Standard and Variety Cryptic Crosswords
This collection is sure to appeal to lovers of cryptic crosswords, those devilishly ingenious puzzles in which each clue is a mini-puzzle by itself, offering two separate paths to the answer. It reprints the first 60 cryptic crosswords to appear in The Nation from constructors Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto, beginning when they took over from longtime constructor Frank W. Lewis in 2011. In addition to inventive clues, many of these puzzles include a mini-theme to tie the enterprise together.
"Even if the country boasted a hundred different weekly cryptic crosswords, the Nation puzzle would stand out. It flies its own flag and pipes its own tune. It makes the world less dreary and more cheery." —Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, cryptic crossword constructors for The Wall Street Journal
Out of Left Field: Sixty Cryptic Crosswords is available for $19.95 (which includes free shipping within the USA)!
If you thought Volume 1 was mind-blowingly awesome, then you'll think Volume 2 is mind-blowingly awesome as well. 45 more variety cryptic crosswords from Bob Stigger, Brendan Emmett Quigley, Dan Katz, Dave Shukan, David Ellis Dickerson, Hayley Gold, Henri Picciotto, Henry Hook, Jeffrey Harris, John de Cuevas, John Forbes, Jonathan Berkowitz, Kevin Wald, Mark Halpin, Mark L. Gottlieb, Mike Selinker, Rebecca Kornbluth, Roger Wolff, and Todd Rew. What more could you possibly ask for? Besides a third volume...
Cryptic All-Stars Volume 2 is available for $20.95 (which includes free shipping within the USA)!
A book of 45 variety cryptic crosswords edited by Bob Stigger. Puzzles by over a dozen long-time constructors: Henry Hook, Mike Selinker, Bob Stigger, David Ellis Dickerson, Mark L. Gottlieb, Joshua Kosman, Kevin Wald, Hayley Gold, John Forbes, Todd Rew, Roy Leban, Mark Halpin, and Roger Wolff.
Cryptic All-Stars Volume 1 is available for $20.95 (which includes free shipping within the USA)!
The title just about says it all. This book is a compilation of 50 (American style) variety cryptic crosswords. A small handful have previously been published (in GAMES Magazine, GAMES World of Puzzles, and The Enigma, the newsletter of the National Puzzlers' League). The rest are never-before-seen puzzles sure to provide hours and hours of brain-racking entertainment.
50 Variety Cryptic Crosswords is available for $20.95 (which includes free shipping within the USA)!