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001    883310570 
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035    (OCoLC)883310570 
037    0013956969|bAXIS360 
040    RECBK|beng|cRECBK|dTEFOD 
100 1  Connor, Alan. 
245 14 The crossword century|h[Axis 360 electronic resource] :
       |b100 years of witty wordplay, ingenious puzzles, and 
       linguistic mischief /|cAlan Connor. 
260    New York :|bGotham Books,|c2014. 
300    1 online resource. 
520    A journalist and word aficionado salutes the 100-year 
       history and pleasures of crossword puzzles Since its debut
       in The New York World on December 21, 1913, the crossword 
       puzzle has enjoyed a rich and surprisingly lively 
       existence. Alan Connor, a comic writer known for his 
       exploration of all things crossword in The Guardian, 
       covers every twist and turn: from the 1920s, when 
       crosswords were considered a menace to productive society;
       to World War II, when they were used to recruit code 
       breakers; to their starring role in a 2008 episode of The 
       Simpsons. He also profiles the colorful characters who 
       make up the interesting and bizarre subculture of 
       crossword constructors and competitive solvers, including 
       Will Shortz, the iconic New York Times puzzle editor who 
       created a crafty crossword that appeared to predict the 
       outcome of a presidential election, and the legions of 
       competitive puzzle solvers who descend on a Connecticut 
       hotel each year in an attempt to be crowned the American 
       puzzle-solving champion. At a time when the printed word 
       is in decline, Connor marvels at the crossword's seamless 
       transition onto Kindles and iPads, keeping the puzzle one 
       of America's favorite pastimes. He also explores the way 
       the human brain processes crosswords versus computers that
       are largely stumped by clues that require wordplay or a 
       simple grasp of humor. A fascinating examination of our 
       most beloved linguistic amusement'and filled with 
       tantalizing crosswords and clues embedded in the text'The 
       Crossword Century is sure to attract the attention of the 
       readers who made Word Freak and Just My Type bestsellers. 
588    Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, 
       viewed June 19, 2014). 
650  4 Reference. 
655  7 Electronic books.|2local 
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