# Will Shortz

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

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#### Will Shortz on the puzzling brain

Watch this video and meet Will Shortz, New York Times crossword editor, puzzle master for NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and enigmatologist. He talks about the "grab bag brain." Filmed in Louisville, Kentucky at the IdeaFestival, September 2008.

#### Will Shortz presents KenKen, a puzzle by Tetsuya Miyamoto

New York Times Crossword Editor Will Shortz speaks about how he found out about and fell in love with KenKen. He also give a brief, step-by-step demonstration of how to solve a KenKen puzzle.

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## Q & A

A Conversation with Will Shortz

How did you discover KenKen?
A colleague showed me a book of KenKen puzzles a little over a year ago. I tried one puzzle and thought, “Oh, that’s interesting. Let me try another.” After a few puzzles, I asked this person to leave the book with me, and soon I was hopelessly addicted. Within a week I’d done the entire book.

KenKen has been called “the next Sudoku.”  Is KenKen comparable to Sudoku? If so, how?
Both Sudoku and KenKen are grid puzzles of pure logic that were invented or first popularized in Japan. Both are extremely easy to learn, but very difficult to master. KenKen is different from Sudoku in that it involves arithmetic  --  addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Is there room for KenKen in a Sudoku-saturated marketplace?
There’s always room for a terrific new puzzle.

What is it about KenKen that you find most appealing?
I love the simplicity of the instructions  --  KenKen takes less than 30 seconds to learn. Yet after playing it for a long time, I still don’t feel I’ve mastered all the puzzle’s secrets.

KenKen is definitely addictive. Every time I finish one puzzle, I immediately want to start another.

Who’s going to play KenKen?
Everybody can play KenKen, both kids and adults alike. For kids, I imagine it’s a great puzzle for developing arithmetic skills. For adults, I think it appeals to many of the same solvers who love Sudoku.

What can people learn by playing KenKen?
Studies have shown that solving puzzles like crosswords and Sudoku helps stave off the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and keeps the brain limber. I think KenKen will have the same effect, and build math skills besides.
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## books by the author

Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

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Available 8/12/2014

Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

There's no better way to spend a lazy day or wind down after a busy one than relaxing with New York Times crossword puzzles. So give this book a permanent...

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Available 3/4/2014

Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Are you a slave to sudoku?  It’s time to give in to your puzzle cravings. This collection of two hundred challenging puzzles will have you coming back for...

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Available 2/4/2014

Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Crossword fans who love easy puzzles love Tuesdays! They're fast and fun to complete but offer a hint of a challenge. Now for the first time, we offer 200 of...

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Available 2/4/2014

Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Monday might not be your favorite day to head to the office but if you’re a crossword solver who enjoys the Times’s easiest puzzles, you can’t wait for Monday...

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Available 2/4/2014

Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Do you have a sudoku sweetheart? Or maybe you're wrapped up in a sudoku love affair! Either way, this love little Valentine's Day sudoku book can't be beat! It...

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Available 1/28/2014

Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

With the perfect mix of whimsy and wordplay the New York Times crossword wins new fans every day.  The New York Times Curious Crosswords is the perfect...

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Available 1/28/2014

Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

For puzzlers who just can't get enough, here's a collection to last from January to December! With: * 365 fun, solvable New York Times crosswords * Puzzles...

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Available 1/7/2014

Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Large-print type may make these puzzles from the pages of The New York Times easy on the eyes, but they will still challenge the brain. This ninth volume...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The first, and still the best! The New York Times Sunday crossword debuted in 1942, and ever since has remained the nation’s favorite puzzle. With...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Sipping a cup of tea and enjoying an easy New York Times crossword puzzle is one of life's simple pleasures. This latest volume of our new "Coffee and...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Wednesday might be humdrum in the office but if you're a crossword solver, a Wednesday puzzle will always keep you on your toes. This next volume in our new...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Watch out! These puzzles are going to make you sweat. Includes: -200 very hard puzzles -Perfect portable size -Edited by Will Shortz...

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St. Martin's Griffin

With their stylish design, Pocket Size Puzzles series is bound to be the books every puzzle fan will want to be seen solving this season.Edited by puzzlemaster...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Crosswords have never looked so good!   It's the puzzle book series on the go! In an adorable and convenient trim size and handsome cover this book makes the...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Sudoku has never looked so good! With its stunning design, Will Shortz Presents The Little Luxe Book of Sudoku is bound to be the book every puzzle fan...

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St. Martin's Griffin

It's smart. It's stylish. It's fun! And with its unique design, The New York Times Little Black and White Book of Holiday Crosswords is bound to be the...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The New York Times large Sunday crosswords are designed for a long, lazy day. So get comfortable, get set, and get solving with this fun compilation of 75 of...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Watch out! These puzzles are going to make you sweat. Includes: -200 very hard puzzles -Perfect portable size -Edited by Will Shortz...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Enjoy hours of fun solving into a portable paperback. Chosen from Monday to Saturday editions of the newspaper, the 200 puzzles in this edition are great or...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Features: * 200 Monday and Tuesday puzzles, the easiest crosswords published in The New York Times * Author bylines that allow fans to get to know today's...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Sit back, relax and solve! · Seventy-five fun, easy crosswords from The New York Times · Edited by crossword legend Will Shortz · Convenient format is...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Watch out! These puzzles are going to make you sweat. Includes: -200 very hard puzzles -Perfect portable size -Edited by Will Shortz...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Studies show that you can avoid food cravings by solving mental puzzles.  So jump on the Crossword Diet and give in to your crossword cravings! This collection...

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St. Martin's Griffin

This summer relax and unwind your mind with crosswords. This collection contains the full range of difficulty levels from easy Monday puzzles to sneaky...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Stay smart with the Times' Sunday crossword puzzle! Sharpen your pencil (or pen, if you dare!) and get solving with this fun compilation of seventy-five of the...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Many solvers love crosswords not just for the intellectual challenge, the vocabulary building, or the sheer fun of solving, but because crosswords help them...

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Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The only thing better than a Will Shortz sudoku puzzles is 300 of them! Challenge your mind and put your solving skills to the test with this perfect...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Are you a slave to sudoku?  It’s time to give in to your puzzle cravings. This collection of two hundred challenging puzzles will have you coming back for...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Only the bravest sudoku solvers should take on this collection of all-new deviously difficult puzzles.  This is the perfect collection to put your solving...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Easy to solve . . . hard to resist! For solvers who want more of the fun and less of the challenge of solving the legendary New York Times crossword comes...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Sit back, relax and solve! · Seventy-five fun, easy crosswords from The New York Times · Edited by crossword legend Will Shortz · Convenient format is...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Can't get enough of sudoku?  This book is for you! It contains three hundred challening and devilishly difficult sudoku puzzles in a portable...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Finally a crossword omnibus that packs hours of easy puzzling fun into a portable package. * 150 fun and easy New York Times crosswords * Fun for solvers...

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St. Martin's Griffin

In 1993 Will Shortz became the puzzle editor for The New York Times and crosswords have never been the same! This edition celebrates Shortz's tenure at the...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Watch out! These puzzles are mind melting!  But if you dare, grab a pen and take on these two hundred all-new extra challenging puzzles. Features: • 200...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Give in to your addiction to the Times's Sunday crossword puzzle! Get comfortable, get set, and get solving with this fun compilation of seventy-five of the...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Crossword fans who love easy puzzles love Tuesdays! They're fast and fun to complete but offer a hint of a challenge. Now for the first time, we offer 200 of...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Monday might not be your favorite day to head to the office but if you’re a crossword solver who enjoys the Times’s easiest puzzles, you can’t wait for Monday...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The New York Times crossword is one of life's simple pleasures! And this latest collection of fun puzzles is perfect for fans looking for stress-free...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Do you have a sudoku sweetheart? Or maybe you're wrapped up in a sudoku love affair! Either way, this love little Valentine's Day sudoku book can't be beat! It...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Do you have a crossword sweetheart? Then this book is for them! Pefect for Valentines' Day (or any day!), this collection contains 150 mild Monday to sneaky...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Large-print type may make these puzzles from the pages of The New York Times easy on the eyes, but they will still challenge the brain. This ninth volume...

#### Available In:

Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The first, and still the best! The New York Times Sunday crossword debuted in 1942, and ever since has remained the nation’s favorite puzzle. With...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Here are some puzzles that serve up a ton of fun. This collection contains seventy-five fast and easy crosswords.  So grab a pencil and get...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Do you think you can handle this?  This collection contains 150 easy Monday to fiendish Saturday puzzles.  So grab a pencil and put your solving skills to the...

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Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Give the gift of sudoku and be the sudoku santa for the puzzle fans in your family!  Bring home this gorgeous paperback packed with three hundred easy to hard...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Celebrate the season with The New York Times crosswords!This is the perfect gift for the puzzlers on your list! It's a gorgeous paperback packed with three...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Can't get enough sudoku? This book is for you! It contains two hundred challenging to devilishly difficult sudoku puzzles in a portable trim.  Includes: -200...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The New York Times large Sunday crosswords are designed for a long, lazy day. So get comfortable, get set, and get solving with this fun compilation of 75 of...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Give into your crossword cravings! This collection contains seventy-five easy to hard crosswords, so whether you're an old pro or a crossword novice you'll...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Let the sudoku solving begin! This little book packs in two hundred sudoku puzzles of all difficulty levels in a portable, pocket-size trim.  Includes: -200...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Features: * 200 Monday and Tuesday puzzles, the easiest crosswords published in The New York Times * Author bylines that allow fans to get to know today's...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Whether it be the news or crosswords, The New York Times serves up only the best! This collection packs hours of fun puzzling into a portable package.  * 150...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

When the going gets tough, the tough solve crosswords! Based on the British WWII poster, "Keep Calm and Carry On", this lighthearted collection is sure to...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Sit back, relax and solve! · Seventy-five fun, easy crosswords from The New York Times · Edited by crossword legend Will Shortz · Convenient format is...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

There's no better way to calm your mind and body than by solving a crossword while enjoying the peace and serenity of a beautiful garden. This volume of 200...

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Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

This collection of easy-to-solve sudoku puzzles from puzzlemaster Will Shortz is perfect for solvers looking for a fun way to unwind this summer. So grab a...

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Tetsuya Miyamoto, Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Puzzle fans have fallen for KenKen and now crave more challenging puzzles. The puzzles in this edition range in size from 6x6 grids to 9x9 grids and for the...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Wake up with a New York Times crossword! Whether you’re just beginning your crossword career or are an old pro who enjoys the trill of blazing through an easy...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The biggest, best crosswords-in a small, convenient package! Since 1942, the New York Times Sunday crossword has been a beloved weekend tradition for...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The 200 puzzles in this volume are broken down by day of the week, from easy Monday to scary Saturday! This way old pros can pick their favorite difficulty and...

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St. Martin's Griffin

This fun puzzle book is filled with 200 easy to hard sudoku puzzles.  So now matter if you're an old pro or a budding sudoku addict you'll find the puzzle...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Easy to solve . . . hard to resist! Start of a new “Day of the Week“ series: 75 ever-popular easy Tuesday from Times editor Will Shortz in a convenient...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Easy to solve . . . hard to resist! Monday might not be your favorite day to head to the office but if you're a crossword solver who enjoys the Times'...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Easy to solve . . . hard to resist! For solvers who want more of the fun and less of the challenge of solving the legendary New York Times crossword comes...

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Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Need a pick-me-up? Grab a cup o' joe and jump start your brain with Will Shortz sudoku! People all over the world can't get enough of this delightful number...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Serious solvers know that the puzzles in the New York Times get harder as the week goes on. From an easy Monday to a not so easy Friday puzzle, this brand new...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Whether you're just beginning your crossword career or are an old pro who enjoys the trill of blazing through an easy puzzle, The New York Times Crosswords 101...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

This brand-new collection packs hours of fun solving into a portable paperback. Enjoy 200 of light and easy puzzles, chosen from Monday and Tuesday editions of...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

It's the best of both!Finally a crossword omnibus that packs hours of puzzling fun into one portable package. And there's nothing like the thrill of solving a...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Finally a crossword omnibus that packs hours of easy puzzling fun into a portable package. * 150 fun and easy New York Times crosswords * Fun for solvers...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Finally a crossword omnibus that packs hours of easy puzzling fun into a portable package. * 150 fun and easy New York Times crosswords * Fun for solvers...

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Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Need a pick-me-up? Grab a cup o' joe and jump start your brain with Will Shortz sudoku! People all over the world can't get enough of this delightful number...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Watch out! These puzzles are going to make you sweat. Includes: -200 very hard puzzles -Perfect portable size -Edited by Will Shortz...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Need a bit more spice in you sudoku? Take on this collection of 200 devilishly difficult sudoku puzzles! Includes: -200 hard puzzles -Perfect portable...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Let the sudoku solving begin! This fun, portible new series begins with 200 sudoku puzzles of all difficulty levels. Includes: -200 easy to hard...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

One of the best parts of spring is finding some downtime to lay back and unwind with your favorite crossword puzzles. This charming collection contains some of...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The New York Times large Sunday crosswords are designed for a long, lazy day. So get comfortable, get set, and get solving with this fun compilation of 75 of...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Large-print type may make these puzzles from the pages of The New York Times easy on the eyes, but they will still challenge the brain. This ninth volume...

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Tetsuya Miyamoto, Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

KenKen is known around the world as a fun and wildly addictive game but did you know that it was originally created as a teaching tool to hone math, logic, and...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Whether you're just beginning your crossword career or are an old pro who enjoys the trill of blazing through an easy puzzle, The New York Times Crosswords 101...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Got a quiet weekend ahead? Get comfortable, get set, and get solving with this fun compilation of 75 of the greatest Sunday puzzles the New York Times...

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St. Martin's Griffin

300 fun sudoku, KenKen and New York Times crossword puzzles for solvers of all ages!

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The first, and still the best! The New York Times Sunday crossword debuted in 1942, and ever since has remained the nation’s favorite puzzle. With...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Finally a crossword omnibus that packs hours of easy puzzling fun into a portable package. * 150 fun and easy New York Times crosswords * Fun for solvers...

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Tetsuya Miyamoto, Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

KenKen is known around the world as a fun and wildly addictive game but did you know that it was originally created as a teaching tool to hone math, logic, and...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

It's smart. It's stylish. It's fun! And with its unique design, The New York Times Little Black (and White) Book of Crosswords is bound to be the "must-have"...

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Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The sudoku craze is still sweeping the nation! The puzzlemaster presents 300 sudoku puzzles, from easy to hard. Just what the sudoku addict in every family...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Whether you're just beginning your crossword career or are an old pro who enjoys the trill of blazing through an easy puzzle, The New York Times Crosswords 101...

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St. Martin's Griffin

For the first time ever, Will Shortz personally selects 75 of his favorite puzzles from his tenure as editor of The New York Times crossword puzzles. Special...

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Tetsuya Miyamoto, Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

KenKen is known around the world as a fun and wildly addictive game but did you know that it was originally created as a teaching tool to hone math, logic, and...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Whether you're just beginning your crossword career or are an old pro who enjoys the trill of blazing through an easy puzzle, The New York Times Crosswords 101...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Features: * 200 Monday and Tuesday puzzles, the easiest crosswords published in The New York Times * Author bylines that allow fans to get to know today's...

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Introduction by Will Shortz; Puzzles by PZZL.com
St. Martin's Griffin

The third book in a series of difficult sudoku puzzles, this volume features 200 of the most devious puzzles ever created! Features: · 200 mind-melting...

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Introduction by Will Shortz; Puzzles by PZZL.com
St. Martin's Griffin

This second book in the series is for savvy sudoku solvers who are looking for puzzles that are harder than hard. Features: · 200 fearsome puzzles ·...

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Introduction by Will Shortz; Puzzles by PZZL.com
St. Martin's Griffin

Are you tough enough? Take on this collection of 200 difficult sudoku puzzles and find out! Includes: -200 hard puzzles -Perfect portable...

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St. Martin's Griffin

The New York Times crossword puzzle draws from the most creative puzzle constructors around the country. With encouragement from editor Will Shortz, these...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The New York Times large Sunday crosswords are designed for a long, lazy day. So get comfortable, get set, and get solving with this fun compilation of 75 of...

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Tetsuya Miyamoto, Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Will Shortz Presents Pocket Puzzle a Day: KenKen is the perfect travel companion. It's stylish and compact design makes it easy to bring along on any trip...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Will Shortz Presents Pocket Puzzle a Day: Sudoku is the perfect travel companion. It's stylish and compact design makes it easy to bring along on any trip...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Some of the New York Times’ crossword puzzles are wickedly wild. They break the rules and force solvers to “think outside the box.” And that’s what makes them...

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Tetsuya Miyamoto, Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

There's no better way to unwind on your downtime than with a KenKen puzzle -or better yet, one hundred of them! So whether you're hitting the road or simple...

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Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

This collection of easy-to-solve sudoku puzzles from puzzlemaster Will Shortz is perfect for solvers looking for a fun way to unwind this summer. So grab a...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

There's no better way to calm your mind and body than by solving a crossword while enjoying the peace and serenity of a beautiful garden. This volume of 200...

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Tetsuya Miyamoto, Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

There’s no better way to unwind on your downtime than with a KenKen puzzle—or better yet, two hundred of them! So whether you’re hitting the road or simple...

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Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

America has got a fever…and the only prescription is more sudoku! First there was Sudoku Fever, now puzzle fans have come down with Sudoku Mania. But this...

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Tetsuya Miyamoto, Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The country is in the grips of KenKen Mania! Luckily, the next title in our "Puzzle Doctor Presents" series is sure to satisfy the most addicted KenKen fan....

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St. Martin's Griffin

One of the best parts of summer is finding some downtime to lay back and unwind with your favorite crossword puzzles. This collection some of the best puzzles...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The Big, Bad Book of Crosswords contains 150 mild Monday to sneaky Saturday crosswords in a convenient, portable trim size. * 150 easy to hard New York...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Wake up with a New York Times crossword! Whether you’re just beginning your crossword career or are an old pro who enjoys the trill of blazing through an easy...

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Tetsuya Miyamoto, Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Many solvers love KenKen not just for the intellectual challenge or the sheer fun of solving, but because these puzzles help them attain an almost Zen-like...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Easy to solve . . . hard to resist! For solvers who want more of the fun and less of the challenge of solving the legendary New York Times crossword comes...

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Introduction by Will Shortz; Puzzles by PZZL.com
St. Martin's Griffin

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one book with you, what would it be? For sudoku fans Will Shortz Presents the Supreme Book of...

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St. Martin's Griffin

Serious solvers know that the puzzles in the New York Times get harder as the week goes on. From an easy Monday to a not-so-easy Friday puzzle, this brand new...

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Introduction by Will Shortz; Puzzles by PZZL.com
St. Martin's Griffin

Can you handle it? These puzzles are going to throw you for a loop! Includes: -200 very hard sudoku puzzles -Perfect portable size -Edited by...

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Introduction by Will Shortz; Puzzles by PZZL.com
St. Martin's Griffin

Can't get enough sudoku? Here's a challenging collection for more skilled sudoku solvers. Features: -200 hard sudoku puzzles -Perfect portable...

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Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The first book of a new three-book series has puzzles that anyone can enjoy. Features: -200 easy to hard puzzles -Edited by puzzlemaster Will...

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Are you tough enough? More and more crossword fans want to test their skills against the fiercest puzzles the Times has to offer. * 150 challenging New...

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The second book of the series, Hot and Steamy Crosswords, contains medium-level Wednesday and Thursday puzzles. * 150 medium level New York Times...

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It's the best of both! Finally a crossword omnibus that packs hours of puzzling fun into one portable package * 150 fun and easy New York Times...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

So you think you're tough enough? This collection of puzzles was created for only bravest sudoku solvers. Many may attempt to master them but only the...

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Tetsuya Miyamoto, Introduction by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

KenKen is a crafty game; change a few numbers around and what was once a quick and easy puzzle is now a mind-melting challenge! And that challenge is what...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

When the going gets tough, the tough solve crosswords! Based on the British WWII poster, "Keep Calm and Carry On", this lighthearted collection is sure to...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

The New York Times large Sunday crosswords are designed for a long, lazy day. So get comfortable, get set, and get solving with this fun compilation of 75 of...

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Edited by Will Shortz
St. Martin's Griffin

Get the coffee brewing and grab a pencil! From the pages of The New York Times comes this brand-new collection of light and easy puzzles, chosen from Monday...

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Finally a crossword omnibus that packs hours of easy puzzling fun into a portable package. * 150 fun and easy New York Times crosswords * Fun for solvers...

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This is a beginning of a series (followed by Simply Satisfying Crosswords and Simply Sneaky Crosswords) featuring: * 150 easy Monday and Tuesday New York...

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