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  • Crossword Secrets (Collins Little Book)by Collins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 5.04

    Discover the secrets to help you solve cryptic crosswords. The secrets divulged within these pages, along with lists of the most useful crossword words, will let you tackle crosswords with confidence and brighten up your day. more...

  • Simon & Schuster Hooked on Cryptics Treasury #1by Henry Hook

    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...

  • Two Girls, One on Each Kneeby Alan Connor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 12.68

    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...

  • Puzzledby David Astle

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 20.90

    From teenage word-nerd to Australia's pre-eminent (and most fiendish) puzzle-maker, Puzzled is a memoir of a life lost in words as well as a revealing guide to the deepest mysteries of crossword and other word puzzles. more...

  • Crossworldby Marc Romano

    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...

  • Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummiesby Denise Sutherland

    Wiley 2012; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    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...

  • Puzzledby David Astle

    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...

  • Puzzles and Wordsby David Astle

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 9.08

    A madcap collection of puzzles and word stories from puzzle nut and TVs Dictionary Guy, David Astle. more...

  • I SAY NOTHING (3)by Sandy Balfour

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • From Square Oneby Dean Olsher

    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...