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Stanley Newman's American Originals Crosswords
     

Stanley Newman's American Originals Crosswords

by Stanley Newman
 
Stan Newman's series of original, themed crosswords heads in a new direction this season with Stanley Newman's American Originals Crosswords—50 brand-new puzzles about 50 well-known people who are both unique and uniquely American. The subjects include notable figures from four centuries, who made their marks in a wide variety of areas. Highlights

Overview

Stan Newman's series of original, themed crosswords heads in a new direction this season with Stanley Newman's American Originals Crosswords—50 brand-new puzzles about 50 well-known people who are both unique and uniquely American. The subjects include notable figures from four centuries, who made their marks in a wide variety of areas. Highlights include:
• 50 brand-new crosswords, each about a famous—or, occasionally, infamous—American
• Subjects whose lives span 300 years—from Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) to Bill Gates (1955-) to ageless Miss America. The diverse group ranges from the ridiculous (Evel Knievel) to the sublime (Grace Kelly) and from saint (Harriet Tubman) to sinner (Al Capone)

Every solver is sure to find some of his/her favorite heroes or heroines in this volume. It's a true American original.

[PuzzleMeter: Difficulty—Medium;
Style—Contemporary]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812936650
Publisher:
Random House Information Group
Publication date:
11/08/2005
Series:
Other Ser.
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 8.14(h) x 0.29(d)

Meet the Author

Stanley Newman has created or edited thousands of puzzles and scores of puzzle books and has regularly contributed original puzzles to numerous publications, including the New York Times. He is the crossword editor for the New York newspaper Newsday, whose puzzles are syndicated throughout the United States. He hosts puzzle cruises and lectures at the Smithsonian. His most recent book of original puzzles is the Random House Puzzles & Games title Stanley Newman's American Originals Crosswords (on sale 11/6/05). Stan's 100th book, Stanley Newman's Opus 100 Crosswords, was published in June 2005.

As a puzzle solver, Stan holds the world's record, set in 1996 under Guinness Book conditions, for the fastest completion of a New York Times crossword: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

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