Constructor’s Handbook


Formerly known as Crossword Puzzle Challenges for Dummies

“Patrick Berry explains the ins and outs of crossword construction better—and more thoroughly—than anyone else.” – Will Shortz, Crossword Editor, The New York Times

This PDF publication is the definitive how-to guide for would-be puzzle constructors. It describes all aspects of crossword construction in detail: Coming up with a theme, designing and filling the grid, and writing the clues. Also included are 70 crosswords (45 themed puzzles and 25 tough-as-nails themelesses) in both PDF and Across Lite formats.