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

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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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This is primarily all about the four-letter words that crossword enthusiasts need to know, but has a few other interesting tidbits too. I found myself scanning over most of the four-letter word parts ... Read full review

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While opening up a window into the unique world of those who write, edit, and obsessively solve crosswords, puzzle writer, editor and self-proclaimed "acrossionado" Arnot (What's Gnu: History of the ... Read full review



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About the author (2008)

Ever since selling her first puzzle to the New York Times more than 30 years ago, Michelle Arnot has made herself at home in the world of crosswords as a puzzle creator, editor, publisher, author, and instructor. The author of What’s Gnu?: A History of the Crossword and Crossword Puzzles for Dummies, she currently divides her time between Japan, the land of sudoku, and a small farm in the Berkshires in Massachusetts.

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