Synopses & Reviews
Crossword masochists: these 45 super-tough puzzles are for you. But beware—they're so hard, your brain may go up in flames! Every brilliantly executed crossword will test your skills with devilishly difficult clues and wickedly tricky themes. There are even explanations for the toughest clues in the back, along with the answer grids! If you enjoy the Friday and Saturday offerings from places like the New York Times, you'll love these! Solve with a pen … if you dare.
Solve…or get burned! These 45 brilliantly executed puzzles are for solvers who like their crosswords tough, with devilishly difficult clues. It's just right for fans of the Friday and Saturday offerings from places like the New York Times. Each puzzle has a wickedly tricky theme; in fact, there are even explanations in the back for the hardest clues! So if you can't stand the heat…get out while you can!
Solvers in search of devilishly hard crosswords will find the ultimate challenge in these 45 diabolical puzzles! Some are themed, some not—and others up the ante with metapuzzles: puzzles within puzzles designed to stump even ultrafans. Plus, many of the grids are larger than the usual 15×15 squares, with more fiendish clues to figure out. These’s absolutely nothing harder out there.
About the Author
Peter Gordon is the Editorial Director of Puzzlewright Press. His crosswords have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Newsday, and numerous puzzle magazines, including Games, where he was an editor for seven years. Gordon was a member of the winning US teams at the 1990 International Crossword Marathon in Bjelovar, Yugoslavia. His titles include Hall of Fame Crosswords, Yahtzee Scratch & Play, Match Wits With Mensa: Test Your Trivia Smarts, and Verbiage for the Verbose; he is also the coauthor of Solitaire Battleships, Scrabble-doku, and the Puzzlewright Guide to Solving Sudoku. He writes a weekly current-events crossword for The Week.