Scientific studies have concluded that working to solve crosswords and similar puzzles has a positive
effect on the brain. Not only does the activity lower stress, but it also has been shown to build new
brain cells! Oh yeah, and these puzzles are built to be solved in 20 minutes or less – so you can knock them out while you’re waiting anywhere or on the road! On your mark, get set, start exercising your gray matter!
About the Author
Matt Gaffney has been a professional crossword puzzle writer for more than 15 years. He is the author of seven books of crossword puzzles, four books of variety puzzles, and the 2006 narrative book Gridlock: Crossword Puzzles and the Mad Geniuses Who Create Them. He is also the author of the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Crossword Puzzles & Word Games. His crossword puzzles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsday, and the Wall Street Journal.