The New Yorker Book of Cartoon Puzzles and Games: 200 Brain-Teasers for Puzzlers of All Levels
by Will Shortz (Introduction), Robert Mankoff (Introduction), Robert Mankoff (Foreword by)
The millions of New Yorker cartoon fans (and puzzlers, too) will exult in this ingenious, first-ever collection of puzzles and games that feature the magazine’s cartoons as clues.
Designed to offer a challenge to puzzlers of all levels, this collection of 100 crosswords, acrostics, caption scrambles, observation puzzles, and more is absolutely unique—it’s the first-ever puzzle collection to feature New Yorker cartoons. Presented in an extremely user-friendly oversized spiral format, the book provides hours and hours of interactive entertainment— just bring your own pencil and brain power!
The puzzles themselves are ingenious—new and different kinds of brain-teasers that use the cartoons of
The New Yorker in a fresh way, encouraging the agile reader to think like a New Yorker cartoonist. The introduction is a conversation between two masters: the cartoon editor of the New Yorker and the puzzle editor of The New York Times, and it sheds fascinating light on the connection between cartoons and puzzles.
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A winning combination: We all love puzzles and we all adore New Yorker cartoons. The magazine’s once-a-year cartoon puzzle feature has become a reader favorite and their weekly “caption contest” draws an average of 10,000 entries per installment. Crafted by the veteran Puzzability team, The New Yorker Book of Cartoon Puzzles and Games blends these entertainments in various ways, including caption match-ups, crosswords, acrostics, and cartoon substitutions. This thoroughly innovative, totally interactive paperback is a spiral-bound pleasure.
Meet the Author
Robert Mankoff is the cartoon editor of The New Yorker and the founder and president of the Cartoon Bank. He is an accomplished cartoonist, the author of The Naked Cartoonist, and the editor of The New Yorker Book of Cartoon Puzzles and Games (both from Black Dog & Leventhal), as well as many cartoon collections. He lives in Hastings, New York.
WILL SHORTZ has been the puzzle master for NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday since the program’s start in 1987. He’s also the crossword editor of The New York Times, the former editor of Games magazine, and the founder and director of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (since 1978). He is the only person in the world to hold a college degree in Enigmatology, the study of puzzles, which he earned from Indiana University in 1974. He lives near New York City.
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 6/7/2006
Product dimensions: 10.69 (w) x 11.94 (h) x 0.56 (d)