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Patricks' Puzzle Pandemonium

A Cavalcade of Crossword Craziness

Berry, Blindauer, Jordan, and Merrell [9781402773044]

Publisher: Puzzlewright
Published: April 2010
160 pages
ISBN: 1-4027-7304-8
ISBN13: 9781402773044
$9.95 US
$12.95 Canadian
Paperback Spiral-Bound

8 X 10
Carton Quantity: 30
Territory: World

What do Patrick Berry, Patrick Blindauer, Patrick Jordan, and Patrick Merrell have in common? Apart from having the same first name, they’re all wizard puzzle-makers, doing their best to outdo one another in this ultimate collection of crossword fun. Inside you will find everything from simple wordplay to diabolical theme-less puzzles. With these fellas running the joint, you’re in for pure Patrick pleasure.

Patrick Berry is a freelance puzzle constructor living in Athens, Georgia. His puzzles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harper's, The New Yorker, and numerous other publications. He is also the editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education's weekly crossword and author of Puzzle Masterpieces (Sterling, 2009).


Patrick Blindauer’s work has been published in places like The New York Times, The New York Sun, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Games. His other books include: Crosswordoku, Double-Doku, CLUE Sudoku, Barrel of Monkeys Banana-Rama Mazes, Chutes & Ladders Up-Slide-Down Mazes, Scrabble Jr. Sticker Word Puzzles, Boggle Jr. Sticker Word Puzzles, Scrabble Sticker Crosswords, and Sit & Solve Straight-Ahead Mazes. He lives in Astoria, New York.


Patrick Merrell is the author of 25 puzzle books and has created puzzles for The New York Times, Scientific American, People, Sports Illustrated, MAD, Games, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and the World Puzzle Championship. He’s also a cartoonist and graphic designer whose work has appeared in hundreds of magazines, publications, and books. His website is www.patrick.merrell.org


Patrick Jordan is a member of the CrosSynergy syndicate whose puzzles have appeared in Games, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and other publications. He was featured in the 2006 documentary Wordplay, and became a winning contestant on Merv Griffin's Crosswords. Patrick lives in Ponca City, Oklahoma, where his "real" job is serving as the advertising manager of the local newspaper.