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Crosswords from the Underground: 72 Puzzles From Alternative Newspapers Spiral-bound – March 6, 2012


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About the Author

Ben Tausig is a freelance puzzle constructor living in New York City. Tausig creates a weekly feature called "Ink Well" distributed in alternative weeklies across the continent, in addition to editing a puzzle for The Onion A.V. Club. He is also pursuing a PhD in Ethnomusicology.
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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Puzzlewright; Csm Spi edition (March 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402781571
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402781575
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,012,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Duane Suarez on April 27, 2012
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Ben Tausig is one of my favorite crossword constructors. These puzzles are lively and fun to do. These are what puzzles should be like and why I started solving them in the first place. Pick up a copy. You won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gk on July 23, 2012
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I bought this after flying through Ben Tausig's other book, Gonzo Crosswords.

This is for the thinking-outside-the-box crossword fan. I like all of the pop culture references and the clever themes in each puzzle.

I would definitely recommend this book as it's more fun than your average crossword and you really have to stretch your brain muscles.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kevin on May 26, 2012
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Some of the puzzles in this book are great, fresh, and entertaining. Others are total misses with some painful fill. On the whole, it's very entertaining, and the bad puzzles at least have some gems in them. Certainly worth the asking price, but expect varying quality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Soulie on October 12, 2013
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I love the concept and was hopeful that this crossword puzzle would be for my generation. But the trivia is too obscure and it's much harder than typical Ny Times crossword.
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All in all, one of the best puzzle collections ever. The clues to bands that are obscure, to say the least, to fogeys like me can be maddening, but the crossing clues or the internet are enough to find the answers. It's unfair of me to say this, but those obscure band clues are very faint echoes of Eugene T. Maleska and his "N.Z. shrub" clues. That said, the collection is worth every penny as is Tausig's online American Values Club crosswords subscription.
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