What are pointer crosswords? They're puzzles where the clues are right in the grid—not alongside—and an arrow points to the spaces where solvers should write the answer. This popular style eliminates wasted time spent looking back and forth between the crossword and the clue list; everything's neatly in one place. Plus, the clues in pointers take up less space on the page, so there are more puzzles—60 in all.
Frank Longo has had over 3,000 puzzles published since 1993. His work appears regularly in The New York Times, Games, and Games World of Puzzles, as well as the Simon & Schuster Crossword Puzzle Book series. He creates the biweekly Student Crossword for young solvers on the New York Times' Learning Network website. He also creates the weekly Sunday Premier puzzle for King Features Syndicate. Longo's many books for Sterling include Cranium-Crushing Crosswords, Scrabble Bingo Crosswords, Sip & Solve® Easy Crosswords, Vowelless Crosswords, and The 25-Foot-Long Crossword Puzzle. He lives in Hoboken, NJ.