Puzzlewright Guide to Diagramless Crosswords

Over 50 puzzles with solving tips and extra hints for beginners

By Alex Eaton-Salners (Author)


Format Paperback - Spiral Bound



Puzzlewright Guide to Diagramless Crosswords

Over 50 puzzles with solving tips and extra hints for beginners

by Alex Eaton-Salners
A complete introduction to solving diagramless crosswords, featuring dozens of puzzles!
Diagramless puzzles (crosswords where the black squares aren’t included, and solvers must figure out where they go) have been a popular crossword variant for decades, but they only appear rarely in newspapers and magazines. This means that there’s a shortage of puzzles out there for diagramless fans. But this also causes another problem: if you’ve never solved a diagramless crossword before, they can seem intimidating, and there aren't a lot of opportunities to practice them. This book offers beginners extra help with solving, while offering plenty of puzzles for everyone.
               The extensive introductory guide woven through the book will provide step-by-step instruction, and some of the tips and tricks might be new even to veteran solvers. Starting a diagramless puzzle is the most challenging part, so multiple hints for each puzzle will help smooth the way for new solvers, while experienced solvers can go it alone without any hints for maximum challenge or pick and choose as they wish. Puzzles will start out easy and get more challenging, with crosswords of many different sizes and shapes included—and each grid’s shape relates to its theme, adding to the solving satisfaction.

Alex Eaton-Salners, an in-house lawyer for a tech firm, has published hundreds of crosswords across more than a dozen venues, including Buzzfeed, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. He made his New York Times debut in 2017, and has published over 50 crosswords there since then (including six diagramless crosswords), becoming well-known for his creative, ambitious puzzles. He lives in Lake Forest, California.

Pub Date: 7/26/2022

ISBN: 9781454944874

Price: $9.99 / $12.99 CAN

Format: Paperback - Spiral Bound

Pages: 96 pages

Trim: 8 x 10 x 0 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Puzzles & Games / Crosswords

Publisher: Puzzlewright

Carton Quantity: 46