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The Greatest Crossword Puzzle Book Ever Written: The Original 1924 Edition (Paperback)

The Greatest Crossword Puzzle Book Ever Written: The Original 1924 Edition By Michelle Arnot (Foreword by), Prosper Buranelli, F. Gregory Hartswick, Margaret Petherbridge Cover Image
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A 100th Anniversary Edition of the first crossword puzzle book ever—with a foreword by master puzzler Michelle Arnot, author of Crossword Puzzles for Dummies. 

April 18, 2024, marks the 100th Anniversary of when Dick Simon and Max Schuster of Simon & Schuster published their first book called The Cross Word Puzzle Book

Containing 48 original crosswords from the newspaper New York World, Dick Simon and Lincoln Schuster published this original compilation to immediate success, thus paving the way for the formation of the publishing giant, Simon & Schuster.

With a brand-new foreword by Michelle Arnot, author of Crossword Puzzles for Dummies (Wiley, 1998), this book is a timeless classic that celebrates both the crossword puzzle and the art of book publishing. A perfect gift for any collector or puzzler alike! It's the greatest because it's the first!

About the Author


Prosper Buranelli, F. Gregory Hartswick, and Margaret Petherbridge were the original pioneers of the crossword puzzle book in 1924. Without their contributions, the modern crossword puzzle may not exist.

Michelle Arnot’s hobby of constructing crosswords became a livelihood. She constructed her first puzzle for The New York Times and then held a series of jobs in the puzzle field. She wrote What’s GNU: A History of the Crossword for Vintage (1981), Crossword Puzzles for Dummies for Wiley (1998), and Four Letter Words: Secrets of A Crossword Insider for Perigee (2008).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781510778832
ISBN-10: 1510778837
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 144
Language: English