Celebrating the centennial of the beloved crossword puzzle, this new volume features lighthearted and highly entertaining brain teasers from the acclaimed, award-winning puzzlemaker Merl Reagle, who has a national following from his Sunday puzzle’s weekly appearance in more than 50 newspapers nationwide. Illustrations by award-winning cartoonist Jim Borgman add humor and character to this anniversary keepsake, a collector’s item for ardent and casual solvers alike.
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About the Author
Merl Reagle is an award-winning crossword puzzle creator whose Sunday puzzle appears every week in more than 50 major U.S. newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Times, and the Washington Post. He is one of the stars of the 2006 documentary Wordplay and has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Simpsons, where he voiced an animated version of himself. He has been called “the best Sunday crossword creator in America” by Games magazine. He is the author of 16 crossword puzzle anthologies. He lives in Tampa, Florida. Jim Borgman is an award-winning political cartoonist and illustrator whose comic strip Zits appears in more than 1,600 newspapers worldwide. He has won major awards in his field, including the Pulitzer Prize and numerous awards given by the National Cartoonists Society. He is the illustrator of The Mood of America and four political cartoon anthologies. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love it! Merle's puzzles are fun and funny!
RATING "MERL REAGLE'S AMMIVERSARY CROSSWORD BOOK" IT WAS JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR! I CAN NO LONGER READ THE WORDS IN NEWSPAPER PUZZLES WITH MY 'OLD' EYES ! I'LL BE LOOKING FOR MORE OF THE INTERTAING TOPICS PUT INTO THESE PAGES AND LOOK FOR MORE OF HIS BOOKS [HIS COVER PAGE DEPICTS MY FEELINGS EXACTLY! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMEND IT TO ONE AND ALL!
No one else constructs puzzles like Merl Reagle. This collection is terrific. And Merl's musings on the history of crosswords are funny and informative. If you love crosswords, you'll love this book.
Merl Reagle: Crossword Whisperer Merl Reagle reinforces his status as a crossword puzzle master with this latest anniversary edition. As usual, his colorful puzzles and fun sense of humor in this collection will tickle you wit. This book delivers a challenge without the frustration, and I can count on Reagle to provide fair definitions with clever twists. Also, the paper used for this collection is thick and does not bleed through to the other side, which I have found to be an issue with some other crossword books. If you are on the market for engaging and rewarding crosswords, search no further. If you enjoy this book, I also recommend David Parlett's "Book of Word Games," which is an engaging and varied collection of word puzzles.