America's most popular crosswords
The New York Times daily crossword puzzle books are the longest-running series of America's favorite puzzles from the Times and crossword legend Will Shortz. Instead of the obscure trivia or bizarre vocabulary words of older-style crosswords, these fresh puzzles emphasize creative thinking, modern cultural figures, and fun, flexible vocabulary.
About the Author
Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of "The New York Times" since 1993. Mr. Shortz founded both the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, where he serves as director, and the World Puzzle Championship, where he is the captain of the U.S. team. He is the current Puzzlemaster for "Weekend Edition Sunday"on National Public Radio.
"[Will Shortz] is the crossword king."
--Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes
"The prince of crossword puzzlers."
"The Riddler's got nothing on Will Shortz."
--Time Out New York
"Will Shortz is [the crossword book world's] John Grisham."