From the Magazine: A Gettysburg College Crossword Puzzle



  3 A beloved moniker for the 14th President  

  7 The grandest small-town theatre in America!  

  8 Our unaquatic lake  

  9 Shockingly, it’s the most aggressive rodent on campus  

  10 Gettysburg College’s resident historian  

  12 A record-setting crowd descended on Gettysburg for this most auspicious occasion  

  13 The last two teams the football team defeated  

  14 Champs … three times in eight years  

  15 The creator of maniacs and stargirls  

  17 Scale down sparks to settle a score; don’t drop out  

  18 It’s out of this world!  

  19 Where Bob stands to monitor potential incursions from Carlisle

  20 The second-most frequently appropriated president on campus


  1 A house haunted … by the Constitution?  

  2 Its waves are full of hot air  

  3 A Tom Clancy character who just so happens to work in the Provost’s Office  

  4 A totally sober karaoke fest  

  5 What’s a freshman?  

  6 A band singing at twilight  

  7 The fruitiest of benefactors  

  11 A bibliophiles’ trove … or an old apple cellar  

  12 Gettysburg’s favorite portico  

  16 An inauguration speaker who came as a “bargain?”

Find the answers here

Crossword by Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief


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Author: Benjamin Pontz

Benjamin Pontz '20 served as Editor-in-Chief of The Gettysburgian from 2018 until 2020, Managing News Editor from 2017 until 2018, News Editor in the spring of 2017, and Staff Writer during the fall of 2016. During his tenure, he wrote 232 articles. He led teams that won two first place Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage (once of Bob Garthwait's resignation, and the other of Robert Spencer's visit to campus) and was part of the team that wrote a first-place trio of editorials in 2018. He also received recognition for a music review he wrote in 2019. A political science and public policy major with a music minor, he graduated in May of 2020 and will pursue a master's degree in public policy on a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Manchester before enrolling in law school.

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