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  • The Crossword Centuryby Alan Connor

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 24.00

    "There is something to entertain even the most infrequent dabbler" ? Financial Times   "Alan Connor's charming, fascinating history . . . is as elegantly sprinkled with surprising gems as the most satisfying crossword . . . thoroughly, consistently entertaining . . . In a single, gloriously decipherable chapter he lays out with perfect clarity the... 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

    Master the cryptic crossword at any difficulty level Even experienced crossword solvers struggle with cryptics. Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies helps all crossword lovers ? from casual to expert ? master the feats of mental gymnastics required to conquer these puzzles. Packed with clear explanations, helpful hints and practice grids, this... 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...