Crossword newbies can try out their skills—and become better solvers—with these 72 easy, themed puzzles. Each one is 15x15, and constructed by a top puzzlemaker. And because even the longest answers are linked in some way by the crossword's theme, beginners will be entertained . . . not frustrated.
Patrick Blindauer has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Games magazine. His other books include: CLUE Sudoku, Crossword Word Search, and Easy Breezy Crosswords (all Puzzlewright). Blindauer also appeared in seven episodes of Strangers With Candy and had a line in A Beautiful Mind. He lives in St. Louis, and his website is patrickblindauer.com.