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Book details
  • Genre:GAMES
  • SubGenre:Crosswords / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:88
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781483596259
  • Paperback ISBN:9781483596242

The Secret to Solving Crossword Puzzles

by Richard Mann

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The Secret to Solving Crossword Puzzles is a humorous “how to” book that would appeal to any crossword fan, newbie, or old pro. The book has two parts: Part One, How to Speak Crossword, is a collection of tips for deciphering clues. The clues can be confusing to anyone starting out. This will cover the major conventions of crossword puzzle-speak. Part Two: The List, is an alphabetized glossary of the three and four letter words that are always found in crossword puzzles. These are short words with many vowels, essential to any crossword puzzle writer.

So, you're "crossword curious." You've wanted to know more about crossword puzzles but were afraid to ask. Maybe you've tried one or two, then threw them across the room in disgust when you were stumped. Or maybe you've come close but never actually finished one. Well, fear no more. This little booklet is just for you. With this guide, you will learn the basics of crossword puzzling. The first part of the booklet is a collection of tips on how to decipher the clues. They can be quite confusing. It's all in the way the clues are worded. The second part contains a glossary of those three and four letter words that are always found in crossword puzzles. Many of these words are obscure and seldom used, except in typical crossword puzzles. (Honey, pass the "etui.") So, enjoy this booklet. Read it, and you will be on our way to becoming a brilliant cruciverbalist. (Look it up)

About the author

Richard Mann is an entertainer who resides in beautiful Rockford Illinois, just outside of Chicago. Along with his life-long addiction to crossword puzzles, he has made his living as an actor, writer, and musician since 1979. His writing was mostly corporate satire and sketch comedy for improvisation groups, including The Second City. In 1995 he co-authored spec scripts for Frasier and The Nanny. Richard is currently working on a novel and a screenplay. 

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