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BEYOND LANGUAGE by Dmitri A. Borgmann. 338 pages. Scr/bner's. $7.50.

This is a book for the tired scientist, mathematician or logician. But the word games that Dmitri Borgmann has collected for his trip into the secret world beyond language also can be played by the ordinary reader, particularly if he is a genius.

Borgmann, a Chicago actuary, displayed his linguistic passion in an earlier book, Language on Vacation (TIME, Sept. 17, 1965). He likes to dream up puzzles based on Q words, paradoxes, homonyms, palindromes, anagrams, acronyms and acrostics, all of which require something more...

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