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  • Two Girls, One on Each Kneeby Alan Connor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Crossworldby Marc Romano

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • I SAY NOTHING (3)by Sandy Balfour

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 10.19

    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...

  • Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummiesby Denise Sutherland

    Wiley 2012; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Four-Letter Wordsby Michelle Arnot

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 13.95

    Crossword puzzle expert and champion Michelle Arnot has complied this irresistibly fun and entertaining manual filled with fascinating facts, puzzle miscellany, and surefire tips for puzzle solving. For devoted daily puzzlers, casual solvers, and fearless crossword warriors alike, this book offers insights into the addictive world of crossword puzzles... 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...

  • 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...

  • Crossword Secrets (Collins Little Book)by Collins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    Inside this little book lies the secret knowledge given to all solvers of cryptic crosswords. more...

  • Puzzles and Words 2by David Astle

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 9.08

    An amusing collection of puzzles and word stories from puzzle nut and crossword king, David (DA) Astle. 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...