Gonzo Crosswordsby Ben Tausig
Solvers who want something fresh, fun, and filled with contemporary themes need look no further! Every one of these “gonzo” puzzles is constructed by Ben Tausig, one of the top names in the field, from his self-syndicated alternative weekly crossword series (featured in such papers as the Village Voice and the Chicago Reader). It’s perfect for those who know their Ashlee Simpson from their Marge Simpson, along with other modern and pop culture references. As a special extra, the answers to every puzzle include a unique “commentary track” in which Tausig explains some of the more difficult answers or provides amusing anecdotes about the crossword’s creation.
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Fun for ALL!
I cannot express how much I adore this book. If you're some kind of indie hipster smarty pants this is the crossword book for you. Contains "regular" crossword clues as well as clues alluding to Death Cab For Cutie, Alfred Hitchcock and emo.
Also, every answer key comes with a small paragraph pertaining to the contruction of the puzzle, or how Tausig dreamed up the theme or simply, what was going on when he wrote it. (Mangos and hot sauce!) I enjoyed reading about the crosswords almost as much as I enjoyed doing them.
The only down side? It's the only book by Tausig. Oh well, at least he edits the Onion crossword...