Synopses & Reviews
For masochistic solvers who like their puzzles tough, these 45 fiendishly hard crosswords will hurt so good! Brilliantly executed, with devilishly difficult and clever clues, they're made for the aficionado of the Friday and Saturday offerings from places like the New York Times. Many puzzles have wickedly challenging themes or larger grids, and there are even explanations for the trickiest clues—so you won't have to tear your hair out!
Solving these easy crosswords won't strain your brain-they're perfect for days spent relaxing outdoors.
FUN IN THE SUN CROSSWORDS Solving these easy crosswords won't strain your brain-they're perfect for days spent relaxing outdoors.
Many crosswords have themes, meaning that the longest answers are related in some way. Not these. Here the only theme is "How many fresh new words and phrases can the constructor cram into each grid?" These puzzles, from some of the top puzzle makers in the country, previously appeared in the Washington Post
but have now been collected in book form for the first time. This is a truly monumental book, sure to delight solvers for hours on end.
When it's time to take it easy, the puzzles shouldn't be too hard! These top-notch crosswords make solving simply fun with their terrific themes and entertaining wordplay. Enjoy them on the beach, in the park, or anywhere at all!
Not too easy, not too hard: these puzzles are just right for serious solvers trying to up their game. Created by some of the best crossword constructors around, and expertly edited by Rich Norris, this collection brims with tricky trivia and devious clues—like [Rock singer?] for SIREN. So grab a copy, head for the beach, and enjoy some brainy relaxation!
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, 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.