February 2019), the puzzles this time are to fill a 4 × 5 matrix in which each of the nine clues (four across and five down) is the same: a perfect square with the proviso that all nine perfect squares are different.