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Gridlock: Crossword Puzzles and the Mad Geniuses Who Create Them

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In the spirit of "Word Freak" and "Searching for Bobby Fischer, Gridlock" is a chronicle of the quirky subculture of America's crossword puzzles. Tens of millions of Americans solve crossword puzzles regularly, but few know a thing about their genesis. Who writes crosswords, how--and for God's sake, why? Matt Gaffney is one of two dozen people who earns a living as a cruciverbalist. In "Gridlock" he provides an insider's look at the people who put that puzzle in your paper every day. With verve and gusto, Gaffney traces ...

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Gridlock: Crossword Puzzles and the Mad Geniuses Who Create Them
2006, Thunder's Mouth Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781560258902

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