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  • The Million Word Crossword Dictionaryby Stanley Newman; Daniel Stark

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • From Square Oneby Dean Olsher

    Scribner 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • From Square Oneby Dean Olsher

    Scribner 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Two Girls, One on Each Kneeby Alan Connor

    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... 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...

  • I SAY NOTHING (3)by Sandy Balfour

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 10.19

    Sandy Balfour was born in South Africa and emigrated to Britain in 1983. He is an award-winning producer and the author of Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose (8): A Memoir of Love, Exile and Crosswords and Vulnerable in Hearts: A Memoir of Fathers, Sons and Contract Bridge . He has been known, on occasion, to complete entire crosswords. He lives in London.... more...

  • Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummiesby Denise Sutherland

    Wiley 2012; 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...

  • Four-Letter Wordsby Michelle Arnot

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    ?One of the clearest, liveliest, most entertaining writers in the world of puzzles.?? Will Shortz ?While opening up a window into the unique world of those who write, edit, and obsessively solve crosswords, puzzle writer, editor and self-proclaimed "acrossionado" Arnot ( What?s Gnu: History of the Crossword Puzzle ) opens up a chest of insider secrets... more...