Wordsmith extraordinaire Patrick Berry
has created brainteasers with a unique narrative dimension and stimulating wordplay. Each set of puzzles features a thrilling escapade—including a journey through an ancient Egyptian pyramid—and every finely crafted conundrum yields a special word when solved. At the end of the story, put these words together to get the grand solution to a final puzzle!
There are millions of puzzle-heads who are tired of standard crosswords, and long for a different kind of challenge. Here it is, from acclaimed word wizard Patrick Berry
. Berry's “Extravaganzas” are interlocking sets of puzzles-within-puzzles, ranging from crossword variations to picture puzzles to logic workouts. Solve each smaller puzzle to get a one-word clue; then put those clues together into a final conundrum-which has to be solved to arrive at the solution of the overall puzzle This is ingenious wordplay fun on a higher plane.
's puzzles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications.