Puzzle fans will welcome this second collection of crossword fun from Richard Silvestri! All crosswords have words…but some are sorely lacking in wordplay. Luckily, this collection has plenty: every theme and many of the clues are bursting with homophones, sneaky double-meanings, and other linguistic tricks. The crosswords have no obscure vocabulary, just clever and inventive themes that will keep readers guessing until they’ve filled in the very last square. Here’s just a sampling of what Silvestri has in store for solvers: What 12 letters mean “Turn down trash?” Why, REFUSE REFUSE, of course! There’s a ton of verbal calisthenics to keep every brain sharp.