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Crossworld: One Man's Journey into America's Crossword Obsession - 05 edition

by Marc Romano

Crossworld: One Man`s Journey into America`s Crossword Obsession (ISBN10: 0767917588; ISBN13: 9780767917582)
ISBN13: 978-0767917582
ISBN10: 0767917588

Summary: Sixty-four million people do it at least once a week. Nabokov wrote about it. Bill Clinton even did it in the White House. The crossword puzzle has arguably been our national obsession since its birth almost a century ago. Now, in Crossworld, writer, translator, and lifelong puzzler Marc Romano goes where no Number 2 pencil has gone before, as he delves into the minds of the world's cleverest crossword creators and puzzlers, and sets out on his own quest to join their ranks. While c ...show moreovering the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament for the Boston Globe, Romano was amazed by the skill of the competitors and astonished by the cast of characters he came across-like Will Shortz, beloved editor of the New York Times puzzle and the only academically accredited ''enigmatologist'' (puzzle scholar); Stanley Newman, Newsday's puzzle editor and the fastest solver in the world; and Brendan Emmett Quigley, the wickedly gifted puzzle constructer and the Virgil to Marc's Dante in his travels through the crossword inferno. Chronicling his own journey into the world of puzzling-even providing tips on how to improve crosswording skills-Romano tells the story of crosswords and word puzzles themselves, and of the colorful people who make them, solve them, and occasionally become consumed by them. But saying this is a book about puzzles is to tell only half the story. It is also an explanation into what crosswords tell us about ourselves-about the world we live in, the cultures that nurture us, and the different ways we think and learn. If you're a puzzler, Crossworld will enthrall you. If you have no idea why your spouse send so much time filling letters into little white squares, Crossworld will tell you - and with luck, save your marriage. CROSSWORLD ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Published: 06/13/2006
International: No



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