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Crossword Puzzle Challenges for Dummies

"Patrick Berry explains the ins and outs of crossword construction better—and more thoroughly—than anyone else."
—Will Shortz, Crossword Editor, The New York Times

This book is designed for avid crossword solvers as well as anyone interested in learning to construct their own puzzles. Solvers can enjoy the 70 never-before-published crosswords (45 themed puzzles and 25 tough-as-nails themelesses), while newbie constructors can peruse a 70-page how-to section that describes all aspects of crossword construction in detail: Coming up with a theme, designing and filling the grid, and writing the clues.