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These were published, in his twenties when he worked for a local newspaper writing a children's column.
It's just the first time they have been published together in book form. (The original newspapers are worth good money nowadays, just because the stories are in them).
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Yes, I use Anagram Solver - solves any anagram![^] when setting CCCs. I consider it cheating to use it solving them.
In this case, I picked esoterica then fed it to the solver. One of the possibilities was cateories (which I've never heard of). I think you can join the dots from there.
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