Synopses & Reviews
Fifty great New York Times crosswords that will make you chuckle, chortle, groan or moan!
As regular puzzlers know well, crossword puzzles can be funny, full of wordplay, puns, jokes and verbal trickery of all kinds. Under the editorship of crossword legend Will Shortz, The New York Times has become particularly renowned for its fun-filled, pun-oriented puzzles.
This is the second volume containing fifty of Shortz's all-time top picks for the most sidesplitting puzzles from the pages of the Times. So get that funny bone ready---some seriously not-so-serious crosswords are coming your way!
* Special introduction by Will Shortz
* Puzzles chosen by Shortz for their inventive themes, featuring jokes, puns and all sorts of word-related fun
* Spiral binding lets pages lie flat for easy puzzling
The legendary "New York Times" crossword editor makes his picks of the 50 funniest, punniest puzzles he's edited.
About the Author
puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993, is the only academically accredited "enigmatologist" in the world, having earned a degree (following a major program he designed himself) in enigmatology from Indiana University in 1974. Mr. Shortz also received a law degree from the University of Virginia. After graduating, he skipped the bar exam and began a career in puzzles. In 1978 Mr. Shortz founded, and remains director of, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, held annually. He also founded the World Puzzle Championship in 1992 and serves as captain of the U.S. team. Before joining The Times, Mr. Shortz spent 15 years as editor of Games magazine, a bimonthly devoted to puzzles and games of many kinds.
Currently, in addition to editing the weekday and Sunday crossword puzzles for The New York Times, he serves as Puzzlemaster for "Weekend Edition Sunday" on National Public Radio.