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Willard R Espy

Willard R. Espy was one of the most successful word-players and punsters of our time. The Game of Words was the first of more than a dozen delightful books on words, including the bestselling An Almanac of Words at Play. Espy's voluminous verses have been compared to those of Lewis Carroll, Ogden Nash, and Cole Porter., and as Espy's 1999 obituary in the New York Times noted, "It wasn't so much that he had a way with words as that words had their way with him."