We are living in puzzling's golden age right now." --Will Shortz, New York Times A colossal assortment of the six most popular Japanese puzzles--Sudoku, Sodoku X, Kakuro, Masyu, Hitori, and Nurikabe--ranging in difficulty from gentle to diabolical. A collection of four hundred puzzles-six different types of mind-bending games-ranging in difficulty levels so that players of every level will be challenged. Features include a complete answer key along with short, illustrated tutorials for each game-which proves particularly useful for the less familiar challenges, including: * Hitori: The ultimate logic teaser. Begin with a complete Sudoku grid and the object is to "paint" out blocks so that no number appears twice in any row or column. * Masyu: A charming but sophisticated invention where you are required to "string" black-and-white "pearls" with a series of vertical and horizontal lines that form a continuous loop. * Nurikabe: Beginning with a grid of squares scattered with numbers seemingly placed at random, the idea is to paint the black squares to make walls, leaving patches of white behind.
Dive into this collection of 160 large-print crossword puzzles from bestselling puzzle creator Douglas Fink—perfect for hours of fun! The Everything® Jumbo Book of Large-Print Crosswords is the biggest collection of large-print crossword puzzles yet! Each oversized puzzle is spread out over two large pages—perfect for puzzlers weary of that notorious small type and tight spacing in many crosswords books. Packed with 160 puzzles in an easy-on-the-eyes format, this collection features crosswords in a wide variety of themes, including sports, popular culture, books, TV characters, animals, vacation destinations—and more! Whether you’re a seasoned puzzle pro, or picking up your pencil for the first time, The Everything® Jumbo Book of Large-Print Crosswords has something for everyone to enjoy!
You can be sitting in the train working on a puzzle but it can take you far away from the everyday. Before you know it you're at your stop or about to pass it. It's not like you were even in the train. It's something different, something removed from the ordinary." --Maki Kaji, Japanese Times The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper offers puzzlesmiths the ultimate cranium compendium boasting five challenging mind teasers. USA TODAY is America's most recognized newspaper reaching more than 5 million people each day. Now, USA TODAY has collected five popular game formats into one book, including: Logic Puzzles, Crossword, Killer Sudoku, and Hitori. Complete with 400 puzzles (that's twice the size of comparable game books), USA TODAY Jumbo Puzzle Book includes an introductory chapter that offers solution tips as well as a concluding chapter that reveals all the answers. Pen and pencil puzzles are big business. According to a national poll by the American Society on Aging, 84 percent of people report that they spend time daily in activities that are good for brain health.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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