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- 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$ 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...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 40.99
What makes The Chambers Crossword Dictionary different? The ultimate resource for all crossword lovers Chambers Crossword Dictionary is an essential resource for crosswords of all kinds. Comprehensive, reliable and easy-to-use, this major new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by a team of crossword experts, and is specially tailored... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95
62 masterly demonstrations of basic strategies of winning, featuring games by the greatest chess masters. Compiled, diagramed, annotated by one of chess literature's most brilliant authors. 146 illustrations. more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 5.83
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...
- 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...