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The History of the Crossword

The History of the Crossword

John Halpern Paperback, 221 pages; 2016 (2013)
#UL8672 $14.95 Members' Price: $12.71

This lively exploration of "the world's most famous word puzzle" includes nearly fifty puzzles, each chosen for its historical significance, groundbreaking style, or entertainment value. At its heart, The History of the Crossword "is about our inherent nature to want to solve a problem; to be teased, to battle and lose many times in the hope that maybe next time we shall win." The stories and personalities behind these sophisticated black-and-white word grids will surprise and delight all levels of cruciverbalists. You'll even find tips and guidelines for submitting your own puzzle to the New York Times! (CH)

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