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- HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 23.68
This updated edition gives hundreds of wide-ranging wordlists to help with solving cryptic and quick crossword clues. The lists, which are sorted alphabetically and by length, provide an invaluable reference for all crossword solvers. more...
- Touchstone 2010; US$ 9.00
A dazzling treasury of vintage cryptics from pu zz le maven Henry Hook. Selected from out-of-print books, these cryptics have been described as ?challenges from the far side of puzzledom?s new wave? by the Copley News Service. Cryptics are crosswords with a twist, and Hook makes even the most confident cryptic solver work to find the answers... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.38
Two Girls, One on Each Knee: A History of Cryptic Crosswords is an audaciously constructed book on the pleasures and puzzles of cryptic crosswords and their linguistic wordplay, from Alan Connor, the Guardian 's writer on crosswords On 21 December 2013, the crossword puzzle will be 100 years old. In the century since, it has evolved into the world's... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2005; US$ 19.00
Sixty-four million people do it at least once a week. Nabokov wrote about it. Bill Clinton even did it in the White House. The crossword puzzle has arguably been our national obsession since its birth almost a century ago. Now, in Crossworld , writer, translator, and lifelong puzzler Marc Romano goes where no Number 2 pencil has gone before, as he... more...
- Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 9.99
This delightful book explores the world of the cryptic crossword clue, a place where nothing is quite as it seems. From reflections on his children's musical tastes (might ABBA be an Old Testament citation?) to veiled digs at Labour's foreign policy ('What could be subtler during search for weapon!' 7, 4), each of Sandy Balfour's perfectly proportioned... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 14.99 US$ 11.99
The cryptic crossword world…explained Even expert crossword-solvers struggle with cryptics. The clues can often seem nonsensical, mysterious and infuriating, but finally cracking them is immensely satisfying. Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies is designed to help even the most casual crossword lover master these mental feats of gymnastics.... more...
- Profile Books 2012; US$ 19.98
As a child, David Astle's hero was the Riddler. Figuring out brainteasers like 'Where is a man drowned but still not wet?' (quicksand) and 'How many sides has a circle?' (two - the inside and the outside) became an obsession and, eventually, his life: his cryptic crosswords now appear in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald every week, to the delight... more...
- Scribner 2009; US$ 13.99
From Square One is Dean Olsher's captivating and in-depth exploration of the cultural history, psychology, and even metaphysics of crosswords -- their promise of a world without chaos and uncertainty. It is often repeated that more than 50 million Americans do crossword puzzles on a regular basis. Skeptical of that claim, Dean Olsher does his... more...