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William Bellamy
 William Bellamy wrote several books of verse, each containing 100 verses. Each verse is a clue or charade to a word. A key is provided to check answers, but the correct answers are not provided, only a system of checking if a conjectured answer is correct.

Bellamy's first was A Century of Charades published in 1895.

Harlan H. Ballard responded to this first book with a book of verse in reply, Open Sesame: One Hundred Answers in Rhyme to Bellamy's Century of Charades in 1896, playing on the clues and answers in Bellamy's book.

Bellamy followed with four more A Second Century of Charades, A Third Century of Charades, More Charades, and Broken Words: A Fifth Century of Charades.

All these books are available in pdf format through books.google.com

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