Championship Crosswords

60 Challenges from the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

Test yourself against the best with crosswords from the world's most popular puzzle tournament, presented by crossword legend Will Shortz.

Will Shortz Games: Championship Crosswords features 60 puzzles from the beloved American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, the oldest and largest crossword competition. Can you complete these tricky grids faster than the country's top solvers? Use the scoring guide to rate yourself against the winning times. This volume is packed with fun facts, expert solving tips, photos, and wickedly tricky puzzles created by an all-star list of crossword creators.

Whether you are a die-hard crossword enthusiast or an aspiring puzzler, this book will help you hone your wordplay skills and become a better solver.


  • Easy-to-highly challenging championship grids
  • Brain-melting rebuses, punny wordplay, and themed puzzles
  • Crosswords with scoring guide so you can recreate tournament-style play at home 
  • Complete answer key

About the Author

Will Shortz is the crossword editor of the New York Times, founder and director of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and the puzzlemaster for NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday." He lives in Pleasantville, New York.

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