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Puzzles and Words

David Astle    
Format: Paperback - B format
Pages: 180
AUD $14.99inc. GST
Puzzles and Words


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A madcap collection of puzzles and word stories from puzzle nut and TV's Dictionary Guy, 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.

As the Dictionary Guy on SBS's Letters and Numbers, and DA in the world of crosswords, 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 His latest book, Puzzled: Secrets and Clues from a Life Lost in Words, is a combination of memoir and clue-cracking manual.

ISBN: 9781743311035
Australian Pub.: January 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Fairfax (A&U)
Subject: Crosswords
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