The Sunday Crossword of "The New York Times" has been a beloved fixture since its inception in 1942, but "the Holy Grail" of crossword puzzling has always proved intimidating to those not fortified by years of solving experience.
The new volume of easy Times crosswords is "super" in every sense of the word. Perfect for solvers who just can't get enough, this collection contains 500 of the Times' easiest offerings -- solvable by novices and experts alike. Featuring: *500 of the Times' easiest Monday and Tuesday offerings*The biggest collection of easy crosswords ever*Edited by crossword great Will Shortz.
200 World-Famous Sunday Puzzles from the Pages of The New York Times
Author: The New York Times
For the first time ever, legendary "New York Times" crossword editor Shortz'sSunday puzzles are available in an omnibus-size volume that will provide manyhours of head-scratching and triumph for all puzzlers. 50,000print.
The Biggest and Best Sunday Crosswords Ever Published in The New York Times! The New York Times Sunday crosswords are America's favorite puzzles, and under the leadership of legendary Times crossword editor Will Shortz, the Sunday puzzles have become even more renowned, featuring virtuoso contstruction, clever clues, and increased wordplay, as well as fresh vocabulary, and a hip, contemporary attitude. Now Shortz has chosen his fifty all-time favorite Sunday puzzles from the pages of the Times and collected them all in this volume. Once you start these puzzles, you won't be able to stop! * Special introduction by Will Shortz * Personal commentary from Will Shortz on why each puzzle made his list of all-time greats * Creative themes, wordplay, and amazing tricks-each puzzle has something that makes it one of the best ever! * Sunday puzzles are up to 40% bigger than weekday-size puzzles, with fewer black squares and more inventive themes
Are you tough enough? More and more crossword fans want to test their skills against the fiercest puzzles the Times has to offer. * 150 challenging New York Times crosswords * Fresh vocabulary and wordplay * Edited by Will Shortz
For the first time ever, Will Shortz personally selects 75 of his favorite puzzles from his tenure as editor of The New York Times crossword puzzles. Special commentary will appear along with each puzzle and give clever insight into the puzzle-solving world that Will Shortz dominates. Getting to know the background on these puzzles will add a new dimension for the growing number of crossword buffs. Also included is a special introduction written by Shortz that explains why these puzzles qualify as his favorites among the thousands of puzzles he has edited in his career. Since Will Shortz has become crossword editor of the Times, the puzzles have featured increased wordplay, and a hip, contemporary attitude towards crosswording.
The Saturday New York Times crossword puzzle is the most challenging puzzle of the week, which is why it has gained such an eager following. The most serious solvers know that actually finishing the puzzle is no small feat. Collected for the first time in a convenient and portable book form, Super Saturday has 75 puzzles sure to test not only knowledge but patience as well.
Winner of the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction A New York Times 2016 Notable Book Entertainment Weekly's #1 Book of the Year A Washington Post 2016 Notable Book A Slate Top Ten Book NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “The Nix is a mother-son psychodrama with ghosts and politics, but it’s also a tragicomedy about anger and sanctimony in America. . . . Nathan Hill is a maestro.” —John Irving From the suburban Midwest to New York City to the 1968 riots that rocked Chicago and beyond, The Nix explores—with sharp humor and a fierce tenderness—the resilience of love and home, even in times of radical change. It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson—college professor, stalled writer—has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn’t seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she’s re-appeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she’s facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel’s help. To save her, Samuel will have to embark on his own journey, uncovering long-buried secrets about the woman he thought he knew, secrets that stretch across generations and have their origin all the way back in Norway, home of the mysterious Nix. As he does so, Samuel will confront not only Faye’s losses but also his own lost love, and will relearn everything he thought he knew about his mother, and himself.
The New York Times large Sunday crosswords are designed for a long, lazy day. So get comfortable, get set, and get solving with this fun compilation of 150 of the greatest Sunday puzzles the New York Times crosswords has to offer. With: * 150 Big Sunday Crossword Puzzles from The New York Times. * Convenient, affordable trade paperback for easy transport * Edited by crossword legend Will Shortz
A boy wants all of the pets in a pet store but he and his sister can choose only one. End notes discuss Dr. Seuss's pets, his creative process, and the discovery of the manuscript and illustrations for "What Pet Should I Get?"
75 hip, happening crosswords! With encouragement from editor Will Shortz, the New York Times crossword puzzles have dumped the arcane trivia for fun, fresh pop culture references Features: *75 fun Times crossword puzzles *Portable format is perfect for travel or solving at home *Edited by the biggest name in crosswords, Will Shortz
Wht’s bttr thn crsswrds? Tht’s rght: crsswrds wth n vwls! At first, these challenging, but fiendishly fun, puzzles look like the usual crossword. But there’s a devilish twist: you write only the consonants in the boxes, not the vowels. So when you look at the grid, there’s no quick way to know exactly how many letters make up the right solution. Plus, because you don’t need as many spaces for each word, the phrases can be longer than usual--and that makes the grids wide open and ratchets up the difficulty level. For those who need a little extra help, there’s a hints section to tear out and refer to when needed, as well as grids with wordlists explaining (with vowels) what the answers are.
We do not come into the world with an innate sense of taste and nutrition; as omnivores, we have to learn how and what to eat, how sweet is too sweet, and what food will give us the most energy for the coming day. But how does this education happen? What are the origins of taste? In First Bite, the beloved food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists, neuroscientists, and nutritionists to reveal that our food habits are shaped by a whole host of factors: family and culture, memory and gender, hunger and love. An exploration of the extraordinary and surprising origins of our tastes and eating habits—from people who can only eat foods of a certain color to an amnesiac who can eat meal after meal without getting full—First Bite also shows us how we can change our palates to lead healthier, happier lives.
The #1 New York Times bestseller that charts America’s dangerous drift into a state of perpetual war. Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war. To understand how we've arrived at such a dangerous place, Maddow takes us from the Vietnam War to today's war in Afghanistan, along the way exploring Reagan's radical presidency, the disturbing rise of executive authority, the gradual outsourcing of our war-making capabilities to private companies, the plummeting percentage of American families whose children fight our constant wars for us, and even the changing fortunes of G.I. Joe. Ultimately, she shows us just how much we stand to lose by allowing the scope of American military power to overpower our political discourse. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about our vast and confounding national security state.
Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More
Author: Chris Anderson
Publisher: Hachette Books
Category: Business & Economics
What happens when the bottlenecks that stand between supply and demand in our culture go away and everything becomes available to everyone? "The Long Tail" is a powerful new force in our economy: the rise of the niche. As the cost of reaching consumers drops dramatically, our markets are shifting from a one-size-fits-all model of mass appeal to one of unlimited variety for unique tastes. From supermarket shelves to advertising agencies, the ability to offer vast choice is changing everything, and causing us to rethink where our markets lie and how to get to them. Unlimited selection is revealing truths about what consumers want and how they want to get it, from DVDs at Netflix to songs on iTunes to advertising on Google. However, this is not just a virtue of online marketplaces; it is an example of an entirely new economic model for business, one that is just beginning to show its power. After a century of obsessing over the few products at the head of the demand curve, the new economics of distribution allow us to turn our focus to the many more products in the tail, which collectively can create a new market as big as the one we already know. The Long Tail is really about the economics of abundance. New efficiencies in distribution, manufacturing, and marketing are essentially resetting the definition of what's commercially viable across the board. If the 20th century was about hits, the 21st will be equally about niches.
Dedicated puzzle enthusiasts see it too often: ordinary crosswords with ho-hum clues like "Toledo’s lake” for ERIE. That means they need to spice up their solving with the pure puzzling pleasure of cryptic crosswords. Here, each clue offers double the dose of wordplay: to find the answer, they’ll have to do a little extra deciphering--recognizing a homophone, for example, or working out a charade. Once fans try cryptics, they’ll never return to regular crosswords again!
How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense
Author: David Brooks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
The author of the acclaimed bestseller Bobos in Paradise, which hilariously described the upscale American culture, takes a witty look at how being American shapes us, and how America's suburban civilization will shape the world's future. Take a look at Americans in their natural habitat. You see suburban guys at Home Depot doing that special manly, waddling walk that American men do in the presence of large amounts of lumber; super-efficient ubermoms who chair school auctions, organize the PTA, and weigh less than their children; workaholic corporate types boarding airplanes while talking on their cell phones in a sort of panic because they know that when the door closes they have to turn their precious phone off and it will be like somebody stepped on their trachea. Looking at all this, you might come to the conclusion that we Americans are not the most profound people on earth. Indeed, there are millions around the world who regard us as the great bimbos of the globe: hardworking and fun, but also materialistic and spiritually shallow. They've got a point. As you drive through the sprawling suburbs or eat in the suburban chain restaurants (which if they merged would be called Chili's Olive Garden Hard Rock Outback Cantina), questions do occur. Are we really as shallow as we look? Is there anything that unites us across the divides of politics, race, class, and geography? What does it mean to be American? Well, mentality matters, and sometimes mentality is all that matters. As diverse as we are, as complacent as we sometimes seem, Americans are united by a common mentality, which we have inherited from our ancestors and pass on, sometimes unreflectingly, to our kids. We are united by future-mindedness. We see the present from the vantage point of the future. We are tantalized, at every second of every day, by the awareness of grand possibilities ahead of us, by the bounty we can realize just over the next ridge. This mentality leads us to work feverishly hard, move more than any other people on earth, switch jobs, switch religions. It makes us anxious and optimistic, manic and discombobulating. Even in the superficiality of modern suburban life, there is some deeper impulse still throbbing in the heart of average Americans. That impulse is the subject of this book.