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The Crossword Century

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The Crossword Century by Alan Connor
Paperback $16.00
Jul 07, 2015 | ISBN 9781592409389

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Praise

“Alan Connor’s Crossword Century is a fun and fascinating tale of language, commerce, culture and play. Before reading this book, I didn’t have a clue about the crossword’s checkered past. Now I can see its extraordinary future, too.”

John Pollackauthor The Pun Also Rises and Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation and Sell Your Greatest Ideas

“If you love language and history and marvel at the genius of puzzles, codes, and game design, Alan Connor’s deep dive into the crossword will keep you smiling and eagerly turning pages. Connor playfully explores the history of the beloved, gamified fever dream of sentences, definitions, letters, and words that is the modern crossword and reveals the dance that strange invention has enjoyed with its caretakers across history. If you adore words and wordplay, if you see language as an endless mutating jungle of puzzles and experimentation, you need this book in your life.”

David McRaney, author of You Are Not so Smart and You Are Now Less Dumb

“[Connor offers] something to entertain even the most infrequent dabbler.”

The Financial Times

“As elegantly sprinkled with surprising gems as the most satisfying crossword…thoroughly, consistently entertaining.”

The Sunday Times

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