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The Crossword Obsession by Coral Amende
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Mar 27, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: puzzles
Recommended for: aspiring crossword constructors
Read from March 25 to 27, 2010

While the movie Wordplay was chiefly about people who solve crosswords, this book is mostly about people who create them. Lots of insider gossip (some if it fairly nasty) and detailed info about making puzzles. I ended up skimming chunks, especially since the computer and Internet-related sections are mostly obsolete at this point. As an occasionally obsessed solver, I found the book useful for seeking out new constructors I don't already know.
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