Cruciverbalism: A Crossword Fanatic's Guide to Life in the Grid
For the millions of people who do crosswords, the person behind the puzzle is always something of a mystery. What puzzler wouldn't want to know how a constructor thinks when putting together a puzzle? Or the secret rules that guide the selections of clues and answers? Or how to outsmart the constructor by understanding his mindset? A few tips about how to improve solving...more
Those who find this book most instructive will probably consider it only mildly interesting while those who find it most interesting will learn little from it: a perceived balancing act that i think warrants precisely 3.00 stars.
Mr Newman's tips, tricks,...more
while there were both of these things, the book was a little too much about the author's personal experience with puzzles and his journey to becoming an editor.
it did, however, give a good list of 100 words that are often used in puzzles and are often not known.
The book itself is beautifully designed. Careful consideration was given to font, page number placement, and color of the book it's self. Also has a very well done index. It's very unusual to find such a wonderful example of the bookmaker's art in a new book these days. Delightful.