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Fun : Spies, Puzzle Solvers and a Century of Crosswords HC

Paolo Bacilieri
Paolo Bacilieri
In December 1913, the New York World newspaper published the first crossword in history. It appeared in their Sunday supplement, “Fun.” A century later, this absorbing puzzle continues to attract (and infuriate) millions of devotees every day. Paolo Bacilieri’s Fun transports us from turn-of-the-century New York to present-day Milan, taking in stories of ingenious puzzle makers, ardent solvers, and intellectual luminaries. 
 
Part detective story, part docudrama, and interlaced with a fiction of Bacilieri’s own imagining, Fun questions the crossword’s “harmless” status. Sure, it’s fun — but could it also be a form of resistance, of cryptic communication, of espionage? 
 
SelfMadeHero, hardback, 144 pages, published March 2017 
 

GA1014

History

7x10

SelfMadeHero

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Fun: Spies, Puzzle Solvers and a

JAN171941 ABRAMS 9781910593257

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