Wordplay Crosswordsby Richard Silvestri
A former editor of Crossword magazine who has constructed more than 500 published puzzles takes crosswords to a new, extra-entertaining, and more challenging level. Richard Silvestri, a self-confessed wordplay addict, adds a little spice to the solving by inserting puns, anagrams, and other linguistic trickery into the clues and their answers. Some of the crosswords feature homophones, others include heteronyms, and still more have letter-shifts and transposals. For example, a puzzle called Give It a Wrest features lots of silent-W puns: Extremely good craftsman? = DIVINE WRIGHT; Chief towel-twister? = LORD OF THE WRINGS; and Gun moll’s shawl? = GANGSTER WRAP. Puzzlemeisters will have lots of fun with these.
The author lives in Valley Stream, NY.
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