Supreme City

... Richard Simon and Max Schuster cleared a profit of $100,000. No new publishing house, then or later, started out with such a blaze of success. Max Schuster, who had never done a crossword puzzle in his life, bought a country home.

Author: Donald L. Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416550198

Category: History

Page: 763

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An award-winning historian surveys the astonishing cast of characters who helped turn Manhattan into the world capital of commerce, communication and entertainment --


One Man's Journey into America's Crossword Obsession Marc Romano. Brendan and I sit at a corner table in the Soho bar that used to be my favorite, back when I lived in the neighborhood and spent a lot more of my time in bars than I do ...

Author: Marc Romano

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780767921602

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

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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 covering 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 | by Marc Romano ACROSS 1. I am hopelessly addicted to the New York Times crossword puzzle. 2. Like many addicts, I was reluctant to admit I have a problem. 3. The hints I was heading for trouble came, at first, only occasionally. 4. The moments of panic when I realized that I might not get my fix on a given day. 5. The toll on relationships. 6. The strained friendships. 7. The lost hours I could have used to do something more productive. 8. It gets worse, too. DOWN 1. You’re not just playing a game. 2. You’re constantly broadening your intellectual horizons. 3. You spend a lot of time looking at and learning about the world around you. 4. You have to if you want to develop the accumulated store of factual information you’ll need to get through a crossword puzzle. 5. Puzzle people are nice because they have to be. 6. The more you know about the world, the more you tend to give all things in it the benefit of the doubt before deciding if you like them or not. 7. I’m not saying that all crossword lovers are honest folk dripping with goodness. 8. I would say, though, that if I had to toss my keys and wallet to someone before jumping off a pier to save a drowning girl, I’d look for the fellow in the crowd with the daily crossword in his hand.

2020 Future Past Delivery

Now they charged you money to do a crossword on a computer. This was not the same as the real thing. harold looked down at the page. The first puzzle was the easy one and the second puzzle was the hard one. harold always went straight ...

Author: Michael A. Peluso

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479797639

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 999


October 2020, it's been 14 years since the Frontier Freedom Act transformed the United States into 38 states and 9 militarized zones; the employment rate is 23.4%; and Harold Priest is about to make a phone call that will disconnect him from his reality sending him on a desperate journey to save his father and his sanity. 2020: Future Past Delivery asks the question what do you do when everyone tells you you're insane, but your senses tell you otherwise?

Cincinnati Magazine

RIVER CITY and as long as it takes only twenty minutes to get any place by car, there's no reason to do anything else. The problem for unchallenged crossword puzzlers is that their natural allies, the well-educated executive class, ...





Page: 128

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Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.

On Crosswords

... W eng lands hidden Yankees'home (3, 7): NEW ENGLAND” “Caterpillar begins a sign of bad luck (3): CA ,, “Crossword writer skulking in boot camp, ... “Chaperone shredded corset (6): ESCORT” “Doctor Who sequel is Doctor Who done w rong ...

Author: T. Campbell

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781938467806

Category: Games

Page: 184

View: 348


On Crosswords covers three major, interrelated topics: crossword history, kinds of crosswords and how crosswords relate to everything else. “Everything else” includes a breathtaking range of topics: marriage proposals, national politics, software development, counterespionage, typography and racism are just some of the high points. Readers will meet the personalities who have made the art form what it is today, and discover the many subspecies of crossword, each with its own personality. And they will walk away with the most complete understanding of the form that any single book can give.

The Book of Senior Moments

Studies have shown that people who do crossword puzzles four days per week had a 48 per cent lower risk of developing dementia than those who did no crosswords at all. That said, how about this revelation from a Guardian reader: 'I am ...

Author: Shelley Klein

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781843174332

Category: Humor

Page: 244

View: 880


Have you ever referred to your oldest and closest friend as 'Thingy'? Reached the top of the landing, only to realize that you have no idea why you came upstairs in the first place? Congratulations - or commiserations - you've had your first senior moment! Fear not, for help is at hand. The Book of Senior Moments introduces the reader to a wonderful collection of these little passages, drawn from the experiences of everyone from politicians to pundits. It includes exit strategies for when you've been ambushed by your memory, as well as tips on how to avoid getting ambushed in the first place. Part guide, part humorous overview, and crammed with advice, examples, anecdotes, confessions, tips, retorts and excuses, this is an absolutely essential book for anyone growing long in the tooth and short of memory.

The Everything Giant Book of Easy Crosswords

Over 300 Easy and Enjoyable Crosswords for Your Entertainment Charles Timmerman. Introduction. WHAT DO ROSA PARKS, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens and crossword puzzles have in common? They were all born in the year 1913.

Author: Charles Timmerman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781598699937

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 384

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Crossword enthusiasts will love this book. Our largest collection of easy crosswords yet, it's packed with more than 300 crosswords from puzzlemaster Charles Timmerman. While perfect for beginners, these puzzles will also appeal to more advanced fans who enjoy a light and easy crossword every once in a while. This extra-large volume is sure to excite gamers searching for puzzles they can do easily and with confidence. And solving crossword puzzles can help to improve vocabulary, memory, and problem-solving skills. Crossword fans young and old will find it's the perfect companion for hours of puzzling fun!

Four Letter Word

“You texted me about a crossword puzzle,” I pointed out, suddenly wondering if maybe he tricked me into more conversation, because I didn't know men who did crossword puzzles and who weren't also eating off the senior citizen's menu.

Author: J. Daniels

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349411736

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 638


'Get ready for Trouble' (R.S. Grey, USA Today bestselling author) in this New York Times bestseller about starting over, finding love, and embracing life's second chances. Fate. Hate. Love. Lies. Which four letter word will change their lives forever? Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words 'wrong number' in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke her best friend's heart, but unleashed her anger on a perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line. Brian Savage is living a life he's quickly come to hate - until Sydney's wild rant has him hooked and hungry for more. Soon the sexy woman on the phone becomes the lover in his bed. But Brian has secrets, and the closer he lets Syd get, the harder it is to shield her from the devastating mistakes of his past . . . Praise for Four Letter Word: 'Love! That's the four letter word to describe how I felt about this unique, sexy story. J. Daniels' hottest book to date' Penelope Ward, New York Times bestselling author 'The perfect mix of funny, hot and heartwarming. I enjoyed it immensely!' Mia Sheridan, New York Times bestselling author 'An emotionally intense journey with the perfect balance of funny and steamy. You'll swoon over Brian and fall in LOVE with Four Letter Word' Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author 'Consider yourself warned: Four Letter Word will grab you from page one and won't let you go! It was deliciously sexy, and achingly beautiful. Completely and utterly brilliant, I loved every word!' Tara Sue Me, New York Times bestselling author

Ethnographies of Reason

working on crossword puzzles that are distinctive to crossword puzzles? What makes such puzzles interesting to the people who do them? To the extent my use of the word “gestalt” is familiar and comfortable, that word is exactly what ...

Author: Eric Livingston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317140672

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Written by one of the most eminent scholars in the field, Ethnographies of Reason is a unique book in terms of the studies it presents, the perspective it develops and the research techniques it illustrates. Using concrete case study materials throughout, Eric Livingston offers a fundamentally different, ethnographic approach to the study of skill and reasoning. At the same time, he addresses a much neglected topic in the literature, illustrating practical techniques of ethnomethodological research and showing how such studies are actually conducted. The book is a major contribution to ethnomethodology, to social science methodology and to the study of skill and reasoning more generally.

The Crossword Obsession

PETER GORDON : “ Do you write the grid first or the clues first ? ... It's also funny that some people do not realize that the grids are symmetrical . ... It's like , “ Oh , you know somebody who does crossword puzzles !

Author: Coral Amende

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: PSU:000057946504

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 369

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Enhanced by a selection of puzzles, a history of the crossword puzzle traces the origins and evolution of the modern puzzle from early word games and discusses the cluing and construction of puzzles and solving tips.