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The Centenary of the crossword : the story of the world's favourite word puzzle

Author: John Halpern; Richard Browne, (Crossword puzzle maker); Will Shortz
Publisher: London : Andre Deutsch, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The crossword has been the most consistently successful puzzle of modern times. This book celebrates the world's favourite word puzzle by recounting its history, alongside examples of puzzles and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Halpern; Richard Browne, (Crossword puzzle maker); Will Shortz
ISBN: 9780233003962 0233003967
OCLC Number: 871063164
Description: 221 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: A decade-by-decade history of the world's favourite word puzzle, from its beginnings in New York newspapers to total global domination. Each chapter includes puzzles from that era for readers to solve.; Included is an examination of the myriad of different puzzle types, again with examples.; There is also a chapter about crossword setters, including examples and the book concludes with a section on future solving and the next 100 years!
Responsibility: John Halpern ; [forewords by Richard Browne and Will Shortz].

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"fascinating snippets of crossword history." --L.A. Times Crossword Corner ."..a quick and informative read, peppered with puzzles to engage and challenge." -- PuzzleNation.

 
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