Four-Letter Words: And Other Secrets of a Crossword Insider (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 5, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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Crossword puzzle expert and champion Michelle Arnot has complied this irresistibly fun and entertaining manual filled with fascinating facts, puzzle miscellany, and surefire tips for puzzle solving. For devoted daily puzzlers, casual solvers, and fearless crossword warriors alike, this book offers insights into the addictive world of crossword puzzles including:

• Insider secrets, techniques, and tips
• Obscure four-letter words for scoring big points
• Advanced strategies of competitive puzzlers
• Inside stories of eccentric players and all-time champions of the grids
• Trivia, lore, and the lingo of crosswording


  

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Review: Four-Letter Words: And Other Secrets of a Crossword Insider

User Review  - Dorothea - Goodreads

If you're just looking for a history of crosswords (as I was), there might be better books out there. Four-Letter Words has plenty of history, as well as lots of other useful information about how ... Read full review

Review: Four-Letter Words: And Other Secrets of a Crossword Insider

User Review  - Brian Sison - Goodreads

This was a poor attempt to write a crossword book. It's a very small percentage history of crosswords, bigger part dictionary of four-letter words commonly used in crosswords. It just doesn't carry ... Read full review

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Michelle Arnot has spent more than 25 years as a crossword puzzle creator, editor, and champion. In addition to writing several books on the subject, including "Crossword Puzzles for Dummies," she has taught a popular course in crossword solving at the New School in New York.

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