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The Big Book of Word Play Crosswords: 100 Unique & Challenging Puzzles for Word Play Lovers
     

The Big Book of Word Play Crosswords: 100 Unique & Challenging Puzzles for Word Play Lovers

by Richard Lederer, Gayle Dean
 

A rousing collection of crossword puzzles from humorist and wordplay expert Richard Lederer and award-winning puzzle constructor Gayle Dean, this book presents 100 original crossword puzzles that include amusing, witty, and highly challenging themes. The brain-teasing collection features palindromes, anagrams, puns, rhymes, bloopers, and jokes and allows readers to

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A rousing collection of crossword puzzles from humorist and wordplay expert Richard Lederer and award-winning puzzle constructor Gayle Dean, this book presents 100 original crossword puzzles that include amusing, witty, and highly challenging themes. The brain-teasing collection features palindromes, anagrams, puns, rhymes, bloopers, and jokes and allows readers to flex their crossword-solving muscles with weighty puzzle sections that include It's a Punderful Life, The Antics of Semantics, The Game Is the Name, and Letter-Perfect Puzzles. Each of the challenging puzzles designed to stretch wordplay skills includes an introduction from author Richard Lederer.

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From the Publisher

"Richard Lederer ought to be declared a national treasure."  —Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Lederer beguiles and bedazzles."  —Los Angeles Times

"Columnist and punster Richard Lederer may be William Safire's only living peer at writing about grammar, word usage, and derivations."  —Washington Post Book World

"Richard Lederer's delight in English is itself delightful and contagious!"  —Edwin Newman, author, Strictly Speaking and A Civil Tongue

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936863365
Publisher:
Marion Street Press, LLC
Publication date:
05/24/2013
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books, including Anguished English, Crazy English, Get Thee to a Punnery, More Anguished English, A Treasury for Cat Lovers, and A Treasury for Dog Lovers. He lives in San Diego. Gayle Dean constructs crossword puzzles for major media outlets. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and Washington Post Magazine. She lives in Murphy, North Carolina.

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