Do what someone wants one to do crossword
The Crossword Murder (Crossword Mysteries, #1) by Nero BlancThe Crossword Puzzle by Nero Blanc is a 2014 Open Road Integrated Media publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have to confess I have never read any of the book by this authors(s). But, since I enjoy a cozy mystery from time to time I thought I would check this one out.
When a wealthy newspaper editor dies suddenly, the official cause of the death is listed as a heart attack. However, the victims mother is not convinced, so she hires PI Roscoe Polycrates to investigate. He is immediately informed by outside sources that the victim actually died after engaging in a sex game gone wrong, and it would be a kindness to the family if he just let it drop. But, Roscoe was hired to do a job and he intends to see it through.
Needing some insight into the papers crossword puzzle feature, Roscoe enlist Annabelle Graham, a crossword editor for a different newspaper. It becomes apparent that clues were left in the actual crossword puzzles about to be published, but three of the puzzles have gone missing. The race is on to find the killer before another murder is committed.
Another confession- I love puzzle games, just not crossword puzzles. I rarely ever try to do one. But, this short mystery has an interactive concept I thought was kind of nifty. There is a link inside the digital copy book that will take to the crossword puzzle written out in the book and you can actually work them from there. ( This book was originally published back in 1999 and it is my understanding that the puzzles were placed in paperback copies with the answers in the back of the book)
While I love the idea, and I like seeing unusual words in books, the murder mystery is pretty weak. The banter between Roscoe and Annabelle was often witty, but also odd at times, but it looks like they make a pretty good team.
While there wasnt anything all that memorable about this one it was OK for a little something out of the ordinary. I enjoyed it enough to give it 3 stars.
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It was the moment when I realised I was in with a chance. For it was not only 1 Across, it was the 5, 10, 23, 25, and 15 Acrosses. Crosswords are years old this week. They started as rudimentary things, simple clues of definition. Although the design of American crosswords has changed since then — they are now squares rather than diamonds, a sea of white squares with a few islands of black — the general principle behind the clues has changed little since those early days. That is not the kind of crossword we are interested in over here, on this side of the pond. There is something uniquely British about the cryptic crossword.
Search for clues, synonyms, words, anagrams or if you already have some letters enter the letters here using a question mark or full-stop in place of any you don't know e. Definition of compel force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form" necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation". We've listed any clues from our database that match your search. There will also be a list of synonyms for your answer. The synonyms have been arranged depending on the number of charachters so that they're easy to find.
Do what someone wants one to do
By Deb Amlen. Would you like to improve your mental flexibility, learn a few interesting things every day and establish bragging rights among your friends? Solving crossword puzzles is like mental yoga — both challenging and relaxing at the same time.
We believe that anyone can learn to solve crosswords. You hate your officemate. So, not to be outdone, you pick up the paper or download our app and turn to the Saturday puzzle. How hard could it be? Fun Fact : The Saturday crossword is actually the hardest puzzle of the week. Contrary to popular belief, the Sunday puzzles are midweek difficulty, not the hardest.