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The Washington Post Sunday Crossword Puzzles
The Washington Post Sunday Crossword Puzzles
Paperback      ISBN: 0812934547

This annual collection of 50 Sunday-size puzzles from The Washington Post is in a category all its own. Representing some of the best constructors in the business, these meticulously crafted creations will appeal to fans of all generations. Neither too liberal nor too conservative, they're just right for the middle-of-the-road solver.

Mind Melt: Extreme Art Mazes to Color and Confound
Mind Melt
Extreme Art Mazes to Color and Confound
Paperback      ISBN: 1631592912

Mind Melt: Extreme Art Mazes to Color and Confound features 25 colorful, brain-stimulating mazes to solve, as well as black-and-white versions for you to color.

When you're looking for a way to unwind and calm your frazzled mindafter a long day, look no further than Mind Melt: Extreme Art Mazes to Color and Confound. These intricate mazes give you just the right things to focus your mind on, and when you're finished, you can grab your art supplies and color in the maze's black-and-white counter part.

Mind Melt: Extreme Art Mazes to Color and Confound features 25 beautiful, colorful, and challenging mazes, that are as satisfying to solve as they are to fill with color. Fun for adults and kids, artist Sophie Roach's mesmerizing designs offer a stimulating visual challenge to both maze and coloring enthusiasts. Maze solutions are included at the back of the book.

Los Angeles Times Sunday Crossword Omnibus, Volume 6
Los Angeles Times Sunday Crossword Omnibus, Volume 6
Paperback      ISBN: 0375722483

The latest compilation of 200 fun-filled, pun-filled puzzles from the pages of the Los Angeles Times. Edited with care by renowned puzzlers Sylvia Bursztyn and Barry Tunick, who have been puzzle-writing partners since 1980 and have written nearly 1,500 Sunday crosswords for the Los Angeles Times.

The Boston Globe Sunday Crossword Omnibus, Volume 2
The Boston Globe Sunday Crossword Omnibus, Volume 2
Paperback      ISBN: 0812935195

This comprehensive volume of 200 crosswords from The Boston Globe features the signature wit and wordplay of the popular trio of Henry Hook, Emily Cox, and Henry Rathvon. These beloved authors continue to treat their fans to endless puzzle-solving pleasure with this special value-size compilation. With contemporary and up-to-the-minute clues, these puzzles continue to be a staple

Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabblep Layers
Word Freak
Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabblep Layers
Paperback      ISBN: 0142002267

Scrabble may be truly called America's game. But for every group of "living-room players" there is someone who is "at one with the board." In Word Freak, Stefan Fatsis introduces readers to those few, exploring the underground world of colorful characters for which the Scrabble game is life-playing competitively in tournaments across the country. It is also the story of how the Scrabble game was invented by an unemployed architect during the Great Depression and how it has grown into the hugely successful, challenging, and beloved game it is today. Along the way, Fatsis chronicles his own obsession with the game and his development as a player from novice to expert. More than a book about hardcore Scrabble players, Word Freak is also an examination of notions of brilliance, memory, language, competition, and the mind that celebrates the uncanny creative powers in us all.

A Book Sense 76 pick.

The Cube
The Cube
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0062512668

Spread the word . . . but keep the secret

The Cube is an imagination game--and more--that holds a secret you are dared not to reveal. Last seen making the rounds in the coffeehouses of Eastern Europe, the Cube is rumored to be of ancient Sufi origin, but no one really knows for certain. This mystery game just seems to reappear when and where it is needed. Now it is here Inside these pages, the game is revealed along with intriguing stories of others who have played the Cube--including such celebrities as Gloria Steinem, Willem Dafoe, Erica Jong, and Judy Collins.

So don't be square . . . Get Cubed

Easy ESL Crossword Puzzles
Easy ESL Crossword Puzzles
Paperback      ISBN: 0071821341

Clue: The fun solution to building English Vocabulary

Answer: Crossword puzzles

Studying English as a second language does not have to be boring Easy ESL Crossword Puzzles gives you a deserved break from drill books and grammar primers. Offering plenty of ways to learn more than 3,000 English words, author Chris Gunn, founder of Lanternfish ESL, has created 110 themed crossword puzzles that will challenge and entertain you.

Easy ESL Crossword Puzzles helps you

  • Use context to learn word meanings
  • Become familiar with collocations--two words that are often used together--and standard English phrases and sayings
  • Understand word play such as rhyme, alliteration, and simile

If you are a teacher looking to add some spark to your lessons or a student needing more practice, Easy ESL Crossword Puzzles is the perfect answer to making learning English an engaging experience

The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary
The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 0877799156

An inexpensive edition of the book that Scrabble players call their bible.
- Ideal for recreational and school play
- 100,000 playable two- to eight-letter words
- Includes British variant spellings for game players in Canada
- Endorsed by the National Scrabble Association

Pocket Posh Cryptograms 3: 100 Puzzles
Pocket Posh Cryptograms 3
100 Puzzles
Paperback      ISBN: 1449450385

Our third cryptogram Pocket Posh puzzle collection challenges word lovers and code breakers to 100 classic cipher puzzles.

These Cryptograms are classic ciphers that offer a fun challenge yet are easy enough to solve by hand. Each encrypted puzzle is not too easy, not too hard - a code lover's delight

Pocket Posh Cryptograms 3 is part of a best-selling series featuring highly stylized, embellished covers and boasting 5 million copies in print. A free trial subscription to The Puzzle Society adds extra value.
The New York Times Sunday Crossword Omnibus, Volume 2
The New York Times Sunday Crossword Omnibus, Volume 2
Paperback      ISBN: 0812936167

Edited by Will Weng, the book features two hundred Sunday-size crosswords from The New York Times magazine.