Beware: these puzzles are so hard, they may scorch your brain! Of course, some people like to get burned once in a while, especially by brilliantly executed crosswords with devilishly difficult clues. If you enjoy the Friday and Saturday offerings from sources like the New York Times, you'll love these tricky crosswords, which come with explanations for the toughest clues along with the answer grids. Solve with a pen at your own risk!
About the Author
Peter Gordon is the Editorial Director of Puzzlewright Press. His crosswords have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Newsday, and numerous puzzle magazines, including Games, where he was an editor for seven years. Gordon was a member of the winning US teams at the 1990 International Crossword Marathon in Bjelovar, Yugoslavia. His titles include Hall of Fame Crosswords, Yahtzee Scratch & Play, Match Wits with Mensa: Test Your Trivia Smarts, and Verbiage for the Verbose; he is also the co-author of Solitaire Battleships, Scrabble-doku, and the Puzzlewright Guide to Solving Sudoku. He writes a weekly current-events crossword for The Week.