4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 March 2011
This is a book of crossword puzzles with many clues based on (sometimes very obscure) general knowledge. I have to say that I find some of the clues pretty poor actually but it's fine for flights and holidays. However, I am intrigued to see 'Used' copies available. How much demand can there be for used crossword puzzles ?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
These crosswords, first published in 1999, all use 15 x 15 grids which is a format that is easy to fit onto the page. The level of difficulty often seems easy but not always and there may be some clues which stump you. If you guess the answer you will often be right. I.e. the question may seem complex but the answer is very often a common word. However, I also struggled a lot on some of them even to the extent of giving up and looking at the answer. I might not have done so if I had not mistrusted the clues. There was the occasion misprint or errors. E.g. one glaring mistake was that Patrese won the 1992 Portuguese Grand Prix, not Mansell. (Patrese won the 1992 Japanese Grand Prix). Something like that can really spoil a crossword. On balance though, the puzzles are a great test of your knowledge, spelling ability, and your powers of finding answers. Some good reference books or the internet will be needed to solve them all.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 7 July 2010
We keep buying this series of crossword books because they are the best that we have found for our level of knowledge. We can't always complete the crosswords but it is fun trying :) When we reached the last one available we just re-oredred the first book again as we could not remember all the clues and answers anyway after a longish period of time! Recommended!
9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 1 January 2009
bought as a gift, recipient very pleased, will keep him occupied for many hours, buying the 2nd book for another gift