Synopses & Reviews
mental_floss teams up with puzzle maestro Matt Gaffney for one of the most amazing books of crosswords ever devised. Each of these 66 puzzles not only features a topnotch theme and witty clues, but there's also a secret puzzle inside the puzzle--what aficionados call a “meta-puzzle,” and what you'll call diabolical fun. Look for the hints and spot the hidden puzzle, then decide what the final answer is and check your solution at the back of the book . . . but remember, no peeking!
mental_floss teams up with puzzle aficionado Matt Gaffney to bring solvers one of the most amazing crossword collections ever devised. Each of the 66 puzzles not only features a fun theme and witty clues, there's also a secret puzzle within the puzzle waiting to be solved. This is called a meta-puzzle in the biz, and Gaffney has pulled out all the stops to keep your mental wheels turning.
About the Author
Matt Gaffney has been a professional crossword puzzle writer for the past 15 years. His puzzles have appeared in Billboard
, the Chicago Tribune
, the New York Times
, and many other publications. He's written eight books of crossword puzzles, four books of variety puzzles, and the 2006 narrative book Gridlock: Crossword Puzzles and the Mad Geniuses Who Create Them
. He's also the author of the Complete Idiot's Guide to Crossword Puzzles & Word Games
. Gaffney lives in Staunton, VA.