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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 6.99
In a convenient pocket format , with its clear layout and easy-to-use cross-referencing, this handy crossword dictionary is an ideal companion for any crossword enthusiast . The Pocket Crossword Dictionary lists thousands of possible solutions, arranged under 13,000 headings. Entries also include synonyms, associated words, puns, plays on words and... more...
- Guardian Angel Publishing 2014; US$ 5.00
In a book that's both fact-filled and fun, a ladybug compares the words used to describe male and female animals. Donna J. Shepherd's lyrical rhymes and Kit Grady's charming illustrations tell a delightful story of a spirited little bug who provides a unique perspective on why names can be deceiving. more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 6.85
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...
- 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...
- Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 8.99
Half a million people a day do it in the Telegraph . The Times claims almost as many, and the Guardian 300,000. Most people remember their first time, and everyone has a favourite. You can do it in bed, standing up, or on a train. You can do it alone, with a loved one or in groups. The Queen does it in the bath. It is not illegal, immoral or... more...
- Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 8.99
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...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 8.99
Are you baffled by cryptic crosswords? Do you want to increase your word power and exercise your brain, but can't always make any sense of the clues? This book is packed with all the know-how, hints and tricks you will ever need to help you find the right answers every time. From clever to cunning to downright devious, all the different types of clue... more...