Author(s): David Astle
Puzzles and Words is a medley of puzzles and surprising word stories in one pocket-sized volume from Australia's best-known wordsmith, David Astle. There are over 170 original brain teasers from anagrams to word pyramids to keep all levels and ages challenged and amused. Accompanying these are some 200 of David's entertaining word stories that unlock the secrets and origins of everything from what a charnie is, to where Google's name came from and how Spanish roosters crow. Puzzles and Words is sure to keep every brain tickled for hours.
David Astle is a full-time word nerd. His mania shines in his weekly Wordplay column in The Sydney Morning Herald, and in his cultish blog at www.davidastle.com. His latest book, Puzzled: Secrets and Clues from a Life Lost in Words, is a combination of memoir and clue-cracking manual.