Crossword Puzzle Challenges For Dummies

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Wiley, Mar 26, 2004 - Games - 186 pages
3 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 that are guaranteed to test your puzzle-solving skills - plus a special bonus section that shows you how to create (and sell) your own challenging crosswords.

The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun


Discover how to:
* The secrets of crossword construction
* How to craft a memorable puzzle theme, from quotes to reversals and rebuses
* The tricks to designing and filling a grid
* An insider's guide to writing great clues
* Ten top markets for crossword puzzles

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User Review  - Matt Kelly - Goodreads

I really good primer of practical advice with examples on crossword puzzle construction. Read full review

Review: Crossword Puzzle Challenges For Dummies

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

Very clear (and helpful) advice about making crosswords, and 70 new crosswords to boot. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Patrick Berry is a freelance author and puzzle constructor whose puzzles have appeared in a wide variety of national publications, including The New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. His puzzle career was launched when the publishing company he was working for suddenly went belly-up, leaving him salaryless. Too shiftless to get a real job, he began making puzzles full-time, and the rest is history. In his spare time, he mostly sleeps.

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