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Puzzlewright Guide to Diagramless Crosswords

Over 50 Puzzles with Solving Tips and Extra Hints for Beginners

Alex Eaton-Salners


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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.

Puzzlewright, 9781454944874, 96pp.

Publication Date: June 21, 2022

About the Author

Alex Eaton-Salners, an in-house lawyer for a tech firm, made his crossword debut in The New York Times in 2017, and has published over 40 crosswords there since then (including four diagramless crosswords), becoming well-known for his creative, ambitious puzzles. He lives in Irvine, California.