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The Crossword Obsession: The History and Lore of Th World's Most Popular Pastimeby Coral Amende
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This lively, detailed history of the crossword puzzle gives you the whole story, from square one to the last word. With behind-the-scenes insights from competition champs, opinions from prominent puzzle makers, tips on cluing and construction, and a bonus selection of challenging puzzles, this book will delight anyone who's ever experienced the incomparable satisfaction of filling in the last blank-and finally cracking the crossword.
The history of the crossword puzzle in all its glory-from the earliest games such as word squares and acrostics, through the creation of the New York Times crossword, to the modern day phenomenon.
Now, this enchanting, informative book is being re-released with humorous illustrations throughout.
About the Author
Coral Amende is a veteran puzzle constructor whose crosswords have been featured in many national publications, including the New York Times (Sunday Edition), Los Angeles Magazine, and Washington Post. She is also the author of several popular reference titles.
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