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The New York Times Trivia Quiz Book, Volume 1 (NY Times) Paperback – December 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Series: NY Times (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Puzzles & Games; 1 edition (December 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812930576
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812930573
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,753,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Trivia Hall of Fame member Raymond Hamel is a 10-time winner of The World's Largest Media Trivia Contest, a 54-hour radio competition. He has also won, judged, and written questions for the National Trivia Bowl and served as editor of Trivia Quotient magazine.

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For more than 30 years, I have written trivia quizzes for a variety of live shows, publications, and web sites. From 1996-2001, I served as the trivia master for the New York Times Trivia Quiz.

I have had more than 2,000 crossword puzzles published in such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Games Magazine, Brain Games, Washington Post, Newsday, Simon and Schuster Crossword Puzzle Books, and Dell Champion Crosswords. I am the co-author of "Challenging 30-Minute Crosswords" and one of the writers for the "Star Trek Crosswords" series.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jim Wiechmann on February 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
It is startling to turn from the simplistic questions found on recent television game shows to this collection of truly challenging and interesting questions. Mr. Hamel has accumulated a wide variety of questions and categorized them in the most ingenious ways. Although the difficulty of the questions reduces the joy of getting them correct, the connections Hamel makes between the questions and with other bits of trivia more than compensates.
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