Crostic Connoisseurs, It's Time to Meet Your Match! Simon & Schuster presents a stunning new collection of 185 classic crostic puzzles from the legendary Thomas Middleton series! Selected from out-of-print books, these delightful brainteasers will challenge even the savviest crostic aficionados. Crostics are a lot like crosswords, but even more fun. The clues are somewhat trickier. And then there's the treat at the end of each puzzle: when you've completely filled in the grid, a passage from a well-known author is revealed. So sharpen your pencil, put on your thinking cap, and get ready for hours of exciting puzzling. Simon & Schuster's Super Crostics Series #6 is guaranteed to break your brain and leave you smarting for more.
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Acrostics are my favorite category of word puzzle, and I am starting to feel worried that new acrostics books will be even fewer and farther between than they are now. If that were not the case, I probably would skip these acrostics from Thomas Middleton. If you haven't memorized Shakespeare (including the sonnets) and are not familiar with other European literature from before the 19th century. you may find yourself turning to the solutions page or looking stuff up on the Internet more than you would like. It's embarrassing to admit, but that is definitely my experience. I also find that many of Middleton's clues refer to usages that are at best obscure -- i.e., clues and solutions I would never link up even when I know what the answer is. Takes some of the fun out of working acrostics.
This is my second Super Crostics Book and they are always challenging. Either my eyes have gotten much worse or the type is much smaller in this edition. You'll need several reference books handy. My favorites are The Million Word Crossword Dictionary, The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and the Bible.
This is a wonderful book of acrostics. I research many answers on line--and then read the surrounding material! It slows me down, but I learn so much! As others have said, some of his clues are obscure or severely dated--this man must be at least 20 years my senior. After doing a few of the puzzles, one learns his quirks and pet expressions. This is true with any acrostic author. I hadn't realized how much this was true until I reached a few at the end by other authors. This is a big book, and I would recommend it to any acrostic lover. The print is, however, quite small. You need very good lighting and maybe the occasional magnifying glass! I have also seen complaints that this is not spiral bound. Unless you're a pack rat and save completed acrostics, the solution is provided. These puzzles have a fine perforation along the top. When you complete the first side, gently tear it out along the perforation and do the other side. I then pitch the page and go on to the next...
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