100 Years, 100 Crosswords: Celebrating the Crossword's Centennial

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The first crossword puzzle appeared 100 years ago, and what better way to celebrate than with 100 puzzles from the nation's top constructors? Grouped by decade, the puzzles range from the sublime—Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic—to the ridiculous—2004's Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction." Aficionados of crosswords and of history alike will delight in this centenary collection of puzzles.

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Overview

The first crossword puzzle appeared 100 years ago, and what better way to celebrate than with 100 puzzles from the nation's top constructors? Grouped by decade, the puzzles range from the sublime—Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic—to the ridiculous—2004's Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction." Aficionados of crosswords and of history alike will delight in this centenary collection of puzzles.

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There is no better way to celebrate the upcoming centenary of the crossword puzzle than to dive into this collection of one hundred puzzles, each keyed to history and pop culture of a specific decade. Inexpensive enough to be a stocking-stuffer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402796395
  • Publisher: Puzzlewright
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 146,746
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet 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, the 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 coauthor of Solitaire Battleships, Scrabble-doku, and the Puzzlewright Guide to Solving Sudoku. He writes a weekly current-events crossword for The Week.

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  • Posted January 23, 2013

    great themes and challenging puzzles!

    great themes and challenging puzzles!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    Great book

    Really enjoyed the concept. Can't put it down.

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