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- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.49
With more than 1,000,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many answers as any other crossword dictionary. More important, it is the first crossword dictionary ever to comprehensively cover the clues and answers that actually appear in today's most popular crosswords, including contemporary slang, phrases, and brand names. Meticulously... 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$ 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...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.99
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...
- 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...
- Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 8.99
Half a million people a day do it in the Telegraph . The Times claims almost as many, and the Guardian 300,000. Most people remember their first time, and everyone has a favourite. You can do it in bed, standing up, or on a train. You can do it alone, with a loved one or in groups. The Queen does it in the bath. It is not illegal, immoral or... more...