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Centenary of the Crossword

The Story of the World's Most Popular Puzzle

By (author) John Halpern
Genres: Crosswords
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Andre Deutsch Ltd
Published: 10th Oct 2013
Dimensions: w 159mm h 241mm d 19mm
Weight: 408g
ISBN-10: 0233003967
ISBN-13: 9780233003962
Barcode No: 9780233003962
The crossword has been the most consistently successful puzzle of modern times. Forget riddles, conundrums or that modern usurper Sudoku, the crossword is the original and best word puzzle and it has truly stood the test of time. Crosswords are everywhere - every newspaper features them - there are many incarnations and all sorts of difficulty levels. This book celebrates the world's favourite word puzzle by recounting the history of it, alongside examples of puzzles and words of wisdom from puzzle setters, crossword editors and members of the public who have racked their brains to find the solution to that elusive clue.

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"fascinating snippets of crossword history." --L.A. Times Crossword Corner ."..a quick and informative read, peppered with puzzles to engage and challenge." -- PuzzleNation.