ISBN 9788131905852,Crosswords For Your Coffee Break

Crosswords For Your Coffee Break



B Jain Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788131905852

ISBN-10 8131905853


Number of Pages 96 Pages
Language (English)

Literature & Fiction

Shortz began his career at Penny Press Magazines, then moved to Games Magazine for 15 years, and was editor from 1989-1993. He has been the crossword puzzle editor for The New York Times since 1993 (the fourth in the paper's history, following Eugene T. Maleska) and the puzzle master on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday since the program's start in 1987. He is also the founder and director of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament since 1978. He founded the World Puzzle Championship in 1992 and is a director of the U.S. Puzzle Team. Shortz is the author or editor of more than 100 books and owns over 20,000 puzzle books and magazines dating back to 1545, reportedly the world's largest private library on the subject. He is currently the historian of the National Puzzlers' League, where he goes by the "nom" of WILLz (a rebus on his name: WILL + short Z). On his 50th birthday, Shortz received a personal note from former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who is a fan of the The New York Times crossword puzzle. He says that his favorite crossword of all time is the "Election Day" crossword from 1996, designed by Jeremiah Farrell. It had two correct solutions with the same set of clues, one saying that the "lead story tomorrow" would be "Bob Dole elected", and the other correct solution saying "Clinton elected".Shortz currently resides in Pleasantville, New York, where he works from home.