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              101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes): From Ambidextrous to Zugzwang

              101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes): From Ambidextrous to Zugzwang (Paperback)

              By Astle, David

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              101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes) is a mini-dictionary jam-packed with unusual or interesting words, followed by a fun and descriptive definition for each one. Filled with silly pictures and strange wordy facts, this is a book to sweep the reader through the alphabet from AMBIDEX...TROUS (no repeated letters) to ZUGZWANG (not a place you want to visit), with a generous sprinkling of riddles, puzzles and bonus facts. For an extra challenge, try to spot the three fakes in the collection. Is it YARG - the cheese that turned its maker backwards? Or maybe JUFFLE - the semi-jig, semi-shuffle you do on a zebra crossing? Only a true word detective will crack the case!
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              ISBN 9781760633660
              Published AU 28 Nov 2018
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              David Astle's Gargantuan Book of Words

              David Astle's Gargantuan Book of Words (Paperback)

              By Astle, David

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              Packed full of puzzles, quizzes and fun facts - along with heaps of funny drawings and appealing activities - this is the perfect book for kids aged 8 and above. A wordplay puzzle book from the wordplay master!

              ISBN 9781760296223
              Published AU 27 Sep 2017
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Riddledom: 101 Riddles and Their Stories
               

              Riddledom: 101 Riddles and Their Stories (Paperback)

              By Astle, David

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              After his recent hits - Puzzled and Cluetopia - David Astle continues on his brain-bending path into the field of riddles.

              ISBN 9781760294083
              Published AU 1 Nov 2016
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Wordburger

              Wordburger (Paperback)

              By Astle, David

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              How to be a champion word puzzler in 20 quick bites! Packed with word puzzles, tongue twisters and brain teasers, this book will give readers all the ingredients they need to solve cryptic crosswords.

              ISBN 9781760113575
              Published AU 18 Nov 2015
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 9-12 years
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              Rewording the Brain

              Rewording the Brain (Paperback)

              By Astle, David

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              A guide to cryptic crosswords and how they can help increase brain power.

              ISBN 9781760295486
              Published AU 26 Sep 2018
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Cluetopia: The Story of 100 Years of the Crossword

              Cluetopia: The Story of 100 Years of the Crossword (Paperback)

              By Astle, David

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              A celebration of the 100th birthday of the crossword puzzle.

              ISBN 9781760112950
              Published AU 29 Jul 2015
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Puzzles and Words 2

              Puzzles and Words 2 (Paperback, Main)

              By Astle, David

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              An amusing collection of puzzles and word stories from puzzle nut and crossword king, David (DA) Astle.

              ISBN 9781743318546
              Published AU 28 Nov 2013
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Rewording the Brain: How Cryptic Crosswords Can Improve Your Memory and Boost the Power and Agility of Your Brain
               

              Rewording the Brain: How Cryptic Crosswords Can Improve Your Memory and Boost the Power and Agility of Your Brain (Paperback)

              By Astle, David

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              • Pub Date
                3 Mar 20

              Recent studies have shown that puzzle-solving and wordplay are among the most effective ways to boost the power and agility of your brain. A cryptic crossword a day can help keep memory loss at bay. Why? The answer lies in the art of teasing out a clue, a discipline that calls fo...r logic, interpretation, intuition and deduction as well as the ability to filter nuance and connotation. All these challenges and more are found in the cryptic crossword. And all are invaluable in increasing your brainpower and improving your memory and cognitive capacity. In this entertaining and essential book, cryptic crossword guru David Astle explains how your brain responds to and benefits from attempting these crosswords. A growing body of research suggests cryptic crosswords are the ideal workout for your brain, and Astle shows how regular training of this kind can be fun as well as fundamental. If you've always been intimidated by cryptic crosswords, fear not! Rewording the Brain is an accessible guide to developing and sharpening your puzzle talents. Novices and expert solvers alike will gain plenty of cryptic insights. There has never been a better time to start solving, nor a better teacher than the legendary DA. Also included are 50 cryptic crosswords hand-picked to keep your brain abuzz, ranging from beginner-friendly to fiendishly complicated!
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              ISBN 9781760876944
              Published AU 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Puzzles and Words

              Puzzles and Words (Paperback)

              By Astle, David

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              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.

              ISBN 9781743311035
              Published AU 1 Dec 2012
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Puzzled: Secrets and Clues from a Life Lost in Words

              Puzzled: Secrets and Clues from a Life Lost in Words (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Astle, David

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              From teenage word-nerd to Australia's pre-eminent (and most fiendish) puzzle-maker, Puzzled is a memoir of a life lost in words as well as a revealing guide to the deepest mysteries of crossword and other word puzzles.

              ISBN 9781743314296
              Published AU 2 Jan 2014
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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