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I'm lucky to own a copy of this book, collected cryptic crosswords from Stephen Sondheim's contributions to New York Magazine in the late '60s. These puzzles are not your typical crosswords; they're instead challenging mindgames which often involve two or three levels. For instance, after cracking the cryptic clue, you may then need to think outside the box to find the 'light' (the answer to go in the diagram). Once those are done, you may again need to alter the diagram to crack the final code ...more
Stephen Joshua Sondheim is an American musical and film composer and lyricist, winner of an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards (seven, more than any other composer), multiple Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize. He has been described by Frank Rich in the The New York Times as "the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater." His most famous scores include (as composer/ ...moreMore about Stephen Sondheim...