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The New York Times Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles: 101 of the Top Crosswords from The New York Times Paperback – September 13, 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312645503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312645502
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Will Shortz's Favorite Crossword Puzzles is a must-have for any serious puzzler, and jolly good fun for anyone else."
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About the Author

Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and is founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. He has edited countless books of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, KenKen, and all manner of brain-busters.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By silverlining on November 18, 2012
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As a W. Shortz's fans whose limit is Thursday's level of difficulty, this collection includes many that are a stretch for me. Love that they keep my brain working.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MacReviewsStuff on November 2, 2013
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I love the NYT crosswords and have been an avid fan for more years than I would like to admit. I enjoy word play, puns, double meanings and the other ploys of crossword construction. These silly puzzles employ misspelt words as answers, strange constructions that make no sense, faulty definitions,weird themes and incorrect clues. I found the puzzles obtuse and not in the least enjoyable.

If you enjoy modern crossword puzzles as they should be, avoid this one. I wish I had. Please don't take this as a condemnation of the NYT crosswords in general.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By slmvick on August 4, 2013
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this is a good selection of puzzles - bought it as a gift for someone recovering from an accident and he is enjoying it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Crockett on September 5, 2012
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Puzzles are of varying difficulty which suits us just fine. Some days it is good to have an easy puzzle. So far they seem well diversed and they are mostly on the small grid side. I still like the Sunday crosswords the best.
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By Dr. Dave on June 19, 2014
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My wife and I like to do puzzles together and so buy books such as this. In this case, we love the many surprises these delightful puzzles bring us. In one puzzle, you might have to draw a rook (rookery) or a pawn (pawnshop), or you might find the word spelled upside down and have to turn the puzzle over to see what the actual word might be (uoow). Every puzzle comes with its unique surprise and every one is a delight.

We now do the puzzles sparingly because we don't want to run out -- and there are only 101 of them.
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By Samantha Stephens on December 8, 2013
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I bought this as a gift for my mom who is crazy about crosswords. She gives it 5 stars and likes the fact that there are easy, medium and hard puzzles to choose from. She highly recommends it!
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By tabako on July 20, 2013
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I bought this for my husband who's a puzzle addict. He loves it, but he wished that there were more pages.
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