are for 100-year-old people," said Timothy Parker.
In June, the Times announced that more than 400,000 people have subscribed to its digital crossword
puzzle app, and that more than 2 million people are playing crosswords
digitally each month.
Puzzle Treasury: Features 100 Entertaining Puzzles: Volume 1" (9780998832227, $9.95, PB, 126pp) is comprised of mind-bending puzzles in an entertaining collection are the same size as those found in daily newspapers--making it ideal for those who don't have time to solve a large puzzle but still love a challenge.
"We started the campaign on a Thursday and ran it through the weekend [because] weekends tend to be the busiest days for Daily Celebrity Crossword
based on overall player usage and engagement, so we started the campaign [then] in order to get it in front of as many players as possible," Balise says.
'Want to come, Holly?' 'Holly always does her crossword
,' said Mark.
are many people's passion but those devilish clues and hard to remember solutions can drive many puzzlers up the wall.
Throughout history, well at least the past 120 years, the great and the good have professed a love for the crossword
The New York Times crossword
, edited by Will Shortz, is popularly regarded as the creme de la creme of mainstream puzzles.
Despite the title's slightly salacious feel, it's actually about the history of the crossword
puzzle - the title is based on a cryptic clue - and is one of those books on a seemingly mundane subject which grabs the imagination and throws up a wealth of interesting facts and anecdotes.
It is thought that spending 15 minutes a day doing a crossword
, sudoku or another puzzle could be beneficial.
PS100 Bonus Crossword
LAST WEEK The name in the coloured squares was ALAN ARKIN Answers below for our Sunday, March 10 Star Search crossword
OT is very sad to report that our dedicated crossword
compiler, Trixie Cuthbertson (pictured on her 80th birthday) passed away before Christmas following a short illness.
gives me great pleasure Which I rarely finish at my leisure My mind is stretched almost every day And my mind works without pay An average crossword
fan I may be But there are millions more just like me Crosswords
are really a must for us We even attempt them on the bus Crosswords
help my spelling and my wit But I realise I am no clever twit This exercise is good for my mind And can help me to unwind The crossword
challenges me every day For this good money I do pay.
THERE'S a chance to win a copy of the The Racing Post Annual 2012 by solving today's crossword
. The annual has 192 colour pages packed with interviews and features by the best racing writers and stunning images by award-winning photographer Edward Whitaker.