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The New York Times Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles: 101 of the Top Crosswords from The New York Times

4.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
For the first time ever, Will Shortz personally selects 75 of his favorite puzzles from his tenure as editor of The New York Times crossword puzzles. Special commentary will appear along with each puzzle and give clever insight into the puzzle-solving world that Will Shortz dominates. Getting to know the background on these puzzles will add a new dimension for the growing ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Russell Atkinson
May 05, 2016 Russell Atkinson rated it liked it
The puzzles Shortz has chosen are indeed quality puzzles with clever clues and a very unique twist or theme. We expect this much from the NYT. However, I'm a little disappointed that they are mostly chosen for the art of the puzzlemaker rather than the enjoyment of the solver. It's like a musician who chooses music based on the technical brilliance of the performer or the original nature of the composition rather than whether or not it sounds good. I create crosswords, too, and really appreciate ...more
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The New York TImes Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles: 101 of the Top Crosswords from the New York Times by Will Shortz (New York Times 2011)(793). Will somebody take this stupid book away from me before I lose my mind? The New York Times Crossword Puzzles drive me crazy - particularly the Sunday puzzles. Now if I can just quit starting them.... My rating: 8/10, finished 2/8/2014.
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You'll look at crosswords differently afterwords.
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Will Shortz is an American puzzle creator and editor, and is the only person known to hold a college degree in enigmatology, the study of puzzles.
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