Looking for puzzles hot enough to burn your brain? Crossword masochists—these 45 ultra-tough puzzles are for you! Beware: these super-hard puzzles will have your brain working on overdrive! But that’s perfect, if you’re a solver who likes to get burned once in a while—especially by brilliantly executed crosswords with fiendishly challenging clues. Fans of the Friday and Saturday offerings from places like The New York Times will love the difficulty level and the devilishly wicked themes. There are even explanations in the back for the toughest clues, along with complete answer grids. Solve with a pen … if you dare!
About the Author
Peter Gordon is an Editorial Director for Sterling Publishing, overseeing the puzzle and game books, and was the crossword editor of The New York Sun. His crosswords have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, and numerous puzzle magazines, including Games, where he was an editor for seven years. Gordon was a member of the winning US teams at the 1990 International Crossword Marathon in Bjelovar, Yugoslavia, and the 1999 World Puzzle Championship in Budapest, Hungary. In 1994, he represented the US at the Rummikub world championship on a cruise up the Rhine river, and he is the two-time division winner at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. His titles include Hall of Fame Crosswords, Yahtzee Scratch & Play, Match Wits With Mensa: Test Your Trivia Smarts, and Verbiage for the Verbose; he is also the coauthor of Solitaire Battleships, Scrabble-doku, and the Puzzlewright Guide to Solving Sudoku. The 50+ books written and edited by Gordon have sold over a million copies. He lives in Great Neck, NY.