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Crosswords

  • Chambers Crossword Manual, 5th editionby Don Manley

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 10.99

    Acknowledged as the definitive work on modern crosswords, Chambers Crossword Manual is an essential handbook for all crossword fans from beginners to experts. It is packed with practical advice on solving crosswords, as well as many practice crosswords. "Top of the crossword market - magisterial and authoritative" - Colin Dexter "For the novice... more...

  • The Crossword Centuryby Alan Connor

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 10.99

    A journalist and word aficionado salutes the 100-year history and pleasures of crossword puzzles Since its debut in The New York World on December 21, 1913, the crossword puzzle has enjoyed a rich and surprisingly lively existence. Alan Connor, a comic writer known for his exploration of all things crossword in The Guardian , covers every... more...

  • The Times How to Crack Cryptic Crosswordsby Tim Moorey

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Expert crossword solver and setter, Tim Moorey, seeks to dispel the myth that cryptic crosswords are the preserve of the elite. In this new, easy guide, he demonstrates that anyone who enjoys words and word play can learn to solve a cryptic crossword clue. more...

  • The Times How to Crack Cryptic Crosswordsby Tim Moorey

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Expert crossword solver and setter, Tim Moorey, seeks to dispel the myth that cryptic crosswords are the preserve of the elite. In this new, easy guide, he demonstrates that anyone who enjoys words and word play can learn to solve a cryptic crossword clue. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...