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Raymond Hamel


Ray lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and is a reference librarian at the Wisconsin Primate Research Center. He has published over 2,000 crossword puzzles in a variety of venues. Ray is an acknowledged expert on trivia, having compiled an enormous database of esoterica that contains more than 17,000 questions. For five years he created the "Noodle Nudger" trivia quizzes for the New York Times. To get a sampling of his trivia, visit Ray's Question of the Day. Recent publications Ray has authored include Scratch and Solve Encyclopædia Britannica General Knowledge Trivia and Encyclopædia Britannica Crosswords. Ray also maintains comprehensive lists of daily, weekly, and monthly crossword puzzle offerings available on the Internet.

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