Crosswords To Keep You Sharp

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Everyone knows it's important to exercise your body if you want to stay healthy. But what about the mind? If you don't use it, you'll lose it. And what better way to keep sharp than by stretching your noodle with crosswords? The problem with modern crosswords, though, is that you have to know a lot of esoteric information to solve them. Who can remember who sang what song in the 1970s, who the Cubs' second baseman was in 1985, or who was the Best Supporting Actress of 1991? By contrast, these puzzles, originally ...
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Overview

Everyone knows it's important to exercise your body if you want to stay healthy. But what about the mind? If you don't use it, you'll lose it. And what better way to keep sharp than by stretching your noodle with crosswords? The problem with modern crosswords, though, is that you have to know a lot of esoteric information to solve them. Who can remember who sang what song in the 1970s, who the Cubs' second baseman was in 1985, or who was the Best Supporting Actress of 1991? By contrast, these puzzles, originally printed in the 1960s, emphasize vocabulary and classical knowledge, not trivia and minutiae. Perfect for older puzzle fans. So try these 72 crosswords presented with spiral binding and larger-than-usual type--so you won't have to strain your eyes to train your brain. 96 pages, 140 b/w illus., 8 x 10. Spiral-bound.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806965598
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 579,772
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 10.08 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    Good, but not entertaining

    On a difficulty scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the Sunday NYT, I'd place these puzzles at about a five. I pretty much knew every answer, although I had to ponder for a bit on approximately 10% of the clues. I bought this collection because the format made the physical size of the crosswords larger, thus not straining my eyesight. However, I was disappointed because all the clues are very straightforward. I was hoping for some "cutesy" clues/answers, such as those I have found elsewhere. So, depending what you are looking for, this may fill the bill . . . or not.

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  • Posted September 28, 2009

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    CROSSWORDS

    I have enjoyed doing these crosswords and am about 1/3 through the book. Doing crosswords is supposed to keep your mind sharp and I believe that it does do that for me. I do the San Diego Union Tribune daily crossword every day and almost always finish it. Some days I do miss a word or two. CROSSWORDS TO KEEP YOU SHARP is a good book of crossword puzzles, however some of the words are so far off that the normal, even highly educated, person would have trouble knowing them. Some on these puzzles are similar to the New York Times puzzles which I find very hard. I have two Master's degrees and am a Professor Emerita so I should know many of the words and I do. However, I taught Associate Degree Registered Nursing so my knowledge level is highly individualized to health care. My general knowlege level is not comprehensive. This book is not for the faint of heart but it is challenging which I enjoyed and educational as I am learning the meanings of many new words.

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