This fantastically cunning collection makes for great entertainment and smart solving. Created by a master constructor, these 72 really clever crosswords are brimming with inventive wordplay, tricky clues, and mind-melting themes. Each puzzle is a unique challenge of mental agility!
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About the Author
David Levinson Wilk is the author of self-syndicated crossword puzzles that appear in weekly newspapers across the country. He is also a puzzle contributor to the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. He was a staff writer on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for nine years and has worked on game shows that have aired on ABC, CBS, and NBC.
Table of ContentsMatch wits with one of the country's most popular crossword creators. Since his first puzzle was published in the New York Times when he was nineteen years old, the author has been challenging newspaper readers from New York to San Diego and Miami to Spokane. Offering the elegance and sophistication of the toughest daily crosswords yet remaining accessible to newcomers, these 72 puzzles will test your knowledge of history, pop culture, science, literature, sports, and more, as well as your ability to figure out clever themes. If you enjoy solving conundrums such as "What the Russians did in 1999" (10 letters), and "Jean-Claude Van Damme sits on the fence" (14 letters), these really clever crosswords are for you!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Really Clever Crosswords based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Just the right amount of challenge. Puzzles can be solved in 10-15 minutes each. Moderately easy.
I am enjoying this book of crosswords - it is challenging but when one gets one of the clues that has used a clever take on a word or phrase, it generates a grin. I just discovered I share a surname with the author, one that is not common. (Other than Will Weng or Eugene Maleska I have never noticed that crossword books had 'authors'!) The NY Times puzzles are the ones of choice for me.
Love the book, quick puzzles but still challenging and fun. Will buy more of the series.
i do crosswords pretty regulary (ny times, mon. thru wed.) and the ones in this book are as good as any i've ever done. the clues are challenging, but not impossible, and the themes are great. Keeps you wanting more. As addictive as chocolate. So sad when it's over.