Crosswords for Seniors For Dummies

Timothy E. Parker

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Synopsis: A puzzle-packed guide tailored to the interests of the older generation

Are you over the age of 55? Looking for some great crossword puzzles? Better yet, how about a collection of crosswords that is tailored to your interests? Look no further. Crosswords For Seniors For Dummies fits the bill.

This compilation of challenging and entertaining crossword puzzles is perfect for you if you want to challenge your brain, preserve mental fitness-and are just looking for some fun! It's a known fact that keeping the mind active and healthy can reduce the risk of such conditions as dementia; plus, puzzles have been proven to strengthen memory and mind function.

  • Helps you maintain an active and productive mind by providing fun games designed to stimulate the brain
  • Uses large print for easy reading
  • Contains 150 puzzles arranged from easy to difficult that are specifically designed to pique the interest of those over 55
  • Timothy E. Parker is the Senior Crossword Puzzle Editor of USA Today Crosswords and the "World's Most Syndicated Puzzle Compiler" according to Guinness World Records

So keep your mind sharp while you have a great time with Crosswords For Seniors For Dummies!

From the Back Cover: Your fun and easy guide to solving and enjoying crosswords

Do you love crossword puzzles? Can't find ones that appeal to you? This puzzle-packed guide is bursting with crosswords that are not only in large print to ease eyestrain, but also feature clues that are appropriate for those in their golden years. Plus, you'll discover how you can improve your brain's health through stimulating mental exercise.

  • Spruce up your solving strategies — become familiar with the puzzles, consider themes, identify types of clues, and use outside resources

  • Get the lowdown on brain benefits — see what current research has to say about the importance of mental exercise and the impact it can have on your cognitive abilities

  • Tackle the puzzles — from easy to tough to treacherous, solve 150 crossword puzzles with a variety of themes

  • Check the solutions — push yourself to find solutions to improve your puzzle-solving skills and, when your brain is drained, check the answer section to see how well you did

  • Pique your interest — find puzzles on topics of interest to prime-timers, from Ed Sullivan to Watergate to Wolfgang Puck

Open the book and find:

  • The basics of solving crosswords

  • Various types of clues you'll encounter

  • The health benefits of solving puzzles

  • Hints for improving your memory and brain power

  • Fully worked-out solutions to all puzzles

  • Ways to make crosswords a group activity

  • Tips for tackling the trickiest puzzles

  • Web resources to try when you're stuck

Making Everything Easier!

Learn to:

  • Solve 150 puzzles from easy to treacherous
  • Stimulate your brain and increase your mental fitness
  • Reduce eyestrain with a large-print format and oversized answer grids
  • Solve clues that are appropriate for prime-timers

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