For fans who want a puzzling experience that will test their abilities to the utmost comes this giant collection of 200 of the toughest crosswords ever presented by The New York Times and editor Will Shortz. These Friday and Saturday puzzles feature some of the most virtuoso constructions, with few black squares and as many clusters of long words as possible. And under Shortz, the puzzles feature increased wordplay, a hip, contemporary attitude, and fresh, surprising vocabulary. Are you up to the challenge?
About the Author
The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. Founded in 1851, the newspaper has won 112 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization. Its website receives 30 million unique visitors per month.
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.
“[Will Shortz] is the crossword king.” —Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes
“The prince of crossword puzzlers.” —Greenwich Magazine
“The Riddler's got nothing on Will Shortz.” —Time Out New York
“Will Shortz is [the crossword book world's] John Grisham.” —Martin Arnold