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Crosswordese

The Weird and Wonderful Language of Crossword Puzzles
By David Bukszpan
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This game changing guide to crosswords will improve your skills while exploring the hows, whys, and history of the crossword and its evolution over time, from antiquity to the age of LOL and MINAJ.Crossword puzzles have a language all thei...
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This game changing guide to crosswords will improve your skills while exploring the hows, whys, and history of the crossword and its evolution over time, from antiquity to the age of LOL and MINAJ.

Crossword puzzles have a language all their own. Packed full of trick clues, trivia about common answers, and crossword trends, Crosswordese is a delightful celebration of the crossword lexicon and its checkered history of wordplay and changing cultural references. Much, much more than a dictionary, this is a playful, entertaining, and educational read for word gamers and language lovers.

The perfect present or gift for yourself, Crosswordese will be a hit with crossword puzzlers of all skill levels, word nerds, fans of all varieties of word games, and language enthusiasts.
  • BEYOND CROSSWORDS: Hooked on crosswords? Now you can discover even more to enjoy about the history and trivia behind the terms and clues you love.
  • FOR BEGINNERS, EXPERTS, AND WORD NERDS ALIKE: Beginners will find it a boon to their solving skills; veteran crossworders will learn more about the vocabulary they employ every morning; and those interested in language will have plenty of "Aha!" moments.
  • CROSSWORD PUZZLES INCLUDED! The author has specially created a number of puzzles based on the book's content inside!
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6 X 8 V
Publication Date: 03/01/2022
ISBN: 9781797203027
David Bukszpan is the author of Is That a Word?: From AA to ZZZ, The Weird and Wonderful Language of Scrabble. His writing has also been published by the New York Times, Harper's, The Paris Review, The Daily Beast, n+1, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn.