Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Crossword Puzzle Challenges for Dummies” as Want to Read:
Crossword Puzzle Challenges for Dummies
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Crossword Puzzle Challenges for Dummies

4.54  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Eight bonus chapters explain how to construct your own puzzles!

Open the book for a brand-new collection of brain-twisting puzzles

Looking for a crossword challenge? All you have to do is open the book, sharpen your pencil (or, hot shot, uncap your pen), and get ready to match wits with Patrick Berry, one of today's top puzzle constructors. You get 70 all-new crosswords th
...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published March 26th 2004 by For Dummies
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Crossword Puzzle Challenges for Dummies, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Crossword Puzzle Challenges for Dummies

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-27)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Pita-eater
Feb 06, 2015 Pita-eater rated it it was amazing
As many have already noted, this book has a misleading, highly unfortunate title. It is not about how to solve crossword puzzles. It is in fact a manual for how to create newspaper-worthy crossword puzzles, like those found in the New York Times. Mr. Berry graciously shares his expertise in this a one-of-a-kind guide. Having read it, I am now making my own puzzles quite happily.
Mike
May 29, 2009 Mike rated it it was amazing
The title is completely misleading. Not only is this book totally NOT for dummies, but the text of the book is really about puzzle constructing, not solving. Actually, it's more like two books. In the first book you get 70 great crossword puzzles, of increasing difficulty. I'm up to number 20, and I'd say it's about NYT Wednesday to Thursday difficulty. So, you get at last 40 puzzles above NYT Thursday level, definitely not dummy stuff! The other book is a treatise on crossword puzzle constructi ...more
Brent
Sep 13, 2010 Brent rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, language
This would be the manual on how to create your own crossword puzzles--not the cheesy ones with unsymmetrical grids, but those that newspapers publish. The author, a professional crossword puzzle creator, instructs on how to do it. He writes well, and the instruction is entertaining. 70 new puzzles are included.
Matt
Jun 21, 2010 Matt rated it really liked it
Shelves: crosswords
Very clear (and helpful) advice about making crosswords, and 70 new crosswords to boot.
Trace
Trace rated it it was amazing
Feb 12, 2013
Amy Cohen
Amy Cohen rated it it was amazing
Aug 24, 2013
Bryan W. Young
Bryan W. Young rated it really liked it
May 23, 2014
Tony Wassom
Tony Wassom rated it it was amazing
Oct 08, 2015
Djosher
Djosher rated it really liked it
May 10, 2017
Ian Worling
Ian Worling rated it liked it
Mar 05, 2016
Dannyburk
Dannyburk rated it it was amazing
Nov 05, 2014
John Doppler
John Doppler rated it it was amazing
Apr 29, 2015
Matt Kelly
Dec 07, 2013 Matt Kelly rated it it was amazing
I really good primer of practical advice with examples on crossword puzzle construction.
Michael
Michael marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2009
Don M
Don M added it
Aug 06, 2011
Kim
Kim marked it as to-read
Sep 04, 2011
Chrys
Chrys added it
Aug 15, 2012
John
John marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2012
Yinzadi
Yinzadi marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2012
Matthew Printz
Matthew Printz marked it as to-read
Apr 30, 2013
ania
ania marked it as to-read
May 22, 2014
Adam Nicolle
Adam Nicolle marked it as to-read
Jul 14, 2014
Rayjan Koehler
Rayjan Koehler marked it as to-read
Mar 20, 2017
bup
bup is currently reading it
Jun 22, 2016
Brian
Brian marked it as to-read
Mar 11, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Patrick Berry is a crossword and word puzzle constructor. He lives in Athens, Georgia.
More about Patrick Berry...

Share This Book