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So you think you’re smarter than a Southeast Center instructor

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Each weekend, thousands of Americans rack their brains to solve the puzzle on National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition Sunday,” which pits New York Times puzzle-guru Will Shortz against some hapless citizen.

Not last Sunday.

That edition, PCC liberal arts instructor Jefferson Ranck shredded Mr. Shortz, ripping seamlessly through a tough quiz. Host Liane Hansen gushed, “Jefferson, you are amazing!”

This was not news to PCC’s Southeast Center, where Jefferson Ranck is an instructor. Amazing? Check mark.

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(Full disclosure: this reporter listened to the broadcast and attempted to play along. Mr. Ranck kicked his behind.)


About Dana Haynes

Dana Haynes, joined PCC in 2007 as the manager of the Office of Public Affairs, directing the college's media and government relations. Haynes spent the previous 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor for Oregon newspapers, including ... more »