Product Description Sharpen your pencils—unless you dare to use a pen. The classic, bestselling crossword puzzle series returns with 300 new, never-before-published Thursday to Sunday-sized brain breakers. In 1924, Simon & Schuster published its first title, The Crossword Puzzle Book. Not only was it the publisher’s first release, it was the first collection of crossword puzzles ever printed. Today, more than 90 years later, Simon & Schuster’s legendary crossword puzzle book series continues with a brand-new collection of 300 crosswords, which offer hours of stimulation for solvers of every level. Created by the best contemporary constructors—and edited by top puzzle master John M. Samson—the Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #18 is designed with convenience in mind, featuring perforated pages so you can tear out puzzles individually and work on them on the go. This new super-sized book will delight existing fans and challenge new puzzle enthusiasts as they discover this timeless and unique collection of puzzles. About the Author John M. Samson is an expert crossword puzzle constructor and editor. His crosswords have been published in leading magazines and newspapers across the country, including The New York Times. He lives in upstate New York. John’s favorite published crossword is his three-page centerfold for Golf Digest featuring pictures of past US Open winners. John’s puzzles have appeared in unconventional settings: on cereal boxes, a rock band’s album cover, and the side of a three-story brick building. A jigsaw puzzle for US Congress members, a crossword in the shape of the H. J. Heinz keystone logo, and another in the shape of an Absolut Vodka bottle were memorable design challenges. John has been honored to construct special birthday puzzles for Lee Iacocca, F. Lee Bailey, Ed Ruscha, Keith Hernandez, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart, and Harry Connick Jr., and framed fan letters from Stephen King and Frank Sinatra hang proudly in his upstate New York office.